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FALL 2014

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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44 | FALL 2014 Don't forget, however, that termi- nation works both ways. "You want to be able to terminate without cause yourself," Laurence says, so include that language in your contract. 7. Pay attention to your benefits. Terms, termination, restrictive covenants and compensation are all what Laurence calls 'big ticket" items—the ones that will directly affect your quality of life. These are the sections to which you'll want to pay special attention. Of course, benefts can also affect your quality of life, but no physician is going to walk away from a contract because the employer won't cover their CME travel expenses. Still, benefts can sweeten the deal for you or make up for a loss in another area. What are some of the benefts you'll fnd in contracts? Vacation time, as well as time off and travel expenses for CME, retirement pack- ages, relocation expenses, health insurance, disability insurance, maternity and paternity leave are all open for negotiations, says Kinley. Another beneft—and one you may not think of—is your autonomy on the job. "You'll want to know how much autonomy you'll have, and you may want to negotiate autonomy in some decisions, such as making referrals," he says. If disability insurance is offered, Whipple suggests you negotiate for specialty-specifc disability insur- ance. "If you're a surgeon, make sure it's surgery-specifc, and that it matches the disability insurance that Endocrinology Internal Medicine Family Medicine Hospitalists Neurology Nephrology Neurohospitalist Psychiatry Urgent Care Urology We have opportunities in: T riving private practice opportunities in sunny Arizona! Do autonomy and a high earning potential sound good to you? Independent practices in two metropolitan Phoenix suburbs seek colleagues to help meet the needs of their vibrant, growing communities—two of the fastest growing cities in the country. Physicians at these successful, established practices are earning in the 90 th MGMA percentile. Choose who you work with, how much you work and what you earn. Choose to live in a city that sees sunshine more than 330 days a year! Now recruiting for the following specialties in Chandler and Gilbert, Arizona: Family Medicine · Family Medicine/Sports Medicine · Endocrinology · Breast Surgery · Internal Medicine · Neurology · OB/GYN · Orthopedics · Urology Bob Galbreath, physician recruitment manager · 480-728-3854 Lori Norris, physician recruiter · 480-728-3326 Before you sign... Continued from page 42

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