Hello! I'm a new grad and recently received a job offer and contract. I wanted to see what other PAs thought and things I should negotiate since this is my first experience with this.
Position is with a spine surgery practice in Texas:
- Salary $90K with yearly bonus "at discretion of CEO." This seems a little low, but hard to negotiate as I have no experience.
- 2 weeks paid vacation - In my interview they also stated that major holidays were off as well. Need to clarify if these would be paid or not. Is this reasonable time off or too little?
- 5 days sick leave with doctor's note
- CME allowance of $2500. They stated in interview that I also would have 5 days for CME, so I need to clarify this with my contract and whether they are paid or not and have this included in writing.
- Malpractice insurance is provided "consistent with reasonable surgical physician assistant coverage." Obviously need to clarify whether occurrence or claims maid. And tail or not.
- Individual health insurance covered by employer. Family health insurance covered by employee. I only need coverage for myself, so this sounded like a good deal to me.
Other than above, I also wanted feedback on my hours. My schedule is described as up to 5 days a week but then later says that 5 days is routine and more days as agreed by PA and physician as needed. Hours may or may not extend past 10 hours per day with workload not to exceed 80 hours a week. There is no mention of call but when discussed they said I should "rarely" be on call. Obviously I'm not trying to get tricked into working 80 hours a week when the job was described as a M-F position. What is the best way to ask that this is clarified and protect myself from being exploited?
Appreciate all of your feedback! Thank you!
Have been wanting to post something in this thread for a long time.
The group is in rural Virginia with 3 ortho surgeons right now, 4th is in negotiation. I would only work with one of them in the OR and office
$105,000 Annual Salary
Annual wRVU Bonus Potential / $25.85 per wRVU generated after 2321
$5,000 Relocation Assistance
$5,000 Recruitment Bonus paid on the first payroll check upon commencement of employment
Student Loan Repayment of 500.00 per month for 36 months
PTO accrual of 5.54 hours per pay period / 18 days per year
Extended Illness Bank of 2.15 hours per pay period / 7 days per year
40 Hours of CME with up to $2,000 in reimbursement cost
Licensing and Credentialing Fees including PA License, Prescriptive Authority, DEA License & Medical Liability Insurance.
Full benefits including dental, vision, short and long term disability.
Would love some feedback on this and what I could ask them to work on.
Also, if anyone has any advice on how to inform other groups I've interviewed with of this offer, I would appreciate it. I've followed up with all of the groups and they are wrapping up interviews this coming week. Would like to let them know that I have received an offer but don't want them to take me off their list.
Hello everyone! I had recently posted about a derm offer, but I got another offer at a different practice/state and would love some thoughts on this one.
Salary: 36 hour work week, Training salary for 4 months at a rate of 75K, and then 80K with bonus of 10% for collections exceeding 60K for a 3 month period that will be paid quarterly.
Time off: 2 weeks PTO, 1 week of sick time, 2 days for CME and 2 personal days along with 7 paid holidays.
Malpractice covered. 50% of tail coverage if I stay with practice for 2 years.
Health insurance plan: 280/mo towards it
401K: allowed to enroll after 1 year
Restrictive covenant for 7.5 miles
State: Pennsylvania, outside philly
Counters that I’m thinking:
- I’m okay with the training period salary but will counter with 90K w/ 10% collections
- 5 days for CME
- Tail coverage required now
- CME 2K
- I need to get more info on the health insurance aspect.
I really really like the Physician and she has a great plan for how to train/incorporate me into the practice. I feel like it would be a great opportunity but I also want to ensure I’m making the right decision realistically.
I would love any input from you guys! Thank you!
Hey everyone, just looking for some feedback on a job offer I received. The clinic is located in Dallas, Texas. I’ll be a brand new grad in a few weeks
Primary care- Base salary is 95,000 (Total compensation 100,000-115,000 after RVU bonuses). Hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday. 1-2 Saturday’s per month ($300 shift pay for Saturday’s worked). Health benefits kick in after 3 months. 10 days PTO first year (increases to 15 after 1 year). 7 paid holidays. $1500 CME credit annually, but no CME days off. No mention of retirement benefits
I appreciate any feedback! This is my first offer so I’m kind of weary to just accept the first thing that’s thrown at me, but it seems like a decent starting job as a new grad.
I'm about to graduate and I've been offered a position at a hospital in SW Oklahoma. "General Surgery" is in quotations because I would technically be working in a specialty surgical clinic. My supervising physicians would be two general surgeons, a urologist, and a gastroenterologist. I would do a mixture of clinic and OR for these surgeons. I'm not sure about call yet. Contract specifics:
1 year duration
$105K base salary with 2 possible bonuses:
up to $5K depending on overall clinic wRVU productivity
up to "5% base salary for achievement of recommended metrics"
Sign-on bonus of $4K
Relocation allowance of up to $6K
Loan repayment assistance $10K to be paid over agreement term (1 year)
Malpractice and licensing paid/reimbursed
Full benefits, 401K
26 days PTO
3 days and $2,500 for CME over agreement term (1 year)