CASS is committed to providing the abortion care community with easily accessible resources and best practices that support healthy work environments and supported staff. Resources will be added continuously, so be sure to check back in periodically for new content!
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How to Write Inclusive Job Postings
How to Rewrite a Job Post Workbook
This resource from Three Ears Media will help you write job descriptions, and craft job titles, that are more accurate and engaging for your target audience.
Physician State Licensing Reference Guide
Greetings Community. CASS created this reference guide as a resource for physicians to access information on obtaining medical licensure in different states. Please note, the list of states in the guide are predicted surge states, and we intend on keeping this resource updated.
Clinician Guide To Abortion Care Job Searching
This guide offers physicians and advanced practice clinicians tips and tricks for identiyfing best abortion care opportunities, interviewing and following up successfully, and evaluating contracts or letters of intent if offered one.
Pathway to Medical Licensure
This infographic explains the steps to obtaining a medical license in the United States and describes the various entities involved in the process.
Federal Credentials Verification Service
FCVS is a fast and convenient way for physicians and PAs to store core credentials that can be used for multiple state medical boards. State medical boards rely on this centralized, uniform process for obtaining primary-source verified, education information for those applying for licensure. Click here to check out the website.
Advanced Practice Clinician State Licensing Reference Guide
CASS created this reference guide as a resource for Advanced Practice Clinicians (CNMs, NPs and PAs) to access information on obtaining medical licensure in different states. We began with a few states APCs can legally provide abortion care services and will continue adding more state licensing information, including estimated processing periods by state.
Clinician Recruitment: What to Know Now Part 1
The webinar series (‘Clinician Recruitment: What to Know Now’) was designed to provide a set of ‘north star’ best-practices for recruiting and retaining clinicians and offer insights into the hiring processes of similar healthcare organizations so that our clinics have the best chance of competing for top applicants. While the content is specific to clinicians, many of the principles shared can also be applied to nurses, medical assistants, and other health center staff.
CASS Webinar #1
The goal of this webinar was to provide the community with an understanding of key equity concepts and a framework for examining historical inequities in organizational culture. Slides for this webinar can be found here.
CASS Webinar #2
The goal of this webinar was to provide the community with and understanding of the impact of white supremacist/dominant culture and how it hinders our staffing and care delivery goals.
Slides for the webinar can be found here.
CASS Webinar #3
The goal of this webinar was to provide the community with a set of practical, experienced-based solutions to address inequities in their staffing practices and build more diverse and resilient clinical teams.
Webinar slides can be found here.
White Supremacy Culture in Organizations
The Anti-Racist Guidebook
What’s Behind Physician Burnout?
This article provides an overview of the COVID19-related reasons physicians are burning out.
Preparing for a Job Interview
This resource from ReproJobs offers tips and tricks for preparing for a job interview in the reproductive health field.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment, Hiring and Retention
What you absolutely need to know about tail coverage
Tips for Traveling Physicians
This document provides information from a seasoned traveling physician on how to build community in clinics as well as questions to consider before taking on a traveling physician position.
Federation of State Medical Boards
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) supports US state medical boards in licensing, disciplining and regulating physicians and healthcare professionals. The FSMB website has state related COVID-19 resources, support in physician licensing, and a comprehensive data center on physicians and physician assistants in the US.
National Women’s Law Center
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) works to advance gender justice in the courts, in the states, in the press, and in Congress and the federal government. The NWLC is available as a legal resource to abortion providers facing employment discrimination, such as the inability to moonlight.
Behavioral Interviewing for Early Candidates
This guide provides HR and hiring managers with practical information about how to conduct effective interviews and includes sample behavioral interview questions as well as tools for evaluating candidates.
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) is an expedited pathway to licensure for physicians who want to practice in multiple states. Obtaining additional licenses through the IMLC can take as little as 10 days.
Updates in Physician Compensation
This 2018 survey of 8,000+ US physicians offers a wealth of information about the current state of physicians including, average number of patients they see per day, percent who see Medicare and Medicaid patients, information on payment, physician age, and much more.
Abortion Provider Toolkit
The Abortion Provider Toolkit is a resource for Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) who want to provide abortion care. The AP Toolkit provides evidence for abortion care as a natural extension of the work of Nurse Practitioners, midwives, and Physician Assistants, acknowledges barriers clinicians face, and shares case studies of how other APCs have expanded scope of practice in their areas to include abortion.
IHI framework for improving joy in work
This white paper, created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, serves as a guide for health care organizations to create a more joyful and engaged workforce. With explanations on why this is important, and concrete steps on how to make it possible in your workplace.
TEACH Early Abortion Training Curriculum
The newly revised 6th edition of the TEACH Early Abortion Training Curriculum is an all-inclusive interactive curriculum with tools to train new reproductive health providers to competence.
Mayo Clinic’s 9 strategies to promote engagement and reduce burnout
Studies show that 50% of US physicians are experiencing professional burnout, this is a systemic issue that is often expected to be resolved by the individual experiencing burnout. In this paper, physicians from the Mayo Clinic lay out 9 ways in which health care organizations can promote engagement and reduce burnout with their staff.
Optimizing your mentoring relationship: A toolkit for mentors and mentees
Mentorship is a vital component of professional development, including for abortion providers. Mentees report positive impacts from mentorship programs, yet mentors often struggle to meet their mentees’ needs. This toolkit offers a variety of mentoring models and guidance to mentees.
Recruiting a more diverse workforce article
This toolkit is broken up into three sections: Recruiting Best Practices, Before the Interview, and the Interview. It provides tips for how to write a job description in a way that receives more diverse candidates, ideas for mentorship programs, how to create a hiring committee, and example interview questions (and much more!)
Talking about your work with others
This resource from TEACH provides helpful examples developed by Anne Baker at the Hope Clinic of responses to questions and comments that may arise inside or outside the clinic environment.
National Abortion Federation Continuing Medical Education
NAF’s Medical Department provides ACCME-accredited training through online learning, in-person training, meetings, and webinars. Topics include ultrasound in abortion care, trans-inclusive abortion care, medication abortion, values clarification, and more.