For those interested in this job opportunity and not the arguments on the other hijacked thread: Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been posting as frequently as before, but as the title implies, I and my group have been ridiculously busy and are looking to hire locums, permanent, etc. I have kind of maxed out my connections trying to find quality candidates so I wanted to open the gates for anyone who might be interested in living in Dallas. First and foremost, however, is that you have to have great skills and be personable and REASONABLE/LOGICAL. There is a story behind the latter that I will have to type up one day. Although we have a heavy cardiac practice, the locums people will not be responsible for that and we can work out an arrangement for a permanent hire that does not want to do cardiac. Bottom line is we are busy, BUSY, B U S Y and we need good people. PM me with any questions. Originally Posted by apma77 ofcourse now the question no one wants to ask..what kinda $$$? It depends on what you are willing to do. If you do not put any limitations on what cases you will do, as a partner you will make high six figures. We have created a new contract for those unwilling to do cardiac in which your income would be less, but still 400-500+ as a partner. It's a three year partnership track but the work load is shared equally and I have only been in the hospital on three times on weekend home call in 6 months. No overnight in house call. No OB. No trauma. We are a hard working group but we also know where our priorities are and we have managed to create a high paying yet lifestyle conscious business situation that has both us and our surgeons happy. We just keep adding more surgeons and we need more quality us. We are also hiring for two Fort Worth groups at two hospitals we have exclusive contracts at. Salary there is 400K from the start. PM me for more details. Originally Posted by aredoubleyou What kinds of things are turning you off from candidates after looking at them closely? What things are you worried about affecting productivity? Mostly it's when we follow up with the references listed. We do actually call them and ask questions and some give a very different description on the phone compared to the letters they have written. We also have friends among both the anesthesia and surgery faculty at many major institutions and we try to confirm that the candidates are good candidates. "He's got all of the skills and his knowledge base is impressive, but he's lazy, tries to find every way to do as little as possible, and passes off work to other residents whenever possible." That's a direct quote from one professor I spoke to. I don't always take one view as the gospel but when two others also voiced their hesitation to fully endorse him, we knew we had to move on. It's not a difficult set of criteria: We want young, enthusiastic, and easy going people who work hard, are team players, and know how to provide fast and safe anesthesia. Cardiac experience/desire is a plus, but not a necessity.