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CLINICAL MINIMUM STANDARDS

At DPS, we are excited about the opportunity to provide professional, ethical, and safe patient care providers to our clients and the populations they serve. To be considered for employment, patient care providers must present the minimum standards listed below: 

*As required by client

Clinical Standards 
Pre-Employment 
Current Always
Annually
Valid (Unexpired) License / Certification
As required by Occupation or Client
x
BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers
American Heart Association ONLY
x
Passing Competency Evaluation
80% or above required per Client
x
x
Skills Checklist and Age Appropriate 
(Every two years at minimum or as changed) 
x
x
Job Description 
(Every two years at minimum or as changed) 
x
x
Proof TB Immunity via TB Skin Test, QuantiFERON / TB Gold, or Chest X-ray* 
(as required by client facility / DPS standards) 
x
x
x
Annual TB Questionnaire*  
(only for those with a Chest X-ray or clients that require a 2 year TB Update) 
x
x
x
Proof of VPD Immunity/Declination - MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)* 
x
x
Proof of VPD Immunity/Declination - Varicella (Chickenpox)*
x
x
Proof of VPD Immunity/Declination - HEB B (Hepatitis B)*
x
x
Proof of VPD Immunity/Declination - Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis)*
x
x
Every 10 Years
Proof of COVID Vaccine and/or Boosters*
x
Drug Screening and / Nicotine Screening*
x
x
Physical / Statement of Good Health*
x
x
Respirator FIT Testing*
x
x
Color Blind*
x
x
National Patient Safety Goals (Joint Commission)
x
x
Safety Training including but not limited to
  • Infection Control / Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Hazardous Materials / Chemicals 
  • Environment Safety 
  • Fire Safety 
x
x
Ethics Training including but not limited to
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Patient Rights
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Use of Chemical / Physical Restraints
x
x
HIPAA Compliance & Training
x
x
Performance Evaluation
x
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