Salary and Benefits
The following is only a summary of benefits available to House Staff. Benefit information will be covered in depth during orientation sessions.
Salary is commensurate with other residency programs in the state. Please contact us for more information related to fellow salaries. First year resident salary is $60,315.92.
SRHS offers a choice of medical plans for resident/family coverage. The plans vary in the benefit provisions and the premium amounts. Coverage for health insurance (medical, dental, and prescription) begins on the first day of the month following your employment hire date with SRHS. For most residents/fellows, that will be July 1. See HR Benefits Information Guide for details.
See HR Benefits Information Guide for details.
See HR Benefits Information Guide for details. Residents must opt-in and will have a waiting period of 28 days (20 working days) before they are eligible for short-term disability benefits. Vacation & sick days will be used to cover the 20 days; remaining days will be unpaid.
Residents traveling to educational seminars, recruitment events, professional meetings or other pre-approved hospital business are covered by State Workman’s Compensation, and by additional accidental death coverage.
Vacation & Time Off
All residents will receive twenty (20) vacation-sick days per residency year. Vacation-sick days do not carry over from year to year. See GMEC Policy for details.
Resident physicians are entitled to take the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. If the schedule requires working on an official designated holiday, another day may be substituted and should be taken within 30 days of the holiday worked. During certain rotations, those who work on the holiday are sometimes unable to schedule another day off within the mandatory 30-day period. In this case, he/she must take the holiday off as soon as feasible upon completion of the rotation.
Administrative leave involves interviewing and/or visiting prospective residency/practice sites or miscellaneous administrative leave. Each request will be approved on a case by case basis by the Residency Program Director. The number of allowable administrative leave days is determined by the respective specialty Board.
Maternity leave is permitted for whatever period of time is deemed appropriate or necessary by the resident and her personal physician. Vacation days will be used.
Up to 5 days (must use sick time). Paternity leave is permitted for five (5) working days at the time of delivery or within 6 weeks. Vacation days will be used. Special circumstances will be reviewed on an individual basis with the Residency Program Director.
Educational leave is available. The type, location and approval of each conference request will depend on the following factors:
- Availability of funds
- Coverage considerations
- Current participation in in-house conferences
The Residency Program Director will determine final program approval. All travel must be preapproved in writing by GME and SRHS Administration.
Emergency/Death in Family
Absence(s) will be authorized by the rotation attending and the Residency Program Director. Absence(s) may be granted due to death in the family, illness or other serious personal or family problems.
Associates providing documentation of jury duty service may be compensated by Spartanburg Regional, in addition to their jury duty pay, as if they had worked their regularly scheduled hours.
Unpaid military leave, in accordance with state and federal law, for the term of service may be granted to a resident who is ordered to active federal military service or to a resident who is in a reserve unit called to active duty. A copy of military orders must be given to the Program Director. Residents on military leave will return from active service at the same point in rotation, in so far as possible. Necessary adjustments will be implemented to accomplish this goal. Residents moved into the position vacated by another resident called into active duty need to be fully informed of this fact.
There is a no-fault protection for on-the-job accidents and job-related illnesses equaling two-thirds of pay up to a maximum allowed by state laws when the employee is disabled for more than seven calendar days. Employee Occupational Health provides all Workers’ Compensation care.
Child Development Center
The Ida Thompson Child Development Program (CDP), managed by Bright Horizons, offers full and part time care to children of hospital employees. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The CDP offers a full range of developmental programs for children from ages 3 months to 12 years. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is one of the few employers in South Carolina that offers on-site childcare for employees. A current fee schedule can be obtained by contacting the CDP at 864-560-4160 or 864-560-4142. It may be necessary to place your child on a waiting list until space is available for your child. If interested in enrolling your child, contact the CDP as soon as possible. In addition, ask your residency Program Manager/Coordinator to notify the CDP of your acceptance in the residency program; that notification is necessary for your child to be placed on the waiting list.
Direct Payroll Deposit
All employee paychecks are automatically deposited in their bank of choice.
Discounts are a unique benefit for SRHS employees. Area businesses have been contracted to give SRHS employees agreed upon discounts. Typically, you can present your official SRHS ID badge to receive a discount at participating locations. A complete list of participating vendors is available on the HUB.
There is free parking in the Doctor’s parking in designated areas in the main parking garage with covered access to the Medical Center’s main entrance. Additionally, there is a second physician parking area located off Catawba Street next to the Regional Outpatient Center.
Employee Health Services
Employees receive immediate evaluation and first aid treatment of illnesses and accidents while on duty.
Health and Wellness Programs
Programs relating to stress management, exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation and general health are offered. Costs range from free to a small fee.
Flu shots are available annually for employees as well as vaccines against tetanus, pneumonia, and hepatitis B.
An initial supply of two (2) lab coats is provided to PGY-1 residents. Plus, one additional lab coat for each year past the first. Laundry service is provided for lab coats.
SRHS assumes the as needed cost of: ACLS certification and recertification; PALS certification and recertification; South Carolina license (limited license annually, or SC permanent license and registration, as appropriate); SC controlled substance registration annually; Federal DEA registration; USMLE III/COMLEX Step III. In addition, certain specialty-specific expenses/certifications are paid.
Meals are provided to House Staff at no charge in the hospital cafeteria, Physicians’ Dining Room and Tower Café, if name badges are worn. SRHS provides the residents with access to free meals while on duty.
For convenience, the cost of many benefits, such as insurance, childcare, prescriptions, credit union and others can be automatically deducted from your payroll earnings.
Employees receive a free health assessment including blood work, TB assessment, an observed drug screen, vision screening, and a medical history. An exam by the Employee Health (EH) physician may be required.
For cost-savings and convenience for the employee, prescriptions should be filled at the Employee Hospital Pharmacy, 1st floor of the Physician Office Building. Payroll deduction is available. See HR Benefits Information Guide for details.
Professional Liability Insurance
SRHS is considered a governmental entity. Any employee of a governmental entity, including a physician, is exempt as an individual named defendant in a civil action (medical negligence/malpractice) suit, unless malice or gross neglect is substantiated. Please notify General Counsel’s office or Risk Management, if you are served notice of a lawsuit in which you are a named defendant. The SC Tort Claims Act does not protect employees from criminal claims brought against the individual. External “Moonlighting” activities are not covered by this policy.
Membership at a local health and exercise facility is provided at no charge to House Staff and their families. Ability to play golf as a “guest” is available at a local country club golf course. In addition, an in-house Employee Fitness Gym is available for residents and associates on the 2nd floor, Main Building.
On campus housing is not provided. A one-time payment of approximately $2,500 (not subject to Retirement tax, but all applicable taxes withheld) is provided to the first-year resident/fellow to defray the resident/fellow expenses while transitioning to appropriate living arrangements in the Spartanburg area.
See HR Benefits Information Guide for details.
Tax Savings Plan
SRHS offers several tax savings plans for employees. See HR Benefits Information Guide for details.
The Safety and Security staff uses the most modern methods and equipment to ensure personal safety and property protection. Anyone may contact the Security Office and ask for an escort at any time they feel the need. The Security Office can be reached by dialing 66333. For the Emergency Operator, dial 3333.
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