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Benefits

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Crouse Hospital, one of Central New York’s top ten employers, offers one of the most comprehensive health and benefits packages in the region. In fact, we take pride in offering our employees some of the best and most affordable options available in today’s market.

Union and Non-Union Positions

Please refer to this listing of union and non-union positions at Crouse Hospital to determine your potential status.


Union Positions

Many Crouse Hospital employees are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 1199, United Healthcare Workers East). An agreement is currently in place representing the majority of Crouse employees, including RN, LPN/Technical, Service, Maintenance and Clerical staff. All new hires included in one of these bargaining units are required to become members of the union upon completion of 30 calendar days.


Over the years, SEIU and Crouse Hospital have worked collaboratively on numerous projects that have benefited the hospital, employees, patients and our community, including a book drive in April 2010 to benefit children in Haiti. We are committed to working together to obtain our ultimate goals of providing the best in patient care, promoting community health and remaining the employer of choice.


Union positions at Crouse Hospital include:
  • Nursing
    • Registered Nurse
    • Nurse Assistant
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nutritional Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Maintenance/Engineering
  • Admitting
  • Patient Billing/Accounts
  • Department Secretaries
  • Health Unit Coordinators
  • Medical Imaging
  • Cardiac Care
  • Biomedical
  • Materials Management
  • Patient Transport
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Health Information Management/Coding
  • Surgical Technicians

Non-union Positions

Non-union positions at Crouse Hospital include:

  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Payroll
  • Pharmacists
  • Security
  • Chemical Dependency
  • School of Nursing Faculty
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Care Coordinators
  • Social Work
  • Physical Therapists
  • Educational Services
  • Information Technology

Benefits: Union

Low-Cost/No-Cost Healthcare Options
  • Medical insurance as low as $20 month*
  • Free dental insurance*
  • Free vision coverage*
  • Hospital discounts
  • Low co-pays
  • Onsite employee pharmacy
Generous Time Off
  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal time
  • No mandatory overtime
Life & Income Protection
  • Group term life insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term/long-term disability insurance
Education Benefits
  • Tuition aid up to 24 credits/year (no cap on cost per credit hour for continuing education)
  • Crouse Hospital School of Nursing tuition discounts for employees, spouses and dependent children
  • Access to free CEU credits through Crouse Hospital’s Library Services
Tax Savings
  • Healthcare flexible spending accounts
  • Dependant care flexible spending accounts
  • Pre-tax medical deductions, dental deductions and parking
Retirement & Savings
  • Generous retirement/pension plan
  • Retirement planning
  • Tax sheltered annuities
  • U.S. savings bonds
Flexibility & Life Balance
  • 8, 10 & 12 hour shifts
  • Weekender shifts
  • Job sharing
  • Per-diem opportunities
  • Part-time flexibility while enjoying full-time benefits
Pay Enhancements
  • Generous shift differentials for evenings, nights and weekends
  • Guaranteed annual raises
  • Additional compensation for national certifications
Coaching/Mentoring
  • Comprehensive new employee orientation program
  • STB “Simply the Best” onsite continuing education/development classes
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Academic centers for nursing specialties
  • GOLD Program (Growth Opportunities through Leadership Development)
Other Benefits
  • Crouse Hospital Federal Credit Union
  • Cafeteria discounts
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program (free, confidential counseling assistance)
  • Wellness services, including massage, acupuncture, Pilates, Zumba, gym memberships and more
  • Applicant Referral Program (earn up to $1,000 for referring qualified applicants to Crouse Hospital)
  • Corporate discounts 

*Rates based on individual insurance plans; see Human Resources for family plan rates (rates are subject to change).

Benefits: Non-Union

Low Cost Healthcare Options
  • Medical insurance as low as $20/month*
  • Dental insurance*
  • Vision coverage*
  • Hospital discounts
  • Low co-pays
  • On-site employee pharmacy
Generous Time Off
  • Flexible paid time off (PTO), effective your first day
Life & Income Protection
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
Education Benefits
  • Tuition aid, effective on your first day
  • Crouse Hospital School of Nursing tuition discounts for employees, spouses and dependent children
  • Access to free CEU credits through Crouse Hospital Library Services
Tax Savings
  • Healthcare flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependant care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Pre-tax medical deductions, dental deductions and parking
Retirement & Savings
  • 401(k) with profit sharing
  • Retirement planning
  • Tax sheltered annuities
  • U.S. savings bonds
Flexibility & Life Balance
  • Job sharing
  • Per diem opportunities
  • Part-time flexibility while enjoying full-time benefits
Coaching/Mentoring
  • Comprehensive new employee orientation program
  • STB “Simply the Best” onsite continuing education/development classes
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Academic centers for nursing specialties
  • GOLD Program (Growth Opportunities through Leadership Development)
Other Benefits
  • Crouse Hospital Federal Credit Union (onsite)
  • Cafeteria discounts
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program (free, confidential counseling assistance)
  • Wellness services, including massage, acupuncture, Pilates, Zumba, gym memberships and more
  • Applicant Referral Program (earn up to $1,000 for referring qualified applicants to Crouse Hospital)
  • Corporate discounts

*Rates based on individual insurance plans; see Human Resources for family plan rates (rates are subject to change).

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