Plastic Surgeons as Employees: Best Practices and Lessons Learned Sun, Oct 30 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT

Identify critical elements in an employment contract expected of the young plastic surgeon in today's job market.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss potential, other elements that may be included in an employment contract and how that may best be structured to retain high-quality job candidates yet respect and protect those candidates' individual interests.
  2. Discuss restrictive covenants, specifically non-compete and non-solicitation clauses, to what extent they are enforceable, and to what extent a young plastic surgeon may be able to limit the duration and scope of those restrictions while respecting their potential employers' positions. -Discuss the importance of continuous medical malpractice insurance coverage for the plastic surgeon, particularly when transitioning between jobs, and in particular the importance to both employer and to employee of securing and paying for tail insurance coverage, and how coverage issues can manifest in unforeseen ways.
  3. Outline an ideal timeframe in which a young plastic surgeon can (1) seek employment opportunities, (2) narrow those opportunities to the employment desired, (3) negotiate contract elements in a mutually agreeable manner, and (4) negotiate exit from a contractual arrangement in the event of irreconcilable differences with his or her employer.
  4. Outline effective means by which a plastic surgery employer can (1) present employment opportunities to young plastic surgeons, (2) successfully promote an opportunity over competing offers, (3) respectfully negotiate the contract finalization process without risking "buyer's remorse" from either parties, and (4) successfully transition a successful young plastic surgeon toward a financial stakeholder (partner) vs. a smooth transition away from the employer's practice with minimal detrimental financial or professional impact.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Programming, faculty and schedule are subject to change.