Why Elliot Health System is Filled with Top Physician Talent

Top Physician Talent

It seems like everyone wants to work with the Elliot Health System. 

It’s home to some of the top physician talent in New England, exceptional benefits, an environment that puts patients first and a work-life balance that is second to none. 

It’s also hiring. 

So if you’re looking for an opportunity to take your career to new heights, take a look at these four reasons why Elliot Health System is filled with top physician talent:

1) Excellence begets excellence

Great physicians attract great physicians, and Elliot Health System has no shortage of outstanding doctors.

Each year, New Hampshire Magazine publishes a list of the state’s top doctors, and each year Elliot Health System is well-represented–from immunology to  anesthesiology to cardiology to emergency care to family practice. 

As is often the case, these exceptional physicians work to surround themselves with colleagues who are every bit as talented and dedicated. They do this for patients, for the healthcare system and for themselves. 

Elliot Health System knows that it has some of the top physician talent in the country. It also knows that excellence begets excellence, and it rewards physicians who recruit their colleagues through a referral program that provides a $5,000 bonus to employed physicians when they refer a physician who joins the team. 

2) Compensation and appreciation

Money matters, but it’s not all that matters. The overall compensation package–including healthcare benefits, relocation reimbursement, vacation, deferred compensation and more–can be a true measurement of how much a healthcare system truly appreciates its physician talent. 

Elliot Health System offers a robust compensation package that goes well beyond the ordinary. 

In addition to the benefits listed above, physicians enjoy access to a wellness center and Taekwondo center, discounts on everything from cafeteria dining to cell phones to retail shopping to recreational activities, and on-site childcare. 

Money matters, and Elliot Health System certainly offers competitive compensation. But sometimes its the benefits that truly make physicians feel appreciated. 

3) The culture

Community hospitals are the backbone of the country’s healthcare system. They value accessibility, quality, collaboration and opportunities for physicians to take on new challenges and assume leadership roles. 

Elliot Health Systems is home to Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility in Manchester, New Hampshire, that has proudly and effectively served the community for more than 125 years. 

It’s the largest hospital in Southern New Hampshire, and it is beloved by the people it serves. 

The Elliot, as it is known, has received enough awards to fill an entire wing, but more importantly, it has created a culture that makes sense for physicians. It’s physician led. It values true collaboration. And it puts an emphasis on work-life balance, which seems to be a rarity these days. 

4) New Hampshire!

If you haven’t been to New Hampshire yet, it’s time to book a trip. 

The state offers a quality of life that is second-to-none, four distinctly beautiful seasons and easy access to the sea, mountains, forests and access to big-city attractions. 

New Hampshire is consistently listed among the top places to practice, the 10 best states for health care access, the top places to raise a family and one of the safest places to live in the entire country. 

There is also no sales or income tax, which means physicians get to keep more of their hard-earned money. 

Ready to take your talents to Elliot?

If you are ready to join the country’s top physician talent, consider joining the other exceptional practitioners who are already part of the Elliot Health System team. 

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How to Know if a Physician Job Offer is the Right One

Physician Job Offer

Sometimes it all comes down to fit. Other times it’s all about geography. And then there’s compensation, culture, community and career advancement opportunities to consider. 

Yes, figuring out which physician job offer to accept can be daunting and difficult. 

Many people focus on the financials, which is the most obvious consideration. But money isn’t everything–especially when you’re looking at launching or continuing a career that is likely to last decades. 

Here’s a look five of the most important factors to consider when determining whether a physician job offer is right for you:

1) Consider compensation

Money matters. But when considering the compensation attached to a physician job offer, it’s wise to look beyond the base pay. 

You’ll also want to look at the financial viability of the practice, income guarantees, incentives, the overall benefits package, buy-ins to insurance programs and opportunities for career advancement. 

Together, these elements add up to your total compensation. 

If it all seems like too much to digest on your own, consider having an independent medical consultant review the offer and advise as to whether it is a good opportunity. 

2) Consider cultural compatibility

Money matters, but it isn’t everything. Many physicians have accepted the highest-paying job offer only to discover that the culture of the practice doesn’t fit with their personality, career goals or day-to-day expectations. 

The best way to prevent this from happening is to identify what you value in a work culture, and then spend some time looking into the practice or healthcare system that made you the offer. 

Interview physicians who work there. Call physicians who have recently left. Look at media reports about the people and practice. Talk to community members about their feelings towards the organization. 

Doing your due diligence on the front end can help you make a smart decision that pays dividends for years to come. 

3) Consider governance and management 

For whom will you be working? Who oversees the work of the physicians? Are there opportunities for you to be part of the leadership team, either immediately or in the future? 

The answers to these questions will play a big role in your day-to-day work, career advancement opportunities and overall career arc. 

In addition, you should consider the communications practices that are employed by the organization. How often are staff meetings held? Will you have access to the president, physician leadership and others who make decisions? 

Ensuring that you have a voice is important. 

4) Consider the systems 

Working in a healthcare organization that is strategic about everything from creating a productive work environment to clearly defining job descriptions to ensuring quality and safety means that you are more likely to be successful. 

The best places to work provide you with the resources you need to succeed. They are where you have opportunities to learn and grow in a congenial, stimulating and well-organized system. 

5) Consider community

You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your colleagues, but you’ll also be spending a considerable amount of time in the community. 

Ask yourself whether the area offers ample opportunities to enjoy yourself out of the office. Take a close look at the schools. Consider nightlife, dining, arts and culture, and other activities. 

Work-life balance matters to your overall quality of life. After all, you can’t live at the hospital. 

Find a job that’s a good fit for you

If you are ready to work for a health system that values its employees, provides an excellent work environment in an area of the country that delivers a great quality of life, take a look at Elliot Health System today.  

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