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Happy Holidays

Our offices will be closed 12/20-12/24/21 to provide a well-deserved holiday break for our clinical and client support teams. Management will check emails periodically, and if there is an urgent matter during this time, please email our Director of Operations, Holly Lloyd. Holly@fmrt.org

The Importance of Assessments

INSIGHTS FROM OUR CEO

We understand how psychological standards are defined in the industry – a battery of assessments with a clinical interview is used to determine suitability. This is why the assessment portion is vital for the candidate to complete at least 48 hours before their appointment with FMRT. Our psychologists need time to review the candidate’s assessments before the clinical interview.

The appointment will be rescheduled if a candidate has not completed their assessments within the time frame required for their pre-employment psychological evaluation. We understand this has a domino effect and ultimately pushes back the hiring date for the agency. 

We ask for your help:

  • Inform applicants that action is required from the email FMRT sends confirming their appointment.
  • Call 336.761.0764 to be connected to an FMRT team member or email admin1@fmrt.org to schedule

FMRT is also developing a checklist with this type of information that will be forthcoming. 


Turnaround Time & Helpful Info about Positive Drug Test Results

Drug tests that have a positive result, whether for prescription medications or other substances, take longer to process. All positive samples require confirmation testing, increasing the time the sample is processed at LabCorp.

Once completed, all positive results are sent to a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for prescription verification by LabCorp. At this point, the MRO will reach out to the applicant so that prescription verification can be submitted. The faster the applicant complies with the request, the sooner the MRO report is available, and the sooner results are sent back.
 
***Note that some of the Medical Review Officers are based in Florida, which may cause delays due to hurricane damage.***

 

Elizabeth Morris, M.A.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Phone: 336-761-0764 ext. 1011

Email: elizabeth@fmrt.org 


National Depression & Mental Health Screening Month

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. These are topics not usually discussed in our personal or work lives, yet mental health disorders affect millions of Americans. Please know that support is available for you or others and that seeking help is a sign of hope and strength.

If you or someone you know has been experiencing one or more of the symptoms below for more than two weeks, consider getting more information and help:                       

  • Confused thinking
  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability
  • Extreme highs and lows in mood
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strong feelings of anger
  • Delusions or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that others do not)
  • Increasing inability to cope  with daily problems and activities
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Denial of apparent problems
  • Many unexplained physical problems
  • Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol

Referral Sources:

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Find help for a mental health or substance use crisis in your county.
Crisis Solutions North Carolina

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina
Offering programs, support, advocacy, and more.
https://naminc.org/

North Carolina 211
This free referral and information helpline, provided by United Way of North Carolina, connect people to a wide range of services 24/7.
Dial 2-1-1 from any phone. 
https://nc211.org


New Office in Greenville, NC

We are excited to share with everyone that we are moving! We will be operational the week of October 17th and ask that you update the forms given to applicants and employees that utilize this office.

702 Cromwell Drive
Suite D
Greenville, NC 27858


FMRT Updates

Thank You for the Opportunity

Thank you to the following departments for your recent referrals:

  • NC Agencies: Catawba County Telecommunicators, Snow Hill Police Dept.
  • SC Agencies: Fort Mill Police Dept.
  • MT Agency: Cascade County Sheriff’s Office

We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

We Want Your Feedback

Your feedback helps us improve our services and ensure we are meeting all client expectations. To help us make the best choices, we value your insight and want your feedback.
We thank you for your survey response and appreciate your input.
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