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Patient Experience - June 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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for your needs. • OIG exclusion check. Do a quick exclusion check on the Office of Inspector General (OIG) website (osmag.net/8qSTPr) to ensure your new staffer hasn't been excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and other Federal healthcare programs by the OIG. • Form I-9. Make sure to complete an I-9 before bringing new staff on board. Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired in the United States. Both employ- ees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. Depending on your facility, you may need to use E-Verify (osmag.net/U8qEVx) or just document the items that were presented to complete the task. Either way, it's a necessary step prior to employment. Tip: Send the new employee a welcome email with the I-9 list of acceptable documents, so they come in ready to complete the form. Welcome email Once you've extended a formal offer and your candidate has accept- ed, you'll want to include these bullet points in a welcome email. • BLS/ACLS/PALS cards. New staff must bring in the appropriate certifications, or better yet, have them scan and send the card infor- mation in advance. I use an app called CamScanner (osmag.net/hrGS8B), which lets you take a picture on your phone of cards and documents to send as a PDF. It's great for new hires who don't have a copier or scanner at home. • Health requirements (TB, Hep B, flu). Remind new staff to bring the most current tuberculosis skin test (PPD) result to save having to be re-tested, or negative chest X-ray if they test positive. If you require proof of Hepatitis B or flu vaccination, let them know about those requirements as well. J U N E 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 5

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