Webinar Duration: 60 minutes

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This lecture will help business owners, and specifically health care business and practice owners learn to look beyond the candidate resume. It is all well and good to select candidates that have the right credentials and experience for a position, but there is much more that must be considered when adding a new employee to your practice.
For example, if those candidates will not mesh well with other members of your practice or if they will not have enough work available to them to keep them happy in their new position – hiring the candidate may be a disaster from day one.

Employers must be careful to consider broader issues when hiring without considering any aspects of the candidate that an employer may be prohibited from considering under the law.

The presenter will go over important factors to consider when hiring a candidate that go beyond credentials and experience while still staying well within the bounds of permissible considerations under the law. For example, does the candidate have a similar practice philosophy as the employer? Are there enough offices, supplies and support staff to support another practitioner?

Attendees will receive an overview of how federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, affects every aspect of hiring and firing from job advertisement, to selecting a candidate, to work environment and to ultimate termination of the employment relationship, should that occur. Moreover, attendees will learn about how restrictive covenants can affect not only who they hire but who they fire.

The presenter will also discuss how HIPAA and OSHA affect employees in the medical practice as well as what special background checks can, and should, be done on potential clinical employees before they join the practice.

Finally, should the need to terminate an employee occur, a practice’s best defense to any claim of wrongdoing is a good offense. The presenter will go over documentation skills for employee records and best practices for termination procedures.

Why should you Attend: Being a business owner of any type of business is a challeng. Owning and running a business with employees only increases that challenge. Owning and running a health care business with health care employees and non-clinical employees adds another layer to all of these basic business challenges.

Hiring in a health care business not only requires the employer to make sure he or she is abiding by employment laws but also taking into consideration state and local licensing laws and laws regarding permissible structure for medical and health care practices. There are significant federal and state laws and regulations that apply to all businesses and several that apply only to health care businesses.

The fear of starting a business often does not, but certainly should, include all considerations of employing individuals at that business. Both hiring and firing can be a very risky business if not approached with care and consideration. This presentation will delve into some of the lesser known considerations practices should consider when hiring a new employee and provide an overview of how planning for a new employee’s separation of the practice before he or she even joins the practice can help prevent many problems should the position not work out.

Areas Covered in the Session:
– How to select a candidate to Join a Practice
– Prohibited considerations in Hiring and Firing
– Compliance with federal Laws in all aspects of Employment
– Special Considerations for Health Care Employers
– Practical Tips for Employment Termination

Who Will Benefit:
– Physicians
– PAs/APNs
– Practice Managers
– Health Care Providers
– Financial Managers/Advisors
– Compliance Officers
– Human Resources & Employee Managers

Gina L. Campanella focuses on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters federally and in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Ms. Campanella has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small practices and large societies and medical groups alike. Clients also seek her expertise when reviewing employment agreements, formation of new practices, separation from and sale of practices, business structuring, and surgical center licensing and registration, including preparation for Department of Health, AAAHC and AAAASF surveys of licensed and Medicare deemed facilities, as well as preparation and implementation of resulting plans of correction.

Ms. Campanella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2012 and earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law in 2005. Ms. Campanella lectures nationally on issues of health care law and compliance for events and organizations such as: the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Atlantic Regional Osteopathic Conference, the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, the Health Care Compliance Association, the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association, the New York Medical Group management Association, Columbia University Medical School, the Advanced Emergency & Acute Care Medicine CME Conference, the CentraState Medical Center Practice Managers Group, Bassett Medical Center Medical Staff, the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, Mentor Health and Skillacquire.

Ms. Campanella has been admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 2006, the District of Columbia since 2013, the State of New York since 2013 and the State of Pennsylvania since 2017. Ms. Campanella was recognized by New Jersey Super LawyersTM as a Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, a “Best of Bergen” attorney by Bergen Magazine in 2017, and is recognized by AVVO as a Clients’ Choice Attorney in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with an AVVO rating of “10 out of 10”.* Her additional certifications include earning the status of Certified HIPAA Administrator from the HIPAA Academy and she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.