caring for our employees
When you work at Dayton Children’s you can be assured that you are working for an employer that cares for you. At Dayton Children’s, our employee benefits are designed with the employee in mind - providing for both leisure and financial protection. We audit our benefits and benchmark off of other local employers every year to ensure we are offering our employees packages that are just right for them.
It is important for you to carefully select the benefits that will best meet your needs. Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package at Dayton Children's representing an additional 35 to 40 percent over and above your salary.
Dayton Children’s offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits package for full-time and part-time employees.
Explore the links below to learn more about Dayton Children’s benefits.
health and wellness
Dayton Children’s medical insurance plan is offered through Bind, a UnitedHealthcare network of providers, for employees and their families. At Dayton Children’s, the hospital pays 85 percent the cost of medical plan premiums and full-time employees pay 15 percent, which is highly competitive compared to other local hospitals.
Please note that Dayton Children’s is a nicotine-free organization and therefore charges a surcharge for any nicotine users (you or your family members) on Dayton Children’s insurance plan.
Smiles are important here at Dayton Children’s, which is why we offer dental insurance for employees and their families through Superior Dental Care. Both a standard and premium plan are available.
Dayton Children’s vision insurance plans are available through Vision Care Plan.
employee assistance program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and work life program is provided by Impact Solutions. The EAP is available to all employees, their immediate family members, their dependents and in-laws. The EAP is free and confidential and can help you with problems such as balancing work and family, crisis, relationships, grief and loss, dependent care, career, mental/emotional, addictions, etc.
short term disability
Dayton Children's offers shor term disability to employees. This allows employees to receive coverage at 100 percent for the first 90 days of approved time off and 70 percent for days 91-179.
long-term disability insurance
Eligible Dayton Children’s employees who are not able to work for an extended period of time due to illness or injury, are able to purchase long-term disability insurance through The Hartford.
Dayton Children’s also offers Aflac insurance to all employees. Aflac provides additional insurance for critical illnesses or accidents.
Healthy Way Clinic for Employee Wellness
Dayton Children’s Healthy Way Center for Employee Wellness is available to all employees regardless of their enrollment in the hospital’s medical benefits. The clinic is located immediately across the street from Dayton Children’s at 741 Valley Street. The clinic provides a convenient, low-cost option for employees to receive primary care for minor illnesses and injuries, right here on Dayton Children’s campus.
At Dayton Children’s the health and wellness of our employees is a top priority. We partner with the Kroc Center (just one mile from Dayton Children’s) and the YMCA to provide a discounted gym membership to employees. We also offer employee wellness benefits such as on roaming massages and classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Weight Watchers and stress management.
life, retirement and financial benefits
We offer employees a 401(k) retirement plan through Charles Schwab. All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the retirement plan* and Dayton Children’s will match contributions up to four percent of an employee’s pay. If you have an existing retirement plan with a prior employer, you may rollover that account into this plan at any time.
* Pool private duty nurses and contract employees are not eligible.
Full-time and part-time employees are provided group term life insurance through The Hartford by the hospital at twice their annual salary at no cost to the employee. You have the opportunity to purchase additional coverage of one to four times your salary.
flexible spending account
The flexible spending account allows employees to set aside a fixed amount of pre-tax wages for covered health care or dependent care expenses.
paid time off
Dayton Children’s offers employees paid-time off benefits based upon their job classification and their years of service.
parental and bereavement leave
100 percent fully paid parental leave for up to 6 weeks within the first year after the birth of the baby. Parental leave consists of maternity, paternity, adoption and foster care. Employees will receive parental leave in addition to short-term disability for maternity leave for a minimum of 12-paid weeks off. Parental leave time must be taken in consecutive weeks with the exception of foster parents who can take leave in one-week increments due to the nature of fostering. Employees must be employed at the hospital for 12 months prior to taking parental leave.
Bereavement leave at 100 percent of salary.
nicotine free organization
Dayton Children’s is proud to be a nicotine free organization. To protect both our patient families and our staff the entire campus at Dayton Children’s is off limits to nicotine usage.
Dayton Children’s encourages employee participation in external educational activities by providing tuition assistance for courses taken at accredited colleges and universities. Tuition assistance is available to full-time and part-time employees.
on-site child care
Finding quality child care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Dayton Children's is proud to offer an on-site child care center for our employees and members of the community. Please feel free to call Dayton Children's child care center at any time. You may reach the center manager or program coordinator at 937-641-3300.
Dayton Children’s offers convenient payroll deduction for employees to use in the cafeteria, gift shop, pharmacy, employee health clinic and to make donations back to the hospital.
Like children, pets can be very expensive when they have medical needs. This allows employees with pets to protect them as part of their family by purchasing pet insurance.
Having a sound financial future is important for all employees, regardless of income. Free financial counseling is offered to employees through Wright-Patt Credit Union.
employee care fund
When employees have a life-altering event, often times colleagues want to help. This fund provides that needed support when it’s needed most.