Historically speaking, behavioral interviewing has been a cornerstone in the healthcare facility hiring process. In contrast, applying to a healthcare staffing agency involves clinical competency exams that are mandated by hospitals to demonstrate clinical expertise.
When employees will be working the same positions, performing the same job duties, and interacting with the same patients, why are the application processes so different?
When managing process performance from a healthcare facility viewpoint, many opportunities exist for patients to get caught in the whitespace, or periods of uncertainty. Whether these times occur during patient transfers or while sitting in the waiting room, unexplained lapses in time are inevitable allowing patients the opportunity to let their minds run wild. Unmanaged whitespace has detrimental effects on overall patient satisfaction.
Prophecy Prep provides caregivers an opportunity to reduce test anxiety while reviewing specialty-specific job skills and abilities prior to completing agency or facility initiated validated competency exams. The Prophecy Prep exam library includes the specialties of RN Medical/Surgical, RN Intensive Care Unit, and RN Emergency Room. At the price of just $10 each, the Prophecy Prep assessments include 30 test items covering the same clinical knowledge domains as the full-length Prophecy Assessments and follow the same layout and design as Prophecy’s extensive exam library of online validated healthcare competency exams.
Self-evaluated skills checklists should provide the opportunity for each test-taker to rate their perceived frequency of practice and competency level on hard skills / job skills required of the position for which they are applying. Skills checklists should not be used as a sole resource for determining competency as test-takers can either be too generous or too harsh during their self-evaluations. Prophecy offers a validated Medical Biller / Coder competency assessment that should be sent in conjunction with the new self-evaluated skills checklist.
Providing a practical education series designed to achieve breakthrough sustainable improvements in HCAHPS patient experience survey scores at no cost to Prophecy sponsored facilities.
Hindsight is 20/20. When it comes to OFCCP audits, insights are priceless.
To help healthcare facilities navigate their upcoming audits, Prophecy is excited to announce that Dr. Patrick Nooren, VP of Biddle Consulting Group, will be joining us for next Wednesday’s webinar titled “Hiring Do’s and Don’ts for OFCCP Compliance.” Registration is free for this event.
By now, everyone involved in the hospital sector should be feeling the effects of the expanded jurisdiction of the OFCCP, awarded mid-2013. Regulatory audits have become far more exhaustive leaving no portion of the hiring process unexplored. What steps does your hospital have in place to minimize discrepancies in the hiring process? Signs point towards the hospital sector being highly likely to make headlines on the next record breaking hiring discrimination payout.
As more and more clients shift on-staff clinical positions to contracted consultants, they are eager to learn what types of services fall under a clinical consultant’s role.
So, Kelly Gunn RN MBA, Clinical Consultant for Prophecy, weighs in on the top 7 services provided by our Clinical Consulting team.
We’ve heard from many of clients that nurses working in Med/Surg monitored units, Telemetry, L&D, Rehab, and observation units are required to demonstrate competency in basic dysrhythmia interpretation. These nurses may care for patients where an ECG (telemetry) monitor is required due to a medical history of atrial fibrillation, having a pacemaker, etc. Prophecy is proud to announce the addition of a new dysrhythmia assessment created specifically for this population of nurses.
From manipulation of online assessments and content security, to customer service availability and clinicians on staff, these tips will help you evaluate potential nurse competency testing providers to find the right one for your organization. Just like certain shoes are made for certain occasions, not all competency testing providers are made the same. Selecting the best online competency testing providers for your organization will make evaluating your caregiver’s competency skills a walk in the park.