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Aside from salary and employment (full-time, part-time, etc.), should CME days, yearly CME allowance, PTO days, and on-call information be included in an offer letter?

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*This information was discussed verbally over the phone, but not in the offer letter. 

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If it's not in the letter it wasn't discussed and they can't be held to it later. Ask for an updated offer letter with the information in the phone conversation included in the letter. That way you have something in writing to hold them accountable. I could be super annoying on things like this but I've been burned enough times by management to the point where if it's not written I'm not hearing it. Don't talk me to death, put your pen where your mouth is. Too many snakes in healthcare nowadays.

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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In private practice, that should be in the contract instead of the offer letter. The contract is the next step if you accept the offer. I've never worked in private practice and have been in an academic medical center with a union (even for NP's). All the things you mentioned are union-negotiated for us and take effect based on the current union contract.

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Thank you so much for responding. My thoughts exactly. Want to hear something else interesting? In past experiences, the offer is typically a whole number. In this case, the yearly salary discussed over the phone was changed to $9.60 less on the offer letter. I was told there is no contract.

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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That's shady. If it were me, I would ask to have it changed to the previously agreed upon salary.

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Okay, I plan on calling this week. I was given time to review the offer. I was surprised when the information discussed over the phone was both changed and not in the letter. If anyone thinks of anything I might have missed, please let me know.

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