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When Connecticut Children’s Medical Center opened its doors on April 2, 1996, it combined the benefits of a brand new facility with the pediatric programs and staff of Newington Children's Hosptital and the pediatric departments of Hartford Hospital and University of Connecticut Health Center. It became the state's first free standing medical facility devoted solely to the care and well being of children. As one of the nation's newest children's hospitals, Connecticut Children's has quickly gained a broad reputation for excellence. Since opening the doors to the 123-bed facility, the medical center has served more than 500,000 children and youth from every city and town in Connecticut. Services are far reaching from nurturing babies to health with medical expertise and sophisticated surgical skill, to operating the largest primary care center between New York and Boston. Among its specialized services are regional pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, internationally recognized pediatric pediatric orthopaedics, a children's cancer center involved nationally in research and treatment protocols, a pediatric emergency department, a state of the art gait analysis laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of children's walking problems, leading edge pediatric cardiology and comprehensive pediatric pulmonary services. The Connecticut Children's Medical Center School, 3 miles from the hosptial, is a private special education day facility serving up to 120 students from as many as 39 area towns. The vision for consolidating the pediatric services of UConn, Hartford Hospital and Newington began to take shape in 1986.


Family Centered Care Children look at a trip to the hospital much differently than adults-and they must be treated that way-by the professionals who truly understand their emotional needs. Parents and family are involved in all aspects of a child's care and are a vital part of the health care team. This is the blueprint of our approach to children's health care. As children enter the lobby of the medical center, they find an environment that's designed to make them comfortable and safe. Soaring glass walls and windows bring light into the building. Artwork done by children reassures visitors that they have entered a warm and friendly building. Every inpatient child has a private room and parents are encouraged to room-in at the medical center. Special couches convert to beds for parent sleeping. Kitchen and laundry facilities are also available to families on each inpatient floor. Understanding the developmental and emotional needs of children guides the staff in the way they care for children. Child Life specialists on staff work to make the hospital experience understandable and therefore less threatening for the child. Families are involved in all aspects of a child's care. In fact, a parent may accompany their child into the operating room and be present while anesthesia is administered. This helps greatly reduce a child's anxiety about being separated from a parent in an unfamiliar situation. For the first time in Connecticut, all a child's medical needs may be met in one facility devoted exclusively to pediatrics. All the equipment is child-sized. All the staff specializes in children's health. Bright, colorful playrooms and waiting areas are stocked with toys and games. A recent survey indicates that 9 out of 10 families who use Connecticut Children's Medical Center would recommend it to friends whose child needs hospitalization. Families from every city and town in the state have taken comfort in discovering that they no longer have to go outside Connecticut for specialized medical or surgical care for their child. It is available right here at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The slogan says it all: "Kids are great! We just make 'em better." For a Virtual go to :www.ccmckids.com/Tour/slideshowie.html


