What Do I Wear?
ChristianaCare’s Appearance Standard
As a health care provider, ChristianaCare desires to portray an image that instills a sense of confidence, security and professionalism to those who have entrusted their care to us and to those with whom we work. Each employee is a representative of ChristianaCare and presents an image of the organization to those we serve. Therefore, standards of appearance have been established to ensure that employees present the appropriate corporate image. Although you may work in a non-public area, at times you will have interaction in public areas in the view of patients and other customers. Each department may establish additional guidelines based on the specific needs of their department.
- Clothing is to be professional in appearance – no tears, rips or holes
- Dresses or skirts no more than 3 inches above the knee
- Shoes clean and polished, if applicable
- Hair kept neat and clean
- Facial or other body piercing jewelry (other than modest earrings, no more than 2 per earlobe) is not permitted while on duty
- Jeans of any sort
- Sweat shirts or sweat pants
- Hats of any kind (while inside)
- Leggings or other inappropriate form-fitting attire
- Cropped tops or low-cut shirts that expose the midriff
- Lettering or messages on clothing
- Shirts not tucked in
ChristianaCare’s appearance standards address personal hygiene as well as the avoidance of odors that may impact our patients such as strong perfumes, cologne and the odor of tobacco. Employees who do smoke should take necessary precautions to avoid the odor of tobacco or smoke residue while at work.
For the health of our patients and employees, ChristianaCare is a smoke free work place. Smoking is NOT permitted in any ChristianaCare facility, on any ChristianaCare campus (this includes in your car in our parking lot) or on an employee’s work time. ChristianaCare does not require that employees quit smoking, however does not permit smoking or the use of chewing tobacco as noted above. Smoking cessation resources are available to employees who would like to quit. Employees who do not wish to quit smoking are encouraged to develop strategies to remain smoke free throughout their work day.