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Occupational Health Screening

As an employee of Cleveland Clinic, you are required to be cleared by Occupational Health prior to the start of your training. Appointments can be scheduled up to three months in advance, so please call today.

Cleveland Clinic maintains a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. All newly hired employees undergo urine drug testing as a condition of employment. This test quantifies the presence of illicit drugs and cotinine (nicotine metabolite). According to Cleveland Clinic policy, newly hired employees who have cotinine levels above the threshold will have their employment offer rescinded. Those individuals testing positive that test negative after 90 days, may be reconsidered for appointment at the discretion of the candidate's supervisor, should the position remain vacant.

Schedule Your Appointment

Call Occupational Health at 216.445.6200, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Screening hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am through 3:30 pm. No childcare is available.

Location

W.O. Walker Building
E. 105th Street and Euclid Ave. (enter from Stokes Blvd.)
Second floor, Desk C21
Cleveland OH 44195

About the Screening

Occupational Health requests documents of serum titers, vaccines and TB results prior to your Cleveland Clinic health screening. If you cannot provide this documentation, our Occupational Health Professionals will perform these procedures. The health screening includes the following:
  • Urine drug testing including cotinine (nicotine metabolite)
  • TB surveillance including QuantiFERON Blood Test (QFT)
  • Immunization and vision screening
  • Respirator medical clearance and fit-testing

Anesthesiology Institute-specific requirements

If you are joining the Anesthesiology Institute, you'll need these additional screenings:

  • Pre-hire drug screens
  • Random toxicology screens after primary hiring
  • "For cause" drug screens
  • Return-to-duty testing following a violation of alcohol or controlled substances use policies 
The Anesthesiology Institute is fully committed to patient safety and employee well-being. As part of this commitment, a Substance Abuse Prevention Protocol was established, effective March 1, 2008. The program is designed to increase education on prevention, recognition and risk of substance abuse. 

As a condition of employment, all residents and fellows must agree to participate in the Substance Abuse Prevention Protocol and to abide by the terms of the Substance Abuse Policy. If you have any questions, please contact your Anesthesiology Institute training program.

Expanded Random Drug Testing Program

Cleveland Clinic is committed to patient safety, caregiver health and a drug-free workplace. As part of our pledge to deliver safe, reliable care, Cleveland Clinic has implemented a random drug testing program effective Jan. 1, 2016. All Cleveland Clinic employees (including physicians and trainees) are subject to the random drug testing program during the duration of their employment.

Trainees will still need to undergo the initial drug screening as part of the pre-screening health exam before beginning training.

Employees are randomly selected by a scientifically valid method, giving everyone an equal chance of being tested each time selections are made. Employees may be selected several times in a row or not selected the entire year.

Here is the procedure for trainees who are randomly selected for testing:

  • Schedules will be reviewed before notifying a trainee to report for testing.
  • Testing will be conducted during the trainee's normal work schedule at or near their work location.
    • Trainees who are unavailable for testing because of an outside rotation or vacation will go back in the pool for re-randomization.
  • Trainees will be notified by text page; they are to respond to the page within one hour.
    • If they do not respond, their Program Coordinator will be contacted for help in locating them.
  • When they respond, a location and time for testing that day will be scheduled. 
    • If they do not report for testing at the designated time and place, their Program Director will be notified.
For details, view the general answers to FAQs as well as answers to FAQs specific to physicians.

What to Bring

Please bring the following with you to your Occupational Health screening:
  •  Photo ID (passport or driver's license) for identification
  •  Documentation of serum titers for measles, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B
  •  Copies of vaccination records for negative titers (if you do not have documentation, titers will be drawn)
  •  Contact lenses or glasses