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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PracticeLink.com S PRIN g 2019 75 At St. Mary's Medical Center, we're equally committed to exceptional patient care and a high standard of living for our teams. A move to western Colorado means trading your daily commute for an evening trail run, and congestion for clean mountain air. As the largest medical center between Salt Lake City and Denver, we offer sophisticated care and technology without big city hassles. Big city medicine without big city hassles. Currently recruiting physicians for: • Cardiothoracic Surgery • Vascular Surgery • Hospitalist • Medical Oncology • Sleep Medicine • Nephrology • Family Medicine Residency Faculty Contact Miranda Ashman, Physician Recruiter for details: miranda.ashman@sclhs.net 9780-298-1990 ©2017 Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Inc. All rights reserved. SP o US e Since a job decision will affect both of you, it's a good idea to join your spouse for on-site visits. "Alex comes to every potential job site to help check out the city and to ensure the location would provide professional opportunities for him as well," says Benjamin. "The site visit was helpful," agrees Kavitha Thomas. "No matter how much research you do, you don't know how things really are until you experience the place for yourself." If you have kids, consider their interests and needs as you tour the area. For example, during her site visit, McElderry wanted to learn about the orchestras and sports teams at local schools because she knew those would be important to her children. No matter what you hope to learn while you're visiting, make sure you remain professional throughout the stay. Hertz warns, "You don't want to say anything negative about your spouse that could get back to the employer." A f t e r a s i t e v i s i t , H e r t z recommends offering to write thank- you notes to employers. It's an easy way to take something off your spouse's plate. You should also sit down with your spouse and discuss expectations for the typical work/ call schedule and vacations. "Be part of the conversation," says Kambies. You'll want to provide your feedback before a job offer is accepted and contract negotiations begin. "We had these conversations early on," remembers Wilson. "That made the whole process relatively smooth."

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