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Hospital Facility and On-Boarding Links

Within this page you will find links to the information and documents that are required of each student before the start of the clinical rotation. It will be your responsibility to complete ALL of the required documentation, and to complete all of the steps required by the hospital in order to be cleared.

On-boarding appointments are scheduled through the COD Nursing office. All requirements must be submitted to the COD Nursing Office at least two weeks before the on-boarding date at the facility.

For your appointment you will need:

  • Proof of clearance from original onboarding facility
  • Proof of clearance for drug screening (including alcohol) - NO urine dipstick drug tests accepted
  • Background check results from onboarding facility
  • Proof of current TB clearance (annual is required)
  • Test results (titers…) for all labs drawn
  • Proof of immunizations/vaccinations (you may use this form if needed)
  • Current American Heart Association CPR card
  • Picture ID
  • Completed and signed documents associated with facility on the COD facility website
  • COD Occupational Health Student Attestation Form

Drug Screening and Background Checks

The affiliation agreements with the clinical facilities regulated by The Joint Commission (TJC) require that all students have a clear drug screening and background check prior to each clinical rotation. If not, the student may not be allowed to participate in patient care at a clinical agency, which would prevent the student from completing the nursing program. Students are advised that an acceptable background check done for the clinical facilities does not guarantee the background check conducted by State Boards at the time of application for licensure or certification will be found acceptable. Background checks displaying discrepancies will be reviewed by the Nursing Director and facility assigned to determine if you are eligible to continue within the program.

In addition to screening prior to the start of the each clinical experience, students may be subject to testing for cause; such as, slurred speech, impaired physical coordination, inappropriate behavior, or pupillary changes.

It is your responsibility to prove that you have been previously cleared by one of the three facilities. If you need copies of your results, you may contact your original onboarding facility. Please note that they will need time to process your request, and there may be a fee. You will be required to prove your clearance to each facility you enter in the future. We suggest that you keep the “proof” in an organized file easily presented when needed (your compliance folder). You will also need to provide your instructor with a copy of your hospital clearance and your CPR card.

Documents must be completed before your clearance appointment with your clinical facility.

All documents associated with your clinical facility are required reading.

Students assigned to JFK, EMC, DRMC must complete a background check application and the company will email students a link and sign-in information individually at their COD email address.

Please do not contact JFK, DRMC, or EMC HR Departments.

If you need further assistance please call the Health Sciences Office at (760) 773-2579.

On-Boarding:

Onboarding is normally conducted in the month prior to the clinical rotation. Students MUST be available during that time. Missing onboarding may result in being dropped from the program. Every semester of the nursing program students are required to have a new attestation form filled out by the RN program Assistant.

DRMC - Onboarding

Returning student/employees need not attend but must have a new Students Background Information Sheet (found in the DRMC packet under Hospital facility links) fax to 760-323-6772. You must also ensure your health screening requirements are up to date, including your CPR card. You MUST HAVE a new attestation form filled out by the RN Program Asst. EVERY semester.

New to DRMC students must complete the DRMC packet, if you do not have a Background check then please notify the Nursing Programs Office. Please insure your compliance folders are up to date. Please be in your scrubs and bring your compliance folders with originals of your drivers license, SSN card, and CPR card.

EMC - Onboarding

Returning student/employees need not attend but must ensure their health screening requirements are up to date, including your CPR card. New to EMC students must complete the EMC student packet. Please insure your compliance folders are up to date. If you have not left the program your titers, drug screen, background check and Hep screens do not need to be repeated.

JFK - Onboarding

Returning student/employees need to attend and must ensure their health screening requirements are up to date, including the CPR card. New to JFK students, if you do not have a Background check then please notify the Nursing Programs Office. Make sure you have a completed JFK packet for your onboarding date. Please insure your compliance folders are up to date.
 

 Eisenhower Medical Center

 
  
  
Employee Health Packet Letter for COD Students 2016Jul21.pdf
  
Pre-rotation requirements8-7-13.pdf
  
 

 John F Kennedy Hospital

 
  
  
2017 JFK Student Attestation Form8-1-17.pdf
  
2017 JFK Student Onboarding Packet8-1-17.pdf
  
JFK Campus Map.pdf
  
JFK General Processing12-10.pdf
  
PREentrance medical record.pdf
  
 
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