Centura Health has adopted a policy requiring all contract staff providing patient care and/or services within hospital patient care areas to comply with certain regulatory mandates. The purpose of this policy is to protect our patients and ensure that the requirements for on-site contract staff entering patient care areas are consistent with those required of employed staff. These requirements include the following and must be made available on request:
- Criminal Background Checks (consisting of a minimum of 3 years of history, and evidence that the contracted staff is not listed on the Office of Inspector General and Excluded Parties List systems)
- Occupational Health Screening (consisting of TB every 2 years, MMR and chickenpox immunization screenings, and 7-panel + synthetics drug screen). Additional Occupational Health Screenings may be required of Direct Patient Care Providers.
- Facility orientation, ID badging, and check-in / check-out, prior to performing work functions in a Centura Health hospital patient care area must be completed.
Please download and review the following documents:
Please click the link to the Contract Staff Category which applies to you to download the appropriate orientation materials:
- Category 1 - Clinical Direct Patient Care: Contract Staff assigned to patient care where contact with patients may range from minimal to full care. These Contract Staff have access to personally identifiable health information; report to nursing or other clinical department for assigned care, treatment or service.
- Category 2 - Outsources Services: Contract Staff assigned to services that would normally be a function of a Centura Health Hospital, but the Hospital has chosen to provide that function through an external company. These Contract Staff may serve in functions that include, but are not limited to, services such as nutrition services, environmental services and/or physical medicine.
- Category 3 - Clinical Indirect Patient Care: Contract Staff not assigned to patient care, though have minimal patient care contact; may perform interviews or limited assessments for screening, discharge coordination, or measurements. These Contract Staff may have access to personally identifiable health information; and are not consistently escorted in patient care areas.
- Category 4- Construction/Facilities Contractors: Contract Staff providing non-patient care services, including construction, facility-maintenance, and transportation services. These Contract Staff may interact with staff regarding patient care, but do not interact with patients unless supervised.
- Category 4 - Service Representatives: Contract Staff providing non-patient care services, including vendor, supplier, delivery, and disposal. These Contract Staff may interact with staff regarding patient care, but do not interact with patients unless supervised.