Employment FAQs

If you're considering a career at Springfield Clinic, these helpful "Frequently Asked Questions" may have just the answers you're looking for!

How do I apply for a position with Springfield Clinic?
To be considered for a position, external applicants must complete a job application and internal applicants must complete an "internal application." Both applications are available online through our careers page. The HR office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, except holidays. Generally, applicants must submit an application/resume, including education, references, previous job history and other relevant information with their application. In most cases, applications will only be accepted for open posted positions. Open position descriptions and required qualifications are available on our website.

What happens to my application when it is submitted to Human Resources?
Upon receipt, your application is reviewed for completeness. After review, your application will be forwarded to the manager or director responsible for filling the vacant position. He or she will notify you directly if they are interested in interviewing you for the position. Applications will be kept on file for a period of one year.

Does Springfield Clinic offer a retirement plan to its employees?
Yes, we are very proud of our retirement plan and hope that you take advantage of its many benefits. Once you become eligible (one year of employment, worked 1,000 or more hours and are 21 or older), you will be invited to participate in our 401K plan, which allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your individual retirement account. After the second year of employment, you will become a participant in our profit-sharing portion of the plan, which allows you to receive annual contributions from the Clinic, based on your previous year's earnings.

Is there a maximum rate I can contribute to my 401K?
Yes, our plan allows for up to 50% of your annual earnings or the maximum/limit that is set by the IRS for that year, as each year, these limits are adjusted by the IRS. Please check with Human Resources for the particular year's maximum/limit. In addition, employees and physicians over the age of 50 are allowed to make additional "catch-up" contributions if they so choose. We would encourage you to discuss your eligibility and contribution options with our Human Resources Department or a representative from our plan trustee, Merrill Lynch.

Is enrollment automatic or is there a waiting period for insurance to begin?
Coverage is not automatic and there are forms that must be submitted to the Human Resource Department to enroll in all insurance coverage. Human Resources will provide these forms to eligible employees a few weeks before insurance is effective. The start date for insurance coverage is the first day of the month following 60 days of employment (90 days for Dental, Life and Long-Term Disability). To be eligible, an employee must be scheduled a minimum of 24 or more hours per week.

What happens to my insurance if I leave the Clinic?
COBRA law allows you and your family members to continue health coverage for up to 18 months, and possibly longer, under certain circumstances.

How and when do I get paid?
Springfield Clinic employees and physicians receive their compensation through direct deposit. Employees are paid bi-weekly, and usually have access to their paychecks by Friday, depending on when their particular bank posts the funds to their checking or savings account. Our pay week runs Thursday through the following Wednesday.

When am I evaluated and what happens as a result?
During your first year of employment, you will receive a performance review six months after your initial hire date, and on your first year's anniversary date. Thereafter, you will receive a performance review each year on your anniversary date. You will receive a merit increase that is reflective of your performance and your hourly rate will be adjusted as such.

Does Springfield Clinic provide opportunities for advancement?
Absolutely. We believe that all employees should have the opportunity to advance their career and professional development. As a result, we normally post all job vacancies internally for a minimum of 3-4 days before allowing the public to apply. Internal applicants who meet the qualifications for the position and who apply within four days of the position are ensured an interview.