3.1.L. Termination and Nonrenewal
A Clinician Educator may be separated from employment prior to the planned termination date of his or her appointment as set forth in Administrative Guide Memo 22.214.171.124 and 2.1.17. Generally, such termination may be based on a change in programmatic need (including budgetary considerations) or for cause, such as unsatisfactory performance. In addition, if the Clinician Educator is assigned to an outreach site of Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital or School of Medicine and that Clinician Educator’s (a) assignment ends or (b) the contract with the outreach site terminates, the Clinician Educator’s employment with Stanford terminates. (See Section 3.1.H.2 above.) Proper notice should be given in all circumstances, normally 90 days for programmatic reasons and 30 days for non-programmatic reasons. In some cases of cause, immediate termination may be warranted.
As noted above, although continued affiliation in the form of a reappointment or promotion may occur, there is no entitlement to such action at the end of a term, and it is not automatic. It is expected that discussions between a Clinician Educator and his or her department/division leadership will be held well in advance of the appointment end date regarding the possibility, if any, of renewal.