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Tips to Hire the Right Candidate For your Physiatry Job

How do you know if the physiatry candidate you’re talking with on the phone is the right doctor for your physiatry job?    Will this person who you are now interviewing be able to meet your organization’s goals?  One thing that is a given, is that there will be changes in your organization over time.  Will the interviewee be able to fill your goals as they change in the future?

These are tough questions which you might respond that there’s no way to make sure unless you have a crystal ball!  Rest assured, that if you have the right questions to ask [ . . . ]

Contract Negotiation

The technical process of contract negotiation for a physiatry job is important to know.  What follows is some information about that process.  During contract negotiation, it is critical to track the revisions made.

The representative for the physical medicine and rehabilitation job emails a draft contract to you as a Word document. You should save the document to your local drive and turn on Word’s “track changes” feature. The employer’s suggested revisions then appear in red on the screen, and comments show up in boxes on the side.

Once you’ve flagged your concerns and suggestions, you then email the “redlined” document back to [ . . . ]

Compensation . . . It’s More Than The Salary Amount

Physiatry jobs, they come in many shapes and sizes but one factor, cost of living, can make all the difference in the world.  I’ll never forget a physiatrist with an opening in Las Vegas, NV.  He told me that because of the lower cost of living in NV, that a doctor moving from CA to NV could buy a new car every year!

Unlike other professions, physiatrists often receive greater financial income in pm&r jobs in less metropolitan areas.  The basis for this is the law of supply and demand; more physiatrists want a practice opportunity in a metropolitan area so [ . . . ]

Interviewing Tips to Identify a Physiatrist’s People Skills

When you’re an employer trying to fill a physiatry job, it’s hard to tell in one or two interviews if the physiatrist you’re interviewing has good people skills. These people skills are among the most important:

Adaptability

Communication

Conflict resolution

Critical observation

Problem-solving

Teamwork

Interview questions such as “How adaptable are you?” won’t work.  You need to ask questions that show how the physical medicine and rehabilitation job candidate will act in certain situations.  These are called behavioral questions. Some examples of these questions are:

  • Tell me about a time you worked effectively under pressure?
  • Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures?
  • [ . . . ]

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