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Exceptional care starts with exceptional people. At Samaritan, everyone’s job is critical to the successful care of our patients. Be a part of an organization whose employees, medical staff, volunteers and students choose to spend their time here because they are dedicated, enthusiastic, truly care about making a difference…and are surrounded by others who feel the same way.

Become part of an organization whose ongoing strategic planning drives our organization forward and sets the tone for future growth and development. Samaritan is a fiscally sound and stable organization. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our medical staff and employees combined with careful management, our bottom line is strong, which allows us to provide stable jobs, and offer ever-improving quality of care.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Northern New York, minutes from Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. A safe community, low cost of living and minimal commute times mean more time for enjoying life outside of work. Exceptional, dedicated people, rewarding opportunities, an excellent compensation and benefit program, and the ability to shape healthcare in our community are some of the reasons to join Samaritan.


Samaritan Medical Center and its affiliates offer a robust and competitive benefits package, one of the finest among Northern New York businesses. This package is a clear reflection of how much Samaritan cares about its employees, their health, well-being and, of course, their families. A summary of our benefits is listed below (complete details will be provided during the interview and hiring process).

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    • Medical insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Medical and dependent care spending accounts
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    • 401(k) retirement benefit + employer match
    • RN, LPN, Tech Retirement
    • 403(b)
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    • Paid time off includes vacation, holiday, personal and sick time
    • Long-term sick time
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    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Employee referral
    • Quit for Life smoking cessation
    • Employee fitness rebate
    • Aflac cancer coverage
    • Cafeteria and gift shop discounts
    • Over-the-counter pharmaceutical discounts
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Iroquois ESP Discount Program

Incentive programs

Samaritan is proud to invest in the future of our employees by providing financial assistance to individuals interested in enhancing job knowledge, developing skills that foster professional growth or promoting career growth and opportunities in healthcare careers. Samaritan provides financial assistance for two educational programs and encourages you to explore both programs below to determine which program is right for you.

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    Full-time employees are eligible to participate after six months of employment and may be reimbursed up to $3,000 annually; part-time employees are eligible to participate after one year of service and may be reimbursed up to $1,500 annually. If you are currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, you may be eligible for tuition assistance.

    To participate, please complete the tuition reimbursement approval form PRIOR TO course enrollment. Pre-approvals will provide HR with the information needed to verify and confirm your eligibility for participation, institution accreditation and that the course of study is consistent with policy guidelines. The HR department will send you notification that your pre-approval request was granted.

    To obtain reimbursement, please provide HR with evidence of satisfactory completion (grade c or better) and a copy of your paid receipt. Reminder: Pre-approved requests are required to obtain reimbursement.

    For additional information about this important benefit, contact Human Resources at 315-786-4964.

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    Are you interested in pursuing a healthcare career? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is one of the fastest-growing sources for new wage and salary jobs, largely in response to the rapid growth in the elderly population.

    The Hot Jobs Tuition Reimbursement program is specific to individuals pursuing a degree in a “Hot Job” category; currently identified as

    • Registered Nurses
    • Central Sterile Technologists (Surgery)
    • Certified Nursing Assistants
    • Medical Technologists
    • Laboratory Technicians
    • Physical or Occupational Therapists
    • Surgical Technologists

    Considering a career in healthcare today will help you secure a GREAT future for tomorrow. Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to participate after successfully completing 90 days of employment and eligible for up to $2,000 per semester to cover the cost of tuition fees and books. Important facts and reminders about this GREAT benefit:

    To Participate
    Employees interested in the “Hot Jobs” program, should contact Human Resources to learn more, and complete the Hot Jobs Application form. All requests for participation will be reviewed and applicants will be notified in writing when the application is approved.

    Program Guidelines
    Participates must be enrolled at least ½ time in their program of study, annually work 300 hours at Samaritan while enrolled, maintain a 2.0 GPA and commit to working for Samaritan after graduation one consecutive year (2080 paid hours) for every two semesters reimbursed.

    Participants enrolled in Hot Jobs will receive financial reimbursement at the start of each semester enrolled.


    For additional information about the “Hot Jobs” program, contact the Human Resources Department at 315-786-4964.

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Professional Development

Samaritan recognizes the importance of investing in our team through leadership development. The “Leading the Samaritan Way” program is designed to cultivate promising leaders within Samaritan who create and promote an engaged workforce and a culture of excellence. 

The EXCEL program focuses on the following leadership competencies:

  • Selecting talent
  • Delegating responsibility
  • Meeting leadership
  • Building successful teams
  • Communicating with impact
  • Building organizational talent
  • Facilitating change / change leadership
  • Project and program management
  • Aligning individual and team performance

Leading the Samaritan Way will:

  • Enable leaders to learn practical leadership skills, which can be implemented within their departments.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth and development while measuring organizational progression toward improved employee and patient/resident engagement.
  • Foster an atmosphere of mentorship.
  • Support the Mentoring Program and the New Leader Onboarding Program.
  • Create team-building through shared experiences.
  • Support Samaritan’s mission, vision and values.
  • Support Samaritan’s strategic goals.

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