Terri, do you have a policy that you would be willing to share that addresses this?




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From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces@mylist.net] On Behalf Of Thrasher, Terri
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] Methadone


At Cincinnati Childrens we require the person to have a medical assessment to be cleared working on this drug.


If cleared to work we ask the manager to watch them carefully.   We do not do random drug screens.


Thank you for your email.


Kindest regards,




Terri L. Thrasher RN MSN

Sr. Director HR Professional Services

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

3333 Burnet Ave MLC 9006

Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

513-636-6240 office

513-236-1202 cell

513-736-4305 pager


From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces@mylist.net] On Behalf Of Senior, Cathy (DRMC)
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:59 AM
Subject: [MCOH-EH] Methadone




We have a candidate for hire which is a known methadone user. This candidate does have a legal prescription for the drug but it makes me alittle nervous. We are considering doing random drug screens for a period of time just to be assurred that this person is not taking anything not prescribed. The candidate relates that the methadone is prescribed for severe pain and has been on it for the past year. Any thoughts and past experiences with this would be greatly appreciated.


Cathy Senior RN BSN CDE

Employee Health Director

Penn Highlands DuBois

100 Hospital Avenue

P.O. Box 447

DuBois Pa 15801

Phone 814-375-3392

Fax 814-372-2610