After the Offer: What is Compliance?

Embarking on a career as a traveling healthcare professional opens doors to a dynamic and fulfilling professional journey but navigating the intricate landscape of compliance requirements is essential for a seamless and successful experience. After you sign your offer, an MSSI Compliance Specialist will be contacting you via email and phone to cover what professional and health documents will be needed for your assignment. In addition, they will inform you when all the requirements are due. Below are some frequently asked questions.

What is Compliance?

Every state and facility will have a different set of medical and professional requirements that need to be met before a traveler is cleared for their assignment. To make this process easier, we recommend you keep your immunization record, titer results, license information and professional certificates organized in a secure, easy to find folder. By uploading your documents right away, your designated compliance specialist will be able to review and confirm which documents will be accepted by the facility.

Will MSSI pay for any items?

MSSI will cover the cost of the drug screen. In addition to that, upon completion of your 13-week assignment, new MSSI caregivers will be reimbursed up to $350 and returning MSSI caregivers will be reimbursed for up to $200 for costs they incurred for their assignment. Items eligible for reimbursement include appointments, titers, uniforms, licenses/certificates, and more! Reach out to your MSSI Recruiter for more information!

How can I make the compliance process easier?

When accepting a traveling assignment, it is important to verify your schedule will allow flexibility for appointments. There is a chance you will need to complete a drug screen, physical, and lab work. Availability of appointments and the business of a lab can influence how long requirements take to complete. If additional lab work is required, we recommend to order lab work without a doctor’s order.

If you are not licensed to work in a particular state, it is crucial to submit your license application right away. Every state will have different application requirements. You will want to apply for a license by endorsement and applications can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks to get approved. For assistance with license application and questions, please contact our Clinical Team!

In addition to appointments, you will need time to complete a few exams regarding your specialty, OSHA and HIPPA, and hospital practices. On average, these exams will take a total of two hours on average.