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Polysomnography Background Investigation Process

Background investigations are required based on regulations affecting clinical sites. The background investigation will be the responsibility of the student to protect the confidentiality of personal information. It will be paid for by the student who will also determine how long the information remains active with the background investigation contractor. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the background information in a timely manner so the investigation can be completed. It is anticipated that the background investigation application and data be processed at least twelve weeks prior to the start of the first clinical course. If the background information is not completed prior to the start of the course, the student will not permitted to take the course.

Background investigation will include criminal background check, a drug screening, a health screening with immunization verifications and verification of current basic life support (BLS) for health providers qualification. The University has arranged for American Data Bank to conduct the investigation and established the following link so that each student can provide necessary data in a confidential manner; https://thomasedison.applicantcompliance.com/. Please realize specific clinical sites may have additional requirements, such as identification photos. Below is the detailed information on this process:

Background Check (completed in AMS: applicant management system)

  1. State Criminal Background check
  2. FBI Fingerprinting
  3. Drug Screening

Health Requirements (documents indicating proof must be uploaded to the Complio System)

  1. Negative PPD within 12 months prior to the end of the practicum, or if a known positive Chest X-ray and TB Questionnaire completed
  2. (2) MMR vaccinations or proof of immunity (blood titer) for students born after 1957 through serology for Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  3. Varicella Vaccination or proof of serology immunity or history of disease
  4. Tdap Vaccination
  5. Hep B Series—Proof of three vaccinations or proof of immunity (declination required when student declines)
  6. Respirator FIT testing for 3M, N-95 respirator within 12 months prior to the end of the practicum for entry into isolation areas (this will be completed during orientation at the clinical site)
  7. Flu shot that will not expire during the time period September 1-March 31 (Students who are allergic or otherwise unable to receive a flu shot due to medical reasons will be required to provide medical documentation , sign a site specific declination form and wear a surgical mask when in contact with patients during the practicum.
  8. Current Basic Life Support—Must be American Heart Association (AMA) 4 hour class with skills demonstration and written test at the Healthcare Provider level.  We cannot accept the online test only with no hands on skills assessment certification cards.

Each clinical site may have additional requirements or process required to allow students and patient contact. The Clinical site preceptor or Donald Cucuzzella, Assistant Dean School of Applied Science and Technology can answer specific questions.

To begin this process students should visit https://thomasedison.applicantcompliance.com/ They will be required to create two separate accounts. In the AMS Applicant System they can order the background check, FBI Fingerprinting and Drug Screening. Verification of results of the health screen can be uploaded to the Complio system. Again this process should be started 12 weeks prior to their planned start of PSG-200. If students have any questions please contact Donald Cucuzzella, Assistant Dean School of Applied Science and Technology at dcucuzzella@tesu.edu