UAB Medicine

Tobacco Free Hiring Policy

UAB Medicine Tobacco‐Free Hiring Policy

As a world‐class medical center operating as part of a public education and research university, UAB Medicine is dedicated to the preservation of health and prevention of disease. UAB Medicine desires to provide a safe and healthy work environment and to promote the health and well being of its employees, visitors and patients.

Policy Statement:
Effective July 1, 2013, all new UAB Medicine employees will be tested for nicotine use as part of their post offer, pre‐employment drug screen. Those who test positive for nicotine use will not be hired.

Definitions:
UAB Medicine means UAB Health System, UAB Hospital, UAB Hospital Management, LLC, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF), The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital and Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Ophthalmology Services Foundation (OSF), Triton/VIVA, and UAB Health Centers.

Tobacco Use means smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing any tobacco product.

Scope:
The UAB Medicine Tobacco‐Free Hiring Policy applies to UAB Medicine employees.

General Rules:

  • UAB Medicine does not hire tobacco users. For those entities which ask about tobacco use on the job application, the applicants who state on the application that they use tobacco will not be eligible for a job. They are free to apply for open positions if they quit using tobacco. Applicants who test positive for nicotine use during their drug screen, but, state on the application that they do not use tobacco, will be considered to have falsified their application and will be treated according to the entity’s policies for falsified employment applications.
  • Other than applicants who have falsified their applications, applicants who test positive for nicotine during their drug screen may reapply after 60 days.

 

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