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  1. Hey peeps! I’ve never worked locums but have been giving it some thought as my current FT job gives me some major flexibility with my schedule. Can anyone who’s done this let me know of some pros/cons you’ve experienced? I’m just over 5 years deep as an ICU PA and totally unsure what the compensation for locums should look like- I know in general it tends to be high than FT/PT positions but by how much? Any specific companies you like working with? Any info is appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hi friends! The hospital I work in has a poster in every elevator in their parking garage for employee referral bonuses. Each role has a different $ amount that they are willing to bonus you if you refer someone who is subsequently hired. On this list there is RN, RT, NP, clinical Lab, and PT/OT roles. My department has a huge shortage of advanced practice providers in an ICU setting. We are currently staffed with a combo of PAs and NPs. ALL of our NPs are part time or per diem and the only full time employees they have left are PAs. They’ve been short 2-3 FT providers for years but most recently feeling the pressure as our acuity changes and the workload is getting heavier. They are willing to fill the 3 empty FT roles with either an NP or a PA. We cover the same patients & workload. Our hospital is NOT union either. I recently called HR regarding their poster and asked if the bonus is available to PAs- flat answer was NO. When I questioned why they told me it’s because they have had no problem filling any PA roles in the hospital (because 70% of open roles on their site are listed for NP but they are almost always willing to fill with a PA!! Not to mention the role for my dept has been wide open for 2+ years now). When I explained that my dept is willing to fill their gaps with either provider and that we have the exact same clinical role, they didn’t care and told me it wasn’t being offered. I threw the discrimination word out there and suddenly the HR manager will reach out to me next week. Any thoughts on how to approach this? There is crystal clear discrimination happening and it’s really bothering me!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Do RNs make more than PAs in Norcal?

    This isn’t exclusive to NorCal. Some of it depends on what field too. Back in NJ I was in an icu setting and one of the RNs disclosed to me she made $170k. I was earning about 60k less than she was and carrying an entire ICU as solo provider overnight. The disproportion is getting worse. I’ve also found in CA that NPs are paid on a higher scale than PAs for the same exact position. I feel like our pay is falling behind and I hope it changes soon because most of us are also buried in debt like doctors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Because he updated his post.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Also- just an FYI 30pts out of the gate for someone with minimal to no experience is a red flag. Be sure he/she wants to train you appropriately and work your way up to 30/day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Uhhh as a new grad this is a SOLID offer. Didn’t see anything mentioned about benefits but if you’re cool with the package offered then go with it! Also- consider negotiating at 6-12mo in for productivity incentive if the office is busy enough and you feel you’re doing enough Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Ahh they just came back and agreed to my counter offer at $73/hr. It’s one shift a week and will likely cover my monthly student loan expenses. Wishing I had asked for more now (am I being greedy?) would you guys accept this offer? They want me to start ASAP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Wow I was stingy with myself then! I countered with $10 more than hr than I make and they said it was too high! Glad I walked away from it because they’re def not going to get someone with experience for that rate! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hiii!! I work for a HUGE academic hospital on the west coast. I don’t hold academic affiliation but some of my attendings do. They staff other local community ICUs all of which have their own medical directors, some who i know and some i don’t. One particular medical director reached out to me to see if I would be willing to moonlight in his ICU asap as their FT PA is out on a surgical leave and wants me to start ASAP. It’s a smaller community type of ICU that has a much lower acuity than what i am used to but i very much welcome that aspect. They are begging me to start ASAP because they’re so short but their offer in terms of hourly rate is crap. It’s less than I make at my FT job by $10/hr. Is this a terrible sign? Should I negotiate or walk (i don’t need this job but extra money is never bad)? What’s the average hourly rate for per diem in an ICU for someone with 5yrs experience? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. If you don’t mind me asking who is this job with? I’m seeking some new per diem shifts in the LA area! Pls message me :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. NYCPAC

    peds case

    Or reflux? Is the baby tugging when they're making the sound? Unlikely it's OSA without a desat but worst case the pedi could always order a psg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. NYCPAC

    peds case

    Stridorous sounding when it happens? Consider perhaps a degree of subglottic stenosis which may only become pronounced enough to notice when asleep due to positioning Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. NYCPAC

    Salary Comparison

    And just for reference purposes my good friend from pa school has 3yrs experience now working for a nsgy group in a hospital on the east coast (not an expensive city or completely rural area either) making $125k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Salary Comparison

    What's your call schedule like? Are you working all days or nights? Benefits? You are pretty underpaid especially for such a speciality Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Honestly you might be more exhausted. Working nights takes a toll on anyone, kids or not. But I'd imagine it's even harder with kids! Does the night position allow for any rest/on call room where you can nap? I used to work icu and worked a 16hr (430p-730a) and a 24hr (7a-7a) week and it honestly couldn't have been more ideal solely based on the fact that when all my pts were tucked in I slept. I had nights (though rare) where I slept 5-6hrs and functioned normally the next day. I currently am in a diff situation where I get no down time and my entire next day is shot. I feel like a zombie, my metabolism slows down because my eating schedule is so whacky, my immune system took a hit (I've literally been sick 3x the last two months), and my body is genuinely confused as to when to sleep and when to be awake as there is little consistency in my schedule. Working nights isn't for everyone and it's something I genuinely ask you consider heavily before accepting. Also- if you're going to accept, a night time position oughta pay more. Double check that your hospital doesn't pay an overnight differential! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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