Welcome to our compliance page applicable to all Healthcare Professionals. We have outlined the Employment Check Standards showing legal and mandatory checks Europeanbiz Limited t/a Europeanbiz Healthcare must carry out for the appointment and on-going employment of all individuals (nurse/doctor) across England. These pre-employment checks are required by law and apply to permanent staff, staff on temporary contracts and agency staff.

The compliance is fundamental element of our business as it is supporting our quality objectives.

As agency we are required to check and verify the identity for all staff registered with us. All documentation provided to prove an individual’s identity will be photocopied, certified and retained on file in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  The documents required to proof the identity can be found in the Identity documents section.

Europeanbiz Healthcare must check and determine whether the candidate has the legal right and permission to work in the UK. We are committed to working with in the requirements of the various provisions of Immigration Law in order to ensure that our practices are such that only those who are eligible to work in the UK are offered an employment through us. Right to work checks, together with verification of identity checks, must be carried out to assess the eligibility of all individual’s legal right to work in the UK in line with the current UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements. We need to see the documents, validate and record them on file.

Europeanbiz Healthcare will require the following:

  • Valid in date passport (if no passport in date, needs birth certificate and driving licence or verified photo)
  • Valid Visa/Residence permit/Immigration document
  • Proof of National Insurance (NI card or P45/P60)
  • Proof of Address (must be dated within the last 3 months and be an official letter such as utility bill, bank statement or letter from a government body. Mobile phone bills are not accepted.

To find out more about your eligibility for work in the UK as well as all documents confirming eligibility to work in the UK, please visit the Government Home Office website.

Europeanbiz Healthcare must ensure the public is protected and that Healthcare Professionals who practice are doing so safely, therefore Europeanbiz Healthcare will check the registration of all Health Professionals with the relevant regulatory body prior any placement and every months thereafter. In the event that an individual’s registration is suspended, Europeanbiz Healthcare will treat this as an exclusion from any assignment for which the registration is required until is managed accordingly.

Prior to any placement, Europeanbiz Healthcare will check the following three areas:

  • That the individual is registered to carry out the proposed role;
  • Whether the individual is subject to any current on their registration that might affect the duties proposed;
  • If the individual;s fitness to practice is being/or has been investigated and the regulatory body has a duty to disclose this information.

Qualification checks are necessary to validate the information provided by an applicant in relation to their education or professional qualifications. Candidates may not always have the original documentation and Europeanbiz Healthcare will need to make an appropriate risk based on the assessment in relation to the priority given in the person specification to that qualifications and the level of checks required.

Even though qualifications generally are being checked by the professional regulatory body and the individual’s registration has been confirmed, Europeanbiz Healthcare still have to have further documentary evidence about the qualifications that are relevant to their registration. Copies of the qualifications must be verified as “original seen”, dated, signed and retained in the candidate’s individual file.

An employment history and reference checks is important process for Europeanbiz Healthcare as it is verifying the information already provided by the candidates. It allows us to gain better understanding about the individual’s previous employment. Europeanbiz Healthcare has a duty to care for both patients and staff to ensure that all reasonable checks are undertaken to confirm candidate’s suitability for the role. All candidates wiling to work through Europeanbiz Healthcare must have an up to date CV on their file with ten years work history explained in months/years with no gaps in between. We also must reference the last three years of the employment.

We use standard Reference form which must be verified by the Referee (stamped or send back to us from a professional network). If a candidate wishes to work with children a reference from previous work with children must be obtained. If there is any doubt about the quality of the reference than the new Referee details might be sought. All records verifying the previous work will be treated with the utmost of the confidentiality and saved in the candidate individual file.

Europeanbiz Healthcare complies fully with the DBS Code of Practise, regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information. We also comply fully with the obligations under the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation’s pertaining the safe handling, use, storage, retention and the disposal of the disclosed information.

All Agency Workers passing the first stage of registration will have to undergo enhanced criminal record disclosure. If Agency Worker is registered with the Update Service then we would only need copy of your current DBS certificate(the required level). If the Agency Worker doesn’t have the current DBS  or the current DBS levels are not the required ones, then an Enhanced Disclosure via Europeanbiz Healthcare will be initiated.

Europeanbiz Healthcare is an equal opportunity organisation and as such treats all agency workers fairly without any discrimination based on the convictions or any other information disclosed. Not disclosing cautions or convictions may lead to immediate removal from the agency register. If you do have a caution or conviction on your DBS then we would need to have  your DBS certification accompanied with statement of the event, as sometimes our Clients may request to have the information.

For posts that involve work with children and vulnerable adults, applicants will be asked to reveal details of “spent” and “unspent” convictions.

Candidates residing in the UK for less than six months at the time of the registration additional police check from the country of the origin will be required (dated not older than three months).

Health Clearance is one of the core compliance that confirms you are meeting the required standards by the Health Department. It is compulsory for all Healthcare Professionals, protecting the well being of both, patients and Medical staff.  The following documents/immunity records are required:

  • Completed Health Questionnaire form
  • Proof of Immunity to Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Proof of TB Immunity or BCG scar verification
  • Proof of immunity to Measles and Rubella (evidence of two doses MMR or individual immunity)
  • Hepatitis B Immunity levels (your serology report must show a titre level of greater than 100mlU/mL or evidence of the full Hep B course)

For healthcare workers who will perform exposure-prone procedures, the following immunity records additionally are required:

  • Hep B Surface Antigen (IVS) – must be Identity Verified Sample
  • Hep C  (IVS) – must be Identity Verified Sample
  • HIV  (IVS) – must be Identity Verified Sample

For more information on the Health Clearance as well as the serology reports or Clinics where blood test could be done please contact our consultants on 0208 191 7300.

Before commencing work with Europeanbiz Healthcare you need to have all your Mandatory Training in date. The required training will very much depend on your grade and speciality, however generally we would need to have a record of the following:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Manual Handling
  • Data Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • COSHH (Control of substances hazardous to health)
  • Fire
  • Infection Control
  • Lone working
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Safeguarding vulnerable children

Please note that the list could be extended by the online training modules required to the specific role.

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