Little lychee Posted August 1, 2015 Share Posted August 1, 2015 I have been offered a position in ENT surgery for a good size surgical specialty practice which is affiliated with a county hospital in southern CA. The job is a 45 min commute from where I am currently living with my husband. We can't give up his job and it would be difficult for him to find a job closer to this offer, so I will need to commute. Essentially only 1 SP - who I've met and liked. There are 2 half days in the OR and the remainder of the time is spent in clinic with pre/post ops and procedures. Overall I like the work that this job entails. Salary is 85K (with a 6-7% increase after the first year with a satisfactory review - they refused to add this to the contract) Health care covered 100% in the county system Matched 401k Licensing fees, professional memberships covered $1,000 annual CME 5 CME days 15 Days of vacation 3 paid sick days No call, no nights, no weekends Free medical Spanish classes This is the first offer I have received and it was actually the first interview I have been on so I don't have a whole lot to compare it to. The offer was firm and they were not receptive to my attempts to negotiate salary or details. I have another specialty surgery interview this week in my current town, but only after this position wants an answer for their offer - I've already asked for more time to consider. One PA I talked to in the area told me she was unemployed for 6 months before finding a job in my current city, which worries me. I feel like the salary is a little bit low and by accepting the first offer I will lose out on any potential opportunities. Am I off target by thinking this is a low offer for a new grad in CA? Does anyone have any experience of how well skills in ENT surgery would transfer to another area if I were to accept? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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