Chapter 20 – Medical Office Management

At- will employment
Employment with no explicit contractual relationship between employer and employee in which the employer is free to terminate the employment relationship with out just cause
Bullying
Repeated mistreatment that may involve verbal abuse, humiliation, intimidation, threatening behavior, or sabotage of work duties; workplace bullying can be carried out by supervisors, peers, or subordinates
Colleagues
Fellow members of the profession
Discriminating
Prejudicial
Grievance
Complaint
Itinerary
Travel plan
Probationary period
Usually the first three months (90 days) of employment during which the new employee can be terminated w/out cause
Seniority
Status gained by being the individual who has worked for the physician the longest
Sexual harassment
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature
Solvent
Describes a medical practice that is capable of paying bills and salaries