An overview of the extra services you provide is important. These services could include precepting students, conducting tests, small procedures and successfully collaborating with other physicians. These skills all show your value to your employer. Bekah References Brown, L., & Dolan, C. (2016). Employment Contracting Basics for the Nurse Practitioner. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12 (2), 45-51. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.11.026 Danielsen, R., Potenza II, A., & Onieal, M.-E. (2016). Negotiating the Professional Contract. Clinician Reviews, 26 (12), 28-33. Retrieved from ebscohost.com Dolan, C. (2017). Understanding employment contracts: What to know before you sign. The Nurse Practitioner, 42 (11), 44-49. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000521996.45934.ba You have done a great job at breaking down the negotiations necessities. Your post was very easy to follow and very informative. Even if the NP is very well versed in negotiations, it is still crucial to have an attorney assist in your contract negotiations [Dan] . It is possible to sign a contract containing restrictions without thinking much about it and having no issues with it until you are ready to move on from that facility. Then you may run into an issue if there was a restriction on working in a facility within so many miles from the previous one. If negotiation a ne contract or a contract for a first-time position, be sure to ask many questions to your employer to be sure there will be a good fit for you as a nurse practitioner[Bup14]. Some of these questions may include what expectations they have for you as an NP, will you be required to develop your own patient population, or will you be taking overflow patients, or both. Will benefits be paid? Are there bonuses involved and many more questions. Be sure to investigate the facility and ask about financial status as well. Do your research on the facility and the staff to make sure you are not getting into a contract that will cause you to be unhappy in your position. Negotiating a contract in the pre-hire stage is much easier than trying to get out from under one when you find that you are unhappy.
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