The following information describes the SALARIES, BENEFITS, INSURANCE, and HOUSING available to participants of the Graduate Medical Education Programs sponsored by Hartford Hospital.
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DORMITORY RESERVATION APPLICATION
 


SALARIES
 
The following annual salaries are effective for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Salaries are paid bi-weekly.
 
Grade       Annual 
PGY-1       $55,600
PGY-2       $58,000
PGY-3       $60,900
PGY-4       $63,200
PGY-5       $66,000
PGY-6       $68,600
 
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BENEFITS

  • Vacation:Three Weeks (based on a 5 day work week) (Scheduled under Program guidelines) Time cannot be accrued. Compensation for days not taken will not be given. This includes the stipend for your orientation period.
  • On-Call In-House Meals: Annual on-call meal allowance provided
  • On-Call Rooms: Provided
  • Lab Coats with Laundry Service: Provided 
  • Paid Educational/Professional Leave: One Week (through arrangement with Program Director) 
  • Institutional Leave for the following may be granted by your Program Director in accordance with Hospital policy. If the Leave is for an extended period of time during your contracted year, your requirements may not be fulfilled as defined by the Residency Review Committee and Specialty Board. Timely notice of the effect of leave(s) on the ability of resident/fellows to satisfy requirements for program completion. 
  • Paid Sick Leave: Sick leave can not be carried over into new academic year. Depending upon the educational requirements of an individual program, residents may be allowed additional paid leave up to six months with the approval of the program director. In the event of serious injury or prolonged illness additional paid leave may be granted. If the leave is for an extended period of time during your contract year, your requirements may not be fulfilled as defined by the Residency Review Committee and Specialty Board.
  • Maternity Leave: Full salary when medically unable to work, requires physician’s affidavit identifying the leave as a "medical necessity". 
  • Family, Parental and Medical Leave: Must have worked for Hartford Hospital for at least 12 months, and must have worked at least 1000 hours (1250 hours for federal FMLA) in the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave. Up to 16 weeks leave in a 12 month period, not to exceed a maximum of 28 weeks in a 24 month period for the following reasons: birth, adoption or foster care of a child, or the serious illness of yourself or a family member.
  • Counseling Services: At Hartford Hospital, House Staff who wish to seek counseling services for themselves and/or immediate family are encouraged to call the Assessment Center at 545-7200 located on the South Campus. The Center responds on a twenty-four hour, seven-day week basis. House Staff may also obtain services through the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Medical Support Services: House Staff are encouraged to select a primary care physician for themselves and their families’ medical needs. In emergencies, the House Officer is encouraged to use either the Emergency Department or the Rapid Assessment facility adjacent to the Emergency Department.
  • House Officer Impairment, Including Substance Abuse: If a resident/fellow is identified as not fit for duty (see Fit for Duty Policy) and substance abuse or mental health impairment is identified; the resident/fellow will be referred to the HAVEN (Health Assistance InterVention Education Network) which conducts programs for impaired healthcare workers for Hartford Hospital. They will make recommendations about further treatment and will work with our EAP program, the Medical Education Office and the Program Director in identifying whether or not the resident/fellow is fit for return to duty. Educational Program on Physician Impairment: House Staff are required to attend the Educational Program on Physician Impairment, including its avoidance and recognition as well as the increased risk of substance abuse. Additional information can be accessed thru: www.harthosp.org/ResidenciesFellowships

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INSURANCE
 
Details and comparison data for all health plans is sent directly to incoming housestaff in May of each year.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Coverage applies only with respect to providing or failing to provide professional services within the scope of your assigned duties for or on behalf of Hartford Hospital. Coverage for moonlighting or other unofficial activities is not provided. The policy applies only when the claim is based on an act of omission that happened after the retroactive date, 10/1/90; and the claim is first reported to our insurance carrier, CHS Insurance Limited, while the policy is in effect. Coverage limits are $39,000,000 per medical incident/$32,000,000 aggregate. The policy is a claims-made and does not require tail insurance upon completion of your program. CHS Insurance Limited will defend any suit brought against a House Officer even if the suit is groundless or fraudulent. They will pay all costs defending the suit, including interest on that part of any judgment that doesn't exceed the limit of coverage. CHS Insurance Limited will not defend a suit or pay a claim after the limit has been used up in paying judgments or settlements. Any claims made for your actions, which occur after you have completed your program, will not be covered by the Hospital's insurance policy. Coverage begins on the first day and includes tail coverage. Coverage includes legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported after the completion of the program(s) if the alleged acts or omissions of the residents are within the scope of the program(s). An official document of the details of liability coverage will be provided upon request of an individual.
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance: For the full duration of employment. Disability income is guaranteed at $2,000/month. Coverage is portable, at your expense; provides guaranteed future benefits; coverage may be increased with no medical evidence of insurability. 
  • Group Life Insurance: Coverage commences on the first day of employment, if the first day of employment is the first day of the month. If the first day of employment is a day other than the first day of the month, coverage will commence the first day of the following month.
  • Basic Dental Insurance: Coverage commences on the first day of employment, if the first day of employment is the first day of the month. If the first day of employment is a day other than the first day of the month, coverage will commence the first day of the following month. Details of the Basic Plan, as well as a contributory Preferred Plan, are provided upon commencement of employment.
  • Health Insurance Plans (employee only, employee & children, employee & spouse and employee and family): Two medical plan choices: Coverage commences on the first day of employment, if the first day of employment is the first day of the month. If the first day of employment is a day other than the first day of the month, coverage will commence the first day of the following month. Details of the medical plans are provided prior to commencement of employment. 


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HOUSING/DORMITORY INFORMATION
 
Students can rent a room at the Education and Resource Center (ERC), 560 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106.  Students must fill out a Dormitory Reservation Application form in order to reserve a room.
 
Please note that this is temporary housing.  Students are permitted to live in the dormitory as long as they are enrolled in the program, until their course of study ends.  Newly hired employees are allowed a one-time stay that will not exceed three months.  The purpose of this temporary housing is to enable new hires to locate their own housing.
 
The dormitory floors house either male or female residents.  Therefore, in order to provide privacy tenants may have an overnight guest only of the same gender.  Normally, overnight guests are limited to no more than two (2) consecutive nights.  Guests of the opposite sex must leave by midnight.
 
Rooms are furnished with a single bed, a chair, a desk and a credenza.  You may arrange for your own telephone line.  Cable television is NOT available at the ERC. 

A food and beverage vending area is on the first floor of the ERC and Hartford Hospital main cafeteria in the Bliss Building serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Laundry facilities are located on the Ground Level.
 
The monthly rental rate is $350.00.  A separate check for key deposit of $15.00 is required (only for those staying 3-months or longer).  You may pay monthly or for the total stay in advance.  Payments are due on the first of each month.  Rents may be paid at the ERC Security desk or in the Allied Health Office (ERC Academic Building 233).  The first month must be paid in advance and must be sent with the registration form, along with the key deposit.
 
Parking is available in a garage at 100 Retreat Avenue for a monthly fee.  There is a parking card security deposit required.  Parking arrangements must be made separately with the Parking and Real Estate Office prior to your arrival.
 
Complete information can be found in the Dormitory Reservation Application Form.
 
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