Contract

HOA CONTRACT 2018

ARTICLE XIX. DISCIPLINE/GRIEVANCE

PARAGRAPH 153

153

Whenever practicable, House Officers will receive notice of non-reappointment in accordance with ACGME policy, which currently requires notice of non-reappoint no later than 4 months prior to the end of his/her training year. It is the Employer's intent through the appropriate responsible individual(s), usually the Program Director or Department Chair, to discuss unsatisfactory work performance and expectation with an affected House Officer whenever such performance becomes known to the responsible individual(s). If deficiencies in the progress of a House Officer are sufficient to warrant concern to the Program Director about the continuation of his/her residency program, the House Officer shall be informed of the deficiencies in writing and shall be given a reasonable opportunity for remediation. If a remediation plan is considered a viable option by the program director, it shall be discussed with the House Officer at the time that the deficiencies are identified and shall include the designation of a mentor, with House Officer input, and a written plan including the time frame specified for the remediation. It is the intent of the Employer to assure that each House Officer is given appropriate due process in any issue concerning unsatisfactory work performance. Each training program will maintain a written policy regarding evaluation, promotion, remediation, suspension, and termination of House Officers as per ACGME guidelines. House Officers will have representation on IRC and GMEC to help facilitate this. Additionally, a copy of a program's policy on House Officer evaluation, promotion, remediation, suspension, and termination will be provided to the House Officer Association or an individual House Officer, upon request. The Employer, however, retains the right to immediate termination of a House Officer without remediation in order to ensure the safety of either patients or staff.