Be Well at Jackson

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Community Outreach & Advocacy

Our committee works to address the social determinants of health by partnering with community stakeholders and organizations to improve health outcomes. Learn more.

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Black Physician Recruitment

Our committee is dedicated to enhancing the number of black resident, fellows and faculty in order to respect the population on we serve and enhance diversity. Learn more.


Women in Medicine

We promote female leadership in academic medicine. In addition, we provide a safe space for female resident physicians to voice concerns, and to address gender inequalities. Learn more.


International Committee

The international Committee is dedicated to providing resources and support for our international physicians, facilitating cultural integration and exchange. Learn more.


LGBTQ People in Medicine

We provide a forum for LGBTQ residents to network, maintain a sense of community, produce policy recommendations, and inspire future genera ons of LGBTQ people in medicine. Learn more.

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Quality Improvement Council

The CIR/GME Housestaff Quality Council ensures that all residents and fellows have the knowledge and opportunities to improve the quality of patient care. Learn more.

CIR-JHS Housestaff Involvement Fund Reimbursements – Jackson residents and fellows are eligible for various reimbursements through the CIR-JHS Housestaff Involvement Fund, including for specialty conferences/courses/rotations, quality improvement and patient safety conferences/courses, quality improvement projects, and outside departmental speakers. Click here for more information on what is covered and to apply today!

Your Contract

We work to ensure that the well-being of residents and fellows at our hospital include receiving high quality training in an adequate work environment. We believe that residents deserve the highest possible standards in order to give the best possible care to patients. Together, we’ve negotiated and won:

  • Yearly adjustment to 60th percentile of national housestaff salary (2-3% and retro pay)
  • 3% wage increases (April 2022 and 2023)
  • Compensation of $200-$475 for additional COVID shifts
  • Extended Cuban Cafe hours until 10pm
  • Free parking at any JHS garage between 8pm-4am
  • Quarterly meetings to address non-clinical work
  • Guaranteed hurricane shelter
  • Creation of Minority Inclusion Task Force
  • $2,000 yearly professional allowance paid in July (not September)

Read the FULL contract here >

What do we do?

We advocate on a local and national level for resident needs. As CIR membership grows, so does our collective voice. A contract is important – but it has to be enforced! Our status as union members allows us to truly partner with our hospital administrators. We have regular labor-management meetings with GME and Labor Relations to bring problems to their attention and we keep pushing until we get results.

Why Join?

We’re the highest paid public teaching hospital in Florida.The amazing benefits we have are a direct result of members joining CIR. Having representation and over 15,000 residents across the country gives us credibility locally and nationally, but our benefits are not guaranteed. What we’ve worked so hard to achieve can be taken away if we lose strength and membership.


Policies and Forms

This policy outlines the eligibility requirements for each leave, describes whether the leave is paid or unpaid, explains benefits during the leave or the significance of the leave with regard to benefits,responsibilities of Jackson Health System, rights and responsibilities of the employee, the responsibilities of his/her manager, and policies about working while on a leave of absence.

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1. In the past, residents/fellows have worked with their chiefs and Residency Coordinators to use their remaining sick and vacation time toward maternity/paternity leave. There is no official “maternity/paternity leave” defined in the contract (or for any other Miami-Dade County employees). If you wish to take more time than your vacation and sick time accrued allow, please follow the directions below to apply for FMLA (unpaid leave).

2. Employees must apply for a Leave of Absence at least 30 days before the leave
commences. If 30 day advance application is not practicable, the employee must begin the application process as soon he or she is aware of the need to take time off from work.

FMLA, Domestic Violence, and any Medical Leaves of Absence must be requested by contacting Jackson’s absence reporting system at 1-877-562-8677. Approval must be obtained before the leave commences, whenever possible. Only employees who have worked for Jackson for over one-year are eligible for FMLA.

See full policy here.

Effective October 1, 2018, all residents and fellows must participate in an annual wellness visit and provide proof of their visit to avoid health insurance penalties. Have your Primary Care Physician fill out the  Annual Wellness Visit Form   during your wellness visit between 10/1/2018 and 9/30/2019. You can submit your form by uploading it in Lawson ESS (once you sign in, the click to My Personal Information, then Annual Wellness Visit and Upload the completed document). After the documentation is uploaded, you will receive a receipt and approval automatically upon review.

For assistance making an annual wellness visit appointment, employees on Jackson First or Jackson Select health plans can utilize the Jackson Concierge service. These outpatient coordinators can help facilitate your primary care appointment; contact them at (305) 585-2727 or by emailing This REGISTRATION FORM  is required to coordinate appointments for you.

All JHS employees are eligible for emergency treatment when needlestick exposures occur. When exposures occur, you have to report it to the JHS Emergency Department (ED) for treatment and counseling. You’ll then go to the Employee Health Services (EHS) clinic for a follow-up located in Jackson Medical Towers, Suite 106W. You must bring the completed Supervisor Referral Form to both the ED and EHS. Exposures are all reported to Supervisor’s Injury on Duty Report, and they’re kept on the nursing units. No matter what location the exposure happens at you MUST report to Jackson ED.

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The Employee Health Services (EHS) located at Jackson Medical Towers, Suite 106W must provide first aid/urgent care to all JHS employees who’ve become ill, injured and/or exposed to health hazards while on duty. Your supervisor will fill out a referral form to go to EHS. On the off days for EHS you’ll be directed to go to the Emergency Department (ED) with the same completed form if this occurs you must still follow up with EHS on their next business day. Your supervisor must report all incidents/accidents that occur through Quantros reports.

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$25 monthly fitness membership at 9,000+ locations. Click for details.

We’ve partnered with JHS, UM, and GME on creating a variety of counseling options available to residents and fellows at JHS:


Jackson Health System – Resources For Living is an employer sponsored program, available at no cost to you and all members of your household. That includes dependent children up to age 26, whether or not they live at home. Services are confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • You can call our dedicated staff, 24 hours a day; you can also talk to licensed behavioral health professionals for emotional support
  • Up to 3 counseling sessions per issue per year with licensed network professionals at no cost to you; you don’t have to worry about copays or deductibles
  • Counseling sessions are available face to face, by phone or televideo
  • Support, consultation and resources for a range of issues such as: helping you balance work and home life, family relationship issues, depression, conflict management, alcohol/substance abuse, stress management and more


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Questions about your contract? Contact: Zaynab Ergasheva | | (239) 247-0971, or Lilien Gil-Nicolas: