New Employee Resources :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

New Employee Resources

Welcome to Nationwide Children's Hospital! We are happy to have you as part of our staff.

Pre-Employment Information

To complete the selection process, all candidates will be asked to complete a full background investigation and a pre-employment health assessment. This portion of the process will be scheduled through the HR/Employment office and will take approximately 90 minutes. Your Recruiter will schedule the appointment for you.

The background check  will include reference checking and a criminal background search complete with finger printing. Your health assessment will include a urine drug screen, review of past and current health history, review of current medications, height/weight, temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure.

We will review your immunizations and will re-vaccinate if needed. In addition, a TB test will be done through blood work.

Tobacco Surcharge

Both employees (and covered spouses) need to send a negative cotinine (nicotine) test to Employee Wellness in order to avoid the $20.00 per pay Tobacco Surcharge on their medical premium. 

Testing Information

New employees take this test during their pre-employment health assessment with Employee Health. The employee can contact Employee Health (614-355-4135) for a copy of their cotinine result and submit this to Employee Wellness (fax: 614-355-4298 or email). 

Spouses should get an order from their doctor for a urine or blood cotinine test to complete it at a lab. This is billed to the health plan so to inquire about cost contact Karen Hammer at 614-355-4119. If you have chosen the HRA plan, NCH labs would be covered at 95%. Therefore, it would be a very minimal cost if the test is done at one of these labs.  Click here for a listing of locations. Once receiving the result, the spouse will need to submit a Spouse Cotinine Results Form to Employee Wellness.

***If you should incur the Tobacco Surcharge at any point during the year, you will receive a full refund of the surcharge once a negative cotinine result is provided or upon the completion of an approved Tobacco Cessation Program.

Tobacco Cessation Programs

Employees and/or spouses can also complete a Tobacco Cessation Program at any time during the year to remove the Tobacco Surcharge. Contact Employee Wellness at 614-355-4154 for more information about these programs. 

Orientation Information

Please review the following information and documents prior to your first day of orientation.

Nursing Orientation Information

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000