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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the INTERVIEW issue There are physicians, and then there are Signature Physicians. Join a winning team. Over 150 physicians have made Signature Healthcare their choice. At Signature Healthcare, physicians are the foundation of our team, with physician representation on our board of directors, integrated care coordination with support staff, and full marketing assistance. Signature Healthcare is an environment where a practice can grow and a physician can excel. Located just 21 miles from Boston, Signature Healthcare a non-profit integrated healthcare system in Southeastern Massachusetts; encompassing the award-winning Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, a multispecialty, multi-site physician group practice caring for patients across seven communities. Working in Southeastern Massachusetts you can access some of the nation's top schools. There is no shortage of cultural events, sporting events, and museums for the whole family to enjoy. In this area you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, snowboarding, and skiing. Current Opportunities include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, Complex Care, Neurology, Orthopedics, Surgery. For more information, please contact Carolina Chaves, Physician Recruiter providerjobs@signature-healthcare.org www.signaturephysicians.org (508) 941-7568 PracticeLink.com S u MM e R 2017 51 FIELDING OFFERS Once you have an offer from a facility, it's time to get serious about making a decision. Sharma took the opportunity to provide feedback as a step toward negotiating a more advantageous offer. To each of the three hospitals he was considering, he pointed out what he really liked and what, in particular, was holding him back from accepting their offer. He also asked if they could do any better. His script went something like this: "I have an offer from another hospital, but I really like the opportunity at [your hospital]. o ne thing that concerns me is the amount of call you require. Would you consider giving me a physician assistant to reduce the amount of call I have to do?" Or: "I have an offer from another hospital, but I really like the opportunity you've presented. One thing that concerns me is that the salary you've offered is substantially lower. Can you do any better, or can you offer a signing bonus or cover my moving expenses?" G ordon re com mend s let t i ng a practice k now i f you have reservations about any aspect of working for them before you make your final decision. "They'll be frustrated" if you tell them after you've accepted another offer and your complaint was something they could have addressed, he says. Long-term, that reaction could limit future opportunities at the practice, should you ever change your mind. "Relationships are of utmost i mpor ta nce du r i ng school i ng and the hiring process," says Gordon. Developing and nurturing relationships with decision-makers, even if you don't ultimately choose to work at their facility, can be beneficial for your career, especially if you determine you'd like to make a move a few years down the road. For that reason, it's important to be considerate during your job

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