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FALL 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 CONTRACTS & COMPENSATION issue PracticeLink.com   FALL 2017 77 Our Mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. trinity-health.org/physician-postings PARTNER WITH TRINITY HEALTH Explore the Possibilities Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Serving people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. If you would like to be part of the Trinity Health system, we encourage you to explore the possibilities. Visit our website www.trinity-health.org/ physician-postings for employed physician or independent practice opportunities affiliated with Trinity Health, or contact our Physician Recruitment Department at 734-343-2300 or email docopps@trinity-health.org . becomes obvious the negotiations aren't successful and you may pass on the job, always leave behind a good impression. When it's best to walk away If the final offer still has you raising an eyebrow, step back and determine if this job is really the best fit for you. Though you may be eager to land a job, don't agree to one with which you feel uncomfortable. Emergency medicine physician Hilary Fairbrother, M .D., vice chairperson of the Medical Society of the State of New York's Young Physicians Section, was entertaining an offer from a large group right out of residency. After reviewing their lengthy employment contract and consulting with an attorney, she was left with some concerns. "One issue was that I could be fired at any time, with or without cause," she recalls. Fa i rb rot h e r k n e w t h a t a n u n e x p e c t e d t e r m i n a t i o n s o early in her career could present financial difficulty. "Also, I was supposed to provide notice if I were to terminate, but the employer did not have to. That seemed very lopsided," she adds. Further unsettling was a vast restrictive covenant, which could make remaining in the New York area difficult in the future. Though she brought her concerns back to the group, hoping to negotiate, she reached an impasse and eventually decided it was best to decline. "I (soon) joined a smaller group where I didn't have as many restraints," she says. "It was the right decision for me." Poring over an employment contract and hashing out details can seem like an unwelcome hurdle when you are so close to your dream of working as a physician. But it's time well-spent. Whether you go it alone or pair up with a trusted colleague or professional, you'll thank yourself later for careful decisions made today. ● Win! Find your next practice— and enter to win a $500 gift card— at PracticeLink.com/Win.

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