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This is what  reasonable job posting is..... (I am not a recruiter or in any way connected to this job - just a good example)

 

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
National Medical Services - Oakfield, ME
$110,000 - $160,000 a year
 
 

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for an Internal Medicine practice in Maine.

Practice Features and Requirements:

  • Will consider experienced providers only. No new graduates.
  • Other providers on site.
  • Anticipated patient load will be 16 ppd.
  • Schedule will be M - Th, 8a - 6p (4 - 10's).
  • No call and no weekends.
  • Salary will be $110 - 160k(including incentives).
  • A comprehensive benefit package includes 8 wks vacation, malpractice, health insurance, dental/vision/disability, retirement, and 1 wk paid CME expenses.
  • Financial relocation assistance.
  • Generous sign-on bonus.
  • This employer has own internal Loan Repayment Program worth $45k ($15k for 3 years).
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8 weeks vacation?!  Plus a week of CME?  

It all sounds too goo to be true.  

And never mind - if it truly is in Oakfield, ME, a town of less than 800 and in the middle of nowhere, it all makes sense.   Location means a lot.

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On 3/19/2019 at 7:28 PM, MT2PA said:

8 weeks vacation?!  Plus a week of CME?  

It all sounds too goo to be true.  

And never mind - if it truly is in Oakfield, ME, a town of less than 800 and in the middle of nowhere, it all makes sense.   Location means a lot.

the point is a doc would be 200k+ and they are treating us better then the 100k 3-4 weeks PTO (which everyone seems okay offering)

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On 3/19/2019 at 6:28 PM, MT2PA said:

8 weeks vacation?!  Plus a week of CME?  

It all sounds too goo to be true.  

And never mind - if it truly is in Oakfield, ME, a town of less than 800 and in the middle of nowhere, it all makes sense.   Location means a lot.

Location means a lot indeed.

It is a bit of a paradox in that small locales often can't pay a lot but need to offer more to draw candidates. Benefits have a cash value. My last rural job paid about 120k with 7 weeks PTO and a week of CME and health dental etc. Many wouldn't consider it because it was very rural but I bought a 3400 SF home with a huge pool in the nicest neighborhood in the area for 134k. I didn't have big city amenities but I was pretty darn comfortable.

 

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On 3/19/2019 at 6:28 PM, MT2PA said:

8 weeks vacation?!  Plus a week of CME?  

It all sounds too goo to be true.  

And never mind - if it truly is in Oakfield, ME, a town of less than 800 and in the middle of nowhere, it all makes sense.   Location means a lot.

If that job was in the lower mid west I would take it! I live in a town of 400 and work in a town of 600 (40 mins away). The country is so much more peaceful and quite. My daily traffic jams include tractors and amish. 

 

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On 3/19/2019 at 3:28 PM, MT2PA said:

8 weeks vacation?!  Plus a week of CME?  

It all sounds too goo to be true.  

And never mind - if it truly is in Oakfield, ME, a town of less than 800 and in the middle of nowhere, it all makes sense.   Location means a lot.

I personally like to have space between my job and my life. Being a practitioner in a small isolated town would be a challenge to keep one's job separate from your life. I don't socialize with my patients and it would be difficult for my family to restrict their social contacts.

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1 minute ago, CAdamsPAC said:

I personally like to have space between my job and my life. Being a practitioner in a small isolated town would be a challenge to keep one's job separate from your life. I don't socialize with my patients and it would be difficult for my family to restrict their social contacts.

You are correct and I am the same way. Locally I was very circumspect about who I spent time with and where I went and what I did. Most of my oldest friends are from my Army days and they are scattered around so that was always a good place to go hang. We were also only about an hour out of Dallas so going to the big city for a weekend was a regular event.

In a much more rural and isolated area it would be harder. I think folks would expect you to be sociable and participate in local events. Oh...don't get my started on how many people asked me if I had picked a church yet. A bit of a tight conversation for someone who doesn't go to church. I used to say my Iman wouldn't like it if I went to church but my wife told me no one was amused by that but me.

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On 3/15/2019 at 6:40 PM, Colorado said:

That's great! What a far cry from the offers posted around here in Colorado.

You're not kidding. Even Kaiser doesn't offer that great of a deal.

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7 hours ago, sas5814 said:

I used to say my Iman wouldn't like it if I went to church but my wife told me no one was amused by that but me.

Imam.  You get an imam if you're Muslim, you get an Iman if you're David Bowie.

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3 hours ago, rev ronin said:

Imam.  You get an imam if you're Muslim, you get an Iman if you're David Bowie.

that is funny and I am old enough to get it....

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17 hours ago, CAdamsPAC said:

I personally like to have space between my job and my life. Being a practitioner in a small isolated town would be a challenge to keep one's job separate from your life. I don't socialize with my patients and it would be difficult for my family to restrict their social contacts.

When  worked in a small town, since I wasn't paid to be on call and such, I chose to live away from the place - people often didn't understand boundaries well where I worked.  Some got bent right out of shape when they asked me for my phone number and I'd give them the office number - "but what if I need to talk to you after hours?"..."Call the office for an appointment, call 911 or drive to Town X's hospital".  

SK

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