At Cook Children's, quality patient care through trained staff is one of our organization's core values. We appreciate your talent and the rewards awaiting you at Cook Children's include a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and professional growth opportunities.
Medical and pharmacy
Cook Children's offers four comprehensive health care plans, available to all full- and half-time physicians. Additionally, when you sign up for a medical plan, pharmacy coverage is automatically included at no additional cost.
- Benefits will begin on the first day of the month following your hire date.
We offer full- and half-time physicians a choice between a comprehensive PPO plan and a dental DHMO plan. Both plans offer orthodontia coverage.
We offer full- and half-time physicians a UnitedHealthcare vision plan.
Teladoc is a convenient alternative to urgent care or ER visits. U.S. board certified physicians are available anytime, anywhere, and can resolve many nonemergency medical issues via phone or online video. Teladoc is available to all physicians with a Cook Children's health care plan.
Cook Children's Healthcare System provides full-time physicians with Basic Life/AD&D coverage at 3X annual salary (maximum $1,000,000). In addition, Supplemental Life, Spouse Life and Child Life are available for purchase by full- and half-time physicians (up to the maximum amounts in the table below).
|Supplemental Life||4X your salary (up to $750,000)|
Full- and half-time physicians have the option of purchasing long-term disability coverage. Premiums are based on salary and the coverage is 60% of the physician's base salary, with a maximum benefit of $10,000 a month.
Full- and half-time physicians have the option of purchasing short-term disability coverage. Premiums are based on salary and the coverage is 60% of the physician's base salary, with a maximum benefit of $3,000 a week.
Flexible spending accounts
Physicians may participate in either the medical and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts that allow pre-tax deductions to be used for qualified expenses.
All physicians are eligible to make pre-tax and/or post-tax (Roth) contributions to the Cook Children's 403(b) plan and will receive corresponding matching funds in the Cook Children's 401(a). Matching contributions will be based on your employment status, contribution level to the 403(b) and your years of service (see chart below). Additionally, physicians qualify for our 457(b) retirement plan.
|Completed Years of Service||If you put in at least this percentage||Employer will match up to this percentage of salary contributed|
|Less than 5 years||4%||4%|
|5 to 6 years||5%||5%|
|6 to 11 years||5%||6.25%|
|Over 11 years||5%||7.50%|
After six months of employment, full- and half-time physicians are eligible for tuition reimbursement for job-related courses taken toward a degree from an accredited institution. Physicians are reimbursed for eligible tuition and fees for the current IRS non-taxable limit per calendar year, half the current IRS non-taxable limit for half-time.
Our Occupational Health clinic is located near Cook Children's Medical Center. Our mission is to promote the health and safety of our physicians in the workplace. Therefore, we offer a free health clinic to all physicians Monday-Friday. Services and treatments include, but are not limited to: annual flu vaccines, minor sprains/strains, respiratory illnesses, skin rashes, headaches, bladder infections, leave of absence (LOA) and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) return-to-work processing, tuberculosis testing and treatment of workplace injuries.
Employee assistance program (EAP)/Work-Life
The employee assistance program (EAP) is a company-sponsored, company-paid resource designed to provide immediate professional assistance for all personal or emotional problems at no cost to you. These services are provided for physicians and their household members to include assistance with marital and family problems, work-related conflicts, emotional distress, and alcohol or drug abuse. Additionally, Work-Life offers assistance, information and support to help you achieve a better balance between work, life and family to help make your life easier.
HealthyMe is Cook Children's voluntary employee wellness initiative that helps create an overall culture of health and wellness for all physicians. The initiative includes a year-long incentive program and a variety of wellness services to build a better me. Healthy Me is open to ALL physicians.
Cook Children's provides financial assistance to physicians who seek adoption of children that are not related to either the employee or their spouse. All full- and half-time physicians are eligible for the adoption benefit after completing one year of service.
Bright Horizons Care Advantage Program
This service helps with disruptions in family care arrangements that could cause a work absence. Cook Children's subsidizes this program and offers up to 10 uses of services per year for a child or adult/elder relative.
Concierge and travel services
Cook Children's Concierge and Travel Services can help you create a better work/life balance. The team can assist you with corporate travel, vacation planning, chair massages, amusement park tickets, movie passes and more!
Kids' Place (a Bright Horizons child care facility)
Cook Children's understands the importance of quality child care, early education and providing work/life solutions for our physicians and their families. That's why we're proud to partner with Kids' Place, a child development center managed by the professional staff of Bright Horizons and located just across the street from Cook Children's Medical Center.
ASPCA pet health insurance
At Cook Children's, we care about your whole family – that includes your pets! We want to ensure we provide the quality care your pet deserves with an employee discount on ASPCA pet health insurance.
Identity protection support services
If you have a life insurance plan through The Hartford, you can receive support should you become a victim of identity theft.
SoFi student loan refinancing
SoFi consolidates and refinances federal and private student loans and Parent PLUS loans (for physician's own loans or loans for their children).
Expected and unexpected legal issues arise every day. But with Legal Shield, our physicians have access to advice and counsel on an unlimited number of personal issues from attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience. Services covered include advice, consultation and representation, document preparation, auto assistance, IRS audit assistance, and family matters.
Additional perks at Cook Children's Medical Center
- Pharmacy – 15% off all over-the-counter medication and personal care products.
- Mirror, Mirror Hair and Nail Salon – 20% off all products and daily specials on services.
- Cook Children's Build-A-Bear Workshop® – 20% off all products and parties.
- Enchanted Castle Gift Shop – 15% off select items.
- Badge Swipe Program – Cook Children's allows badged employees to make cashless purchases at the medical center's retail outlets and have these charges deducted from their paychecks.
Find answers to the questions we are asked most often on our FAQ page.