Our recent Staffing Quality Survey revealed there are still healthcare staffing organizations with facility clients mandating an 80% passing score on clinical competency exams. Using arbitrary pass/fail cutoff scores, such as 80%, without being able to demonstrate it’s validity, results in the inability to defend such score in discriminatory litigation or audit under the OFCCP. Here are 4 proven ways to adopt the legal pass/fail scores organization-wide.
Key to all infection control is consistent and meticulous implementation, practice and training. We believe this starts with education, and for this reason are offering all Prophecy clients the “Ebola: Communicable Disease Preparedness” education module free of charge for the next 30 days.
As revealed in the full press release today, evidence from our Staffing Quality Survey conducted last month showed clinical competency testing, on its own, falls short of predicting job performance, leaving key performance flaws undetected. The survey produces actionable data helping agencies generate the best presentation of candidates during a time when nurses play a key role in facility reimbursements.
Soon after news of the domestic case of Ebola, our agency clients began requesting a travel screening form that could be used with employees. We’ve developed a Travel Screening document and are more than willing to customize for, and send to, your organization, regardless of whether you are a current Prophecy Client, or not.
Seems like an easy question to answer, right?! To be quite honest, for us, it wasn’t. When exploring the idea of offering practice tests, a lot of what if’s came to mind.
The purpose behind using a behavioral assessment is to figure out whether or not the test-taker’s innate behaviors as a human being line up with the requirements of the position. Job fit is key to employee satisfaction. Retaining top performers directly impacts a facility’s bottom line. So, using a validated behavioral assessment tool to suggest job alignment upfront can significantly impact retention in the future.
Between her frequent flights in and out of the Louisville airport, I was able to steal a few minutes with Prophecy’s VP of Test Development & Validation for an exclusive interview. Leslie Jeffries, RN BSN, lives and breathes our clinical exam library. With over 15 years of experience as an RN, Leslie can attest to the value validated competency tests bring to quality hiring efforts. I hope you enjoy learning about what makes Leslie’s team tick!
The Prophecy Crew will be spending extra time with family and friends over the Labor Day weekend!
So, whether your long weekend includes strategizing your Fantasy Football draft, soaking in some extra sun rays, or grilling your favorite barbeque, the Prophecy Team wishes you a fun & safe holiday weekend.
Welcome to perhaps the easiest Top 10 list I’ve ever written. I’ll be honest – sometimes my Top 10′s become Top 7 or I reach out to co-workers to help with brainstorming, but this list literally came to mind faster than my typing could keep up.
So, if you are deciding whether or not to pay for validated, online healthcare competency tests, here are my top 10 reasons in the affirmative.
You know those times when you are reading an article, or listening to a speaker, and thoughts like “Exactly!” or “I’ve been saying that for years!” keep flooding your mind. Well, that is precisely what happened as I read through Chris Brown’s latest article in the JD Supra Business Advisor, Employee Testing Compliance May Test your Patience. Enjoy these snippets that provide answers to our clients’ top questions regarding the legality of testing applicants pre-hire.