Please note: Due to COVID-19, background checks are taking longer to process than normal. As a measure to control COVID-19's spread many courthouses have been closed, which delays access to information needed to complete some checks resulting in longer processing times.
We at ShiftMed appreciate your patience during this time and will update you throughout your background check processing.
For all Georgia Healthcare Professionals (CNA, LPN, RN) joining the ShiftMed team, see below for steps to complete your background check.
CNA Background Check Steps:
Once your TB Test, Annual Physical, Identification, and Professional License credentials are all verified by ShiftMed’s credentialing team, you will then be invited to complete your Background Check.
You will see the GA CNA Background Check Consent Form in the 'My Documents' section of the ShiftMed app.
You must complete this form in order to continue your Background Check process.
Once this form has been completed, ShiftMed will process and verify your Background Check on the GCHEX website.
If you have previously been fingerprinted and you have a satisfactory result, ShiftMed will process your Background Check and update your profile to complete your background check credential.
If you have not been fingerprinted before, ShiftMed will register you with GCHEX and a member of the ShiftMed Credentialing Team will email you a copy of the registration form that you will need to use to schedule an appointment to complete the fingerprinting.
You will need to notify ShiftMed of when this has been completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the appointment is complete, ShiftMed will typically have access to the results within 7 - 10 business days. Your profile will be updated with the results to complete your background check credential.
LPN / RN Background Check Steps:
Once your TB Test, Annual Physical, Identification, Professional License, and I-9 credentials are all verified by ShiftMed’s credentialing team, you will then be invited to complete your Background Check in the app.
Under the "Needs your attention" you will see Background Check -> Missing. Select the Background Check option, and follow the prompts on the screen.
You must complete these forms in the app in order to continue your Background Check process.
Once this form has been completed, ShiftMed will receive the results from CheckR within a few business days. Your profile will be updated with the results to complete your background check credential.
Note: The ShiftMed app will notify you right away when you are available to start working.
Should you have any further questions, please tap 'Get Help' in the ShiftMed app to start a chat with our support team.