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New Employee Questions & Answers

Welcome to Lowell General Hospital! We're confident you'll find that your decision to join our organization was a good one. At Lowell General Hospital, we strive to be an employer of choice, and do everything we can to empower our employees to reach their career aspirations. We also take great care to recognize your commitments outside of work, whether it involves family or personal activities, so we can help you achieve a comfortable work life balance. At Lowell General Hospital, we get what it takes to celebrate your work and your life.

The following will offer you some basic information about the new employee orientation process:

Questions & Answers

Before Orientation

What is a pre-placement medical exam?
When you have accepted an offer for a position one of the prerequisites is that you successfully complete a pre-placement health screen and have proof of certain tests and immunizations. Please call our Occupational Health department to schedule an appointment. The number is 978-937-6363 and the Occupational Health department is located on the second floor of the Hanchett Building.


Before employment, all persons must have the following tests and immunizations

  1. A pre-placement health screen
  2. Tuberculosis Screening Test (Mantoux) - Two step method
  3. Proof of two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccinations (MMR) or laboratory immunity to Measles and Rubella.
  4. History of Tetanus Booster Injection. Within past 10 years.
  5. History of three Hepatitis B vaccinations (for jobs with potential exposure to blood/body fluids) or proof of laboratory immunity.
  6. Varicella (chicken pox) history, proof of laboratory immunity or 2 Varivax injections.
  7. Proof of current annual seasonal influenza vaccination.

What paperwork do I need to complete prior to my first day of orientation?
Prior to the week you are scheduled to start you will need to come to Human Resources to complete New Hire Paperwork and show two forms of identification. This includes filling out tax forms and completing an I-9 Form.

Also, you will be asked to complete a criminal record release form. If you have been hired into a position that requires a license or certification, you'll be asked to show the original license.


Getting acquainted with Lowell General Hospital is an important part of starting your career off right! New Employee Orientation is generally offered twice a month to welcome new employees and provide them with important information in a fun and relaxed environment. Highlights include:

Day One:

  • An introduction to LGH's strategic goals and Pillars of Excellence
  • Interpreter Services & Cultural Diversity program, Magnet accreditation, Regulatory Compliance and Safety Reporting
  • Understanding our comprehensive benefits program

Day Two:

  • Learning about our service culture philosophy, from the employee rewards and recognition program to unique service initiatives for our patients
  • Covering comprehensive topics of safety education, Occupational Health and Emergency Management education, also developing awareness of mandatory requirements and information related to infection control, corporate compliance, and HIPAA while working at Lowell General Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must attend Orientation?
All employees (full-time, part-time, per diem), contract workers, students and volunteers are required to participate in a hospital-wide orientation.

What time is Orientation?
Orientation is held from 8:30am-3:30pm on Monday and Tuesday. Please note that the size of the group may affect the length of time. Note: A continental breakfast is offered both days.

Where is Orientation located?
Orientation takes place in the Clark Auditorium, located behind the Concierge Desk in the main lobby.

What do I wear?
Business casual is acceptable for Orientation. Please remember that jeans, shorts, etc. are not considered appropriate for business. A sweater or light jacket is recommended, as the Clark Auditorium tends to be cool.

What do I need to bring?
On the first day of orientation, you will be asked to complete an Employee Automobile ID Form. If you have a vehicle, please bring the license plate number with you.

Money to purchase lunch in our cafeteria or you may choose to bring your own.

Where will we have lunch?
Day One: We will provide you with lunch (salad, sandwich, chips, cookie, and a drink)
Day Two: You will have the opportunity to visit our cafeteria which offers many choices such as hot entrees, a sandwich station and a soup and salad bar. The cafeteria accepts cash, debit, and credit.

You are also welcome to bring a bag lunch.


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