PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 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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Page 62 of 83 S UMMER 2019 63 Exceptional Quality of Life united health services is the largest healthcare system and leading private employer in the Greater Binghamton region. As a locally owned, not-for-profit, 500-bed system, it serves over 350,000 residents in the Southern Tier of New York State and portions of Northeast Pennsylvania. We are a regional referral center for such medical specialties as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, renal dialysis, neonatal intensive care, trauma care, reconstructive surgery, chemical dependency care and physical rehabilitation. Recruiting: Cardiac Intensivist, Cardiology - Heart Failure, Cardiology - Non-Interventional, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology Oncology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgeon, Nocturnist, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Physiatry, Physician Advisor, Plastic Surgery, PM&R, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery-Trauma, Walk-ins Contact: Lori Walling Physician Recruitment (607) 763-6392 Welcome to American Samoa! LBJ Tropical Medical Center is located on American Samoa in the South Pacific. American Samoa is a lush and balmy destination with a population of 55,519 and an area of 76.8 square miles. It is a U.S. territory and utilizes U.S. currency. The way of life in American Samoa is easygoing and relaxed. Those who live here enjoy the comfort of a slower life. For those who wish to escape the "rat race" of the populous and urban areas, American Samoa is the perfect solution. Currently, LBJ Tropical Medical Center has only 65 active medical staff members. We are in search of expanding our medical staff due to the shortage of physicians/practitioners. We are actively searching in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery-Orthopedics, Other-Nurse Practitioner, Other-Physician Asst, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Surgery-General. You will never find patients more grateful for the services that medical staff provides than the people of American Samoa. A sense of graciousness is widespread. Contact Corady Talauega-Tufono Medical Staff Recruitment /CME Coordinator (684) 633-1222 x479 development specialist at Phelps Health. "Because we're a rural area, our compensation package is very competitive and includes helping physicians get their student loans paid off and enjoying 30 paid vacation days each year." In addition to relocation expenses, some hospitals offer physicians housing assistance. "All of our residents are offered a $2,400 moving stipend and a $3,000 yearly housing stipend," says Pamela Simms-Mackey, M.D., FA A P, director of the g M e and Pediatric Residency Program at u CSF Benioff Children's Hospital in California. "Both are in their union contract, which is up for negotiation this year, and I expect that amount to increase as housing costs have increased over the past three years." Plan for a successful site visit Before you plan to move however, you must successfully complete the interview process. W h e n a p p l y i n g f o r a j o b opportunity in another city or state, your initial interview will probably be conducted via phone or Skype. If that goes well, you'll be invited to an in-person site interview to meet the team. These kinds of visits may include a tour of the facility and one to two days of interviewing with administrators as well as other physicians and colleagues. As you schedule and complete the site visit, be prepared to be screened, background checked and asked for professional references. The on-site job interview gives you an opportunity to determine if

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