What do they check in a background check?

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I have to get a background check done (to work in LTC) and i'm wondering what exactly it is that they check?

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

KaroSnowQueen, RN

Specializes in Telemetry, Case Management. Has 30 years experience. 960 Posts

They just check to see if you have a police record, and what it is, for instance, I doubt they'd be too upset about something minor, like...six seat belt tickets, but they'd probly get all bent out of shape over drug/alcohol/violence/theft, etc.

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU. 6,255 Posts

Criminal record check, possibly FBI and/or credit check ... the form you signed with your application will tell you what's being checked and through what agencies.

DZcarrie

DZcarrie

Has 10 years experience. 178 Posts

why would an employer run a credit check? i've heard of that , but don't understand how a person's credit rating would tell an employer how good of an employee she would be? now....a criminal background check...i can definitely understand that!

Sheri257

Sheri257

3,905 Posts

why would an employer run a credit check? i've heard of that , but don't understand how a person's credit rating would tell an employer how good of an employee she would be?

To see if you're a responsible individual. It's the same thing with insurance. They run credit checks too. People with better credit tend to file less claims.

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Havin' A Party!, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management. Has 10 years experience. 2,721 Posts

Criminal record check, possibly FBI and/or credit check...

Another possible layer for inclusion in a background check relates to child abuse and the like.

tokkii girl

tokkii girl

29 Posts

this is a concern of mine because i have a public intoxication on record. it was the dumbest thing ever. i was drunk (so shoot me)... and i was trying to be responsible and sober up before i drove... so i was getting some fresh air and pacing the parking lot at IHOP. and i got charged w/ a PI. i wasn't causing a scene... i was just walking around....

i'm scared this PI is going to stop me from getting my RN licensure!

everyone tells me to be honest with the Board of Nursing.. or with your Employer... because if something shows up, and you lied about it, you may be revoked. They should review your situation case by case.

RN1989

RN1989

1,348 Posts

Yes, you have to be honest - you will be terminated if you hide it and they find out later. But it can make things more difficult when you try to get a new job. Try to get several professional written references and send them in with an application and resume - this can help to offset your "black mark". Yes, they should take everything case by case but unfortunately everyone is human and has a bias of one kind or another. Not fair at all. So put your best image on and show that you have learned from your mistake and are a responsible, professional person worthy of a nursing license and a job!

CRNI-ICU20

CRNI-ICU20

Specializes in ICU;CCU;Telemetry;L&D;Hospice;ER/Trauma;. 482 Posts

HI there!

How fortuitous that you would bring up this timely subject!!

Please check out my thread:

New Company Investigating Healthcare Workers

There's a very interesting dialogue about it....and some links that may of help to you...

This seems to be the "new/old trend"....as you will conclude from the thread....

blessings,

crni

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