You want the best, most reliable clinicians for your patients. And their performance is essential to your future success. There’s more to capability than experience and clinical skill, however, and there could be red flags in an otherwise stellar candidate’s past that they’d be unlikely to mention in an interview. The headlines out of Clallam County, Washington offer a bracing reminder of that as an emergency room physician there has been arrested and charged with second-degree rape of a vulnerable victim and three counts of indecent liberties taken by a healthcare professional. He’s now out on $200,000 bail with an electronic home monitoring device, having surrendered his passport and agreeing not to practice medicine at this time. One of the purported victims told police that the accused made suggestive comments to her before touching her inappropriately while another claims she awoke in the emergency room in the midst of being assaulted by him. JUCM published an article that offers guidance on protecting your patients and your practice. Should An Urgent Care Operator Check the National Sex Offender Registry When Hiring Employees? is available in our archive right now (though having read this piece of news, you probably know the answer to that question.)
Are You Doing Enough to Keep Sex Offenders Away from Your Patients?