STANDARD: Stoney Health Services dictates the appropriate dress for all personnel and contractors while on duty in all SHS sites, and/or when representing SHS inside and/or outside the community in an official capacity.
RATIONALE: Stoney Health Services (SHS) personnel/Contractors represent SHS when on duty in any official capacity. As such, maintaining public, professional appearance and professional behaviour at all times inspires confidence in the organization. Furthermore, the SHS Dress Code is determined by the amount of interaction the SHS staff/Contracted personnel has with the clientele as well as by a) recognized workplace health and safety standards, b) infection prevention and control standards, and c) a demonstration of respect for cultural and religious norms.
POLICY: All Stoney Health Services personnel and contractors shall maintain a professional, well-groomed appearance that contributes to a positive impression of Stoney Health Services and shall conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect excellence and pride in themselves, the employer, and the Stoney Nation. The following Dress Code procedures apply:
a) Wear Staff Identification (ID, Nametag) Badges at all times.
b) Dress in a professional manner appropriate to the nature of your work. This includes wearing clothing that:
c) Keep hair (including facial hair) neat and tidy. Keep hair tied up or pulled back from face when working in close contact with clients.
d) Avoid wearing scents. SHS maintains a scent-free environment.
e) Avoid clothing, shoes and/or accessories that:
f) Knee-length shorts and/or knee-length skirts/dresses may be worn.
g) Appropriate footwear shall be worn to protect the employee where hazards exist that could result in a foot injury, or contribute to a hazardous circumstance.
h) Natural nails shall be clean and short. Artificial nails, nail enhancements, and chipped nail polish shall not be worn by SHS personnel, medical staff and Volunteers who provide direct patient care or perform other tasks that require hand hygiene.
i) Hand jewellery, other than a simple ring. i.e. plain band, shall not be worn by staff, medical staff, and Volunteers who provide direct patient care of perform other tasks that require hand hygiene.
Note: Other tasks that require hand hygiene include, but are not limited to: preparing medications, and food handling.
Darlene Richter, Nurse Manager March 20, 2015
Aaron Khan, Executive Director