UpstairsDownstairs RMHow many clinical shifts does your chair need to work in the trenches in order to stay current with what’s happening in the department?

open-book-prevDear Director,

I get paid based on my productivity, but I don't trust that my company is paying me accurately. How can I check? Do I have the right to look at the books?

comm-prev1Leadership is about having a vision and implementing a plan. Communication is the integral ingredient that links your vision to action. In order to provide the best and most efficient healthcare, particularly in a growing environment, everyone must be on the same page and I suspect you feel a constant need to update your team about the changes that are occurring. So the question becomes how do we get our colleagues to listen and retain the pertinent info?

Dear Director, I’m finishing residency and starting my first job. I’m pretty good but want to make a good impression and not screw up. What advice can you offer about getting started on the right foot?

director-90Dear Director,

My chairman tells me I need to see more patients. I’ve been doing this for a long time, and, believe me, I really am working as fast as I can. Now, I’m being told that if I don’t speed up, I could lose my job. Are there any tricks to being faster?

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