PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

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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J OB D OCTOR • Nonprofit community-based healthcare system • Chambersburg Hospital (248 beds) • Waynesboro Hospital (55 beds) • Over 40 system owned physician practices & services • Largest non-governmental employer in the county • Over 3,000 employees Openings exist in Chambersburg, Greencastle, Shippensburg and Waynesboro, PA for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners. Franklin County offers big city fun with small town hospitality. Situated minutes from the Maryland border. Just a short drive away from major metro areas like Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York City. Opportunities in South Central Pennsylvania CONTACT INFORMATION Sharon McCleary, Physician Recruiter Office 717.709.4756 · Fax 717.267.7769 OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Emergency Medicine · Gastroenterology · Geriatrics · Hospitalist · Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine · Nephrology · Obstetrics/Gynecology · Other-Perioperative Care-Medical Director · Other-Physician Asst/Nurse Practitioner · Otolaryngology · Palliative Medicine · Psychiatry-Child & Adolescent · Surgery-General · Surgery-Vascular · Urgent Care S u MM e R 2017 31 ahead of time. You would never propose marriage without some sort of knowledge of the person and some plans in place. The same should be said for interviewing. Before sitting across the conference table from a much more experienced interviewer, you should do the following: • Research the employer's location, reputation, background, achievements, size, patient population, recent headlines and any other important information you can get your hands on. • Create a list of employment priorities for yourself, and your family if applicable, in order of importance. • Develop a list of questions specifically designed to learn about your priorities so that if time runs short or you lose your nerve, you will at least leave the interview with an idea of how your most important concerns would be addressed in that situation. • Finally, review what you know about the position they are interviewing for. Prepare a list of the top three to five things that make you a good fit for that job and make sure that the questions they ask are answered in a manner that conveys those main points as much as possible. MISTAKE #3: INTERVIEWING DORY You can tell I have three kids 10 and under when I reference a Pixar movie. If you haven't seen it, "Finding Dory" is a cute animated movie that is sort of a sequel to "Finding Nemo" and follows the character of Dory, an adorable blue fish that suffers from extreme short- term memory loss. This obviously leads to a lot of bad decisions, mistaken identities, frustration and comedy. It's not so comedic, however, when physicians display the same thing while interviewing for employment opportunities. I've heard it said that we forget 50 percent of what we hear within one hour of hearing it and close to 70 percent within 24 hours. This means that just one day after an interview, you may only retain 30

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