Gwinnett Medical Center is committed to leading by example in establishing, maintaining and promoting a healthy and safe environment for everyone.
We believe—and national studies show—that hospitals and other healthcare organizations that permit tobacco usage send a message to healthcare consumers that tobacco is not a health hazard.
The health impact of tobacco use has a devastating effect on individuals and communities. Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. We believe the healthcare industry—including Gwinnett Medical Center—must lead the way in reducing tobacco usage and the accompanying suffering and economic loss.
Therefore, effective July 1, 2010 Gwinnett Medical Center will not hire any individual who uses tobacco in any form. This policy applies to any job applicant, including previous employees.
As an applicant for employment at Gwinnett Medical Center, I verify that I do not use any tobacco product, such as cigarettes, cigars, chew, snuff, pipe, nicotine gum or patch, etc.
I understand that a contingent offer of employment is dependent upon me verifying my non-tobacco use by signing this document.
I also understand that upon a contingent job offer, I will be tested for tobacco usage. If the results are positive, the job offer will be rescinded.