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What to Expect Once You Start

What To Expect: First 30 Days 

On your first day, take the opportunity to meet your supervisor and fellow co-workers. Familiarize yourself with our facility and the department where you will be working including your personal work area, the place to hang your coat, the washroom, the employee break room and emergency exits.

Remember if you are a non-exempt employee, you will need to clock in and out beginning your second day. If you are unsure of the location of your time clock, please ask.

Before the end of your first 30 days:

  • Attend the New Employee Orientation
  • Review the Employee Handbook
  • Elect your Benefit Plans
  • Begin your department-specific training and completion of your CHEX modules
  • Stay informed by reading the Children’s intranet site or “George Page”
  • Share with your manager, supervisor or preceptor how your experience at Children’s is going!

Questions like these may provide topics for discussion:

  • Now that you've been here for a month, how does your position compare to what we said and to what you thought it would be?
  • Is there anything here that you are uncomfortable with? Is there anything that might cause you to want to leave?
  • What else should we be doing to support your success?

What to Expect: Annually

Performance Appraisals
Your supervisor will evaluate your performance on an ongoing basis and provide feedback and retraining when appropriate to assist you in improving your contributions to the Hospital.

Annually, you will be formally evaluated by your supervisor in order to record your accomplishments, indicated areas necessary for improvement, and create a plan for professional development. The annual appraisal is based on objective criteria and clearly established goals for the position.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the goals and performance criteria at the beginning of each review period and may, at any time, discuss your progress or any concerns with your supervisor.

At the time of your annual evaluation you will be given a merit increase. Merit increases are determined based on your performance and position within salary range for your position.

Compensation and Rewards
Children’s Hospital Central California is committed to paying salaries competitive with those in the community and industry. Children’s salary program is formally reviewed on a regular basis using third party salary survey. Depending on this analysis, market adjustments to salary ranges and/or individual salaries may be required to maintain a competitive compensation program.