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40 | SUMMER 2014 When it comes to dating, you know what to ask. But are you asking the right questions when it's time to interview for your next practice? Try this list. • What sort of staffi ng support will I have (nursing, billing, transcription, marketing, other)? • Do you have an Electronic Health Record (EHR)? • What is your payer mix? • Do any of your physicians have fl exible schedules to account for outside endeavors or family commitments? • Will I have any inpatient responsibilities? If so, how are my offi ce patient responsibilities managed during that time? • Will I be purely a consultant physician or have admitting privileges? • How often will I take evening and weekend call, and what is the usual volume of calls? • Are there evening or weekend offi ce hours? • What is your compensation plan based on (work units, reimbursement, straight salary), and for how long is my salary guaranteed? • Is there a path to partnership? • What are the benefi ts? How long until I am fully vested for retirement? • What type of governance structure do you have, and how do physicians fi t in the structure? • Is there a succession plan in place for new physicians? • Will my clinical responsibilities include traveling to other facilities (such as satellite offi ces or nursing homes)? How far and how often? • What kind of orientation, support and mentoring do you have in place for new physicians? • How are new physician schedules altered to gradually acclimate them to the practice and EHR? • What is the current real estate market like in the community? • Does the community offer access to my family's religious, educational and extracurricular needs? ■ —Teresa Odle W E C H O S E M E R C Y FOR THE PRACTICE; WE'RE STAYING FOR THE C O M M U N I T Y ! Mercy and North Iowa ofer: • Premier rural health care network in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota; • Centers of Excellence: Bariatric, Breast Imaging; • Family-friendly communities with plenty of parks, great schools and activities; • Culture: museums, nature centers, The Legendary Surf Ballroom; • Half-way between Des Moines and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Practice Opportunties: • Dermatology • Family Medicine (with or without OB) • Faculty – Family Medicine Residency Program • Internal Medicine Hospitalist (Flexible Block Scheduling!) • Internal Medicine – Outpatient Practice • Radiation/Oncologist • Neurology • Pulmonary/CC C E N T E R M E D I C A L N O R T H I O WA A member of Mercy Health Network M ercy For more information: Cindy Scott: 641-428-5551, Jonna Quinn, D.O., OB/GYN, joined Mercy 2013 Robert Weissinger, D.O., Medical Director, Palliative Care & Hospice, joined Mercy 2011 What to ask Download and share at Finding The One Continued from page 38 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 . i n d d 4 0 243-Sum14.indd 40 6 / 1 3 / 1 4 9 : 3 7 A M 6/13/14 9:37 AM

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