To further our mission of building healthier communities, effective October 1, 2011, the NCH Healthcare System will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. The NCH Healthcare System and its affiliates recognize the major importance of employees’ health and well being, and the responsibility of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all employees, volunteers, patients and visitors. Therefore, all individuals who are offered a position with the NCH Healthcare System or any of its affiliates are screened for illegal drugs (including those without a current valid prescription), alcohol, and/or tobacco/nicotine as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for illegal drugs (including those without a current valid prescription), alcohol, and/or tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment. Accordingly, their job offer will be withdrawn, and they will be disqualified from applying for employment for six (6) months from the date of the post-offer health screening.