Healthcare Background Checks & Employee Screening Services
Global Verification Network performs healthcare background checks and other healthcare background screening solutions for all employees to help healthcare organizations prevent theft and fraud, and to protect their patients and their company.
Over the past few decades, the healthcare industry has increasingly moved toward widespread reliance on electronic data storage and the transmission of patient records. While the industry has enjoyed the benefits of greater efficiency and cooperation between outside healthcare organizations, the risks have also increased.
it has become evident to everyone — noncriminal and criminal — that patient health information (PHI) is highly valuable to hackers and anyone else who has access — electronically or physically — to this type of information.
For this reason, we understand how vital healthcare employee screening services are for your healthcare organization to ensure that your staff is beyond reproach.
It is also critical that you remain compliant by keeping abreast of the complex and often-changing rules and regulations that govern the healthcare industry.
Finally, when dealing directly with patients in a vulnerable state, you must have complete confidence that patients are safe while left in the care of anyone on staff.
Global Verification Network works closely with you to customize a thorough screening solution based on your organization’s needs. Our search of a vast repository of public and proprietary data can help you hire the most qualified candidates, quickly and cost-effectively.
Healthcare Industry Background Checks
Positions screened in a healthcare background check may include:
- Healthcare employee screening services for healthcare employees, administrative staff, directors and volunteers
- Healthcare background checks for physicians and medical staff
- Healthcare background screening for allied nursing students and faculty
Verification Services for the Healthcare Industry
In addition to our usual healthcare background screens (Social Security confirmation, criminal history, employment verifications, professional reference checks and more), we conduct some or all of the following checks, depending on the specific position(s):
Medical Licensing and Credentialing
We look into healthcare providers’ credentials, which include licenses, certificates and diplomas. This information provides more details about the authenticity of all professionals’ claimed qualifications.
Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Sanction Checks and Monitoring
If your healthcare professionals have received sanctions, which may include disciplinary actions and possible debarments, it is crucial that you know about it as soon as possible. Hiring or keeping someone on staff, in such a prominent role, could damage a healthcare organization's reputation and may ultimately result in legal issues.
Nurse Aided Registry
Our team verifies the records for each nurse aide to confirm he or she has met written and skills test criteria to become certified for employment for your healthcare organization.
Adult Abuse Registry
Our team checks the records or prospective employees who want to work directly with vulnerable adults to determine whether any healthcare employees have abused or neglected a vulnerable adult in the past. This investigation is important when job candidates are applying to work in nursing homes and other adult care facilities.
Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB)
The HIPDB is a confidential information clearinghouse created by Congress. It serves to improve healthcare quality, reduce healthcare fraud abuse, and protect the public by investigating any sanctions against healthcare professionals.
National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
In conjunction with the HIPDB, the NPDB is basically an alert or flagging system meant to provide a comprehensive review of the professional credentials of healthcare providers, suppliers and practitioners. Any information we discover here is combined with other sources of information throughout an investigation.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration Search
Any healthcare practitioner, pharmaceutical professional or nursing professional who works with drugs must register with the DEA. We perform a search to guarantee that everyone working with drugs holds current registration.
American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Profile
We perform a search of AMA’s physician profiles as an additional means of verifying a practitioner’s credentials.
Healthcare Statewide Criminal Check
This type of healthcare background check is important for those seeking employment working as a home health aide as a caregiver. Since home health aides have access to the patient’s home and valuables — and must perform tasks such as bathing, grooming and dressing the patient — it is important to verify that the person has no criminal history of any kind.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Debarment List
Our team reviews the list, made available through the FDA, sharing names of persons or firms debarred, pursuant to related sections of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
FDA Disqualified / Restricted / Assurances List
With this list, the FDA focuses on physicians and qualified clinical investigators, ensuring that these professionals have no restrictions or disqualifications barring them from testing investigational drugs, biological products, and medical devices on animals or humans.
Why Place Your Trust in Global Verification Network?
When choosing Global Verification Network as your partner in the healthcare employee screening services process, you increase the chances of hiring the right person for any position in your healthcare organization. A hiring misstep in the healthcare industry goes beyond reduced morale. A poor hire opens you to a number of bad potential outcomes for patients, fellow professionals and your organization. With our help, you don't need to worry.
By reaching out to us for expert candidate screening, you are privy to a number of advantages:
- Verification of candidate credentials and biographical information
- Optimal safety and security for your employees, staff, volunteers, patients and visitors
- Budget savings due to less turnover
- Ability to extend employment offers quickly and confidently
Global Verification Network is one of the nation’s leading background screening providers. We are here to help you serve your patients, staff, vendors and healthcare community with confidence.