Salary and Benefits
Salary & Benefits
Vacation: Residents have four weeks of paid vacation annually.
Holidays: MetroHealth Medical Center observes 12 holidays for house staff assigned to non-essential clinical rotations.
Educational Allowance: Residents are given educational funds in each year of training. The funds are used at the discretion of each resident for educational purchases or conferences.
You may choose from three medical plans: The MetroHealth Employee Plan, The MetroHealth Plus Plan, or the Kaiser Permanente Plan. If you enroll in a one of the medical plans, or in the dental/vision plan, employee contributions are required.
Life insurance is provided at no cost to the employee and is currently one and one-half times your base pay.
Long term disability Insurance is optional and is available for purchase through payroll deduction.
Workers' Compensation provides medical expense coverage for on-the-job injuries.
MetroHealth participates in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) plan, which takes the place of Social Security deductions. Ten percent of your salary is contributed toward OPERS; the hospital contributes 14%. There are three choices available for you to manage your OPERS funds during your employment as well as when employment is terminated. Please visit the OPERS Web site for further information at http://www.opers.org/.
The hospital is self-insured and each resident is covered under the program of self-insurance and indemnity. The 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 that would respond should a claim exceed $3 million. This is also an occurrence form of coverage.
Safety and Security
All employees are required to wear a MetroHealth Medical Center identification badge.
The MetroHealth Police Department is a full-service police department that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Escort service is available during late evening hours.
Secure, lighted parking is available on the medical center campus. The current parking rate is $13.72 per bi-weekly pay.
Direct deposit of your paycheck is mandatory. You may use any bank and/or credit union of your choice for either savings, checking, or both deposits.
The hospital has two ATMs on premises.
There is a credit union on campus. You may sign up for membership with The Steel Valley Employee's Credit Union. A $50 minimum deposit is required for membership. Benefits and services include: savings accounts, holiday and vacation clubs, direct deposits, signature loans, bill consolidation loans, new and used auto loans, and credit cards. Further information on Steel Valley's services may be found on its web site: Steel Valley Federal Credit Union.
The House Officer Association is made up of the resident and fellows of MetroHealth Medical Center. Activities of the association include social hours, community service projects, hospital projects, and many activities throughout the year. Residents are asked to consent to a $5 per bi-weekly pay deduction to cover house staff dues.
Lab coats are provided for each resident and are laundered free of charge.
Scrubs are provided for each resident and are laundered free of charge.
On-call rooms are assigned to individual services to guarantee ample on-call sleeping facilities. In most cases, these rooms are adjacent to patient areas for the convenience of the resident staff. Please note that we do not provide permanent or temporary housing.
The hospital has a medical library that contains more than 25,000 bound volumes and in excess of 486 current subscriptions. In addition to MedLine, MDConsult, UptoDate, and other electronic references, an inter-library loan service is available.
Full use of all Case Western Reserve University library facilities, online software, and online journals are available to all residents for a nominal fee.
All residents are provided a hospital e-mail account. Residents are required to use this e-mail account for residency and hospital-related business.
All residents are provided with a city-wide pager with a range of 40 miles within the hospital.
A resident lounge is located on the first floor of the Core/Towers building adjacent to the GME office. The lounge is available 24 hours a day and includes a bank of computers, a TV room, and quiet study/rest area.