The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading not-for-profit healthcare accreditation organization. They develop performance standards and inspect facilities all across the country.
But did you know, they also have an accreditation program designed specifically for healthcare staffing companies?
The Joint Commission has worked diligently to develop high-quality standards for healthcare staffing that benefit all parties involved, including the traveler and the facility. Obtaining the Gold Seal of Excellence in Healthcare Staffing ensures that the staffing company you work with is operating at the highest industry standards.
Obtaining the Gold Seal of Approval
During The Joint Commission evaluation, a specialist is sent out to the firm in person to complete a full report on the organization and inspect each department. This provides a comprehensive breakdown of the staffing firm’s ability to provide healthcare facilities with qualified and competent staffing services.
The Joint Commission evaluates the agency based on a long list of standards. They look closely at key function areas like credentialing (what we call compliance), but they also take into account the organization’s clinical resources, leadership, performance measurement and improvement, information management, and commitment to National Patient Safety Goals.
There are a number of benefits to working with a TJC certified healthcare staffing firm:
Higher quality services and staff
Achieving TJC accreditation shows that your staffing agency is committed and driven to operate at the highest standard—and maintain that standard over time. Better processes and better systems ensure a superior standard of care and service.
No matter which side of the hiring process you’re on, working with an accredited staffing firm ensures accuracy, reliability, and security for their partners and for candidates.
A better (and bigger) selection of candidates
Working with an accredited firm is not just important to healthcare facilities, it’s also important to travelers. Potential travelers want to work with accredited staffing firms they can trust, with access to assignments and facilities that they wouldn’t be able to work with otherwise.
An accredited agency can fill open positions more quickly and with a high-quality candidate that can seamlessly step in and ease the load.
Streamlined, efficient management
In order to be accredited by The Joint Commission, the agency must demonstrate their hiring process from start to finish. This includes crucial steps like employment documentation. Each candidate has to be fully vetted and the results filed before they can proceed to work.
This helps ensure strict adherence to a framework for organizational structure and management—which in turn provides greater efficiency and standardization to their recruiting and staffing services. You know they’ll get the job done quickly, but without sacrificing quality.
By choosing a Joint Commission certified healthcare staffing agency, you have the added confidence of knowing that your agency partner shares the same commitment to patient care and service as you do. It’s one of the first questions you should ask any firm you are considering.
trustaff has been awarded the Gold Seal of Excellence in Healthcare Staffing and undergoes yearly inspection by The Joint Commission. Since 2007, we are proud to have repeatedly received flawless evaluations, though we’re always on the lookout for ways we can continue to evolve and improve!