Code of Employee-Employer Relations

We have adopted this policy to delineate the fundamental 
principles, as well as the mutual rights and obligations, 
which comprise the employment relationship between this 
organization and our personnel.
Employees are encouraged to express their problems, concerns 
and opinions on any issue at the appropriate time and in the 
appropriate forum.
1.  This organization, in a continuing effort to implement 
    fair and effective personnel policies and practices, 
    A.  To select employees on the basis of qualifications 
        and with assurance of equal opportunity;
    B.  To provide salaries and employee benefits 
        commensurate with the work performed;
    C.  To establish reasonable hours of work;
    D.  To maintain safe and healthful working conditions;
    E.  To place employees in the work situation best suited 
        to individual abilities;
    F.  To provide training opportunities for those whose 
        needs, capabilities, and job descriptions warrant 
        such training;
    G.  To welcome constructive suggestions by establishing 
        an open and non-threatening atmosphere conducive to 
        free discussion of any matter of interest or concern; 
    H.  To allow each employee to exercise discretion and 
 responsibility to achieve a well-coordinated and 
        effective operation.
2.  The organization cannot assume responsibility for the 
    loss or theft of personal belongings; employees are 
    advised not to carry large sums of cash or other 
    valuables with them when they come to work.  Personal 
    belongings should be stored out of sight during the day.
3.  Each employee has an obligation:
    A.  To perform his duties to the best of his abilities 
        and skills without exceeding his level of training 
        and experience when attending to a patient and to 
        never consciously to place a patient or any other 
        visitor to our facility at risk;
    B.  To arrive at her work station and begin work on time 
        with a helpful and positive attitude toward fellow 
    C.  To know and understand the State laws concerning 
        medical practices and the responsibilities and 
        restrictions of holding a professional license. These 
        laws clearly explain those tasks which may legally be 
        done by staff members and those tasks which must be 
        performed by the physician.  Staff members with 
        professional and/or technical licenses must maintain 
        those licenses, as detailed in the respective job 
    D.  To follow the instructions of any member of the 
        medical staff precisely; if in doubt, to confirm 
        understanding with the physician or other provider of 
    E.  To not solicit patients and/or not respond to 

    solicitation by patients without the permission of 
        the employee's supervisor or the Medical Director; 
    F.  To adhere to all company policies.
4.  This organization retains the right to exercise customary 
    managerial functions, including the right:
    A.  To assign and/or re-assign, supervise, discipline and 
        terminate employees;
    B.  To determine and change starting times, quitting 
        times, and shifts, with appropriate notice to the 
    C.  To transfer employees within departments or into 
        other departments and other classifications, within 
        the paradigm of appropriate training and licensure;
    D.  To determine and change the composition and 
        qualifications of the work force, consistent with 
        business changes and organizational needs.  In the 
        event of adverse business conditions, it may be 
        necessary to reduce salary, wages, and/or benefits; 
        reduce the number of hours worked or curtail certain 
        assignments; and/or reduce staff either through 
        layoff or dismissal.
    E.  To establish, change, and abolish its policies, 
        practices, rules, and regulations consistent with 
        business changes and organizational needs;
    F.  To re-engineer means and methods of operations; 
    G.  To assign, or re-assign, the duties of employees as 
        necessary to accomplish its mission and goals and to 
        carry out all ordinary administrative functions.
5.  Patients have the right to know the name of the person
  providing care.  
    Ambulatory Accredited Organizations: 
    Individual name badges are issued to employees to be
    worn during working hours. Should you lose your name   
    badge, please let the Medical Director, or designee, 
    know so that a replacement can be obtained
    for you; depending upon the circumstances of the loss of
    your name badge you may be required to pay for 

Approved By Governing Board    
Control #140.1