Our team members are at the core of everything we do. While we celebrate the unique perspectives, experiences, and diversity of our team, there are certain standards by which all employees should abide.
Arkansas Children's requires a dress code that reflects a professional image that is neat, clean and fosters trust. By taking pride in our personal appearance, we establish our hospital as a place of safe and compassionate care for our patients and families. The Arkansas Children's dress code will grant accommodations to this policy for medical and religious requests.
All team members must come to work tidy, clean and sporting neatly pressed clothing - this includes uniforms and scrubs. Clothing should never distract from delivery of care or other work duties. All clothing must be appropriately fitted so that team members do not reveal skin when bending or reaching. Team members may not wear clothes that inappropriately expose skin, including midriff tops and shirts with low necklines.
All team members must wear their badges with pride in an up¬right, readable position on the outermost layer of clothing (including lab coats or sweaters). Badges must be worn in the shoulder area or on lanyard. The badge should not be worn attached to a belt or other piece of clothing at waist level. Team members' badge photos must be visible. Do not put stickers or other markings on badges.
Team members must keep their hair neat and clean. Hair cannot be worn in a way that poses safety or infection control issues. Styles must not interfere with job performance. Hair cannot be distracting. Hair may be dyed, but only using colors that are naturally occurring.
Arkansas Children's employees may have visible tattoos, as long as they follow certain criteria. Tattoos must be covered if they depict nudity or profanity, are inflammatory in nature, represent violence, drugs, sex, alcohol or tobacco products, or may be otherwise interpreted as offensive.
Team members may wear jewelry if it doesn't interfere with their jobs.
To ensure the safety of our employees and patients, certain vaccinations and tests are required. Each year employees will be asked to complete a TB screening and receive an annual flu vaccination as a condition of employment.
The COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease. Offer letters will require new hires to receive a full course of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
New hires must demonstrate compliance with this policy before reporting to work. Exemption requests should be discussed with Occupational Health at the time the offer is extended.
Arkansas Children’s now uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verifications for our employees.
The Work Number from Equifax is a fast and secure way to provide proof of employment or income—a necessary step in many of today’s life events including obtaining credit, financing a home or automobile, obtaining a housing lease or securing government benefits or services. The Work Number simplifies the verification process and accelerates decisions through an online system available to verifiers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, contact ACHEmployeeRecords@archildrens.org.
Join a team where you can reach your highest potential, and make a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and fellow team members.
* Before applying, please read our Employee Standards, which include important information regarding nicotine use and COVID vaccinations.