- The advice, information, and guidance we provide is based on the most updated data and information available. The current regulatory situation in the U.S. remains extremely fluid, so please follow the guidance provided by your practices, collaborative agreements, supervising physicians, or state licensing boards to ensure that you are maintaining compliance, as some of may continue to provide care to patients during this pandemic. In addition, we urge you to follow mandates and direction provided to you by your state and local government. Legal requirements and employment laws may vary between states, so please confirm state-specific guidance with your local legal and financial experts.
- Our dermatology NP and PA community continues to benefit from collectively shared information and experiences! We hope the DEF VideoSeries can help in some way with that!
- Many dermatology offices are either closed completely or open for limited hours and we are all now using teledermatology. As the revenue of our practices diminishes, many of our colleagues have had hours reduced or have been either furloughed or laid off. Our goal is to share resources and information to help guide us through these uncertain times until our practices return to prosperity as we emerge from this pandemic.
- Some resources to help you with better understanding some of the economic stimulus options out there. Please feel free to read the bill at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text, but refer to this as a guide:
Economic STIMULUS CHECKS- What is it and who will actually get one?
Some practical tips moving forward and right now, if you are able to do this:
- Dermatology NPs and PAs who have had a reduction in hours or pay may apply for unemployment. Everyone applies through their state portal with a “weekly claim.” After your initial application is submitted and approved, weekly updates are required to maintain benefits.
- Ensure your LinkedIn profile is updated and looking good!
- Update your resume – highlight ALL of your experience in dermatology with specifics on types of care, procedures, and technology – including medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.
- If it is unlikely that you will be returning to your current position due to your choice or permanent shut down, consider contacting an organization like myDermRecruiter. They do not take a fee and they provide personal consultative job search coaching and resources for interview assistance, compensation trends, and more.
- Try to stay positive! We are ready to get back to work at full-capacity, too!
Email us at [email protected] if you have suggestions for topics for upcoming webinars or further questions we might be able to help with in the future!