Student Background Screening
Effective June 1, 2011 Good Shepherd Medical Center will be implementing background screenings for all students, not enrolled in a professional program, seeking clinical observations and/or internships greater than 40 clinical hours.
Prescreening requirements have been introduced into clinical affiliation agreements. These prescreening requirements are the same as those required of employees (background check screens). The rationale for extending these requirements to clinical students is the concept of due diligence and competency assessment of all individuals whose assignments bring them in contact with patients or employees.
Good Shepherd’s purpose when working with colleges and universities is to admit only qualified healthcare students into clinical rotations. Student background screenings are proven to increase a safe learning environment in addition to admitting qualified students into clinical rotation programs.
Any student seeking a clinical observation and/or internship requiring more than 40 hours of clinical time will require a background screen in addition to the clinical affiliation. If the student has completed a background screen within the last 30 days, please provide clinical education a copy and no duplication is required. Good Shepherd Medical Center utilizes Group One background checks for all employees and students. The cost of the background screen is $45.00. Students are responsible for this cost. Please click here and print the instructions on how to obtain a background screen for Good Shepherd Medical Center.
Good Shepherd Medical Center has a vested interest in the future of people interested in health related careers. It is our goal to provide direction, knowledge and helping hands to our healthcare providers of tomorrow.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Career & Academic Advisory Coordinator at 903-315-5537 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.