The University of Texas Medical’s Clinical Staffing Services (UTMB) selects Prophecy Healthcare®’s suite of online testing software to enhance their pre-screening assessment and hiring process. The Prophecy system compiles Behavioral, Clinical, and Situational Assessments into a comprehensive healthcare employment predictor. Implementing the Prophecy system ensures UTMB’s commitment to delivering skilled and patient-centered health care.
High Point, NC (PRWEB) August 11, 2011
After a thorough search and business proposal process, the University of Texas Medical’s Clinical Staffing Services (UTMB) selected Prophecy Healthcare®’s suite of assessment tools to enhance their pre-screening evaluation and hiring process. Implementing the Prophecy system aligns with UTMB’s single purpose of improving health from the point of application.
“We have used the Prophecy® assessments mainly for hiring this past year. It has been extremely helpful with filtering only the top quality candidates into our interview process. This is extremely important in these times as hospital reimbursement is limited based on HCAHPS scores.” Donna Stubbs, Nurse Manager, UTMB Clinical Staffing Solutions
Prophecy®’s three assessment tools – Behavioral, Clinical, and Situational – test interpersonal competencies missed in traditional testing. All assessments are web-based, with instant validated scoring, developing a scorecard that highlights each applicant’s strengths and areas for improvement.
“The most crucial benefit from using Prophecy® assessments is the time saved by streamlining our hiring process. The fact that candidates can take the tests at home has helped. Prophecy has worked well as a pre-hire assessment tool as the system has strengthened our ability to hire better nurses.” Donna Stubbs, Nurse Manager, UTMB Clinical Staffing Solutions.
Prophecy® Behavioral Assessments, powered by PeopleClues®, utilize personality and attitude tests to measure cognitive thinking. The results capture behavioral characteristics that predict high performance, such as integrity and conscientiousness.
The Clinical Assessments encompass the extensive exam library of the former NurseTesting.com. The comprehensive, nationally validated library provides testing solutions for more than just nurses. These clinical assessments include OSHA and Joint Commission mandatories, nursing and allied assessments, as well as clinical skills checklists.
Measuring a candidate’s skill level in the nursing and healthcare profession is more important than ever. Steps need to be taken to ensure that caregivers hold the latest skills and knowledge, as well as the critical thinking capabilities required of their positions. Prophecy® Clinical Assessments identify caregivers with sufficient job knowledge to perform successfully by targeting the most important aspects of each clinical specialty.
Prophecy® Situational Assessments identify caregivers with soft-skills directly correlated to successful nursing practice. Designed by industrial/organizational psychologists, four areas of critical workplace competencies are measured:
1) Interpersonal Competence
2) Workflow Management
4) Customer Service Skills
After viewing the video vignettes, the applicant selects their choices for the most and least effective responses. The answers demonstrate the manner in which the candidate responds to tough situations. Using Prophecy®’s Situational Assessments, facilities are able to quantify which caregivers will make the most effective decisions in the workplace.
When asked to reflect on Prophecy®’s effect on UTMB’s overall higher process, Stubbs commented, “Prophecy® has definitely sped up the hiring process and reduced costs. All nurses interviewing with the Clinical Staffing Solutions department complete the suite of Prophecy assessments. Since implementation we have realized a 95% retention rate of new hires.”
Prophecy® looks to keep assisting UTMB with reducing hiring costs and retaining the highest quality nurses. Given UTMB’s collaborative group of forward thinking professionals, Prophecy’s assessments will continue to pinpoint the best fit clinicians to augment UTMB’s current team that works together to work wonders as they define the future of health care.
About UTMB – Established in 1891, Texas’ academic health center comprises four health sciences schools, three institutes for advanced study, a research enterprise that includes one of only two national laboratories dedicated to the safe study of infectious threats to human health, and a health system offering a full range of primary and specialized medical services throughout Galveston County and the Texas Gulf Coast region. UTMB Health is a component of the University of Texas System.
About Prophecy Healthcare® – Originally founded in 2004 as NurseTesting.com, Prophecy Healthcare® got its start as the first online Pre-Employment Testing Company exclusive to the Healthcare Industry. Initially focusing solely on clinical assessments measuring clinical competencies, efforts to exceed industry expectations led to isolating critical competencies missed in traditional testing initiatives, such as stress tolerance, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. The Prophecy approach offers the ability to find candidates with the clinical hard skills, personality attributes, and desired soft skills to match each organization.
For more information about Prophecy, email a Prophecy Healthcare representative now or call 800-999-0438, ext. 180