When we ask you to do Your Life's Work at Children's we expect a lot.
Therefore, in order to attract and retain the best people, we must provide not only competitive salaries but the best benefits. In the same way we expect excellence from you, we'll provide you with the best support and resources available.
All major medical benefits are available to employees who are regularly scheduled to work 16 hours per week or more.
- We pay 100% of the premiums for dependent children, up to their 26th birthday.
- Benefits begin after 15 to 45 days of employment, depending on your date of hire.
Two medical plan options are available through Regence BlueShield and one is available through Group Health Cooperative. Prescription drug and vision benefits are available through the major medical plan you choose.
Two dental plan options are available through Delta Dental of Washington.
Besides offering competitive salaries, Seattle Children’s cares for your financial stability and security through a variety of resources.
Children’s pays for life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, which are each equal to your annual salary. Supplemental life insurance options are available for employees, dependents and spouses.
Long-term disability (LTD)
Long term disability insurance is provided as income protection in the event you become unable to work due to disability for 90 days or more.
Children’s has two retirement plan options for regular staff regardless of benefit-eligible status:
- Children’s Retirement Plan (401a)
Employees have the option to contribute to the 401(a) plan after 45 days of service. Children’s will match 25% of the first 4% that employees contribute to the 401(a). After you have worked one year and 1,000 hours, Children's will contribute an additional 4% to 6%, provided you are working at least 1,000 hours each calendar year. Full vesting in the matching contribution is achieved after 3 years.
- Tax-Sheltered Retirement Plan (403b)
Although the 403(b) plan is not sponsored by Children’s, we provide payroll deduction and on-site meetings with representatives from Fidelity. The Tax-Sheltered Retirement Plan is a 100% voluntary employee contribution and available to all employees from their date of hire.
Flexible spending accounts
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts are available for your use. Flexible spending accounts help you lower your taxable income when paying for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses.
Credit union membership
Children’s employees may become members of Salal Credit Union (formerly Group Health Credit Union or GHCU). Salal has a few options that are designed specifically for Children’s employees.
Time Away From Work
We have a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan. Accrual rates increase with your years of service. Paid Time Off accruals begin on the first day of employment with accrued time accessible upon date of hire.
Short-term disability (STD)
Short-term disability coverage is available when you miss scheduled workdays due to an illness or injury. This provides income protection for up to 90 calendar days, at which time your LTD benefit would go into effect.
Children’s provides eight paid holidays each calendar year. In addition, employees are allotted one floating holiday annually. These holidays are included in your PTO accruals. (RNs per contract.)
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Floating Holiday
Read about employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (PDF).
Employee Care Programs
Children’s has a variety of programs dedicated to caring for employees' well-being.
Employee Health and Wellness Clinic
The Vera Whole Health near-site primary health care and wellness clinics (in three locations around Seattle, including one just steps from the Hospital’s main campus) provide our eligible employees with convenient access to free preventive, primary and acute health care services.
Employee assistance program
Our employee assistance program is a free, confidential resource for help with any work or personal issues you may face. It is available to every member of every employee’s household for services ranging from personal crises to legal services to pet-sitting referrals.
On-site child care
Child care is provided for the well children of our employees. Care for children ages 3 months to 5 years is available in a bright, safe and convenient environment.
This program provides financial support to eligible employees who want to advance or develop their career opportunities within the hospital. Employees may apply for tuition assistance after 3,000 hours of service, which is approximately 18 months for full-time employees.
Children’s recognizes the benefit to a child's welfare when he or she is offered a permanent adoptive home. We support your decision to adopt an eligible child with a benefit of up to $2,500 for reimbursement of qualified adoption expenses.
Tobacco cessation support
Alere offers an award-winning program based on 25 years of research and clinical experience helping thousands of people improve their lives and their health by quitting tobacco. Alere addresses the difficulties of the quitting process by providing you with ongoing support — whether you’ve quit successfully or not.
The Alere® Quit For Life™ Program — with free nicotine patches or gum — will put you on the road to being tobacco-free! Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE.
Children’s provides discounted healthcare services for the children of employees who are treated at the hospital.
Our Engagement and Recognition program provides employees with discounts to a variety of services, including:
- Gym memberships
- Sporting events
Children's offers great commuting benefits and has been designated a Best Workplace for Commuters by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation.
Children's has once again been recognized for its outstanding efforts to ease its employees’ commute, winning its second consecutive Diamond Award from Commuter Challenge. This award is given to organizations that reach their business goals by helping employees get to work in innovative ways.
We start with personalized commuting assistance on your first day, and follow up with support and advice along the way:
- Subsidized transit pass on all regional transit, Washington State Ferries and vanpool
- Shuttle network connecting Children's worksites with transit
- Personalized commuting information
- Bicycle commuting support
- Daily financial incentives for alternative commuters
- Guaranteed ride home
Toll Free: 866-987-2000 x 2111
PO Box 5371/RC 403
Seattle, WA 98145-5020