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What Should a Physician Assistant Consider Before Joining a Practice?

A physician assistant may wish to hire employment law counsel to review a proposed agreement and to negotiate a better deal.

September 27, 2015


(press release: cdklawyers) // Dallas, Texas, United States // Keith Clouse

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 debra@clousedunn.com or call (214) 239-2705.