We want you to feel oriented and to feel a sense of security whenever you enter new facility doors. In doing so, we have created this article which outlines:
- How Clipboard Health helps orient you for your first day
- How to prepare for a formal facility orientation
- What to do if there is NOT a formal orientation
The Clipboard Health Orientation
We, at Clipboard Health, have crafted our Clipboard Health Contractor Handbook, which outlines policies and procedures designed to keep you safe and performing at your highest level. We have also created Professional Development articles within the Blog section of our website to help you feel in the know with timely and relevant healthcare topics.
At some facilities, you may be required to attend a formal orientation or learning facility-specific training materials. These training measures are designed to acquaint you with our facilities as well as provide you with vital facility policy information and give you a sense of security when you accept your first assignment with them. For those specific facilities requiring formal orientation or facility-specific orientation materials, the Clipboard Health Support team will let you know about these action items prior to completing your first shift at that new facility.
If There Is No Formal Orientation
When arriving at a facility for the first time, if there is no formal orientation, it is your responsibility to ask the Shift Supervisor for an explanation of fire, code, and disaster procedures, the location of emergency equipment and escape routes, as well as other facility protocols, policies, and other relevant procedures. When returning to a facility where you have previously worked, arrive early to allow time for briefly refreshing your memory before proceeding with your shift. Do not be satisfied with just a reference to the facility’s manuals; in an emergency, you will not have time to read them. It is your responsibility to be familiar with your assigned facility’s procedures.