Quote from rossi
i'm new to this site. there are some very wise words being exchanged and i thought that i may pick a few of your brains. i am a year away from graduating with anp. i've been in critical care for 13 years and feel pretty comfortable there. however, i am still exploring my options.
please.... this whole thing makes me a bit nervous. i want to be in an enviroment that i love, but i don't want to be taken advantage of especially with the liability involved.
please share thoughts!!!
also, anyone take a review course for adult and critical care np? i'm looking and am not sure of which ones are best. thanks for input!
:melody:hello, rossi and welcome to allnurses.com:melody:
it is great to have you with us.
how did you negotiate your contracts?
this last entity, they had a contract to review. i added to it - negotiated, they refined.....i refined, it was finally accepted. you need to bring with you, outline of what you will offer the entity, stats regarding your type of services that you will provide including previous stats regarding productivity numbers. or, at least, be familiar with these stats.
are you under the entire intensivists practice ( 6 doctors in ours...)?
under the direction of the medical director. 5 other physicians on staff as well with whom i consult/refer.
did you negotiate bonuses for productivity?
yes, after a certain amount of time elapsed after hire, would revisit for productivity raises. initially, productivity bonus for x amount patients/revenue generated.
weekend, holidays and call?
yes, this was addressed.
are you certified for line placements or invasive procedures and if so are you compensated?
no extra compensation for additional certifications. some certs were a requirement of the position.
educational assistance or experiences for ceu were they negotiated?
negotiated all continuing education expenses paid, including all certification and licensure fees.
pay increases and ability to be a part of growth in research and protocols?
yes. negotiated for profit sharing. also, negotiated to be chief in designing/implementation of protocols for the clinic. revisit pay increases after first 6 months, yearly thereafter.
negotiate for paid medical and dental insurance, liability insurance, lodging (if needed), automobile expenses, retirement, vacation, sick time, life insurance, disability insurance, comp time (i am salaried).
i am also on staff at the hospital for ed call and that is totally seperate from the clinic. this was a different negotiation.
hope this helps.