I have some experience with this practice setting.
I follow patients in an acute care hospital, follow them to LTAC hospitals, inpatient rehab and/or skilled nursing facilities(SNF). Essentially through the continuum of inpatient settings.
SNF's are a great place to get your feet wet. It's what I often describe as an acute care clinic
You treat all kinds of ailments. From the day 2+ post-op joint replacements to those recovering from a bout of pneumonia. You catch all the other things that come along as risk factors with these conditions.
- surgical site infections
- COPD exac
- CHF exac
And sometimes you find things that were totally missed in the acute hospital setting. Very interesting stuff.
While the clinical practice part is enjoyable, the part I had some difficulty with on adjusting was the billing.
Things like, how often can I see this patient?
When is it appropriate to see patients on a daily basis, when is it not?
And what level visit is this?
There are 3 things I would tell you to ask for before starting.
1. You're malpractice insurance
should provide tail coverage.
Other wise you will end up paying to leave the place when you decide to change jobs.
2. A billing and collections review on a monthly or quarterly basis.
You want to know what kind of revenue you're generating for the company.
3. Non-compete clause. Find out what it is. If you're part-time, I would say this has to be non-existent or extremely flexible. If you wish to supplement your income with a second job, a restricting non-compete will make it impossible for you to work anywhere else.
A possible 4th thing to ask for is a bonus structure. Maybe ask for it to start after a 90 day eval period.
I can give you more personal experience input on a PM if you like. Just let me know.
And congratulations!! Sounds like things are moving forward.