Great Shift Differentials 15% - Evenings 25% - Nights 25% - Weekends 50% - Holidays Medical Benefits For employees regularly scheduled to work twenty or more hours per week, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center offers five medical plan options, through Aetna & ConnectiCare. The plans vary in covered services, out-of-pocket expenses and provider networks. Dental Benefits As a full time employee, you will be able to choose from the following dental options through MetLife: BASIC Dental- Designed to cover preventive care at 80% of cost. PREFERRED Dental-Provides 100% preventive care and some coverage for orthodontia Medical and Dental benefits are effective the first of the month following a 30 day waiting period. Short-Term Disability Insurance Employees working thirty or more hours can purchase short-term disability protection that provides up to 60% salary continuation to a maximum of $1,500 per week. This option is effective the first of the month following the date of hire. This is a one time only election. Long-Term Disability Insurance The hospital provides long-term disability benefits of up to 60% of salary to a maximum of $12,500 per month after a 90-day disability. This option is effective the first of the month following the date of hire. Group Life Insurance The hospital provides group term life insurance coverage for employees working twenty or more hours per week. Employees receive coverage one time their annual base salary at no cost. There is an employee option to purchase another 1 times the annual base salary. Supplemental Life Insurance Employees working twenty or more hours per week may purchase additional life insurance for themselves, a spouse or dependent children. Tax Sheltered Annuity Employees may save for their retirement and help reduce their taxable income by participating in the hospital’s TSA plan. (403b) This is available to all regular CCMC employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 8 hours per week. For those eligible to participate in the Cash Balance Retirement Plan, a 50% matching credit is made to the Cash Balance Retirement Plan for those participants who also save through this TSA, up to 4% of compensation. Reimbursement Accounts Employees may set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical care and dependent care expenses. The Health Care account has a $2,500 calendar year maximum, and the Dependent Care account has a $5,000 calendar year maximum. Child Care There is an on-site Day Care center located at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Newington campus or Hartford Hospital’s onsite center. These facilities are available to all employees, providing there is space available. Educational Assistance The hospital encourages employees to continue their education. Full time employees become eligible for tuition assistance after one year of continuous service. Part time staff become eligible after two years. Up to $2,000 is allowed each academic year for related courses. This amount is pro-rated for part time employees. Paid Time Off Paid Time Off (PTO) is a flexible approach to structuring time off for vacation, personal time, holidays, or illness. Employees accrue time each pay period based on years of service and job category (pro-rated for part time staff). Extended Illness Program For those extended illness occurrences. Employees accrue time per pay period toward a maximum annual allotment of eight days. The maximum EIP accrual is 65 days. The program coordinates with the other disability programs offered through the Medical Center. Retirement Program The CCMC Cash Balance Retirement Plan is a noncontributory plan with a five year vesting schedule. Benefit formula is based on a percentage of annual compensation; percentage credited increases based on years of credited service (not to exceed 25 years of credited service). You are eligible after you have completed one year of service and have worked at least 1,000 hours. Free Parking Free parking is available either in one of the garages or hospital lots depending on where an employee is working and when they start work. This is only a summary of the benefits offered through Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. For further information on program specifics, please consult the individual policy or summary plan description (SPD). In the event of a discrepancy between this summary and the appropriate policy, the policy will govern.

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RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT CHANGES In October 2004, the Connecticut Children's Medical Center will open its magnetic resonance (MR) department, complete with a Seimens Avanto scanner. In addition, the computed tomography (CT) department just installed a new Seimens Emotion 6 scanner. Connecticut Children's Medical Center Radioloby Department handles a high-volume of exams on children and adolescents. We are looking for CT Scan Technologists.


Connecticut Children's Medical Center is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of children. The people of Connecticut Children's Medical Center embrace a comprehensive view of child health, and strive for preeminence in helping each child reach for and achieve maximum potential and independence. We stress excellence, innovation, and leadership in providing the highest quality service, education, and research. Services Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a caring, full-service hospital for the benefit of all of our patients. Our philosophy is child-and family-centered with sensitivity to cultural diversity. We provide leadership in developing child health services in our communities and in advocating for children. Education Connecticut Children's Medical Center is committed to advancing child health through education and serves as a major regional pediatric resource. We encourage and support programs for health professionals, children, families, and the community. Research Connecticut Children's Medical Center is committed to advancing child health through research. We encourage and support basic, clinical, and health services research of regional and national significance.


Connecticut Children's Medical Center has an extremely active volunteer program. Interested individuals who are at least 13 years of age can volunteer. More than 250 volunteers generously donate their time to assist patients and families in numerous departments or the medical center. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call (860) 545-8540 or visit our website.


Visit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop on the second floor. This store is filled to the brim with toys, games, stuffed animals,books,cards and gifts for children. The stock is filled with great things that will brighten spirits of all ages. The proceeds from sales benefit the hosptial.


Main line: 860-545-9000 Human Resources: 860-545-8538 fax Our web site: www.ccmckids.org


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