A man worked as a paramedic on the Front Range for 17 months before American Medical Response (AMR) discovered he was not a certified paramedic.
Todd Teel worked for AMR, based in Greenwood Village, from July 2006 until December 2007 before the company discovered he had forged his certification papers. Teel is a certified emergency medical technician, but that credential requires minimal training compared to the two-year course paramedics must complete.
AMR discovered the forgery when Teel requested a transfer from the Denver area to the Longmont Fire Department. The company immediately placed him on leave and fired him shortly after.
AMR did not say whether Teel injured any patients or what steps the company initially took to verify his credentials. Randy Kuykendall, head of the state health department’s Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Section, said AMR should have checked Teel’s documentation against readily accessible online state and national records before hiring him.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/5266/employer-didnt-check-records-before-letting-him-check-a-pulse "