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Welcome to Ascension
At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages.

It is through you, your gifts, your talents, your faith journey and your “yes” to those in need that our mission is vibrant and continues. Thank you for choosing to join the Ascension family.
Ascension has strong compliance and cultural goals. As a result, we want everyone who works with us in any capacity (i.e. associate, contractor, student, volunteer, and others), and is a part of our Ascension community, to understand certain information about our Mission, Vision, and Values, and how we provide care to our patients and external communities. While the information below is developed for associates, and you are in a different type of relationship with us, we also want you to receive the information so you are knowledgeable about our compliance and cultural environment.
Please complete the 7 requirements below. As you complete the requirements, keep track of your progress. Once completed, click the link at the bottom of the page to access the attestation form you must fill out and sign electronically to acknowledge your completion of the requirements.
Thank you for your commitment to living our mission on a daily basis as you serve across our Health System and contribute to the larger vision of Ascension. Welcome to our team!
Requirement #1 - Introduction to Ascension
What is Ascension? You are Ascension. We all are Ascension. This video and the links below share more about Ascension, the role you play, and the reasons for our shared journey; all in support of our ongoing commitment to our Mission, Vision and Values.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Explore our website to learn more about Ascension and our Mission.

For a quick look at the nation’s largest nonprofit health system and world’s largest Catholic health system, review Ascension's Facts and Stats.
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Requirement #2 - Cultural Diversity
Your workplace environment and the area you serve will likely be comprised of people of various populations. In the spirit of respect, it is important to develop a personal approach for making observations about and interacting with the people we work with and serve who come from differing cultures and backgrounds.

Complete the following module to learn more about the significance, components, and characteristics of cultural diversity; factors that influence culture; and the role cultural diversity plays in the workplace.
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Requirement #3 - Safety, Emergency Management and Environment of Care
Following safety guidelines, being a safety champion, and knowing your role in an emergency (based on the location at which you will work) are critical to creating a culture of safety and environment of care. Complete the following module to learn more about emergency management, hazard communication, personal protective equipment (PPE), fire and electrical safety, reporting, and other safety topics.

Further information will be provided to you once you’ve begun work regarding your facility or work location’s additional policies or safety guidelines.
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Requirement #4 - Infection Prevention
It’s important to practice infection prevention and control to break the chain of infection. Complete the following module to learn more about the steps that you should take to practice infection prevention and protect yourself, your colleagues, our patients, and all those you interact with, safe from the risk of spreading infections.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This module links out to an external website hosted by the US Dept. of Health, "Partnering to Heal." You will be directed to watch one 6 min 30 second video provided by the website. Please watch only that first video and then return to your module to complete the rest of the course.
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Requirement #5 - Intro to IT Privacy and Security
The enormous amount of healthcare data has become a target for cyber criminals in recent years. Nearly 90% of healthcare organizations reported suffering at least one data breach between 2014 and 2016. Complete the following module to learn more about the importance of information security and key steps you can take to protect our patients’ data and keep Ascension information secure.
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Requirement #6 - Intro to Ascension's Compliance Program
As you join our community, we would like to introduce you to the Ascension Compliance Program. A workplace in which following ethical and legal business practices is the essence of Integrity, one of our Ascension Values. As a new Ascension associate, you have an important role in this program. Click here for a Compliance Tip Sheet to help you in your role. Review the following module to learn more.
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Requirement #7 - Workplace Violence Prevention
Ascension Ministries are committed to providing a safe and violent free environment for all who enter our facilities. Complete the module to learn more about identifying the various forms of workplace violence, early warning signs, personal safety measures, and reporting incidents.
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Attestation Form
Now that you have completed the 7 Pre-hire Requirements above, click the following link to access the attestation form you must fill out and electronically sign to acknowledge your completion.
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