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FALL 2014

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FALL 2014 PracticeLink.com | 45 the partners are getting," she says. Laurence adds that physicians should also ask for a defnition of disability. "An employer may be able to termi- nate you if you become disabled and unable to perform the job you've been hired for," she says. "So ask that disability be defned in the contract." Partnership is also negotiable. Not all doctors want ownership or part- nership, says Kratz, but if it's some- thing you're looking for, then fnd out how that is valued by the practice, and the costs. Have it spelled out in the contract. Ultimately, all benefts are bargain- ing chips. You may not be thrilled with the salary the contract stipu- lates, but the fact that the employer agrees to provide tail coverage and pay relocation expenses, for example, may make it—for you—a job worth taking. 8. Beware of the quirky clause. While most contracts you run into are usually standard fare, you may run across an employer who is new to the process with a contract that refects that. For example, a contract may run on for pages, micromanaging every detail, includ- ing hours and duties. You want those terms to be spelled out, of course, but not in fne detail. Physicians are professionals, and the contract should respect that. "Most contracts are boilerplate stuff," says Manko. The worst he's come across, he says, are extremes in terms of call hours or the area defned in a restrictive covenant. Still, these one-off clauses are something to be aware of. If you see one, your best course of action is to consult with an YOU FOUND THE JOB. LET US REVIEW THE CONTRACT. PROGRAM DIRECTOR RECOMMENDED CONTACT US: 888-574-5526 · CONTRACTDIAGNOSTICS.COM Superior care, surprisingly close. For more information, contact Dotsy Malone, Physician Services Representative Tel: (866) 362-9647 • Email: dmalone@wmhs.com www.wmhs.com Opportunities available in: Come to Western Maryland, and be only two hours from Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh or Baltimore. • Excellent salary and benefi ts • Offi ces located on Campus • Great schools, friendly community • Outdoor recreation including golfi ng, biking, hiking, fi shing, boating Western Maryland is a scenic and historic area that offers endless outdoor amenities and adventures. Opportunities for biking, hiking, boating, skiing, and fi shing are just a few. Good schools and friendly neighbors make this your choice for a place to have quality of life. Cardiology Endocrinology Family Medicine Internal Medicine Urgent Care NP-Palliative Care Continued

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