GI / Endo specialty Ardent Hospital in Contracts, Negotiations & Malpractice Posted May 19 I am looking at changing jobs / specialties and I am currently discussing compensation. Thus far no night or weekends and no call. Basic 8-5 ish with a half day off if I want it. Pitfall is they say "you have to pull back all of your own patients. Nurses / MAs arn't allowed for NPs or PAs. It is an Ardent thing." Now I will split my time between office and help in endo. The bar seems pretty low on how many patients to see per day. I think they are looking at 8 per day, but I will have to see if they are basing that on a 5 day work week or only when I am scheduled in office. I have been told I will use the endo specialists MA and RN when he is on hospital days. The thing is that he really wants me working with him at the hospital as much as possible so he can get more procedures done at the hospital. Compensation is 105,000 without productivity bonuses. This is just what HR spit out to the administrator and I plan on negotiating more. PTO was originally quoted by the admin as 8.8 per paycheck. That would roughly give me 5 weeks of PTO, but I want to make sure that is correct. I currently receive about 3 weeks. I have about 10 years experience between international radiology, Rheumatology, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Allergy and Interventional Pain Management. I am also licensed and certified in Radiology, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine. They plan on using me in Endo to help with fluoro as well. I believe insurance is paid by them but will double check. My main sticking point is the compensation and not having at least an MA. I also feel with 8 patients a day I might be bored. I understand if I do not have a lot of office days not having the staff, but I definitely need to know if that 8 patient day is x 5 or only when scheduled for office. I wanted to get some opinions from my peers here, and to see if anyone works for Ardent and can give an opinion. Doc is newer out of specialty and seems to want to teach. I would appreciate any contributions.