Section VIII - Faculty & Instruction


Programs - Program Screening Requirements

To state the College’s policy regarding program screening requirements for faculty and students

Health Program Faculty & Student Screening Requirements

Health facilities that serve as student clinical rotation sites have enacted requirements that ensure that students and faculty who enter their facilities meet the same qualifications as any potential hires. Randolph Community College (RCC) requires Criminal Background Checks (CBC), Office of the Inspector General Reviews (OIG), and Drug Testing of students in such curriculum programs that have clinical or internship placements at health facilities where these screenings are required. Accordingly, completion of the CBC, OIG Review, and submission of a negative Twelve Panel Urine Drug Screen report from a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) approved laboratory is required by RCC prior to the first assignment/student experience at any requiring health facility partner. Once accepted to a program of study, the student will receive written instructions that define the screenings and detail how to complete the requirements.

The following procedure applies to faculty.


  1. Once assigned to a clinical facility, the faculty member will follow the established protocols for each assigned clinical agency.
  2. The process will be carried out with a company selected by the college after review for the most cost-effective customer service.
  3. Results are verified and sent directly by the company to the contact person at the clinical facility for review no less than 10 days prior to the scheduled arrival of the student and/or faculty.
  4. The clinical facility will notify the program associate dean with any findings that would preclude the assignment of the faculty in their setting.
  5. The associate dean will confirm the manner of the review with the facility to ensure that no error was made. The associate dean will at no time be privy to the actual summary of results for the CBC, OIG Review, or Drug Screen.
  6. If a criminal charge or conviction occurs while the faculty member is enrolled and is assigned to requiring agency, the faculty member will be immediately removed from the placement until a review is conducted. The final decision will rest with the clinical agency as to any possibility of reinstatement at the site.
  7. Should a faculty member be barred from a clinical site with partnering agencies, RCC may not be able to ensure continued employment as a result of the faculty member’s inability to meet the health program faculty job requirements.
  8. Any faculty member removed from a clinical assignment can avail themselves of the standard RCC processes for appeal, grievance, and/or reinstatement.


Adopted: 09/17/2009

Revised: 01/19/2023