Not all departments work the same hourly schedule. As the Hospital must provide service 24 hours a day, every day of the year, employees may be required to be on duty weekends, evenings, nights and holidays. Employees and managers are encouraged to maintain open lines of communication regarding all employment matters, especially scheduling. Employee needs with schedules are met in a variety of ways: 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts may be worked depending on need and availability. In non-clinical areas (i.e., business office environments), start and end times are flexible, and where technology allows, telecommuting is possible. Additionally, many employees have an opportunity to work three 12-hour shifts (for a total of 36 hours) while maintaining full-time benefits, while others work four 10-hour days (for a total of 40 hours).
Professional Growth and Development
St. Clair Hospital supports a continual learning environment for employees and recognizes the importance of professional growth and development. To this end, we offer a number of opportunities that enhance job performance, further professional growth, and engage employees in the continuous improvement mission of the Hospital.
The Professional Advancement Ladder program (known as PAL) is designed to recognize nurses whose practice is characterized by excellence. The goals of the program are to encourage positive change by overall impact on outcomes, encourage professional development, raise the bar of professionalism, improve quality of care, increase patient satisfaction and nurture a mentoring process. Details of the program are available on the Nursing Portal of Clairnet or from the Clinical and Professional Development department.
St. Clair employees are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge and increase their capacity to contribute to the work of the Hospital. Support and recognition for advanced certification is one component of our employee development program. The Professional Certification Program provides reimbursement for costs associated with the attainment of advanced certification and recognizes and rewards employees who earn advanced accreditation in their field. For additional information on this Program, please contact the Human Resources Department at 412.942.1801.
Educational Reimbursement Program
St. Clair Hospital encourages staff members to undertake formal educational programs that enhance their ability and capacity to contribute to the work of the organization. The Educational Reimbursement Program is designed to provide reimbursement of academic costs to eligible employees. If you have questions regarding this program, please contact the Human Resources Department at 412.942-1801.
The Hospital provides education and development opportunities for employees on a variety of topics, including: clinical matters, customer service techniques, computer applications, communication, and continuous improvement, among others. The Hospital also offers shadowing experiences for certain positions. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 412.942.1801 if you have any questions or are interested in a shadowing opportunity.
The Toyota @ St. Clair Certification program enables employees to contribute to the Hospital's culture of continuous improvement while deepening their knowledge and improving their skills in scientific problem-solving. Certification involves classroom and on-the-job learning opportunities. Details about the Toyota Certification program may be found on Clairnet or by contacting Tania Lyon in the Organization Performance Improvement department.
Employees and dependent members of their immediate family are eligible to receive the current self pay allowance on charges for services provided by the Hospital that are not covered under their health insurance. Deductibles, co-pays and co-insurances do not receive any discounts or allowances.
Employees may purchase over-the-counter medications in the Hospital pharmacy at wholesale prices. Employees may also make use of the Hospital's convenient on-site pharmacy to have their personal prescriptions filled.
Employee Assistance Program
St. Clair Hospital’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided free-of-charge to employees. Employees may meet with an EAP counselor for assistance with personal problems, including marital and family distress, alcohol and drug dependency, and financial difficulties.
An in-house credit union is available to employees of St. Clair Hospital for checking, savings, Christmas Club, loans, online banking and many additional services. Click here to learn more about the credit union.
Business Casual Dress
In areas that do not require healthcare-specific uniforms, St. Clair Hospital has adopted a business casual dress policy. The implementation of this policy has had a positive impact on employee morale.
Employee Flu Vaccine Program
Each year, employees are offered a free flu vaccine during the months of November through February. .
Legal Service Plan
All employees are eligible to participate in a legal service plan. This benefit provides access to an attorney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as discounted legal services and several document preparation services free-of-charge. Payroll deduction is available for full- and part- time employees. Stand-by employees may also participate, but must pay premiums through direct debit of their bank accounts. Identity theft insurance is also available.
Cancer Insurance Program
This AFLAC program provides specific sums of payment to you for diagnosis of cancer and cancer treatments you receive.
Personal Sickness Indemnity Insurance
This AFLAC insurance program provides specific sums of payment for services you receive in connection with the diagnosis or treatment of an illness.
Personal Accident Insurance
Personal Accident Insurance, which is available through AFLAC, is designed to pay employees a benefit in the event that they have a non-work related accident. Specific sum benefits ranging from $25 to $10,000 are payable under the program for injuries sustained in a covered accident. An accident disability rider is also available.
Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis in one of three lots near the Hospital. On-site parking is also available to employees at a cost of $3.00 per day. Employees with 15 years of service or more receive free parking privileges.
Recognition and Celebration
Employees are a cornerstone of the Hospitals success. We honor and recognize individual and collective achievements that contribute to the mission of St. Clair Hospital, and express our appreciation through a variety of celebrations.
The annual Service Awards dinner is a long-standing recognition of employees' commitment for every five years of service. Celebrated each September, more than 300 employees gather together with members of the Board of directors, physician leaders and Hospital management to honor and celebrate the service of those in attendance.
Many other celebratory events are held at the Hospital throughout the year and include: a winter holiday meal; celebration of nurses, physicians and volunteer week; the PAL luncheon; and retirement events, among others.
In addition, employees are recognized in the Hospital newsletter, The Source, for contributions and achievements to projects and initiatives in which they have participated.