Joint Commissioner Policy
Adventure Nursing is committed to providing the highest standard of service and to the delivery of safe, quality patient care. We comply with the Joint Commission’s Standards for Healthcare Staffing Services. As our customer, you can have confidence that the processes within Adventure Nursing support that the supplemental staff working in your organization have met the requirements established by the Joint Commission. To assure compliance with the Joint Commission Standards for Healthcare Staffing Services, Adventure Nursing provides the customer a written description of the following service features.
Adventure Nursing will not engage subcontractors to provide supplemental health care staff unless agreed to in advance by the customer.
Supplemental health care staff may only be placed in assignments that match the job description for which they have been assigned. If an Assigned Provider is asked to float to another department with the customer, the department must be alike department or unit, and the float provider must have demonstrated the competency and have the appropriate certifications, credentials for that department/unit. Assigned Providers should only be floated to areas of comparable clinical diagnoses and acuities.
Providers and Independent Contractors
Incident, Error, Tracking System
Communicating Occupational Safety Hazards/Events
Requirements for Staff Specified
Conflicts of Interest
Staff Matching Requirements
It is the responsibility of Travel Nursing to conduct the pre-employment assessments of the Assigned Provider’s competence based on the techniques, procedures, technology, and skills needed to provide care, treatment, and services. It shall be the responsibility of the customer to cooperate in a review or evaluation of each Assigned Provider, relative to the provider’s ability to perform specific job functions upon completion of the provider’s assignment or shift. Adventure Nursing relies on the Facilitie's feedback in order to accurately assess and re-assess the competence of the Assigned Provider on an ongoing basis based on the customer’s report of clinical performance.
As the provider of staffing services, Adventure Nursing will be the employer of Assigned Providers and shall not by reason of their temporary assignment with the customer through Adventure Nursing become providers of the customer. At its sole discretion Adventure ?Nursing reserves the right to utilize Independent Contractors in addition to its providers, to assist in the provision of all agreed upon Healthcare Supplemental Staffing services.
Upon notification of Incidents and or Errors, Adventure Nursing shall document and track all unexpected incidents, including errors, sentinel events and other events, such as injuries and safety hazards related to the care and services provided, utilizing its data gathering tools. Information gathered tracked and analyzed is to shared and reported appropriately to customers, regulatory bodies and the Joint Commission as required.
It shall be the responsibility of the customer to notify Adventure Nursing within 24 hours of the event; any competency issues, incidents, and/or complaints related to the Assigned Provider and/or Adventure Nursing Customer agrees to initiate communication with Adventure Nursing whenever an incident/injury report related to the Assigned Provider is completed.
The requirements of staff sent to the customer by Adventure Nursing are to be determined by the customer as part of the written agreement between the two parties. It is Adventure Nursing’s obligation to comply with the requirements of the customer by supplying staff that have the documented competencies, credentials, health screening, and experience to satisfy the requirements specified by the customer in order to deliver safe care to the population being served.
Adventure Nursing to the best of its ability identifies conflicts of interest. Adventure Nursing discloses all conflicts of interest to its clients. Adventure Nursing annually reviews its relationships and its healthcare providers’ relationships with vendors, clients, competitors and regulatory entities to determine conflicts of interest.When conflicts of interest arise Adventure Nursing discloses this conflict of interest when appropriate to whichever client may be involved or affected. Adventure Nursing enforces that internal employees of Adventure Nursing are not permitted to maintain additional employment, accept gifts (other than those of nominal value) or to allow payment on their behalf of any travel, living or entertainment expense by any person or organization currently doing business with or seeking to conduct business with Adventure Nursing, unless approved by the client involved or potentially involved.
Adventure Nursing shall verify the Assigned Provider’s licensure, certification, education and work experience to assure they are competent and possess the skills and experience that match requirements for the assignment. Matching the Assigned Provider’s licensure, certification, education and work experience to assure they are competent and possess the skills and experience matching the specified requirements of the assignment may include the use of new grad practitioners upon the request or approval of the customer.
The Adventure Nursing office, located in Kansas City, MO is open Monday through Friday from the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Our local telephone number is (808) 765-0642. Outside of normal business hours, in the event of an emergency please contact us at (808) 765-0696.