- Interviewing-Learn what’s not in the practice opportunity description
Just as important as what's in writing about the practice opportunity you're considering is what's not written about the practice opportunity. The "hard" features of the practice opportunity such as the compensation, responsibilities, and benefits are usually in its description. The "soft" features such as the personality they're looking for, the practice dynamics, goals, needs, etc. are not. How do you learn the unknown? A clue can be to find out the personalities/capabilities of the Read More . . .
- What to do if your #1 physiatry practice choice hasn’t made an offer yet?
Waiting for your #1 physiatry practice choice is frustrating and anxiety-provoking. Oftentimes, you feel powerless as to what to do. Many questions come to your mind. What is taking so long for the practice/hospital to get back to you? Has the practice/hospital made an offer to another physiatry candidate and is putting you on hold waiting for the outcome? As Murphy's Law would have it, sometimes all but your #1 choice for a new job Read More . . .
- The Games of Hiring
You've been invited for a job interview. Wow, how wonderful! Your work has just begun. Let the games of hiring begin! You should ask for an agenda for the interview and the names and positions of the people who will interview you. Commit these names to memory so that you can speak to them with comfort and ease. This action will reduce the anxiety that naturally comes with an interview. There are the obvious questions Read More . . .
- Medicare’s Quality Improvement Program – Information for Physiatry
Starting in 2017, CMS has instituted a Quality Payment Program (QPP) which incorporates prior PQRS/EHR programs. Under the new QPP program, all Medicare Part B clinicians are responsible to report various categories: Quality(old PQRS) Advancing Care(old EHR) Improvement Activities, and Cost(begins 2018)) as follows: -All physicians must report, whether they are solo practitioners, or employed by another entity. -Clinician must have more than $30,000 in Medicare allowed charges AND must provide care to more than 100 Medicare patients Read More . . .
- Ready, Set, Go!
It could all change in an instant! You receive a phone call from me and it's your dream job. Actually, it doesn't happen in an instant. You have or should be planning your long-term goals to determine what your dream job is. These goals help you differentiate between your dream job and all the other jobs that are of no interest to you. Don't get persuaded by promises of a million dollar job in some Read More . . .
What benefits should you expect at your job? The very basic benefits are malpractice, vacation, health insurance cost, and CME cost and travel. Malpractice and 1 week of CME to include the associated travel expense are standard. The amount of vacation and health insurance vary. I'd say the average vacation is 3 weeks. Health insurance coverage varies from providing it just for the employee to providing it in full for the family. Additional benefits include Read More . . .
- More about Farr Healthcare, Inc.
Background of Linda Farr A resident just asked me to describe Farr Healthcare, Inc. physiatry recruitment services. In a nutshell, my father was a doctor and I’ve been doing physician recruitment since I finished graduate school. I became involved in physiatry when I was hired as Director, Physician Recruitment for Continental Medical Systems, formerly the nation’s largest physical medicine and rehab provider where I recruited the Medical Directors for 60-bed rehab hospitals across the Read More . . .
- Should I Hire A Physiatrist?
There are several considerations when deciding whether to add a new physiatrist. First, are you ready financially to pay for a new doctor? Has your practice or hospital census reached the point where adding someone is financially feasible? Make sure that you have a sound reason for adding a new person. What are your goals for the new position and how do they relate to your practice's/hospital's goals? Without goals in mind, the hiring of Read More . . .
- Hiring Trends in Physiatry
The medical field has been growing in recent years. An increased demand for doctors is being met with increasing enrollment in medical programs across the country. In 2015, the number of medical students matched with an appropriate residency program hit a historic high. There were 41,334 applicants for residencies, an increase of 940 from the year before. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was one of the specialties where all of the available residency positions were filled. Read More . . .
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