Cincinnati Hospitals Ban Job Seeking Smokers
By: Leon Castles
on Friday, May 18, 2012
Many Cincinnati hospitals have now announced that they would not hire employees that smoke. This has been announced by many hospitals in Cincinnati claiming that they would ban job seeking smokers because they believe that the need to hire the best employees that can keep the hospital environment clean. Christ Hospital and Mercy Health are among the leading hospitals in Cincinnati that claim that they have come up with these policies only to make things better for the patients and not to hurt the sentiments of the smoking population.
Both the hospitals are very keen on providing healthy environment to their patients and therefore they ask their candidates about their tobacco consumption habits. All the potential employees have to talk about their tobacco use and also provide a sample of their urine before the employment offer is made. Chief Administrative Officer at Christ Hospital, Rick Tolson said that they would like to hire role models at their hospital. The hospital currently has 4800 employees and the hospital has been hiring 500 candidates annually. Most of the employees that work in the hospital are aged but they still go through smoke cessation programs but they don't want more employees that have smoking issues. Mercy Health will also implement the same policy in all their six branches to ensure they focus on health of their employees as well.