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  1. Surgery (employed by health system) in Pacific Northwest, $3000 CME annually, 40 hours, licensing fees reimbursed with separate fund but membership dues come from CME fund
  2. University of Virginia has good online tutorials. My husband is a radiologist and recommended it to me. https://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/ Radiopaedia is also a good reference, but I believe it is geared more toward looking up specific findings rather than overall teaching. Are you looking to study something specific? You will get a good grasp on studies you see frequently, if you know what you're looking for.
  3. Are you required to work thirteen shifts per month or three shifts per week? That's what it comes down to. Three shifts per week doesn't always come out to an even twelve shifts per month. Second the other responses. IMHO shift work shouldnt be salaried. I once worked in an urgent care that was salaried provided I worked twelve shifts per month. It was a headache to switch shifts because they had to be in the time period and getting paid for an extra shift took forever. If you are salaried, you will be paid for your 12.5 hour shift whether you work 6 hours or 20 hours (in theory). There should be a clause that you get paid for working an extra shift, which means working on a scheduled off day or doing fourteen shifts in the month.
  4. If you are salaried, you'll be paid the same amount each of the 26 pay periods provided you meet the shift requirements. If you are hourly, you'll submit hours worked during the time period and be paid accordingly (usually down to the 15 minute increment). You typically clock in and out if you're hourly. 1950 hours annually is correct if you are to work thirteen 12.5 hr shifts per month.
  5. Most of it was automated and easy! I do not recommend getting married, moving to another state, obtaining new state license, and going through credentialing for a new position within 2 weeks though ha! I applied for a job with my legal maiden name and when it was time to proceed with credentialing, there were a lot of questions as to why I now had a different name ? I did go from First Middle Maiden to First Maiden NewLastName, so perhaps that made things a little easier.
  6. I did this recently and recall it being much easier than changing name on loans, bank accounts etc. I would first change your name legally if you haven't done so already and have your new SS card and driver's license in hand. NCCPA, NPI, DEA, and state licensing are all surprisingly straightforward after that and typically require a written request with copies of your name change (marriage certificate, legal name change document, etc) and driver's license with new name. The change was fairly quick as well. Good luck!
  7. What are you struggling with specifically? Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery patient is a good overview. Mariano's ICU is also a good book but not surgery specific.
  8. I see, that's what I thought initially. Rather than an independent contractor, you're an employee as you're employed by CEP and are privileged at hospitals they hold contracts. So, everything above stands :-) Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. Anytime. Perhaps I misread your initial post - what do you mean by contract worker? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. A patient once called stating she had been given acyclovir topical ointment for genital herpes outbreak by another provider and was wondering whether the ointment was safe or toxic for her partner performing oral sex. My mind was screaming, "you are worrying about the WRONG thing!" Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. I can only speak to my experience, but I would say a credentialing fee (aka application for privileges) is common practice. I know for sure it is a required item with CEP credentialing. Congrats on the new job! Credentialing anywhere usually takes forever. Being on top of the ball with your application and touching base with the credentialing team every so often will hopefully expedite the process to get you working (and earning $$) sooner. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. Argh. My sister is a dentist and bathes in the glory of being the family "doctor." One Thanksgiving she asked if I liked my job being "the assistant" and only being able to see sniffles all day... (I've been in CT surgery and IR my entire career). Despite my attempts at education, I have to choose my battles within my own family. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. You're employed by CEP and will have privileges at the hospital(s) where you're working. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. This fee is for credentialing, correct? I've had to pay fee (usually ~$200) for credentialing for all of my positions, but I've only worked with large health systems. I once didn't include a check and waited to see if it would be included in the "missing items" list of my credentialing file... never was :-) Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Hello- Anyone here have any experience negotiating more PTO within a health system? Long story short: I've received a great offer for Thoracic Surgery in terms of salary, benefits, and the team I would be joining. They offer 33 days of PTO (bank for vacation, sick, etc). This does not include CME days, but it does include holidays, of which I believe there are 7. It is an excellent offer, and I know that I am on the verge of coming off as entitled. At this point in my career, time matters more to me than money. My husband is a radiologist and has 10 weeks of vacation per year. We would like to travel prior to starting a family in the next 2-3 years. We also live in the Pacific Northwest with our families in the Midwest, so a few weeks per year are dedicated to them. I would ideally like 30 days PTO plus holidays. I would even be open to having some of the time unpaid leave. Of note, I would also be taking call every 3rd week (with additional compensation). The group really emphasizes work/life balance, as do most personalities in the PNW. Any suggestions for negotiating? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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