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FALL 2018

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60 F A ll 2018 Practice l ink.com Huntsville Hospital, the second largest hospital in Alabama, is a 941-bed hospital that serves as the regional referral center for north Alabama and southern Tennessee. Huntsville Hospital is Alabama's Only Top 50 Heart Hospital, Top 100 Spine Surgery Centers and a Women's & Children's Hospital with a St. Jude Affiliate Clinic. Huntsville is the fastest growing city in the state and among the fastest in the Southeast. Huntsville is also home to the highest number of PhD's per capita in the nation - one of Forbe's Top Ten Smartest Cities in the World. Cardiac Anesthesiology Cardiology Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Gastroenterology Hospitalist/Nocturnist Neurology Occupational Medicine Oral/Max Surgeon Pediatric Critical Care Pediatric Hospitalist Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine Pediatrics-Neurology Pediatrics-Surgery Physical Medicine & Rehab-Physiatry Pulmonary Critical Care E xperience. The Difference. SUZANNE LECROIX, PHYSICIAN RECRUITER 256-265-7073 • suzanne.lecroix@hhsys.org www.huntsvillehospital.org PHYSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES Be the center of it all. Baptist Health continues to recruit the best physicians, providing the best care for the community. We have employed and non- employed opportunities available in the following specialties: Breast Surgery Cardiology Endocrinology Family Medicine Faculty Gastroenterology General Surgery Hematology / Oncology Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology Maternal Fetal Medicine Neuro-surgery Neurology / Neuro-Intensivist OB / GYN Palliative Care Pediatrics Psychiatry Pulmonary / Critical Care Rheumatology Urology Vascular Surgery Contact Karen Ludick, Physician Recruitment Coordinator at (334) 273-4507 or kmludick@baptistfirst.org for more information about any of these specialties. have to pay it back." What's important is understanding your obligation. Be sure to get all the details clarified in your contract. Know what's expected of you Exactly what are you being brought on board to do? This should be clearly spelled out in the areas of responsibility section of your contract. Reject any vague wording or an open-ended definition, such as "will perform duties as assigned." Look for targeted, specific items, such as: clinical expectations, nonclinical obligations (paperwork, records, phone calls), requirement to serve on boards or committees, e x p e c t at ion s of tea ch i ng or training others, involvement in research, and more. Also consider what your employer must provide you to support these efforts: equipment, time, staff, lab access, etc. Get these agreements in writing; this could prove useful in the event of termination. Another important area is your availability for on-call hours. "Understand these expectations," says Khaiser. "For example, are you required to come into the hospital when needed? How many calls do they expect you'll have in a night? Will you be expected for work the morning after a particularly busy night of call?" Don't be afraid to speak up, he adds. "Sleep is important, and you need to take care of yourself." Plan for time off Breaks from your typical workweek are an integral way to avoid burnout,

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