Office Administrator Kim Dugan has been working in the compliance field for 26 years. As Cariant’s credentialing expert, we believe her when she says her best piece of traveler advice is to create and maintain a credential portfolio. The following items are what she recommends as a good start in building a file:
- Copies (not originals) of all active professional licenses for those states that are not yet paperless. Make sure to photocopy both the front and back.
- Titer results with lab values for MMR, Hep B, Varicella and Hep C (requested on occasion).
- Proof of a Tdap vaccine.
- Documentation of an annual seasonal influenza vaccination.
- Documentation including implantation date/time, read date/time, and mm of your last two or three PPDs. Annual QuantiFERON Gold and/or T-SPOT.TB blood tests are also acceptable.
- A Basic Life Support (BLS) card issued by the American Heart Association. Other certifications such as ACLS and PALS will be required as determined by your specialty.
- A physician statement dated within the 12 months before your start date. We can provide you with a form to take to your doctor that contains required verbiage.
- Respirator fit test. Whenever you have a respirator fit test, request a copy of the results for your records; you will need it.
- Legible copy (front and back) of your driver’s license, preferably in color.
- Legible copy (front and back) of your social security card.
- Legible copy (front and back) of your Passport (optional).
- Therapists should apply for a National Provided Identifier (NPI) number.
- 2-3 CURRENT professional references (supervisory preferred).
- Updated resume.
- An official copy of your high school transcripts and/or high school diploma.
- An official copy of your college transcripts specifying degree earned and date of degree and/or your college diploma.
Having these documents filed and keeping them up-to-date will help with a smooth start to new travel assignments.