Dress and Appearance
St. Jude Vendors Code of Conduct Policies
The personal appearance of each St. Jude Children's Research Hospital employee is a reflection of the professional atmosphere of St. Jude. All employees are expected to dress in a clean, neat, and professional fashion appropriate to their job responsibilities.
- All St. Jude employees, temporary workers, students, visiting scientists, and contractors are expected to dress in a neat, clean, and business-like fashion, appropriate to their job responsibilities.
- The Department Head/Chair may institute dress codes within a department to ensure compliance with the standards of OSHA, the Health Department, other regulatory agencies or the needs of the department.
- Uniforms must be worn in a manner designated by departmental policies.
- Employees may not wear garments to work that may be distracting, unusually revealing, or unsafe, or clothing that suggests offensive sexual, racial, religious, age-related, ethnic, or disability related subject matter.
- St. Jude employee identification badges are to be worn at all times and visibly displayed above the waist for security and personal identification purposes.
- Child-oriented (patient-oriented) pins, buttons, and badges may be worn. In patient care areas, extreme care must be exercised when wearing a button or pin so that it does not injure a patient. Other such pins, buttons, and badges related to St. Jude themes, professional organization recognition, etc., may be worn if approved by the Department Director/Chair.
- Lab coats should not be worn off campus, except while the employee is on duty.
- Scented products should not be worn in areas where employees may have patient contact; this includes general gathering areas such as the cafeteria or meeting rooms.
- Employees who have patient contact should not wear artificial nails.