Hi, I am a newly qualified physio and keen to work in the private sector.
I have a few interviews coming up at private clinics and just wanted to get some insight into the type of contracts that either practice owners or physios working for someone at a clinic should expect?
I was offered a job at a clinic but turned it down due to the contract. I felt it was very restrictive, had to pay for my own training, find my own clients and was essentially a private contractor for this clinic. I could not practice outside of the clinics name. It was just not suitable as a new graduate with little experience of the more "business" aspect of physio.
I understand that a lot of 1:1 training is involved with private work and that courses and qualifications such as acupuncture would need to be paid back if you decided to leave after a year (or so!). However I have been told that being on a self-employed contract is better for both myself and the clinic? Can someone explain this to me? I would have thought that being an employee would be more secure for both parties?
If anyone can please clear this up or share their experiences I would really appreciate it