Orientation Day

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New Team Member Orientation 

You will attend Cooper's in-person orientation held at Cooper's Conference Center, room 121, in the Main Hospital. You'll receive an email invitation and reminder the Friday before your first day.

Orientation begins at 8:00 a.m., so please arrive early for this prompt start time. This event concludes at 4:00 p.m. 

Dress code for the day is business casual or scrubs if applicable to your role, more to information about what to wear is below.

Check your personal email for your "Welcome to Cooper" communication, which contains your Orientation Day. All Cooper team members attend a Day 1 Orientation – this includes Patient Care Services (PCS) team members who have direct patient care responsibilities and all non-clinical team members.

Physicians, fully remote team members, residents, fellows, students, contractors, and RN agency staff often have an alternative orientation plan. Remote team members Orientation overview can be found below in the Remote Team Member Orientation drop down.

What to Expect When You Arrive

Where to Park

Park in the Hospital Garage at One Cooper Plaza, which offers easy access to the Conference Center. Click Onsite Parking/Public Transportation on the Your Roadmap menu for additional parking details. Your first day of parking will be validated.

HR Onboarding Tasks Throughout the Day 

  • Show your I-9 identification; have your I-9 documents ready upon arrival. See I-9 section below for additional information including list of acceptable documents. 
  • Show your COVID-19 vaccination card.
  • Receive your second PPD test.
  • Pick up your Employee ID badge.
  • Apply for onsite parking and receive your badge wafer for garage access.

More information to get you started

I-9 Paperwork

Download the list of acceptable documents that you must bring for I-9 verification. The I-9 process is used to verify your identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.


List of Acceptable I-9 Documents

PPD Follow-up

A member of Cooper’s Employee Health team will administer your second required PPD test. You will receive instructions from the team on how to get your test read 48-72 hours later and ensure the results get recorded.

Reporting to Work

Your direct manager will provide you with information on where to report to work, along with other important details relating to your training and additional department onboarding. 

What to Wear to Work

This depends on your role, so speak with HR, your supervisor/manager, or unit educators about uniforms, scrubs, and office professional attire. Ask your manager to review the dress code policy once you begin reporting to work. Some streetwear items are not permitted, so be sure to ask in advance.

You’ll be able to order uniforms/scrubs once you have your Cooper network access. Your manager will provide ordering instructions.

Key to Cooper Scrub Colors:
  • Medical Providers: Black
  • Nursing: Midnight Blue (Navy)
  • Allied Health: Caribbean Blue (Teal)
  • Clerical: Royal Purple (Dark Purple)
  • Respiratory Therapists: Light Grey
  • Therapists: Mint 
  • Transitional Case Managers: Forest Green (Dark Green)
  • Transporters: Dark Grey
  • Reception Areas: Red

New FULLY REMOTE Team Members

You will attend an online, self-paced Orientation on the Cooper Learning Network (CLN). 

Part 1 - A.M.: Complete a set of assigned courses that will introduce you to Cooper, your Benefits, and other support resources. Plan for 2-3 hours of learning time during your 8-hour day.

Part 2 - P.M.: Complete a more complex series of courses that fulfill your Mandatory Education requirements for the year. Plan for 4-5 hours of learning time during your 8-hour day.

You will receive additional instructions on how to access and complete the necessary assignments via email the Friday before your start date.

Download: Cooper CLN Instructions. For CLN support, contact Cooper's IT Service Desk at 856.968.7166.