Set up Account
Setting up your Accreditation Now account will help automate your CARF preparation processes.
Annual Review Date
Tip: You should select YES to allow personnel to view their job descriptions. This will provide the CARF required annual review for personnel. You should check YES to allow the system to send email reminders. This helps insure CARF standards timelines are met.
Job Description Reviews
Setting up job descriptions before setting up users, allows personnel to select their own job description when creating their user accounts. This prevents you from having to add them to each individual later. It’s easy to do and provides two reports that are required annually.
Tip: Job description templates are available in the Documents section of the website. Job description reports are located under the Management tab.
When user accounts are created you will receive an email notification. For most personnel, you need not do anything else. They have access to trainings, their job description, employee surveys, corporate compliance, critical incident and grievance reporting systems.
Tip: Individuals are assigned permissions to view your policies, procedures and documents in the Manage Policies/Documents area of the website. Selecting Receive Documents in Security Settings, allows the individual to view and download from Accreditation Now’s Documents (templates) section. The answer keys to the trainings are located in the Documents (templates) section. Selecting Review Job Descriptions allows the individual to review all job descriptions at the management level.
Training — Schedule Trainings
Tip: Scheduling trainings 30 to 60 days prior to the annual review date (the date trainings move into archive) will allow staff members to complete their trainings should they fall short of the due date.
Instruct Personnel to Take Trainings
Tip: All of the prepared trainings should be taken by ALL personnel. In later steps, you will add custom trainings.
Tip: Documents which are prepopulated in the management system contain a Download Template button that can be used to download the template. Appendix A in the CARF manual provides a list of required written documentation.
Personnel and Stakeholder Surveys
Community Stakeholder/ Personnel surveys can be accessed in several ways: