Section VIII - Faculty & Instruction

VIII C 4

Programs - Program Screening Requirements

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

Health Program & 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.

Procedure:

  1. Once accepted to a program of study, the student will receive written instructions that define the screenings and detailing how to complete the above requirements.
  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.
  4. The clinical facility will notify the program associate dean of student(s) with any findings that would preclude the assignment of the student 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 student is enrolled and is assigned to requiring agency, the student 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 student be barred from completing clinical assignments with partnering agencies, RCC will not be able to ensure the completion of program requirements and graduation competencies.
  8. Inability of a student to complete program requirements and graduation competencies will result in suspension from the Health program.
  9. Any student suspended from a Health Program can avail themselves of the standard RCC processes for appeal, grievance, and/or readmission.

 

Adopted: 09/17/2009