Schools / Educational Institutions

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Our hiring managers are focused on one thing and one thing only: Making a difference one child at a time.  We know that matching the right healthcare professional and/or special educator with the right school system can be a pretty extraordinary thing, and it always produces amazing results for the children. However, the reality is that hiring additional staff is not always easy, so that’s where we come in. 

Whether you need a healthcare professional and/or special educator for a short-term, long-term or permanent assignment, we are committed to investing our time and resources to make it happen. You and your student’s are our number one priority.

Our areas of expertise:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Adaptive PE Teachers
  • Behavior Analysts
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Educational Diagnosticians
  • Guidance Counselors Life Skills Teachers
  • Music Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • Reading Specialists
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Social Workers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Superintendents
  • Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Teachers of the Visually Impaired
  • Others

 

PROCESS:

At Mediscan, we specialize in filling your School District’s contract, contract-to-hire, or direct hire positions within the realm of special education. From the first interview to the final hire, our customized process allows you to decide how involved you want to be as we identify the talent you need to keep your students progressing.

It is part of Mediscan’s culture of excellence to build solid relationships with our clients. We want to know who you are, what you do, how you work, and who you like to work with. We develop a sixth sense for the types of candidates who will fit in with your special education department, and our extensive process of pre-vetting candidates means that we have the information on hand to respond to your needs – fast.

We recognize that each position within the school district is unique and that a “cookie-cutter” approach to the recruitment process will not be effective. Our first step in partnering with you is to not only understand the challenges you are facing, but also gain a deeper  understanding of each position available.  Let us know what the preferred background and skill sets are necessary for each candidate to possess prior to being presented for consideration and we will make it happen.

We will also want to know the number of children on the caseload, as well as the ages and types of disabilities that each healthcare professional and/or educator will be treating. Additionally, we want to ensure we identify individuals who are going to fit the culture of the school(s) to which he/she will be reporting. This information will arm us with enough knowledge to qualify each individual’s potential for success in a role in your school district. 

Once we have this information, we will engage our broad and extensive network of healthcare professionals and special educators to ensure that we are presenting you with résumés of highly qualified potential candidates. Our candidates must pass through a rigorous evaluation process in order to join our team, so we are certain that we are sending only the very best candidates for your consideration.  You will always have the opportunity to interview and make the final hiring decision. We are your partner.

COMPLIANCE/CERTIFICATIONS:

Our amazing compliance team members will handle the human resources phase of the onboarding process.

We have earned a Gold Seal of Approval for Healthcare Staffing Services by the Joint Commission. This accomplishment is a testament to the commitment and expertise of our compliance team in assuring you that our credentialing processes and standards are second to none.

In adhering to Joint Commission standards, our pre-employment verification process certifies all employees contracted to our clients will possess the appropriate licenses and teaching certifications in their respective field of specialty.

Each contracted employee must also complete the following:

  • Completed, signed and dated employment agreement
  • Completed I-9 form verifying eligibility to work in the United States
  • Completed, signed and updated clinical skills assessment
  • Two recent managerial references
  • Current CPR
  • Completed physical examination
  • Immunizations/Screens/Titers
    • Evidence of MMR vaccine or titers for immunity
    • Proof of Hepatitis B immunization or immune status and/or letter of declination
    • Completed PPD skin test within the last year
    • Varicella hx, vaccine, titer or declination
  • Drug screen completed prior to starting
  • National criminal background check
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • Amongst other requirements

The bulk of the credentialing process will take place post-interview and offer of employment. Upon completion of the human resources verifications, clearances, tests, etc. and prior to the start date, the designated administrators at the school district will receive a complete and comprehensive file.  

TESTIMONIALS

“In terms of the contract logistics, everyone at the Company has been extremely helpful and supportive. Needs are handled quickly and efficiently, and communication is excellent. I would highly recommend their services to any group requiring contracted service support.”

Anne Horan Manager
Speech/Occupational/Physical Therapy & Assistive Technology,
Special Education Department Dallas Independent School District

“Working with Mediscan has eased the challenge of filing positions for both long-term and short-term needs. The staff is dedicated to locating quality therapists that have the drive and initiative to learn. It has been a pleasure to work the Mediscan staff!”

Jennifer L. Ferry M.S. - CCC-SLP
Associate Supervisor Preschool Speech Program,
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

“Mediscan has helped with our staffing needs for Speech Pathologists. They are flexible and tailor contracts to the needs of the client while providing high quality staff. Communication is essential while working with an outside agency. Mediscan keeps you informed throughout the search and hire process and once a contract is in place, they check in regularly to be sure everything is running smoothly. There are many agencies out there. We consider Mediscan to be one of the best. ”

Marla D. Bergman - CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist / CF Educator Speech Intern Coordinator,
Stamford Public Schools

FAQS

Why would a school system choose to partner with Mediscan?  The hiring managers at Mediscan are experts at recruiting and sourcing staff who may or may not be located in your immediate area.  Our bandwidth and expertise to find the best candidate (or candidates) for our client needs affords school systems the flexibility to address skills shortages and fluctuating demand.  We also handle unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and tax issues for our temporary and contract workers.

What types of positions can Mediscan fill?  The types of positions we have the ability to fill are exceedingly wide, and range from per diem and daily staffing, longer-term contracts, temporary-to-permanent, and direct-hire placements. We have the ability to provide staffing in all positions encompassed within the realm of special education.

What responsibility does Mediscan have for the school-based therapists and special educators placed on site?  The day-to-day oversight of the employee varies for each specific client, but is generally provided by the client’s on-site supervisor.  In certain cases, Mediscan can provide an on-site supervisor as needed.   Other responsibilities are managed by Mediscan, include, but are not limited to, payroll, insurance and other benefits, and workers’ compensation—alleviating human resource-related paperwork challenges, allowing the school administrators to focus on their core business.

Is it possible for me to hire one of the temporary employees provided?  Yes, we understand that continuity of services for your students is of upmost importance.  Therefore, Mediscan allows clients to hire a temporary or contract employee as a permanent member of their teams. A one-time placement fee is negotiated to complete the hiring process.