What it Means to Be Joint Commission Certified

11 Jan, 2024

Whether you’re out shopping for groceries or researching healthcare workforce solutions, you’ll often come across similar slogans and taglines. “A commitment to quality”—we’ve all read something like this before. While it’s easy for any company to make a claim, at Davin Healthcare we believe in proving it with our Joint Commission Certification. This blog provides answers to some frequently asked questions. 

 

What is The Joint Commission? 

An excerpt from The Joint Commission’s website on its core mission notes: 

“The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Our vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.”  

 

Why are Davin and its staffing agency partners JC certified? 

The Joint Commission maintains a Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) certification program that provides healthcare staffing firms with an independent, comprehensive evaluation of their ability to offer expert staffing services. Healthcare staffing firms seek certification because it demonstrates their commitment to delivering a higher standard of service. 

Davin Healthcare Workforce Solutions, Inc. has earned and continuously maintained certification with The Joint Commission to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality service to our clients. We take credentialing and quality assurance seriously because we know that the caregivers whom we recruit, screen, and place with our clients will be counted on to deliver quality patient care as members of our client’s workforce. We partner with other Joint Commission-certified healthcare staffing firms because they have demonstrated that they possess the requisite infrastructure, skill, and experience to assist us in delivering the highest quality temporary staffing services to our clients.  

  

How does this contribute to patient safety and ethical standards of care? 

Integral to being a Joint Commission-certified healthcare staffing firm is a commitment to quality in all aspects of your operations including the critical area of credentialing. Compliance with Joint Commission standards helps to ensure that the caregivers we recruit, screen, and place with our clients are who they say they are and possess the knowledge, skills, training, and experience needed to deliver safe patient care. Before we place a caregiver on an assignment, they must undergo a thorough credentialing process which includes verification of their identity, work history, licensure, credentials, education, and eligibility to participate in healthcare programs as well as a comprehensive criminal background check and drug screen. All these measures are taken to protect patient safety.  

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