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Screening   Procedures

Excel Nursing Services requires the following items on our staff

  • Valid State Nursing License or Certification (Verified with the State Board of Nursing upon hire and annually)
  • A minimum of 1 years experience in the hired discipline.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Annual PPD/Mantoux testing or Chest X-ray as required.
  • Annual Physical Exam or Physician Statement.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine offered- acceptance/waiver signed by all staff.
  • CORI-Criminal Offender Record Information Statewide investigation check performed on all staff.
  • State Nurse Aide Registry check for abuse history performed on all Staff upon hire and annually.
  • OIG check is performed according to state guidelines and client requirements on our staff upon hire and annually.
  • All employees sign a substance abuse policy and are tested according to state guidelines and/or client requirements.
  • Two Work References are verified.
  • Valid I-9 Documentation and Picture ID Required.
  • Comprehensive Skills Inventory Checklist Performed on all staff.
  • Review and sign off on policy manual and job description on all staff.
  • Age Specific Competency Evaluation performed on all staff.
  • Medication Administration Competency Evaluation performed on all Licensed Staff with a passing grade of 80% or better required.
  • The Office Manager or designee interviews all applicants. Emphasis is placed upon work history, clinical experience, exam results, Excel’s policies and procedures, as well as policies and procedures of the institutions we service.
  • Orientation Training (OSHA, JACHO & LTC) performed, topics including:
    Fire and Safety
    Blood Borne Pathogens and Protective Personal Equipment
    Material Safety Data Sheets and Hazardous Waste Management
    Abuse, Mistreatment and Neglect
    Resident Rights, HIPAA
    Incident Reports
    Medication Administration Policies and Procedure

Client Testimonials About Excel Nursing Services

“The staffing people are wonderful and more often helped me out of a bind! Staff is dependable. Call-outs and cancellations are few. Thank you!”
Shannon, Staffing Coordinator Chestnut Hill, East Longmeadow, MA

  • We have a fully customized computer scheduling database to provide our clients with the most accurate reports
  • We send out weekly confirmations to our clients to verify scheduled nurses
  • Because we are a small business, we provide the highest quality of service at competitive prices
  • We have a computerized scheduling database that can print reports
  • We confirm everything that we book in writing
  • We confirm everything we book verbally with our nurses
  • We also give our nurses monthly written schedules
  • Local RN Owned Agency (Small Home Town Touch with Big Agency Service)
  • Strict No Call No Show and Attendance Policy
  • RN Supervisor on staff to oversee patient/medical/nursing issues
  • We are licensed by the Department of Public Health in Mass to provide temporary nursing services
  • We carry Workman’s Compensation, General and Professional Liability Insurance coverage on all our staff and we are fully bonded in all 50 states
  • We pay all payroll taxes, including unemployment
  • We are a Certified Women-Owned Business in Massachusetts (SOMWBA), which may help with your affirmative market plan
  • We have regular office staff on duty, 9am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday
  • We have office staff and our director on-call after hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to fully meet our clients needs
  • We have a fully customized computer scheduling database to provide our clients with the most accurate reports
  • We send out weekly confirmations to our clients to verify scheduled nurses
  • Because we are a small business, we provide the highest quality of service at competitive prices

“Excel Nursing Services has continually supported our facility with some of the most outstanding agency staff we have had the pleasure of working with. They continue to provide us with excellent service and wonderful nurses.”
Anne, Staffing Coordinator East Longmeadow Skilled, East Longmeadow, MA




 

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