Do Agencies Check Out the Site Before Sending You?

  1. Do you know if agencies even go to the site before assigning you? Does your agency have a safe site check off sheet that they give to you before sending you?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    Typically the admit visit by the RN will be done at the home of the client. S/he certainly does a windshield survey on the way to and from the address, but that does not mean the agency takes into consideration the safety of the employees they send to that address. I am living proof of that, and many others can agree. I am talking about home health locations, not facility locations.
  4. by   JEHORAPHA
    Thanks
  5. by   kids
    For agency as in per diem staffing the marketing person might do a meet & greet at a facility otherwise no, I've never know of any kind of a 'safety check off' of a facility either.

    Home helath, nada. The admitting nurse is usually the first face to face contact with the client. My HH agency does a brief environmental safety check off at the admit visit, other wise it's up to the individual nurse if they are willing to enter a dwelling.
  6. by   noreenl
    as a clinical nsg supervisor for a staffing agency for school nurses I give our nurses an 8 hr inservice on the policies and protocols involved I also reveiw the major health issues we deal with in an urban environment with many special needs children in particular asthm, seizures, allergies w/ & w/o epipens and diabetes. I focus on carb counting for diabetics (there are 5 in 1 school!) With 1500 schools and 1.4 million students I can't cover every situation so my nurses have my cell phone # and a special system to call me if there is an urgent need to reach me. I also have done school visits at the nurses request and for my insecure ones I usually go in with themm on their first assignment for a few hours.
  7. by   JEHORAPHA
    Hats off to you. With 1500 students you must have your hands full.

    Thanks
  8. by   noreenl
    It" 1500 SITES 1.4 million STUDENTS We have to be ready to cover any one of them!
  9. by   JEHORAPHA
    Hats off to you!
  10. by   noreenl
    hats off to my awesome nurses!

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Do Agencies Check Out the Site Before Sending You?