PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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features G O L D E N V A L L E Y H E A LT H C E N T E R S GVHC's mission is to be the premium health care organization in the nation and for this we need caring and compassionate providers on our team. P H Y S I C I A N O P P O R T U N I T I E S : Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and more. H I G H L I G H T S O F G V H C A N D W H AT W E H A V E T O O F F E R : • Guaranteed salar y on a 3 tier scale based on experience. • Sign on bonus and relocation assis tance • Quar terly bonuses based on produc tivit y • Cap E xempt and Of fering Visa Sponsorship • We par ticipate in State and Federal Student Loan Repayment Programs and qualif y to dis tribute the highes t amount • 28 sites located in many communities throughout the central valley of California • In close proximit y to San Francisco, many beaches and Yosemite National Park P L E A S E C O N N E C T W I T H U S : Joshua Skunca | jskunca@gvhc.org | 209-384-6489 Jacklyn Zimmerman | jzimmerman@gvhc.org | 209-384-6490 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES P L E A S E V I S I T U S : www.gvhc.org 58  S u MM e R 2017 PracticeLink.com process can take up to four months or longer," he explains. "That's lost time and income if you delay the process. Start early." This is also a good time to start your paperwork. Eleanor Hertzler, recruitment coordinator for Patient First, says that three months is generally a good rule of thumb for the credentialing process. Credentialing and licensing timing varies from state to state. " T he process is ver y state - specific, so do some research for the state you're moving to and plan accordingly," she says. "You should also notify your current employer two to three months in advance," says Jeffrey Tsai, M.D., a regional director with C ep America who has relocated twice — from Chicago to Atlanta and then home to California. "At least let them know you're thinking about a move." Your professional liability carrier will also need to know of your move, and, if you're currently in practice, don't forget to notify the Drug Enforcement Agency, any vendors you work with and of course, your patients. You'll also need to find a place to live. Allow about a month for this step, Tsai says. Other factors to include in your timeline: Time to locate a job for a working spouse and time to check out schools. "A lot of this can be done online," says Debra Phairas, president of Practice & Liability Consultants. "But of course you and your spouse will want to visit any potential employers and schools in person." Young offers one more "must" for your timeline if you have children. "I was lucky that my au pair moved with me, but if you're relocating, establish your childcare option in advance," she says. Finally, consult with movers, realtors and recruiters. These experts can help you fine-tune your timeline. 4  DIVE INTO THE AREA Yes, you've visited the area, but now is the time to explore it. Each time Tsai moved, he took a

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