Advanced Hiring Solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences

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Prioritize Safety and Speed in Healthcare Hiring

Health systems need to make sure they have the right healthcare workforce to deliver quality care to their patients. Sterling’s Healthcare and Life Sciences team provides one of the industry’s fastest background screening turnaround times by streamlining the hiring process. Our healthcare-specific solutions and deep market expertise enables organizations to make informed hiring decisions.
98% client retention rate in the healthcare industry.

Staying Ahead of Evolving Healthcare Compliance Changes

Healthcare regulation and compliance requirements are constantly changing at the federal, state, and county levels. At Sterling, a dedicated team of healthcare industry-focused representatives, client service managers, and support specialists continuously monitor pending and new legislation, regulatory and industry trends, credentialing, and other key areas within the healthcare and life sciences field so you can be proactive on the latest compliance requirements. 
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Acute Care

Protecting your patients is of utmost importance and with lives on the line, the need to quickly hire and onboard quality nurses, doctors, and all members of your healthcare team is constant. Sterling’s Acute Care Center of Excellence (COE) supports this need by dramatically reducing the time-to-hire from weeks to days using advanced technology across our healthcare products and solutions. In addition to our expertise around regulatory requirements, Sterling’s unique Clinical Concierge service aims to free up your critical resources so you can focus on patient care.

Post-Acute Care

Sterling’s Post-Acute Care Center of Excellence (COE) understands how the recruitment and turnover challenges can hinder the safe operation and staffing of custodial care sites. Our expertise extends to long-term care, home health, behavioral health, senior living, and hospice. Recognizing that both speed and safety are priorities in accommodating a vulnerable healthcare population, our ability to automate background screening and drug and health testing minimizes hiring time without sacrificing staff quality. By shouldering and streamlining the hiring and change management process, Sterling frees your staff’s valuable time so they can focus on their patients.

Healthcare Staffing

New healthcare employment models are radically changing how doctors, nurses, and all other healthcare workers connect to potential employers. To accommodate the fluctuating demand for full-time, part-time, and even gig options such as travel nurses, healthcare staffing organizations need a hiring workflow that is streamlined, yet comprehensive. Our Healthcare Staffing Center of Excellence (COE) brings together industry expertise and hiring technologies your organization needs to connect you with the best candidates.

Life Sciences

The world saw how quickly life sciences organizations innovated and responded to the need for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Even without a pandemic, organizations that provide life-saving medicines and biotechnology need to keep critical roles filled to support ongoing innovation. Sterling’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence (COE) leverages automated hiring workflows that cut background and clinical testing down from weeks to days without sacrificing your organization’s safety. Understanding that many life sciences operate globally, our screening and compliance solutions cover 240+ countries and territories.
Protecting your patients is of utmost importance and with lives on the line, the need to quickly hire and onboard quality nurses, doctors, and all members of your healthcare team is constant. Sterling’s Acute Care Center of Excellence (COE) supports this need by dramatically reducing the time-to-hire from weeks to days using advanced technology across our healthcare products and solutions. In addition to our expertise around regulatory requirements, Sterling’s unique Clinical Concierge service aims to free up your critical resources so you can focus on patient care.
Sterling’s Post-Acute Care Center of Excellence (COE) understands how the recruitment and turnover challenges can hinder the safe operation and staffing of custodial care sites. Our expertise extends to long-term care, home health, behavioral health, senior living, and hospice. Recognizing that both speed and safety are priorities in accommodating a vulnerable healthcare population, our ability to automate background screening and drug & health testing minimizes hiring time without sacrificing staff quality. By shouldering and streamlining the hiring and change management process, Sterling frees your staff’s valuable time so they can focus on their patients.
New healthcare employment models are radically changing how doctors, nurses, and all other healthcare workers connect to potential employers. To accommodate the fluctuating demand for full-time, part-time, and even gig options such as travel nurses, healthcare staffing organizations need a hiring workflow that is streamlined, yet comprehensive. Our Healthcare Staffing Center of Excellence (COE) brings together industry expertise and hiring technologies your organization needs to connect you with the best candidates.
The world saw how quickly life sciences organizations innovated and responded to the need for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Even without a pandemic, organizations that provide life-saving medicines and biotechnology need to keep critical roles filled to support ongoing innovation. Sterling’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence (COE) leverages automated hiring workflows that cut background screening and clinical testing down from weeks to days without sacrificing your organization’s safety. Understanding that many life sciences operate globally, our screening and compliance solutions cover 240+ countries and territories.
We felt like Sterling was the partner that could really meet our needs, from integrating with our ATS and our HRIS to the numerous solutions they’re able to provide as a single source of services. Because we’re able to get things done from one place, we can get candidates in the door faster.”

