Vacation: Each resident receives 4 weeks vacation, 4 personal holidays, and 3 days off in December during the holiday season.
Professional Leave: Second and third year residents are permitted four working days each year to attend professional meetings.
Maternity Leave: Up to 12 weeks leave, in accordance with the Family Leave Act.
Paternity Leave: Up to 12 weeks leave, in accordance with the Family Leave Act.
Sick Leave: The hospital provides 4.6 hrs of sick leave for every 80 hrs worked.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at reduced rates. Spouses and children of residents may also use the hospital's dining facilities at the reduced rates. Every resident is issued a meal allowance card for the year.
Security: The MetroHealth police will provide an employee I.D. card and finger-printing services. Escort services are provided during late evening hours.
Parking: Lighted, security-monitored parking is available at the hospital. There is a $11.72 biweekly payroll deduction to cover parking fees.
Hospitalization Coverage: MetroHealth offers 3 different plans. The plans are subject to change during contract bidding. There is an employee contribution for health coverage, which is made through a payroll deduction.
Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance: The hospital provides coverage for vision, dental care, and life insurance. There are no employee contributions for these benefits; however, you must sign up for coverage.
Prescription Drug Coverage: There is an outpatient pharmacy located on the premises which makes it convenient for employees. It is the most economical for those employees enrolled in the MetroHealth plan. There is also a mail order program available.
Long-Term Disability: Coverage provided through small biweekly contributions which are payroll deductions. This coverage is optional.
Retirement Program: At the present time, we are covered by PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Approximately 8.5% of the resident's salary is contributed to PERS, which is approximately $10,000 at the end of residency. If you remain in the program until retirement, the hospital will match an additional 13.5%. However when you leave, you have 3 options for your contributions: remain in the PERS program, roll-over into an IRA, or withdraw the amount with taxes applied.
Worker's Compensation: Provides medical expense coverage for on-the-job injuries, and weekly benefits if not eligible to receive full sick pay from the hospital.
Liability: The hospital is self-insured, and each resident is covered under a complete program of Self-Insurance and Indemnity. The Self-Insurance Program provides occurrence coverage for residents while acting within the scope of their duties and employment. The limit of the Self-Insurance Program is $3 million per occurrence. MetroHealth Medical Center also purchases excess insurance, which would respond should a claim exceed $3 million. This is an occurrence-form of coverage.
Direct Deposit / Check Cashing: Direct deposit of your paycheck is mandatory. The hospital currently has three automatic teller machines on the premises.
Notary Public: Notaries are available throughout the hospital and within the medicine department.
Credit Union: You may sign up for membership with the Steel Valley Employees' Credit Union located on the first floor of the Quadrangle Building. A $50.00 minimum payroll deduction is required for membership. Benefits and services include: savings accounts, Christmas and vacation clubs, direct deposit, signature loans, bill consolidation loans, new and used auto loans and Visa cards.
Residents' Association: The House Officers’ Association is made up of residents and fellows. Activities of the association include social hours, community service projects, hospital projects, free coffee and movie tickets, family get-togethers, and many other activities throughout the year. The House Officers’ Association requests that residents consent to a payroll deduction of $5.00 per pay period to cover resident dues.
Uniforms: Lab coats and scrubs are provided for each resident and are laundered without charge.
On-Call Sleeping Quarters: Rooms are assigned to individual services to guarantee ample on-call sleeping facilities. These rooms are adjacent to the patient areas for the convenience of the resident staff.
Medical Library: The hospital maintains an outstanding medical library which has over 25,600 bound volumes and in excess of 486 current subscriptions. MEDLINE, MDConsult, UpToDate, and other electronic references are available. Residents have access to all libraries and online journals at Case Western Reserve University. Also, an inter-library loan service is available.
Residency Support Office: The hospital maintains an active Graduate Medical Education office.
City-Wide Telecommunication System: The hospital provides a beeper for each resident with a range that permits access within 40 miles of the hospital.
Recreational Facilities: Resident Lounge and game room are located on the first floor of the Core Building and are available 24 hours a day for residents. Computers with internet access are available in the lounge. E-Mail Account: The hospital provides each resident with an e-mail account. Residents are expected to use this e-mail account for residency and hospital related business.