On February 8th, we wrote an article about an ex-cop who was convicted of rape, served time, and was hired twice by health care facilities after his release. In Los Angeles country, California, officials attempted to explain why Gariner Beasley was hired again. The second time, after he had been fired from a health care facility where an audit uncovered that 11% of the workforce had criminal backgrounds, life threatening mistakes, and that at least 2 preventable deaths occurred. Those are some pretty shocking statistics from people who are supposed to do their best to keep someone healthy and alive.
Today, we find that the breakdown in the system described earlier was completely due to human error, and the blame for not doing the employment screening was placed squarely on one person; a supervisor at Mediscan, the company who was doing the screening and hiring for Los Angeles county health care personnel.
The system was in place and the person responsible was trained. They even had to sign a form that all steps had been adhered to, and that included a criminal background check. Um, excuse me, but last time I checked, that qualifies as a lie.
However, the president of Mediscan, Val Serebryany, informed officials that Beasley had passed a criminal background check and that nothing turned up. This company supposedly didn’t find information that you can mostly certainly locate with a background information service such as US Search, Intelius, etc. Considering that they have $4.7 million in revenue, they are either incompetent or something is amiss.
Beasley lied on his application, stating that he had received a promotion when asked why he left the county. That’s an odd way to be promoted. Furthermore, he was not issued an I.D. Badge in to work in the restricted area he was in, but was employed and not questioned for about 2 weeks. At this point, someone else who had read about his prior conviction in the paper reported him.
Obviously, Los Angeles country in California is in need of a procedures overhaul, and is in the process of receiving one. However, this is another example of 20/20 hindsight. The consequences could have been far more serious.
Do your own background check and don’t wait for someone else to fill in the details.
Supervisor Blamed for Rapist Hire at Hospital
Even before slipping through the cracks at Roybal, Beasley managed to skate past a criminal background check and application process at Mediscan. …