Orientation and Training
Volunteers will receive an Orientation on or before their first working day. The orientation will include the Healthcare Center’s Vision, Mission, Culture of Caring, Operations, and training on specific assignments/job functions, Safety and Security responsibilities and Infection Control standards and procedures. Other training as required by law will be provided.
Per our state license for the healthcare facility, the following medical clearances are required.
- Rubella (German measles): If documentation on vaccination or immunity status is not available, BVMI will offer lab testing to determine immunity status.
- Hepatitis B: Those who may be exposed to blood at the Healthcare Center will be offered lab testing if documentation on vaccination or immunity status is not available.
- TB: BVMI will do a skin test unless there is a prior history of a positive reaction. If the test is positive, BVMI will recommend that the volunteer have a chest x-ray, which will be at his/her expense. The test will be repeated yearly for those with negative reactions.
- Rubeola: Volunteers who were born in 1957 or later will be offered lab testing if documentation on vaccination or immunity status is not available.
- Influenza: BVMI encourages all volunteers to receive the vaccine from their private physician or appropriate facility yearly.