Neil H. Baum, MD, presented “Firing Nonclinical Staff” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in July, 2020.

How to cite: Baum, Neil H. Firing Nonclinical Staff” July, 2020. Accessed Jul 2022.


GRU Contributing Editor Neil H. Baum, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses firing non-clinical staff. Dr. Baum details the current employment situation for many nonclinical workers, and highlights three main reasons why a physician may need to fire non-clinical staff: integrity violations, economic downturns, and nonperformance. He also emphasizes the importance of documenting any infractions or discussions about performance with the employee, as well as why you need to be aware of state laws surrounding “at will” and “for cause” firing. Overall, Dr. Baum stresses the importance of remembering that terminated employees continue to represent your practice and it is best to leave on good terms.

For more commentary from Dr. Baum, visit his Improving Your Urology Practice page.