Employment & Benefits
OHSU residents/fellows are provided various plans from which to chose for medical, dental, vision, prescription and life insurances, with optional coverages including disability, AD&D and family coverage. Basic coverage begins for the residents/fellows on their first day, with changes/family members added the first day of the month following their enrollment. OHSU pays for most of the costs of the monthly premium for employees and part of the costs of the monthly premium for spouses and children.
OPTIONS FOR COVERAGES:
Medical Insurance Provided through ODS: 250 PPO or OHSU PPO
Or the more expensive options OHSU PPO Standard and the 250 PPO Standard
Group Number: 10001819
ODS Rx (Prescriptions)
Group Number: 10001819
In Portland: (503) 412-4060
Outside Portland: (866) 939-1660
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Group Number: 12157430
ODS Dental Insurance
Group Number: D994
Phone in Portland: 503-265-2965
Phone Outside Portland: 888-217-2365
Kaiser Permanente Dental Insurance
Group Number: 8553
Phone in Portland: 503-813-2000
Phone Outside Portland: 800-813-2000
Willamette Dental Insurance Inc.
Group Number: Z144
NEW 2013 REQUIREMENTS
Below are the new requirements which must be completed by Sept. 30, 2013 to be eligible in 2014 for the lower-cost OHSU PPO and 250 PPO plans.
Every employee must designate a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in Employee Self Service. There is no need to repeat this if you have previously designated a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in 2012.
Employees or their covered dependents receiving an invitation from their OHSU Primary Care Provider to participate in the OHSU Care Coordination Plus program must enroll and complete the program. If eligible, you will receive a personalized invitation from your provider. The OHSU Care Coordination Plus program is aimed at a small number of selected patients with chronic conditions that require a complex range of services.
Additionally, each employee must do one of the following by Sept. 30, 2013:
Complete the 2013 OHSU Benefits Quiz/Survey
Get your flu shot between September 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. You can get your shot at one of the OHSU Employee Health Flu Shot Clinics OR elsewhere and submit the Flu Vaccine Attestation form to Employee Health
Earn 1,000 points on Healthy Steps (between Jan 1 and Sept 30, 2013)
Complete the Healthy Team Healthy U (HTHU) program
- Complete the OHSU-sponsored smoking cessation program. You start by calling 1-866-QUIT 4 LIFE or online at www.quitnow.net
- Complete an OHSU sponsored weight-management program through Weight Watchers
Please visit the OHSU Human Resources site for additional details.
SICK AND VACATION
Residents/fellows are eligible for three weeks of annual paid vacation. This vacation is not cumulative from year to year. All residents/fellows are entitled to three weeks with pay annually for absence from service due to illness, bodily injury, necessity for medical or dental care, or because of illness or death in the immediate family of the resident/fellow or the resident's/fellow's spouse. Sick leave is cumulative throughout the term of service of the resident/fellow.
If a resident/fellow takes FMLA or OFLA leave, the GME office must be notified in order to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed. Please contact Margaret Smeekens at 503-494-8652 or email@example.com as soon as you know that you will be taking leave.
Visit the OHSU Human Resources page for details about FMLA.
The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) are laws that protect your employment status while time is taken for maternity/paternity responsibilities or to care for a family member. FMLA provides 12 weeks of protected leave with benefits after 12 months of employment. OFLA provides 12 weeks of protected leave after 6 months of employment, however benefits are only covered until paid leave is exhausted.
For information about a $450 credit offered to residents or their spouses who give birth at OHSU, please contact the GME office at 503-494-8652.
PARKINGParking is limited on the university grounds. A space, however, is always assured for every resident/fellow who purchases parking. Parking is available at a reduced cost for residents/fellows and can be automatically deducted from paychecks before taxes are applied. Alternatively, TriMet passes for bus and light-rail services are provided at substantially reduced prices for residents/fellows.
OHSU does not provide living accommodations for residents/fellows or their families, although the office of Graduate Medical Education, as well as individual departments, may be able to provide helpful information regarding relocation and housing.
Please visit the Academic and Student Affairs website for an off-campus housing list.
Professional liability insurance is provided to residents/fellows through OHSU and covers all duties and acts performed within the scope of the training program. A resident/fellow appointed through Graduate Medical Education is indemnified and defended by the university through the provision of the Oregon Tort Claims Act (ORS 30.260 through 30.300) when acting in the scope and course of his/her employment by the university. The coverage is maintained in such a manner as to create no tail exposure for any resident/fellow after they have completed their training program. Please contact Risk Management at 503-494-7189
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING AND BACKGROUND CHECK
All OHSU employees with patient contact are required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, and all OHSU employees are required to pass a background check. The GME Office provides instruction about these screenings for all new residents/fellows.
PORTLAND VAMC REQUIREMENTS
OHSU has a close affiliation with the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center ("VA"), and most of our residents are required to complete rotations at the VA. The VA is a federal employer and requires all residents/fellows who rotate at the VA to sign an appointment agreement, take an oath of office administered by the VA, and be fingerprinted by the VA in order to obtain a VA ID badge.
Residents/Fellows are required to complete the following online training programs: HIPAA, Respect at the University, The Competent Physician, Medicare Fraud Awareness.To complete the online training from an on-campus computer workstation, login at the Big Brain. Those individuals rotating at the Portland VAMC also need to complete VA online modules.
The salary levels for residents/fellows for the 2013 - 2014 academic year are listed below. The annual salary is dependent upon the level of postgraduate training the resident/fellow has completed within the United States.
Training Level Salary