09/27/2015 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release)
Dallas employment law attorney Keith Clouse represents individuals employed in the medical field. He suggests that a physician assistant consider the following issues when contemplating a job opportunity:
- Responsibilities (type of practice; primary job duties; common patient concerns);
- Reputation of physicians and facility (pending litigation; prominence in field; relationships with other physicians and facilities);
- Work load (hours of work; on-call obligations; flexibility of schedule; holiday/weekend work; hospital responsibilities);
- Professional relationship (physician’s expectations; supervision; availability of physician to answer questions);
- Malpractice insurance (type and limits of policy; term of policy; physician’s own policy);
- Compensation and benefits (structure of compensation arrangement; incentive compensation; health insurance; leave time; expenses for continuing education and professional memberships; certification expenses; retirement benefits; profit sharing; loan repayment);
- Terms of contractual relationship (term of agreement or at-will status; termination provisions for each party); and
- Restrictive covenants (non-compete or non-solicitation provisions).
As with any new employment relationship, a physician assistant may wish to hire employment law counsel to review a proposed agreement and to negotiate a better deal.
This article is presented by the Dallas employment attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP. To speak to an employment law attorney about employment contract issues, send an email to [email protected] or call (214) 239-2705.