While doctors place considerable importance on their current and future earnings, compensation alone is not the greatest motivation for career satisfaction, according to an article entitled "Motivating Physicians" appearing in the latest issue of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report.
Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) May 12, 2009 -- While doctors place considerable importance on their current and future earnings, compensation alone is not the greatest motivation for career satisfaction, according to an article entitled "Motivating Physicians" appearing in the latest issue of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report. (http://www.jacksoncoker.com/physician-career-resources/newsletters/2009-april.aspx)
According to the article, written by an independent firm specializing in health care research, other important considerations factor into how motivated medical doctors are in practicing medicine in a manner that is personally and professionally rewarding. Key considerations that impact individual motivation include:
Certainly doctors expect to be financially rewarded for their medical training and contribution to quality health care delivery, and thus are motivated by increased earnings. Notwithstanding that fact, "a change in the health care working environment--a change resulting in doctors spending less time doing paperwork and other non-practice business and more time dispensing care to patients--would likely motivate physicians much more effectively than would a change in the numbers on a paycheck."
Sandra Garrett, Jackson & Coker's president, adds, "These findings are in keeping with what our recruiters experience in dealing with hundreds of career-minded physicians on a daily basis. Although doctors seek equitable compensation for the services they render, they are motivated by other things in accepting recurrent temporary or, especially, permanent practice opportunities.
"Knowing what motivates individual physicians to aspire to achieve their professional goals is key to making good placements," Ms. Garrett adds.
The article can be accessed at (http://www.jacksoncoker.com/Newsletter/Articles/Motivating.aspx)
About Jackson & Coker (http://www.jacksoncoker.com/)
Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson & Coker is a leading provider of physicians and advanced practitioners (especially CRNA's) seeking employment assistance. The firm has over 30 years of service to both commercial and government clients with short-term or long-term temporary staffing requirements. Complementing the Locum Tenens (temporary placement) division is the Retained Search division that selectively handles permanent placement assignments. More information about Jackson & Coker can be obtained at www.jacksoncoker.com.
Jackson & Coker is a member of a family of companies known as Jackson Healthcare (JH), also headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. JH companies include firms involved with Healthcare IT, patient placement during hospital stays, travel nurse and allied health recruitment, as well as turnkey Anesthesia staffing and management. More information on Jackson Healthcare and subsidiary companies can be found at www.jacksonhealthcare.com.
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