Leave: A total of 30 paid days off are given during the academic year. For purpose of this policy, a workday is defined as Monday through Friday. Twenty (20) of those days are defined as personal time off. Personal time off may consist of vacation days, paternity leave, maternity leave beyond what is covered by sick time, bonding time, and other personal needs. Personal time off days should be scheduled in advance and may be taken at any time during the year with the approval of the Program Director. There are no recognized holidays. Duties are assigned by each Program Director. If personal time off extends beyond 15 consecutive days, the fellow must apply for leave.
Leaves of Absence:Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): An eligible resident may request leave for his or her own serious health condition, the care of a new child, or the healthcare of a seriously ill family member. Unpaid leave for a maximum of 12 weeks in a 12-month period will be granted per stipulations of the FMLA. Non-FMLA: For those situations in which the resident does not qualify for the FMLA leave, the resident may request a leave from the program director. If leave is granted, the first three weeks will be paid. Leaves of six weeks or less will not delay promotion to the next level of residency, provided all requirements are met.
Medical/Dental Insurance Coverage: Insurance premiums are made by payroll deduction for available plans. Coverage is available for spouses and children.
Dependent Care Spending Account: This benefit permits childcare expenses to be paid with pretax dollars.
Basic Life Insurance: Coverage equal to your annual stipend – designed to assist your family financially in the event of your death – is provided.
Long-term Disability (optional): This coverage pays 60 percent of your monthly salary (as a resident) should you become disabled due to illness or injury. You may wish to seek additional coverage privately if you have major family responsibilities.
Business Travel Accident Insurance: Coverage is designed to assist you or your family in the event of your accidental death or dismemberment while traveling on hospital business. The coverage is $100,000, or $250,000 if the accident occurs while you are engaged in patient transport.
Child Care: The hospital-sponsored Child Development Center is located nearby to provide child care for employees of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The center is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended evening care available until 8 p.m. Programs are available for infants through kindergarten-age children year-round, and camp for school-age children is offered during the summer months.
Academic Resources: Recent journals, monographs and books appropriate to the needs of clinicians are maintained in the Pediatric Surgery Office, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Medical Library and the Washington University Bernard Becker Medical Library.
A U.S. Savings Bond payroll plan is available.
Direct deposit of net pay into employee’s bank account is offered through payroll.