High Point, NC (Vocus) October 24, 2008
Joint Commission Certification is becoming a necessity for staffing agencies as hospitals seek to provide the highest quality of patient care. The success of NurseTesting Consulting Service over a short time shows that they are filling a much needed gap in staffing agency operations. NurseTesting Consulting Service has signed an average of two clients each month since the launch in January 2008. They have had a 100% success rate for achieving Joint Commission certifications for their agency clients. NurseTesting Consulting Service has already achieved six Joint Commission certifications with sixteen more clients working toward certification. NurseTesting Consulting’s nurse executives offer expert understanding of the Joint Commission standards and can also provide clinical oversight for agencies without a clinician on staff.
“When we decided to become Joint Commission certified we knew it would be a big project. We had every confidence that we worked hard to provide an outstanding service and follow the rules but it was still a little intimidating. The NurseTesting consultants came in and were extremely knowledgeable and organized. They made the process manageable and it was just an overall great experience. We were well prepared to become certified which we achieved without difficulty,” says Carol Robison, owner and CEO of Robison Medical Resource Group.
A staffing agency going for the Joint Commission certification would normally have to read and understand the Joint Commission standards module, hire a project manager, identify weaknesses, review personnel files and reform procedures. NurseTesting Consulting Service eliminates the need for additional in-house resources, allowing managers and staff to focus on the core business.
Chris Eales, President of Premier Healthcare Professionals, Inc. says, “PHP engaged the services of NurseTesting Consulting in order to prepare for its Joint Commission Certification. We were absolutely delighted with the level of service and attention that we received. The consultants were extremely knowledgeable of the Joint Commission requirements and provided an invaluable amount of support prior to us gaining the Joint Commission Gold Seal of approval. PHP passed the audit and did not receive any recommendations from the Joint Commission auditor on how any of our policies or procedures could be improved. I would certainly recommend NurseTesting Consulting to any healthcare staffing company considering Joint Commission certification.”
The Joint Commission has added NurseTesting Consulting Service to its list of recommended consulting providers. The Joint Commission holds breakfast briefings for health care staffing firms not yet certified who are interested in learning more about the process of certification. The next meeting is November 6, 2008 in Atlanta Georgia.
About NurseTesting Consulting Service: NurseTesting Consulting Service is a division of NurseTesting.com which is an Amistaff Healthcare Technology product. Amistaff creates products and services that help healthcare staffing firms and hospitals improve recruitment, retention and placement of caregivers. NurseTesting consulting services is a group of nationally experienced RN executives that offers clinical oversight, mock surveys, and consulting to help attain the Joint Commission Certification. Visit http://www.nursetesting.com/consulting for additional information.