Myriad factors are driving the trend, and physicians should understand these basics and know how their performance will be measured
Payment structures, non-competes, and contract duration among areas where shifts are occurring...
When physicians start looking for their second practice opportunity, most expect the process to be easier than the first time because they're older, more experienced and, presumably, a bit wiser than they were when they left residency.
What motivates a physician to accept a locums assignment? The answer is multifactorial and will vary from physician to physician...
From early careerists to seasoned physicians, these are ten common hospitalist contract issues to look out for…
The primary reason for physician turnover is poor cultural fit, and when thinking through this phenomenon, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. On the contrary, first interviews generally last no longer than a day-and-half and second interviews may last two days with a preponderance of the time dedicated to searching for a home.
Contracts: Understanding your status as a scarce commodity in constant demand leaves maintaining a work-life balance completely up to you.
If your employment is contingent upon being able to admit, treat, or operate on patients within a hospital setting or you are accepting an employed position with a hospital, you need to review the hospital’s medical staff bylaws and rules and regulations.
Although a vast preponderance of all contracts will provide fringe benefits, did you know that physicians are generally treated differently than other groups of employees, including executives, who in some instances may have commensurate salaries?
If your recruitment promises are not reflected within your contract, your employer is not legally obligated to follow-through on any agreement, in particular those initial recruitment discussions.
The purpose of this article is to mitigate any unwanted surprises through an increased comprehension of the common contractual covenants that are typically overlooked and may hinder your departure from an employment setting. These items – malpractice insurance, upfront money, and non-compete language – should be closely examined and negotiated in a manner that mutually benefits both parties.
This article highlights the most prevalent compensation models, their advantages, and the potential disadvantages. The nomenclature may change from location to location; however, the premise behind each model and the potential areas of concern remain consistent.
Understanding the cultural questions to ask a potential employer becomes paramount to ensure that unwanted personal and professional disruptions associated with changing employment settings are avoided.
Contracts are becoming more physician-friendly in some aspects, but trends in income structures, liability, and performance data “ownership” may pose problems for the unwary.
Understanding the basic elements of an employment contract can help physicians emerging from residency evaluate job offers.
Non-specific, vaguely worded provisions can create problems down the road.