Working Here


Members of the house staff have a choice of plans under medical, dental, vision, supplemental short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts. All plans are eligible on the first date of employment, and the cost of coverage is largely employer-subsidized. In addition, the following are provided to members of the house staff:

Employer-paid Basic Life Insurance/AD&D at 1½ times pay up to $500,000

Salary continuation during disability for up to 12 weeks and 50% Short-Term Disability thereafter at no cost to the employee

60% Long-Term Disability provided at no cost to the employee


401 (K) Plan

  • Voluntary pre-tax contributions (may elect 1-75% of eligible pay) up to IRS Limits
  • Voluntary after-tax contributions of up to 10%


Members of the house staff are entitled to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) each contract year. These 20 days must be used during the period covered by the contract and may not be carried into subsequent years.

Note: All requests for leave, other than disability, are reviewed by the Department Chairman on a case-by-case basis. All time away from formal graduate medical education, other than allotted PTO, may lead to a shortfall in the time needed to complete the requirements of both the residency program and the corresponding certifying Board. In such situations additional months of training may be necessary.


Counseling – confidential counseling, medical and psychological support services is available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Call to schedule a free, confidential appointment: 877- 327-4968. Read more about our Physician’s Resource Network for more information.

Malpractice Insurance – provided by the health system.

Meal Allowance – A monthly meal allowance (if eligible) is provided when on-call, but it varies by facility.

Uniform and Laundry Service – Uniforms (lab coats and scrubs as required) and laundry service is provided without charge, but it varies by facility.

On-Call Rooms – Adequate and appropriate sleeping on-call rooms are provided on campus.

Housing – Limited on-campus housing is available at some locations. Please contact your Training Program Administrator for the details.

Parking – Free Parking is available on the North Shore University Hospital and LIJ campuses. Residents and fellows need only scan ID badges. At Lenox Hill Hospital, residents can apply for a dashboard placard from Security (get a letter of verification from your TPA) that allows for street parking in the immediate vicinity of the hospital. In addition, residents and fellows are referred to the Fairmont Garage and a discounted voucher may be purchased at the cashier’s office. At Forest Hills, parking is available in the hospital parking garage for one-time fee of $25 – contact your TPA for eligibility requirements. Staten Island University Hospital parking is free.
*See Parking Rules for detailed instructions at each campus.

Credit Unions – All team members are eligible for membership at the Bethpage Credit Union on the first day of employment.

Employee Group Discounts – The health system provides employees a variety of discounts on activities, products and resources you and your family enjoy. This includes movie theaters, cell phones, theme parks, hotels and more. In addition to local discounts offered on the Intranet, you can visit and use the health system’s special code for exclusive discounts: 117592614. Call for questions about eligibility: HR Service Center 516-734-7000.

Group Universal Life, Pre-Paid Legal, Identity Theft, and Cancer benefit at discounted rates

Banking Services – no fee checking, Visa card, safe deposit box at reduced rates.

The above is intended only as a summary of the benefits provided by Northwell Health. The Health System reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate these plans at anytime. Please refer to the Policies, Summary Plan description and the Plan Documents for details.

For further information on specific benefits as they relate to your status, please reach out to your TPA.


At Northwell, we believe our team is our greatest asset. From day one, we’ll invest in both your professional and personal growth and ensure you have everything you need to succeed. We offer a broad range of learning and educational development opportunities, including our:

Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI)

Our in-house corporate university, CLI, is the largest stand-alone healthcare university for employees in the country. It was developed to transform Northwell into a world-class learning organization that links its vision and goals to the personal and professional development of its employees. Continuous learning opportunities here assist in the development of the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to achieve your career goals.Contact your TPA for details on how to register. For Lenox Hill Hospital residents and fellows, contact the Medical Education Office. Please note there may be a fee for some courses.

The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine

The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine is an individually tailored three-year PhD program designed to train exceptional physicians in research. The goal of the program is to create a cadre of highly trained physician/scientists who will establish careers in academic medicine and who will conduct state-of-the-art basic and translational research directly related to human disease. For more information, contact Dr. Bettie Steinberg, Dean at, or visit our web sites at and You can also view this PDF for more information.

Northwell Health Libraries

Immediate access to up-to-date patient care information is essential for informed clinical and management decision-making. Qualified health science librarians in our libraries, aided by computer technology, can provide a broader range of information and locate needed information more quickly than other hospital employees or medical professionals doing the research on their own.

A Northwell Health ID is required to use the Daniel Carroll Payson Medical Library (DCPML). Certain services are offered only to North Shore University Hospital, Glen Cove, the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Northwell Health, and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research registered users. WebCat, the DCPML’s online catalog, lists all holdings and may be accessed on-site at Northwell Health Libraries. For more info, click here.

There are also library services available at LIJ Medical Center available to all employees of LIJ Medical Center, attending physicians on staff, students participating in current clinical rotations, and authorized volunteers are eligible for library privileges. The library is open to the public for use of on-site collections and access to consumer health online and print resources including authoritative consumer health web sites. For more info, click here. Staten Island University and Lenox Hill Hospitals also have libraries.