Making the decision to leave practice can be agonizing for senior surgeons who love their careers and enjoy helping patients live fuller lives. However, running a surgical practice requires a tremendous amount of time, energy and commitment. When the time comes to consider leaving practice, surgeons have multiple options. At NexGen, we offer a solution to seasoned surgeons who want to continue delivering patient care without the burdens of running a practice.
Surgeon Retirement Standards
The field of surgery has no mandated or expected retirement age. According to data from the American Medical Association, many surgeons continue to work beyond the common “standard” retirement age of 65. A high sense of value and satisfaction experienced during active clinical practice is cited as the most common reason surgeons continue to practice after age 65. Rather than giving up that high sense of value and satisfaction, we believe there is a way to keep it while also creating more time to enjoy life away from practice—without taking a pay cut.
Why NexGen is Ideal for Experienced Surgeons
NexGen Surgical works exclusively with experienced, highly regarded surgeons. Some of our best physicians are those who enjoyed decades in their bustling, metropolitan practices but decided they would prefer a slower paced lifestyle to allow for more time away from practice. With NexGen, surgeons can focus solely on delivering patient care for two weeks per month, then enjoy their time off with no call expectations or responsibilities whatsoever. Our management team handles every administrative aspect of maintaining the practice so our surgeons don’t have to.
How Compensation with NexGen Works
Trading your busy schedule for a more relaxed pace does not mean you have to take a pay cut. In fact, surgeons who transition to NexGen often earn better compensation than they would in their current practices. Our surgeons also enjoy deep satisfaction in knowing they are providing a lifeline to patients within rural communities. Filling this void in underserved communities, while enjoying the benefits of generous compensation and flexible scheduling, makes transitioning to NexGen an easy decision.
We Custom Tailor Positions to Our Surgeons
Tell us where you want to work and during which weeks of the month, and our team will custom tailor an ideal position for you. As a NexGen surgeon, you will work two weeks per month and you will not be on call during your time off. This allows our surgeons to live wherever they please and enjoy the flexible schedules they desire. Our mission is to help you achieve your quality of life and work-life balance goals, so we prioritize the needs and requirements of our surgeons as we plan surgical schedules.
Clinical Independence is Essential
We understand how important clinical independence is to experienced surgeons. You have already proven yourself over the course of your lengthy career, and it is our goal to empower your clinical independence by handling insurance companies, overseeing staff problems and running the back office. Rather than spending hours after the last case sorting through business issues, our surgeons can spend more time relaxing after a day in the OR.
The Time to Join NexGen Surgical is Now
The mounting pressure on surgeons is not going away anytime soon. Rather than continuing to endure the stress of running a practice, consider joining NexGen. In addition to general surgeons and orthopedic surgeons, we need urologists and otolaryngologists on our team. If you are an experienced surgeon in these specialties, you may be an excellent fit for our career opportunities at NexGen Surgical.
Apply now if you are interested in joining our team. Our recruiters will set up a time to discuss your background, experience and lifestyle goals. We look forward to helping you maintain a thriving surgical practice while also enjoying a healthy work-life balance.