Hospitals and clinics in New Jersey have a responsibility to thoroughly vet job candidates before hiring them. These workers are put in positions that require them to provide standard care to vulnerable patients and it is crucial that people who could put these lives in jeopardy are kept out of these positions. However, hospital negligence has contributed to a number of unsafe or uncertified staff members being hired.
Most recently, New Jersey residents may have read about a hospital worker who was repeatedly hired in hospitals across the country, despite a troubling employment history and allegations of drug use. He was recently sentenced to 39 years in prison, but only after he put the lives of at least 46 people in danger by infecting them with hepatitis C.