ORIENTATION, TRAINING, CLEARANCE
Volunteers will receive an Orientation
on or before their first working day.
The orientation will include the Healthcare Center’s:
Vision and Mission
Culture of Caring
Training on specific assignments/job functions
Safety and Security responsibilities
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.
Tubercululosis (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.
COVID-19: While not mandatory, our medical director strongly suggests getting the COVID-19 vaccine.