Policy: Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Houston Methodist Hospital System has taken steps to promote a tobacco-free workplace through the implementation of tobacco-free campuses and to promote tobacco cessation education and resources to current employee as part of our commitment to health and wellness. 

 

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Tiffany Dean-WrightComment
Policy: Parking

Solution Pool team members home based or traveling into HMSPG / HMPCG may utilize on-site parking at employees’ expense. Off-site Texas Medical Center Contract parking in the Medical Center is available at no cost to the employee. A Metro Q-Card is also issues to cover the costs for the Metro Rail from the off-site contract parking lot to Houston Methodist. 

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Tiffany Dean-WrightComment
Policy: Mileage Reimbursement

Standard Mileage rate and toll charge reimbursement is paid for any Solution Pool Team member that travels more than 20 miles one-way (40 miles roundtrip) to and from assignment location. Additionally, standard mileage rate and toll charge reimbursement is paid for any Solution Pool team member that travels to from site to site during the work day.

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Tiffany Dean-WrightComment
Policy: Fingernail Hygiene

Background Information: Recent scientific studies have shown that artificial nails and appliques worn by health care workers (HCWs) have been contaminated with germs (both bacteria and fungi) that have been passed to patients and caused serious infections. These studies have proven that hospital personnel with nail enhancements had more bacteria both before and after hand washing than did personnel with natural nails. For this reason, hand washing alone cannot suffice.

 

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Tiffany Dean-WrightComment
Policy: Department Feedback

Failure to meet Dean’s Professional Services and Houston Methodist acceptable performance standards during any given evaluation period will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Acceptable Feedback evaluation score = 3 (three) and above. 

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Tiffany Dean-WrightComment
Policy: Attendance

It is imperative that every employee be present when scheduled to fulfill customer expectations. This includes practicing good attendance habits. All employees should regard coming to work on time, working their shift as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time as essential functions of their jobs, i.e., good attendance habits form an integral part of every employee’s job description.

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Tiffany Dean-WrightComment