PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2019

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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64 S PRIN g 2019 features • Achieve work-life balance with a focus on quality metrics. • Grow your career with programs, tools and career paths designed just for you. • Enjoy competitive salaries, bonus potential and a comprehensive benefit package. 26799 ©2018 DaVita Medical Management, LLC Visit us online to learn more about career opportunities near you. or email Care for life, community for life We're where you want to be. Opportunities available in CA, CO, FL, NM, NV and WA FIND YOUR PLACE Practice differently DaVita Medical Group is creating an innovative environment that is flexible for our clinicians and empowers you to do what's best for your patients every day. Our goal is to help you find professional and personal success. Can you assist with ______ ? It's best to put any important issues on the table before going too deep into the process. Whether you need special accommodations for a family member, a visa to work in the u .S., or a job for a spouse/partner, an interested employer will usually try to assist you or connect you with someone who can. It's no fun to waste your time or the company's, so be honest about any obstacles you're grappling with. Says Paula Johnson, administrative director of physician recruitment at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri: "...We don't want to find out when we're making an offer that your wife is also an M.D. or is in another profession and needs a job." What does a typical day look like? Don't go home without getting a sense of your day-to-day responsibilities, patient demographics and typical case load. "You may or may not want to do certain types of cases or patients," Amador explains. He suggests asking: "What are the types of cases I will be expected to do, and rough percentages of case type and patient type?" T his question w ill help you visualize yourself working for this employer. And it may also reveal less-than-favorable arrangements. "Sometimes, more interesting o r l u c r a t i v e o p p o r t u n i t i e s [are] reserved for full or senior partners," Amador adds, referring to a phenomenon called economic carve-outs. "An example would be a group that has a very lucrative obstetric anesthesia service where only senior partners can participate on that panel." What are my non ‑ clinical duties? From returning patient phone calls to filing paperwork to training staff, there are always non-clinical duties in a physician's day. Be sure to understand the expectations of your time outside of the examination room. Ask for a rough breakdown of

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