Now that the St. Anthony’s and Mercy affiliation is official, we’re pleased to announce an added benefit for St. Anthony’s co-workers. Effective June 1, St. Anthony’s added Mercy physicians and facilities to the St. Anthony’s tier one network of medical coverage. Both organizations have been working diligently behind the scenes in order to bring this expanded network to
St. Anthony’s co-workers on the first official day of our affiliation with Mercy.
In addition to the network of SAPO providers currently available under the tier one level of benefits, our affiliation with Mercy expands access to more than 800 Mercy physicians, advanced practitioners and facilities. The addition of this extensive network of providers, including many specialty physicians, complements the robust network of committed and loyal providers previously in place. St. Anthony’s co-workers can begin utilizing this expanded network on any date of service that occurs on or after June 1.
Please note that St. Anthony’s medical plan design and level of coverage remains the same. This simply expands the SAMC network to include additional provider and facility choices for co-workers. To verify if a particular provider or facility is included in tier one, call UMR customer service at 800.826.9781 or ask your provider.
Nurses: applications are due July 1 for the July 2017-June 2018 PERK Nurse Clinical Ladder Program. An application and program manual are available on the Nursing and Professional Practice and Staff Development pages of SAMCare; please forward completed applications to Professional Practice, attention Karla Herrington.
The program is open to full-time and part-time, non-management RN employees who provide direct patient contact (at least 50 percent). Candidates must be in good standing (“meets expectations” or better and not under a current written or above corrective action), and must have been employed as an RN at St. Anthony’s for one full year. They must be current on all mandatory education requirements, including CPR, ACLS, PALS, etc. The nurse must remain in his or her current PERK level one year before applying to the next level.
For more information, contact Karla Herrington at Karla.Herrington@samcstl.org, ext. 4511.
Do you know of family members and friends who are looking for a job in the health care industry? St. Anthony’s Employee Referral Bonus Program offers an opportunity to earn extra cash, while at the same time contributing to quality and compassionate care.
Referral payouts are available for three tiers of hard-to-recruit positions. They include:
Tier I – Experienced Professional Clinical Staff (more than one year of experience): Cardiac Ultrasonographer, Medical Tech/Medical Lab Tech, CT Tech, MRI Tech, Cytotechnologist, Staff RN (job title) or RN First Assistant, Histology Tech, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Referral payout for Tier I: full-time, $3,000; benefit-eligible part-time, $1,500 (new hire must have at least one year of related work experience).
Tier II – Professional Clinical Staff (less than one year of experience): Cardiac Ultrasonographer, Medical Tech/Medical Lab Tech, CT Tech, MRI Tech, Cytotechnologist, Staff RN (job title) or RN First Assistant, Histology Tech, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Referral payout for Tier II: full-time, $1,500; benefit-eligible part-time, $750 (new hire with less than one year of related work experience).
Tier III – Patient Support Positions: Lab Support Tech, Patient Care Tech, Medical Assistant (MA)/Receptionist, Urgent Care Tech
Referral payout for Tier III: full-time, $500; benefit-eligible part-time, $250.
For new employees with a start date of March 1, 2017 and beyond. For more information, please contact the Employment Department at (314) 525-4339.