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2021 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon Lifestyle Benefits

Lifestyle benefits include paid time off (vacation days, holidays, and other paid leave), and time and financial aid for professional development, including continuing medical education, tuition reimbursement, and society memberships.

Paid time off

We recognize that your life outside of work is important to you. Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides many forms of paid leave to help you find a balance between your work and personal life.

Advanced practice providers

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the number of vacation days for advanced practice providers is determined based on service as of January 1. You may carry over up to 10 vacation days from one year to the next. Vacation time is prorated in the first and last year of employment. It is also pro-rated if you work less than 40 hours per week.

Paid time off accrual for advanced practice providers

Years of service Number of vacation days
0 to 4 20
5 to 9 23
10 to 14 25
15 to 19 27
20+ 30

CRNAs

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the number of vacation days for CRNAs will be determined based on service as of January 1. You may carry over up to 10 vacation days from one year to the next. Vacation time is prorated in the first and last year of employment. It is also pro-rated if you work less than 40 hours per week.

Paid time off accrual for CRNAs

Years of service Number of vacation days
0 to 4 20
5 to 9 23
10 to 14 25
15 to 19 27
20+ 30

Physicians

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the number of vacation days for physicians will be determined based on either the age or service of the physician as of January 1. You may carry over up to 10 vacation days from one year to the next. Vacation time is prorated in the first and last year of employment. Vacation time is prorated if you work less than 40 hours per week.

Paid time off accrual for full-time physicians

Years of service Number of vacation days Age factor
0 to 4 20 n/a
5 to 9 23 n/a
10 to 14 25 40
15 to 19 27 n/a
20+ 30 60

Staff

At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, traditional time off benefits for vacation, sick time, and holidays are combined in a single category called Earned Time. Benefit eligible employees start accruing Earned Time with their first paycheck. The accrual rate is based on hours worked. The annual accrual rate increases as your years of service increase, as shown in the table.

Paid time off accrual for 1.0 FTE employees

Years of service Annual number of days Hours/pay period
0 to 4 28 8.61
5+ 33 10.15

Earned time maximum accrual:

  • Full-time: 360 hours
  • Part-time: 40 hours

Holidays

Dartmouth-Hitchcock observes 6 holidays per year. However, as an institution operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, staffing needs may vary.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Note: Based on your location and schedule, some physicians may also be eligible for a float holiday (President’s Day) to be taken on the day of your choice as approved by your supervisor.

Other paid leave

Other paid leave includes time off for certain military duty, jury duty, and bereavement leave.

Advanced practice providers

  • Bereavement: Up to 5 days of paid time off will be provided for bereavement leave upon a death in your immediate family.
  • Illness: Advance practice providers may receive salary continuation for days off due to illness until eligibility for long-term disability has been approved.
  • Jury duty: When serving jury duty, you receive your regular pay plus your jury stipend.
  • Military duty: If you need time away from work for certain military duty, you will receive the difference between your current salary and your pay for military service.

CRNAs

  • Bereavement: Up to 5 days of paid time off will be provided for bereavement leave upon a death in your immediate family.
  • Illness: CRNAs may receive salary continuation for days off due to illness until eligibility for long-term disability has been approved.
  • Jury duty: When serving jury duty, you receive your regular pay plus your jury stipend.
  • Military duty: If you need time away from work for certain military duty, you will receive the difference between your current salary and your pay for military service.

Physicians

  • Bereavement: Up to 5 days of paid time off will be provided for bereavement leave upon a death in your immediate family.
  • Illness: Physicians may receive salary continuation for days off due to illness until eligibility for long-term disability has been approved.
  • Jury duty: When serving jury duty, you receive your regular pay plus your jury stipend.
  • Military duty: If you need time away from work for certain military duty, you will receive the difference between your current salary and your pay for military service.

Staff

  • Bereavement: Up to 5 days of paid time off will be provided for bereavement leave upon a death in your immediate family.
  • Jury duty: When serving jury duty, you receive your regular pay plus your jury stipend.
  • Military duty: If you need time away from work for certain military duty, you will receive the difference between your current salary and your pay for military service.

Professional development

To support your career and professional development, we offer time and financial support for continuing medical education, tuition reimbursement, society memberships, and job-related conferences.

Advanced practice providers

  • Continuing medical education (CME): Continuing Medical Education (CME) is available to associate providers to provide time and financial support for professional enrichments such as meetings and conferences. Full-time associate providers receive up to $4,000 biannually and up to 5 CME days per year. Any unused money at the end of each period is forfeited.
  • Professional development funding: Financial support is available for job-related certification exams and professional memberships.
  • Tuition reimbursement: We provide up to $3,000 per year for degree-related programs. This benefit is pro-rated for half-time employees.

CRNAs

  • Continuing medical education (CME): Continuing Medical Education (CME) is available to associate providers to provide time and financial support for professional enrichments such as meetings and conferences. Full-time associate providers receive up to $4,000 biannually and up to 5 CME days per year. Any unused money at the end of each period is forfeited.
  • Professional development funding: Financial support is available for job-related certification exams and professional memberships.
  • Tuition reimbursement: We provide up to $3,000 per year for degree-related programs. This benefit is pro-rated based on your FTE.

Physicians

  • Continuing medical education (CME): CME is available to physicians to provide time and financial support for professional enrichments such as meetings, conferences, journals, and books. Full-time physicians receive up to $6,000 biannually. Any unused money at the end of each period is forfeited. Full-time physicians receive 10 CME days per year. You may carry over up to 5 CME days from one year to the next.
  • Professional development funding: Financial support is available for job-related certification exams. Covered expenses include your first 2 primary memberships and any outreach travel.

Staff

  • Professional development: Financial support is available for job-related certification exams, continuing education programs, conferences, memberships, and books.
  • Tuition reimbursement: Full-time employees receive up to $3,000 per year for job-related degree courses. This amount is pro-rated for half-time employees.

Wellness programs

We offer a variety of programs to improve and maintain your health, including health and wellness coaching options, fitness programs, life/stress management, and other educational resources. These programs are available to all employees and immediate family members, regardless of enrollment in a D-H health care plan. For more information, see Wellness at D-H.

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