Effective 7/1/16, resident salaries are as follows:
PGY 1 $54,393
PGY 2 $56,565
PGY 3 $59,423
PGY 4 $62,100
Residents will be paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Residents are entitled to four (4) weeks of vacation per academic year,
(20 working days). Unused vacation does not accrue from year to year.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
The institution provides Professional Liability coverage for all residents
employed by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Residents are covered for
all duties within the scope of their program. Such coverage will provide
legal defense and protection against awards and claims reported or filed
after completion of the program if the alleged acts or omissions of the
resident is within the scope of the program.
Life insurance is provided and is equal to 1 times your annual salary at
no expense to the resident. Accidental Death and Dismemberment is also
provided and is equal to 1 times your annual salary. Additional insurance
may be purchased for yourself, spouse and children.
Short Term Disability Insurance (66% of salary), Long Term Disability (60%
of salary) and Social Security Plus is available. Additional contributory
disability insurance may be obtained.
Resident Health Insurance is provided via Barnabas Health. The coverage
begins at the onset of your residency. Details are available through the
Human Resources Department and the Employee Benefit packet.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
The policy shall be in accordance with state, federal and institutional
Residents may request and be granted a LOA (in circumstances discussed
below) for up to 12 weeks.
Types of LOA:
Self Care – Self care refers to a leave of absence for a serious health condition
which makes one unable to perform his/her job. Examples of self care leave
include pregnancy (with medical certification) and other serious health
conditions (also with medical certification). A resident in need of a
LOA for self care is entitled to 12 weeks of “job protection”
meaning that he/she is restored to his/her previous position without loss
Family Care – Family care refers to leaves of absence for the purpose of providing
care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition. A
resident in need of a LOA for family care is entitled to 12 weeks of “job
protection.” Family care leave is unpaid; however PTO time may be used.
Child Care – Child care LOA refers to the birth or adoption of a child. A child
care leave must be taken at the time of the birth/adoption and comes with
12 weeks of job protection. Child care leave is unpaid; however, PTO time
may be used.
Personal – LOAs for reasons other than the above are not an entitlement. In
the event that a resident needs a personal LOA, he/she must make a written
request to the Program Director. Personal leave is unpaid.
Effects of LOA on completing the residency:
It is critical that a resident who is considering taking a LOA understand
the specific requirements of their specialty board with regard to the
length of time leading to board admissibility. In the event that a specialty
program or board requirements are more restrictive than the institutional
policy, the resident will need to satisfy the residency or board requirements
before completing the program (i.e., make up missed time.)
In the event that a resident misses more than 25 days per year, averaged
over the length of the residency (e.g., 75 days over a three-year program)
the resident will be required to extend the program to cover the time
missed. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted only with the support
of the program director and written approval of the resident’s specialty board.
Residents are provided “On-Call Rooms” for overnight duty.
It is the responsibility of the institution to maintain these rooms.
Parking is provided free of charge to residents employed by Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center. Residents are strongly encouraged to park within
the secured lot at all times. A ten dollar ($10) refundable deposit is
necessary to obtain an access card.
UNIFORMS & LAUNDRY
The Medical Center will purchase for all incoming residents: 2 lab coats
and 2 pairs of scrubs. (These scrubs are for non-sterile areas only.)
The hospital is responsible for laundering these coats.
RESIDENT MEAL ALLOWANCE
Meals are provided free to Resident Physicians who are on call. The maximum
per meal is $6.00.