Author Archives: johnjurica

About johnjurica

Former Senior VP and CMO writes about physician leadership.

Online Resources

I just added a new static page to this blog.  It is called Online Resources, like this post. It includes some helpful publications and websites that physicians may find useful when reviewing an employment agreement. There are literally thousands of similar resources … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Salary (part 3) – Example

Let’s take a deeper dive into RVU based compensation. Suppose that an organization that wants to recruit you is offering the following salary proposal: two years at a fixed salary, followed by a third year in which it converts to a fixed component PLUS an … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Salary (part 2)

In Thoughts on Salary (part 1), I began with a discussion about the issues that impact an employer’s offer, the use of salary surveys and how RVUs are used to describe physician productivity. In this post, I will provide additional background on the compensation models that might … Continue reading

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Moonlighting

During your final year of medical training, you might be daydreaming a bit about life beyond residency and fellowship. You’re looking forward to getting to work, making some money and start living! You have credit card debt, student loan debt, … Continue reading

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Restrictive Covenants

A restrictive covenant (RC), as used in most physician employment agreements, is a provision(s) that prevents or restricts an employee from competing with his employer. Such provisions will prevent the new employee, in the event he leaves employment, from: recruiting staff … Continue reading

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Sweat the “Small” Stuff and Enjoy a Bonus!

Seeking a good position, researching perspective employers, participating in interviews, and negotiating an agreement can be tedious, time-consuming work! And the reality is that most employers are going to offer a standard agreement, with a salary range that will probably be … Continue reading

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Liability Insurance – Who Pays for Tail Coverage?

I want to briefly discuss the handling of liability insurance as part of the contract negotiation process. Generally, most employers agree – liability insurance is a bona fide business expense. This should be clearly stipulated in the employment agreement as … Continue reading

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