Working at Village Hospital
Welcome to what we know will be an exciting career at Village Hospital. We are proud to be part of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. We share most of the same policies and procedures. Please note this when reading the Human Resources Policies and Procedures manual.
Before You Get Here
Even though your employment at Village Hospital doesn't officially start until New Employee Orientation, there are some things you need to do before your first day of work. The resources in this section will help you prepare.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do before attending orientation?
Once you’ve accepted an offer, you must attend your scheduled Employee Health Pre-placement Evaluation. They will need your immunization records, and you will need to take a drug screen before you will be allowed to attend orientation.
What should I wear to orientation?
Dress is business casual for the first day. That includes khakis, slacks and shirt with a collar. No sneakers or jeans. Your department will advise you on its dress code standard (uniforms, etc.) once you report for your second day at work.
What time do I need to be at orientation?
Orientation starts at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and lunch in the Dogwood Cafe are provided. Orientation ends at 5 p.m.
Where do I go for orientation?
Orientation is held at 250 Westmoreland Road, Greer, SC 29651. Report to the front desk of the Village Hospital no later than 8:25 am.
Where can I park?
Park across the street from the hospital in the Medical Office Building Entrance D, back parking lot.
What should I expect at orientation?
On the first day of orientation, you will spend one day learning about the Village Hospital’s culture, mission, vision and values. You will also receive information on the South Carolina Retirement System and hospital benefits. You will receive your employee badge and further information related to parking, security and emergency management.
You will also have an opportunity to meet key Village Hospital management and network with your fellow new hires.
When will I receive my first paycheck?
You can expect to receive your first paycheck two and a half weeks after your orientation date. Your first paycheck will be a "live" check, direct deposit will be active for your second paycheck.
Employee Health Pre-placement Evaluation
It is the responsibility of each new employee to complete pre-placement health screening requirements prior to beginning work. Failure to complete these requirements will delay your start date. Recruitment will schedule your on-site, Employee Health screening as soon as an offer of employment is made. No visit will be set up after the Tuesday prior to your start/orientation date. Visits on or before Tuesday do not guarantee that you will be cleared to start orientation on the following Monday.
Pre-placement health evaluations, immunizations and drug test
All employees must complete a pre-placement health evaluation and drug test. Please bring a valid photo i.d. and all your immunization records (e.g. baby book/shot records) to your appointment. Vaccinations will be administered free of charge to employees with inadequate records. These immunizations must be scheduled and administered following your orientation.
A tuberculosis skin test (known as a PPD/Mantoux test) is required of all new employees. Please bring a copy of your most recent PPD test. If you have had a “positive” PPD test in the past, bring a record of this test and the report of your most recent chest X-ray. If you cannot provide documentation of a millimeter reading on your previous “positive” PPD, you will be required to have a PPD placed.
Village Hospital strives to be a highly specialized healthcare organization, whose employees are dedicated professionals, interested in delivering quality care. Employees should dress and groom in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards to those we serve and with whom we work.
To help meet these goals, the Village Hospital has a dressing and grooming policy. Here are highlights; the full policy is available on the Hospital Intranet (VH1000.204):
All employees are expected to wear identification badges. They must be worn with picture and name visible and worn above the waist for easy identification.
Personal clothing and uniforms should be clean, neat and follow departmental guidelines. Certain shoe types are required for safety:
Clinical areas, defined as having patients or specimens in the area, must wear closed-toed shoes.
Other support areas defined as not having patients or specimens may wear open-toed shoes.
Hair and beards should be clean and neatly trimmed. Hair style and color must be professional and natural in appearance.
Personal hygiene (dirty fingernails, body odor or strong cosmetics and scents) should not be offensive.
For the safety of patients and employees, refrain from wearing large earrings and long hanging jewelry. Jewelry worn on the fingers and wrists should be minimal. In addition, no pierced ornaments should be worn in visible site other than the ear.
Tattoos should not be visible.
Computer Access and Services
All hospital employees receive an e-mail account. If your supervisor has requested that your account be set up prior to your orientation date, you can expect to receive a user name and temporary password on your first day in your department. Please check your email frequently, as this is the primary route of communication for hospital and system-wide information.
To access email from home, go to www.srhs.com and click “Employee Services”. Login is the same that you would use within the hospital HUB site.
Clinical and financial systems
Access to clinical and/or financial systems depends upon your job role, and requires prior approval by a supervisor. An access form will be submitted for the applications needed to perform your job. Your supervisor will schedule training for you and provide the dates, time and location.
Some clinical employees are granted remote access to clinical systems. If this is the case, you will receive a remote access security device and further instructions after you begin work.
Village Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System have developed internal intranet HUB sites. Through these sites, you will have the ability to access information and stay current with communication with the system.
For your reference, the Human Resources Policies and Procedures manual and hospital policies are available to all employees through the Village Hospital Intranet HUB.
The hospital intranet is accessible through any computer workstation at hospital facilities. The intranet is a valuable resource for news and events, policies and procedures, details on initiatives such as patient privacy, information security, and more.
According to hospital policy, the Internet should be used for business-related purposes and minimal personal use only. The hospital’s computer network automatically blocks some sites deemed to be inappropriate for hospital use.
Because of our concerns for the health of our patients, staff and visitors, every location in the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System including the Village Hospital are 100 percent tobacco free. Employees are not permitted to use tobacco products on Village Hospital property which includes the Medical Office Building.