PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2018

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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56 S PRIN g 2018 PracticeLink.com To view open positions in our region visit MAPRAinc.org. Find Mid-Atlantic employers in one place— MAPRAinc.org! If you are looking to practice in a community big or small and enjoy a four season lifestyle, we invite you to explore the Mid-Atlantic! MAPRA is comprised of over 100 in-house recruiters representing individual hospitals and health systems within the Mid-Atlantic Region. Looking for a job in the Mid-Atlantic Region? Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. "and that can affect when they start." Likewise, candidates who are especially responsive can move the process along faster than normal. Negotiate a contract As his second site visits were underway in January 2017, Liner began receiving offers. Over the next two months, he began negotiating with three practices. Most contract negotiations don't take two months, says Liner, "but we were all cautious," he says. "No one wanted to make any snap decisions." Twelve months after he started his job search, Liner accepted a job offer from a practice in Louisiana. Be prepared for credentialing In order to prevent any delays in receiving your hospital credentials or medical license, make sure you have quick and easy access to the personal information your employer w ill need, suggests J ha. T hat means collecting recommendation letters as soon as possible, keeping accurate and up-to-date procedure logs as you go through training, and scanning personal documents, such as identification, degrees, other licenses and immunization records so that you can send them at a moment's notice, he recommends. "Be patient and start early so you can begin working on time," Jha advises. Shipton says that credentialing, which can include a background check, review of letters of reference and other documentation, can take anywhere from one to three months depending on the state in which

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