Prophecy Healthcare® Launches Certified Surgical Technologist/Scrub Tech Assessments to Validated Online Clinical Competency Library

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Prophecy Healthcare® launched new Certified Surgical Technologist/Scrub Tech assessments utilizing industry leading validation process. Employing validated clinical exams – where content is directly linked to specific job functions and requirements - assists with hiring and retaining the most qualified personnel for healthcare positions.

Validated, On-line Pre-Employment Healthcare Screening Assessments

Ensuring a commitment to provide exceptional patient care.

Prophecy foresees these assessments being particularly helpful for nursing educators when developing educational plans for their nursing staff.

Prophecy Healthcare® added new assessments to their already robust online Clinical Assessments library giving clients access to exam content linked directly to specific job functions and requirements of Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) / Scrub Techs. Assisting with hiring and retaining the most qualified personnel for healthcare positions directly correlates to improving the quality of patient care.

The CST assessments were developed by conducting a formal job analysis and test plan development with a panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) with over 130 years of combined experience in this specialty. The job analysis, held in Dallas, Texas at a large medical facility, consisted of identifying the critical job duties, knowledge’s, skills, and abilities of the certified surgical technologist/scrub tech. The SMEs provided specific ratings and metrics that then allowed Prophecy’s Clinical Team to create the foundation for the test plan development. The SME's spent two days creating test items. An additional day consisted of performing a comprehensive review to determine which items met all the stringent requirements for being included in the final test plan.

As a result, Prophecy's new CST assessment covers the most important knowledge domains for this specialty including but not limited to, pre-operative preparation, intra-operative procedures, post-operative procedures, equipment and sterilization, and anatomy and physiology. This exam became available for all clients on December 1, 2011.

Another assessment due to be released in early 2012, is an updated dysrhythmia interpretation exam. Step one of the validation process, the job analysis workshop, was completed in late November 2011 and included a SME panel with over 100 years of nursing experience. The release of the new dysrhythmia interpretation assessment will include an assessment of the test taker's ability to accurately measure the ECG tracings on the cardiac strips, in addition to assessing their ability to accurately interpret the cardiac rhythm. The assessment will cover Sinus rhythms, Atrial rhythms, Ventricular rhythms, Paced rhythms, Junctional rhythms, and Heart blocks.

Based upon client feedback, Prophecy foresees these assessments being particularly helpful for nursing educators when developing educational plans for their nursing staff, based upon the test results of each individual.

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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