UWHC is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for patients, families, visitors and employees. To that end, UWHC is required by law to complete caregiver background checks on all new hires, volunteers, contractors, students, and agency personnel, and to complete a renewal background check every four years after.
Human Resources completes the required background checks. Any information on arrests or convictions will be reviewed consistent with state law. The final decision regarding someone’s ability to work or train at UWHC will be made by the Director of Human Resources or his/her designee. All background check documents will be maintained in the Human Resources department in confidential files separate from the personnel files.
All employees have an ongoing obligation to report any new arrests or convictions as they occur to their manager or to Human Resources.
Policy 9.03: Personnel