The pressures that surgeons face come from multiple sources, including a greater workload, staffing shortages and a heavier administrative burden. They’re increasingly likely to consider part-time work, as a result, allowing them to achieve a healthier work/life balance. It’s entirely feasible to give up a busy full-time practice for a slower-paced rural practice while achieving the following advantages:
- Spend more time away from the practice
- Have time to pursue other ventures
- Avoid burnout and gain career longevity
- Avoid a pay cut
Spend More Time Away From Practice
Surgeons lead busy lives, so balancing a career with other demands on their time can be challenging. They routinely sacrifice their personal time to treat patients, even when trying to spend more time with their families. Surgeons often lack flexibility in their schedules when working full-time positions, especially in private practice. In these cases, no one else is available to step in, making it difficult to take time off from work.
Many surgeons conclude that their job isn’t their entire life, prompting a desire for a job with greater flexibility. It may be difficult to give up full-time surgical practice, but it’s often the only way to increase personal time.
Have Time To Pursue Other Ventures
Surgeons may also find they want to spend more time on other activities they’ve always dreamed about, such as another career or nonprofit work. You should still be able to pursue other interests, even though you’re a doctor. A part-time surgical position can make it possible to engage in things you’re passionate about.
Avoid Burnout and Gain Career Longevity
Working long hours under high stress is a recipe for career burnout, which is all too common for surgeons. Focusing on your health is just as important for you as it is for your patients and loved ones.
The Benefits of Part-Time Work for Surgeons
Surgeons must devote a great deal of time and energy to pursuing their careers. Working part-time is often the key to career longevity since it provides a more sustainable workload. A better lifestyle balance can lead to contentment in all aspects of your life, which can only improve the care you provide for your patients. NexGen can help surgeons transition to part-time work while maintaining their quality of life.
Avoid a Pay Cut
One concern surgeons may have about working part-time is the potential for a reduction in earnings. However, surgeons who join NexGen Surgical earn highly competitive pay while only working two weeks out of the month and take no call during their time off. Surgeons can thus leave their busy practices to join our team without the fear of taking a pay cut. We always encourage physicians to pursue the lifestyle they want and strive to help them achieve this goal.
Find Balance and Extend Your Career
NexGen will work hard to extend your career by allowing you to work part-time. We can also help you find opportunities that meet your requirements to practice the type of medicine you love. At the same time, our staff handles administrative tasks such as billing, payroll and staffing, making patient care much more enjoyable. In addition, your schedule only requires you to work two weeks each month, so you won’t need to relocate. Let us know your specialty, and we’ll build a position around your desires and requirements.