Backflips to Reducing Physician Turnover

Posted by Lisa Rushneck 11, December, 2018

One of the least-discussed aspects and pain points of the healthcare industry is the cost associated with high physician turnover. Like all professionals and human beings, doctors are not a monolith, and there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” practitioner.

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Deciding Between NP or PA: Which Career is a Better Fit for You?

Posted by Dawn Pascale 21, November, 2018

So, you’ve decided to pursue a career in healthcare – congratulations! Whether you choose to take the road of a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, you will play a critical role in providing essential medical care to a broad range of patients in your chosen area of specialization. The good news is many of the duties of a nurse practitioner and physician’s assistant overlap – and each works closely with primary care providers and doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. But the devil, as they say, is in the details. In this case, deciding which role might be best for you boils down to a number of factors.

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A Firestorm That Started on Social Media: A Glimpse of Sexism Toward NPs?

Posted by Kara Malone 14, November, 2018

If there’s a profession where highly skilled and educated female professionals would command respect and appreciation for their abilities it would probably be the field of nursing, where women still make up roughly 90 percent of the industry. But the reality is even in fields where women overwhelmingly make up the majority of the professional workforce, troubling and familiar problems like pay discrimination and gender stereotypes still persist, even when accounting for factors like education, clinical experience, specialty and number of years on the job.

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Start the Conversation: Mental Health Wellness in the Workplace for Physicians

Posted by Dawn Pascale 7, November, 2018

Once considered among the ultimate taboos, open discussions about mental health – particularly in the workplace – were typically likened to the professional equivalent of discussing religion or politics at the dinner table. However, with greater awareness and shifts in cultural attitudes about the nature and scope of mental illness, discussions around mental health and emotional well-being are gaining more attention.

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10 Questions Physicians Must Ask When Considering A Counter-Offer

Posted by Dawn Pascale 31, October, 2018

You’re coming down the home stretch. You’ve received an excellent offer for a new job opportunity, and it’s time to tender your resignation. Assuredly, you walk into your current administrator’s office to give notice, expecting a moment of panic and perhaps a brief handshake wishing you well. What you didn’t expect was an implausible counter-offer. Now what?! Pundits say the best way to handle a counter-offer is to decline it. We feel it’s not always that black and white. Career decisions are complex, not simple, and it’s impossible to make the right one with imperfect information or unclear guidelines.

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