New Hire Information

Welcome to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center! Below you will find information you need to know to get you started.

Pre-Employment Instructions

When offered a position at MedStar Franklin Square, you will receive an offer letter and additional forms for you to complete and return to the Human Resources Department.

When you drop off your paper work at Human Resources, please bring documentation required for the Federal I-9 forms, which prove you are eligible to work in the United States. See the second sheet of the Federal I-9 form for additional documentation. Acceptable documentation includes either one document from List A or one document each for lists B & C.

If you would like to enroll in direct deposit, please bring a voided check. Your photos will be taken for an ID badge and you will receive the badge at New Employee Orientation.

In order to be prepared for your physical, please print and complete the new hire packet and bring it with you when you come for your physical.

Occupational Health Processing

Please bring a picture identification, i.e drivers license, passport, etc. when you come for your physical. The physical includes:

  • History and physical exam, vital signs, vision, etc.
  • TST (TB Testing) - MedStar Franklin Square requires a two-step TST. This means one placed at time of physical and another two to four weeks later. Both must be read 48 -72 hours after placement by Occupational Health at MedStar Franklin Square
  • Drug and Alcohol test
  • Lab work checking for immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and Hepatitis B.
  • Seasonal influenza vaccination is required by MedStar Health. This will be administered during physical unless documentation of receiving current vaccination is received. Exemptions to this policy are for medical reasons or religious reasons with appropriate documentation.

NOTE: You will need to bring a copy of your immunization records, any results from TST done within the last year and/or chest x-ray if you had them prior. Allow one hour for physical and testing.

New Employee Orientation

The orientation process begins with New Employee Orientation. This process will help acquaint you with the hospital. You will further learn about your job duties and policies and procedures specific to your department from your manager. If you have any questions about the orientation process, please feel free to contact Human Resources at 443-777-7230.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is Orientation?

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Orientation is held in the Kotzen Auditorium. 

Nurses, nurse externs, care associates, multifunctional technicians, psychiatric counselors, patient service associate and sitters will receive information at orientation about additional training they may need to attend.

What should I wear to orientation?

Presenting a professional appearance is one way we show respect for staff, patients, visitors, community and ourselves. To provide consistency in appearance and to help maintain good public impression of MedStar Franklin Square, general dress should be consistent with standards of safety and good business taste. Low necklines and hemlines shorter than three inches above the knees are not permitted, and discretion should be used regarding fabric sheerness and undergarments.

It is a requirement to dress in business attire for Hospital Orientation.

The following are items NOT to be worn while at work (including orientation):

  • Garments of jean, denim or dungaree style material
  • Casual, ragged pants, shorts, capri pants, leggings, excessively tight or form fitting garments
  • Sundresses without jackets. Sleeveless tops should cover the distance between the shoulder and the neck, in other words, no spaghetti straps or other thin straps should be worn without a jacket or sweater to cover.
  • Hats or head coverings, unless required to meet health regulation guidelines, as a religious accommodation or designated as part of a uniform

Please check with your Supervisor or Manager in regards to the appropriate uniform requirements for your designated work area. Certain areas have guidelines for special clothing.

The hospital provides green scrubs and green cover gowns that are exclusive to employees who work in the following areas: Perioperative departments, Women's Pavilion, Imaging, Histology, Cytology, Sterile Processing and Residents.

Shoes should be clean and in good repair. They must be quiet, provide safe, secure footing and other protection against hazards. Athletic, tennis or recreational shoes are not permitted in the office environment, except when medically necessary and accompanied by a doctor's note. Consideration will be given at the department heads discretion to designated positions where an extended period of standing and walking is required. Flip-flops and sandal thongs are not permitted. Dress sandals are permitted when not in areas where they create a safety issue. Stockings, hose or socks should cover bare legs when they will be visible.

Fingernails and Piercings 
All employees with patient contact must keep fingernails short (no longer than 1/4 inch in length) and clean. No artificial fingernails or extenders are to be worn by those providing "hands-on" patient care. In addition, acrylic overlay may not be worn by those providing "hands-on" patient care.

Jewelry or other items of adornment used in pierced areas other than the ear should not be visible to patients or their visitors.

View our Personal Appearance Policy.

What should I bring with me to the New Employee Hospital Orientation?

  • ID badge - will be available at orientation
  • Pen
  • Any outstanding documents or paperwork needed from Human Resources such as ID's for I-9 form, VOID check for Direct Deposit and Tax withholdings
  • Smiling faces

We will provide:

  • Lunch
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Orientation binder with material for each presentation
  • Employee Handbook
  • Standards Booklet - Culture of Service

Where should I park?

After turning on Franklin Square Drive, you will proceed past the hospital and the Cancer Institute. On the left, you will see a sign for the East Lot, Employee Parking. Enter the building using the Staff Entrance. Learn more about directions and parking.

Do I need an ID badge?

Yes, you will receive your ID badge at orientation. If for some reason your badge is not there, please visit Human Resources during a break. It is important to remember to have your ID badge activated at the Security Desk so you will be given the appropriate access to the hospital. The Security Desk will also issue an employee parking sticker for your car.

All employees are required to wear their ID badge while at work. It must be visible and above the torso area. No stickers or pins are allowed on the badge. The ID badge is used to clock in and out on each working day for time and attendance. Pins will deactivate the ID badge for security and for time and attendance.

Do I need to clock in for orientation?

Yes, please clock in at the closest badge reader when you arrive and when you leave. If for some reason the Human Resources Department is unable to issue an ID badge during the first or second day of orientation, due to no fault of yours, you will not be penalized for not clocking in each day.

Benefits Information

  • Free parking
  • Competitive salaries
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Transit passes with employer contribution
  • Evening, night and weekend shift differentials
  • Credit Union
  • Use to on-site fitness centers at surrounding MedStar Health hospitals
  • On-site training and education
  • Discount cell phone and entertainment attractions
  • Comprehensive health benefits (medical, dental and vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403B Plans with employer match
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Personal holiday time
  • Paid holidays