Orientation for Health Staff

Orientation into a correctional health care setting is very important and should not be handled lightly or loosely. Standard C-09 Orientation for Health Staff states that health staff are properly acclimated to work in the correctional environment and understand their roles and responsibilities. A basic orientation should be conducted on or before the first day of on-site service. Within 90 days of employment, all health staff should complete an in-depth orientation. The orientation program should be documented and kept on file. If the orientation for your new health staff is not living up to this standard, you should consider reevaluating your orientation plan. Your staff deserves it.

— From CorrectCare Volume 34, Issue 1, Winter 2020