Dress code is what identifies staff from patients, and it’s very crucial in order to maintain a professional look, also it emphasis the teamwork spirit.
As usual with most of the policies sample posted here, there is some default data that should be listed in the policy header and footer. Below are some of the info that you need to include in your pharmacy formulary system policy header:
- Hospital name, obviously.
- Pharmacy department operational policy and procedure, this header just to notify the reader that the following policy belongs to which department.
- Policy code or Number, for filing/indexing purposes.
- Edition Number, same purpose as above.
- Title of the policy, in our case; it would be pharmacy dress code.
- Important dates [date reviewed, approved date, effective date and due for review date].
- Applies to [department] in this case it should be pharmacy department
- And last but not least, you’ll mention the nature of the policy, whether it’s going to be multidisciplinary or department specific. (Department specific policy)
Pharmacy Dress Code Policy
- Dress code: is a term used to describe an acceptable standard of dress.
- Uniforms: are clothes of a specific color and design that shall be wearied by pharmacy employees during their duties and to be provided to employees by the hospital.
- To ensure the consistency in the professional appearance of pharmacy staff while on duty.
- To ensure personnel are easily identified.
- To ensure compliance with infection control guidelines / standards.
- Pharmacy employees shall:
- Adhere to the pharmacy dress code while on duty.
- Wear their identification tag while on duty.
- Wear uniform (clerk staff should wear a beige color coat, licensed pharmacist and technician should wear white color lab coat].
- Supervisor shall ensure that personnel under him/her supervision adhere to the standards.
Procedures and responsibilities
Pharmacy supervisor shall explain to the new hired staff about the uniform and the acceptable standards of dress code as per guidelines.
Pharmacy supervisor should request the appropriate uniform to the new hired staff.
You’re almost done and pharmacy dress code policy is almost ready, what’s remaining is just few basic policy layout filling.
- Revisions: Revised as per timescale.
- Distribution: Here you should mentioned where this policy will be sent, and which departments will get a notification for it; for our current pharmacy dress code policy we are going to sent it to:
- Chairperson of P&T committee.
- Nuclear medicine department.
- Pharmacy department.
- Signed originals is maintained in manual 81 indexing office.
The policy is now finished, and it’s time to get proper signatures, whether your hospital is implementing an electronic signatures, or manual sign and stamp.