[MCOH-EH] : N95 Fit Testing Process

Waite, Starla swaite at childrensomaha.org
Mon May 22 05:31:30 PDT 2017

Hi Amy,
We do the fit testing the same as Diane Shaw and for the same reasons.
Everyone that is required completes it at their post offer and then annually based on their month of hire.  They complete the fit test, TB test and any other requirements for their annual.  If they don't complete it in their month of hire then they are taken off work without pay until it is completed, including the TB test being read.

Starla Waite RN
Employee Health Supervisor

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street * Omaha, NE 68114-4113
402.955.6021 * 402.955.6025 FAX
swaite at ChildrensOmaha.org 

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Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 21:48:06 +0000
From: Diane Shaw <diane.shaw at tuality.org>
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We are very limited on the number of people that do fit testing, so we moved the fit testing to due by date of hire. This prevented the clumping of 300+ people all trying to get fit tested in the same month that everyone's performance review was due. All new hires are tested at the time of the post offer pre-employment exam.

Diane M. Shaw, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Employee Health Nurse/Employee Health Services Tuality Healthcare OHSU Partner
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Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 12:42 PM
Subject: [MCOH-EH] N95 Fit Testing Process

Happy Friday,
We are moving to a new performance management system. Currently employees are evaluated in the month of their hire date. All of their annual requirements (fit testing, competencies, etc.) are to be completed prior to their review and if they are not completed the employee does not receive any increases they may be entitled to until it is completed. This has worked fairly well in ensuring people keep up on their requirements. The new system will have everyone being reviewed in the same time frame. We are looking at whether it would make sense to do the same with our fit testing. Designate a month and crank out all the fit tests and be done. Then you address new hires as they start. There are pros and cons to either method.

What are you all doing? What has worked well? Would you change? Have you recently switched to one system or the other? If so, why? Really any pearls relative to this experience would be most appreciated.

Amy Olson, BSN, MS, COHN-S
Director, Employee Health and Wellness
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
500 Seventh Avenue South, Suite 103
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