Fauquier Hospital Selects Prophecy Healthcare’s Employee Screening Software to Ensure Focus on Patient-Centered Care from Point of Application

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Fauquier Hospital selects Prophecy Healthcare®’s suite of online testing software to enhance their pre-screening assessment and hiring process. The Prophecy system compiles Behavioral, Clinical, and Situational Assessments into a comprehensive healthcare employment predictor. Implementing the Prophecy system ensures Fauquier’s commitment to providing nurturing, patient-centered care by hiring the caregivers that best fit Fauquier’s values.

Validated, On-line Pre-Employment Healthcare Screening Assessments

Ensuring a commitment to provide exceptional patient care.

"Prophecy takes the guesswork out of the hiring process...We feel confident that applicants who move forward to the hiring manager are qualified to do the job." Yvonne Mitchell, Recruitment Program Manager, Fauquier Health.

After a thorough search and business proposal process, Fauquier Hospital selected Prophecy Healthcare®’s suite of assessment tools to enhance their pre-screening evaluation and hiring process. Implementing the Prophecy system ensures Fauquier’s commitment to providing nurturing, patient-centered care by hiring the caregivers that best fit Fauquier’s values.

“Prophecy takes the guesswork out of the hiring process. Fauquier uses Prophecy at point of application. If an applicant is successful in completing and passing the Prophecy assessments – only then do we forward their applications to the hiring manager. What’s great is that we don’t waste the hiring manager’s time forwarding applicants who do not meet our baseline skill set. We feel confident that those applicants who move forward to the hiring manager are qualified to do the job,” says Yvonne Mitchell, Recruitment Program Manager, Fauquier Health.

Prophecy’s three assessment tools – Behavioral, Clinical, and Situational – test interpersonal competencies missed in traditional testing. All assessments are web-based, with instant validated scoring, developing a scorecard that highlights each applicant’s strengths and areas for improvement.

Prophecy Behavioral Assessments, powered by PeopleClues®, utilize personality and attitude tests to measure cognitive thinking. The results capture behavioral characteristics that predict high performance, such as integrity and conscientiousness.

The Clinical Assessments encompass the extensive exam library of the former NurseTesting.com. The comprehensive, nationally validated library provides testing solutions for more than just nurses. These clinical assessments include OSHA and Joint Commission mandatories, nursing and allied assessments, as well as clinical skills checklists.

Measuring a candidate’s skill level in the nursing and healthcare profession is more important than ever. Steps need to be taken to ensure that caregivers hold the latest skills and knowledge, as well as the critical thinking capabilities required of their positions. Prophecy Clinical Assessments identify caregivers with sufficient job knowledge to perform successfully by targeting the most important aspects of each clinical specialty.

Prophecy Situational Assessments identify caregivers with soft-skills directly correlated to successful nursing practice. Designed by industrial/organizational psychologists, four areas of critical workplace competencies are measured:

1) Interpersonal Competence
2) Workflow Management
3) Teamwork
4) Customer Service Skills

After viewing the video vignettes, the applicant selects their choices for the most and least effective responses. The answers demonstrate the manner in which the candidate responds to tough situations. Using Prophecy’s Situational Assessments, facilities are able to quantify which caregivers will make the most effective decisions in the workplace.

When asked to reflect on interactions with Prophecy’s support team Mitchell commented, “I cannot say enough about the ‘on the spot’ service I continue to receive from Prophecy’s support team. They are so quick to make changes and customize things to make their system function the way the customer needs it to function. I have never had an experience like this with any other vendor and I have worked in Windows based applications for years. I am so thrilled that we chose Prophecy.”

Prophecy looks forward to continuing to help Fauquier develop their Prophecy system to facilitate the goal of the hospital’s administration and staff to hold their national recognition for achieving the most advanced work in patient-centered innovation.

About Fauquier Health
Fauquier Health is a non-profit community health system. A Planetree-designated facility, the organization is dedicated to high-quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located at 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises: Fauquier Hospital, a fully accredited, 97-bed hospital; Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 115-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; the Villa at Suffield Meadows, an assisted living facility; the Wound Healing Center and a medically supervised Wellness Center offering health and wellness programs. Fauquier Health also has a 50 percent ownership in two joint ventures: Fauquier Health Home Medical Store, a retail outlet offering medical, home health, and wellness supplies, and the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, a state-of-the-art radiation treatment facility. Fauquier Health also operates five doctors’ offices: Fauquier Health Infectious Diseases; Fauquier Health ENT; Fauquier Health Hemotology and Oncology; and Fauquier Health Rheumatology in Warrenton, and Fauquier Health Internal Medicine at Lake Manassas. In 2009, Fauquier Health provided $11.8 million in community benefit support to its community. More information on Fauquier Health is available online at http://www.fauquierhealth.org or by calling 540-316-3588.    

About Prophecy Healthcare ®
Originally founded in 2004 as NurseTesting.com, Prophecy Healthcare® got its start as the first online Pre-Employment Testing Company exclusive to the Healthcare Industry. Initially focusing solely on clinical assessments measuring clinical competencies, efforts to exceed industry expectations led to isolating critical competencies missed in traditional testing initiatives, such as stress tolerance, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. The Prophecy approach offers the ability to find candidates with the clinical hard skills, personality attributes, and desired soft skills to match each organization. For more information about Prophecy, visit http://www.prophecyhealth.com or call 336.802.1070.

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