Acadia Healthcare

Sterling breaks out its teams by industry and has true market experts in those fields. Every industry has their own particular standards, so the fact that Sterling has a healthcare team that understands our unique challenges at Boston Children’s Hospital works really well for us.”

Boston Children's Hospital

Personalization would be the word I’d use to describe Sterling’s services as being a big benefit for us. With Sterling, I feel we have the right solutions that are tailored to our needs on a personal level. They help us figure out what’s going on and what to do about it rather than just ticking the boxes for a client, which can feel like getting lost without that personal touch.”

Sanofi

Having a focus on healthcare and knowing what my team deals with really helps us. It gives me more confidence that Sterling really knows what’s going on in my industry. I can trust what they say, and they bring more to the table in terms of knowing what other companies in my industry are doing.”

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Services Tailored for Healthcare

While the specific screening needs of every organization differs, Sterling’s decades of experience can be leveraged to design the most appropriate solution for your business.
Criminal Background Checks

Getting a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history is often more complex than people think. At Sterling, we make it easy for you to make fast, more accurate, and safer hiring decisions through a combination of robust services, solutions, and technology that allows us to:

  • Uncover more criminal activity
  • Gain direct access to more US criminal records
  • Deliver accurate results quickly
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Clinical Concierge

Sterling’s Clinical Concierge provides a ‘white-glove’ service specifically for healthcare organization’s unique clinical program requirements. We provide the necessary coordination of required services for candidates, as well as tracking proof of verification and documentation, and following through to the completion of the services, enabling us to reduce processing turnaround time on average from 16 days to 4-7 days.

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Drug and Health Screening

Maintaining a safe and productive work environment is critical for businesses and employees. Sterling’s Drug and Health Screening services offer robust pre- and post-hire drug screening to help your company stay compliance-focused and meet work policy requirements. Our healthcare experts help clients navigate the array of drug testing methodologies to create a customized, scalable program to address their evolving needs.

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Medical License Monitoring

Sterling’s medical sanctions and exclusions monitoring solution helps organizations reduce risk and administrative burden. We provide proactive daily searches of enrolled subjects against sanctions and exclusions lists, and employers receive notifications so that you can identify and react to a licensing status change in days, not months.

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Pre-employment Verifications

Make sure you know who you’re hiring with the support of industry-leading pre-employment verifications backed by a powerful fulfilment engine. Sterling’s verification services deliver fast, detailed confirmations of a candidate’s educational background, job history, and other credentials so you can be confident in every new hire.

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Fingerprinting

Sterling offers fingerprinting services as a biometric check for identity purposes, and to screen candidates for employment and promotions. Sterling Identity offers a national network of hundreds of collection sites, certified with the FBI, AHCA, and NMLS to submit electronic fingerprints directly. Sterling’s fingerprinting services uses digital fingerprint capture technology that reduces rejection rates and speeds up processing time, with an average turnaround time of less than 24 hours.

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Identity Verification

Identity Verification is designed to help you mitigate risk through a simple process where candidates verify that the information they provided about themselves, such as their name and date of birth, is indeed their own. This allows employers to verify that candidates are in fact who they claim to be. In any situation where remote verification is needed, both accuracy and reliable technology play critical roles.

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Sterling API

Whether your organization is looking to onboard service providers as quickly and safely as possible or you use a proprietary HR platform, Sterling offers highly configurable API options with dedicated support to help you create a seamless brand experience. We provide our clients with:

  • Access to a robust suite of services
  • Global availability for sustainable growth
  • On-demand approach with progressive workflows
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Integrations

Increase productivity and profitability through a seamlessly integrated screening experience with HR tools you already use to manage your hiring process from start to finish. Here are some of our industry-leading partners:
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Tailored to Healthcare Needs
Your healthcare organization’s screening requirements have their own set of regulations and best practices. Whether you’re a small to mid-size healthcare provider or a large health system, Sterling creates customized background screening packages and frameworks to best suit your business needs, both pre- and post-hire.
We are committed to:
  • Consistently delivering accurate results fast
  • Staying ahead of healthcare compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Optimizing and simplifying your candidate’s experience

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