Professional Appearance Policy

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					Professional Appearance Policy
Acceptable Attire:
      Hospital identification badges must be worn, and both picture and complete name must remain visible
      Clothes must be clean and pressed
      Employees who care for patients in non-routine or emergent situations should wear lab coats or other
       protective attire
      Tattoos or body art must be covered if the CARE Team members have patient, family, or customer
      Except in the summer, socks or hosiery must be worn at all times, with all types of shoes

   Proper Work Attire includes:
      Appropriately fitting skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, suits, tailored trousers or slacks; professional-looking
       Capri pants
           Clothing must cover the back and midriff
      Shoes that are in good condition, clean, and polished.
           For safety reasons, footwear that adequately protects and encloses the entire foot, and heels
              that are two inches or less are required in all work areas except offices.
           Additional protective footwear (e.g., boots) may be required in certain work environments (e.g.,
      Jewelry that is small and in good taste. It must not interfere in any way with job performance or safety.
      Piercing jewelry that is limited only to the ears. No other jewelry may be worn in piercings on the face,
       head, neck, or other visible parts of the body.
      Clinical Wear (worn by CARE Team members who provide direct patient care)
            Clinical departments may designate white or colored slacks/skirts to be worn with color-
                coordinated or white tops / collared shirts.
            Colored scrubs, except surgical green, are also acceptable attire for clinical staff.
            Green scrubs are worn in certain areas of the hospital, such as the Operating Room or Cardiac
                Cath Lab) in conformance with the Surgical Attire policy (see your manager for more detail)
            Employees who care for patients in non-routine or emergent situations should wear lab coats or
                other protective attire.

Unacceptable Attire:
      Clothing that is faded, stained, discolored, torn, patched, ripped, frayed, or missing buttons.
      Leggings or stirrup pants; spandex; skorts; pedal pushers
      Excessively tight, short, or ill-fitting attire
      Revealing clothing such as shorts, crop tops, halter tops, or muscle shirts
      Gym, athletic, or sweatshirts/sweatpants
      NO denim of any type or color
      Scrub attire that is not required by the employee’s job
      Hats or caps unless they are part of a required uniform or religious observance
      In patient care areas and all areas where heavy or moving equipment is in use, the following is not
       permitted for safety reasons: high heels (higher than two inches); open-toed shoes; sandals
      Flip-flops, Birkenstock-style sandals, moccasins, patient slippers, and cloth, nylon or canvas-covered
       sneakers/athletic shoes are not permitted in any work area.
      Clothing that creates a distraction or disturbance from a positive business environment, such as clothing
       that denotes gang involvement or racial/ethnic/sexual messages
      Items (including buttons, hats, caps, etc.) with offensive slogans or pictures, political slogans, and/or
       derogatory words