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 the Tuition Assistance Program and the Hot Jobs Tuition Reimbursement Program to determine which program is right for you.

Tuition Assistance

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. Important facts and reminders about this GREAT benefit.

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.

Reimbursement – 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.

Hot Jobs Tuition Reimbursement

Are you interested in pursuing a healthcare career? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between now and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to the rapid growth in the elderly population. Ten of the twenty fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare." Samaritan recognizes the importance of helping those that are interested in healthcare careers.

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

  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Medical Technologist
  • Lab Technicians
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist

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 ninety days of employment and eligible for up to $2000 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.

Reimbursement –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.