The list of immunizations needed from a healthcare staffing agency can be daunting, and may include things that you may or may not have already. At Premier Medical Staffing Services, we pride ourselves in assisting you to obtain the documents that you have access to, as well as, provide resources. These are the best questions to ask yourself when needing to provide medical records for a pre-employment background check.
4 Questions Healthcare Workers Should Ask Themselves About Their Immunization Records
- Question 1.) Do you have these records from your past employer?
Answer: As an employee you can request a copy of records for your personal files.
- Question 2.) Do you have insurance to go through a primary doctor?
Answer: Often time immunizations or titers are covered as preventative care and require only a nurse appointment or a lab order from your doctor.
- Question 3.) Do you have your childhood records?
Answer: Immunizations do not expire. If you were immunized as a child the only updates needed are for flu and TB.
- Question 4.) Did you check your states online immunization record?
Answer: Check your states immunization registry for records of past immunizations.
What Immunization Records Do Healthcare Workers Need?
When signing on with a healthcare staffing agency such as Premier Medical Staffing Services, you’ll be asked for record of your TB test, MMR, Varicella, Flu Vaccine, and Hepatitis B. Below are acceptable forms of proving immunity.
- Annual results of Tuberculosis test or Chest X-ray (every 5 years)
- MMR immunization is a 2 dose vaccine or positive titer (mumps, measles, and rubella)
- Varicella “chicken pox” is a 2 dose vaccine or positive titer
- Flu Vaccine documentation
- Hepatitis B is a 3 dose vaccine and can often be declined
Although the process of obtaining immunizations may seem overwhelming, there are many resources available to you. At Premier Medical Staffing Services, the entire credentialing team is always willing to assist healthcare professionals in any questions that may come up.
Stay tuned for our next installment from our credentialing department with tips on obtaining your CPR certification for employment with a healthcare staffing agency.