RESIDENT HOUSE STAFF BENEFITS
Effective from date of hire: St. John Smart Plan, St. John Smart Plan PPO, Medical Opt-Out (cash back). A premium contribution is required (flat amount). DENTAL COVERAGE: Effective the first of the month following three (3) months employment: Delta DPO Plus Plan, No coverage. 5% premium contribution required. VISION COVERAGE: Effective the first of the month following three (3) months employment: Superior Vision Plan, No coverage. Coverage is 100% contributory.
ASSOCIATE LIFE INSURANCE
Effective the first of the month following three (3) months employment. Core coverage equal to 1 x base pay paid by Providence. Options include base pay with a partial credit back or options to buy up to 2x, 3x or 4x annual base pay.
FAMILY LIFE INSURANCE
Effective the first of the month following three (3) months employment. Coverage for spouse and child(ren) is available in amounts between $10,000-$50,000 for spouse and between $2,5000-$10,000 for children. Coverage is 100% contributory.
GROUP LEGAL PLAN
Effective the first of the month following three (3) months employment. Legal services are available through group plan for associates and dependents. Coverage is 100% contributory.
ADOPTION EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
Eligible the first of the month following three months service. Up to $2,500 may be reimbursed for court approved adoption expenses at finalization of adoption.
BUSINESS TRAVEL/ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Eligible date of hire. Coverage up to $300,000 for loss of life or dismemberment while traveling on Providence business.
PAID SICK TIME
Eligible from date of hire. 480 hours of sick time are assigned each calendar year. This is equivalent to 90 days or 3 months at full pay.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY
Benefit based on 60% of your salary and coordinates with paid sick hours to provide income protection during the 180 day waiting period for Long Term Disability benefits.
PROVIDENCE LONG TERM DISABILITY POLICY
Effective the first of the month following 6 months. Eligible for 60% of your salary to a maximum of $2,500/mo. No offsets for Social Security, Worker's Compensation or Pension. Supplemental/optional coverage is available. Plan is portable upon termination of employment.
RESIDENT MEAL COVERAGE
$1,200 meal card (disbursed quarterly) is provided to every resident at the start of each academic year (July 1st) for while on service at Providence Hospital and Providence Park Hospital. St. John Hospital offers complimentary meal coverage for neurosurgery house staff.
EDUCATIONAL STIPEND AND CONFERENCE REIMBURSEMENTS
Educational stipends are provided for all residents and increase each year depending on the year of residency and specific needs of the program. This stipend can be used for items such as books, computers (taxed), and additional educational related costs. All reimbursements must be approved by both the Neurosurgery Residency Program Coordinator and Coordinator of Graduate Medical Education. Stipends for PGY-1 begin at $1,000 for the academic year (as of 2014). Step III board exams for PGY-1 can be approved as an educational expense and used with stipend funds.
Conference travel and attendance can be reimbursed by Graduate Medical Education if the individual is presenting at the conference. Specific details regarding this process should be addressed with the Neurosurgery Residency Program Coordinator.
Step III COMLEX exam is eligible for reimbursement for all PGY-1 residents by the neurosurgical program. Funds for this reimbursement are deducted from the residents Educational Stipend and Conference account (above).
The neurosurgical program (at no additional cost to the resident) provides one pair of surgical loupes. Prescription lenses are available. Residents are fitted at the end of PGY-1 with delivery at or near July 1st of the PGY-2.
Eligible from date of hire. 3 days (24 hrs) from sick bank may be used for personal absence yearly.
Three (3) weeks of paid vacation per contract year. All vacation time must be scheduled with the Program Director and the chief resident.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
An authorized leave of more than 3 working days. The written request must be submitted to the Program Director for approval and to Medical Education for signature and appropriate processing.
For more benefit details, please refer to THE PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS HOUSE STAFF MANUAL. A copy can be obtained through the Graduate Medical Education office.
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