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WINTER 2015

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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18 PracticeLink.com winter 2015 In a cash collections model, regardless of how many patients are seen or procedures performed, the physician's base income (i.e., base salary) remains the same. However, in a production model, the physician's compensation is a direct reflection of reimbursements generated. No reimbursements equals no compensation. Additional considerations in identifying whether an employ- me n t o p p o r t u n i t y p r e s e n t s a n acceptable work-life balance are employer expectations and culture. For physicians valuing a work-life balance, as opposed to an earn-all- you-can approach, query prospec- tive employers on the organization's expectations of your daily invest- ment of time. I m p o r t a n t q u e s t i o n s t o a s k include: • How many patients on average are expected to be seen in clinic daily? • Are inpatient rounds expected to be performed after hours or before the end of the workday? • How many hours each week are ex pected to be ded icated to administrative duties? • How many hours, on average, do physicians in t he pract ice/ department work? • Are physicians encouraged to take vacation? • How many days of vacation are taken annually on average? • How many days of monthly call coverage would be required? • When on call, how much time is spent on the phone or in the hospital? I find that those physicians Endocrinology Internal Medicine Family Medicine Hospitalists Neurology Nephrology Neurohospitalist Psychiatry Urgent Care Urology We have opportunities in: In the beautiful Willamette Valley, you're in the heart of Oregon's wine country. An hour from the beach and mountains, 45 minutes south of Portland, and just 1 1/2 hours from the rugged beauty of the Oregon high desert— you will want to call this home. Excellent schools, affordable view homes, golf courses, great family-oriented lifestyle with a multitude of outdoor activities all year long! Specialties currently open: PHYSICIANS: Allergy/ Immunology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Vascular Surgery—all traditional practice setting. · NURSE PRACTITIONER: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry. · PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT: Family Medicine & Pediatrics Send your CV to Linda, lsafi namassey@mvipa.org Call 503-967-1165 · Visit wvphealthauthority.org Oregon… you belong here! LegalMatters Striking the right balance Continued from previous page

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