Policy and Procedures Manual for your medical staffing agency, nursing
agency, nurse agency.
In some states the nursing agency policy and procedures
manual is required to operate a nursing agency business. The nursing policy and
procedure usually involves two sections. One section is for the nursing agency
registry employees and the other section is the standards operations of the
nursing agency business. A copy of nursing agency policy and procedure manual
must be available upon request to all members, employees, subcontractors and the
governing bodies of your business. In Illinois for example, nursing agency
policy and procedure manual is required to apply for a nursing agency registry
license. The policy and procedures must address personal interviews, reference
checks, annual evaluations, health exams, cpr certifications and orientations.
A good characteristics of a nursing agency policy and procedure must contain:
Standards for operation of nursing agency business
Employees and sub contractor Records.
Name and address verification of identity by means of
drivers license, or other valid appropriate identification which include a
Written verification from the professional regulation
indicating the professional license is varied.
Dates and places for employment and references.
Verified certification requirements. 5.) Continuing
verifications of requirements
Nursing agency staffing responsibilities
Also, your nursing agency policy and procedure manual shall
provide documents to allow compliance with existing regulations of the
regulating bodies of your business. Breaking nursing agency and policy manual
requirements can mean fines or suspension of the nursing agency license.
A nursing agency needs two separate policy and procedure. One
for its employees and subcontractors and the other for its nursing agency
clients such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other healthcare
facilities. These two must be separate. Most states requires nursing agency,
medical staffing agency, and nursing registry policy and procedure in order to
apply for a business license.