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  1. How do you fit test a ding-dong? Pictures and/or diagrams would be appreciated.
  2. The thing is if you want a close supervisory relationship (or however you would describe it) you are still free to seek that out even if we had full independence. However, under the current rules there is no option for someone who is well trained and experienced to seek a position with independence. I understand the arguments. I haven't had a position where someone was really watching over me closely in many years but the rules are still their to be used against me if someone chooses to do that. At its most basic level all our efforts need to be based on achieving continued market pa
  3. I sent their PAC some money. I hope they can get er done this time.
  4. I am at a remote site and we are going to offer the Moderna vaccine soon. I did a quick show of hands at the morning safety meeting asking who wanted it and got 3 out of 29 people. There are a lot of people here who think it has "dead baby cells" or the whole COVID thing is a government conspiracy or it will cause Bell's Palsy (really...can't make this up.) We may end up not offering it because we can't assemble 10 people at the same time who want to get it.
  5. I think one big driving force is the number of nurses in admin vs PAs. They look after their own. At my last position the CNO was at the top of the food chain for all the NPs and PAs. She was an RN. When I asked the (physician) VP why he just shrugged.
  6. Did a quick scroll through those jobs and there is some real crap in there. Some with hourly rates as low as $45. Having used Indeed before I can attest many of their "active" postings aren't. Yes there are 129 jobs listed but you'd have to dig through them a bit to see how many are actually active and how many are even worth serious consideration. A UC in the metroplex looking for a contract PA for 55-65/hr? Garbage.
  7. I don't know but it happens. There is a new UC being built in my small town and the ad for a provider was for NPs only. Why? Well as it turns out the company is based in a NP independent state and has lots of clinics in NP independent states so that is what they know best and prefer. It is sort of "bleed over" into a state where we both have the same practice act. I dropped a resume just to shake things up even though I'm not looking for UC work. I thought if I break the ice it might open them up to PAs.
  8. Unless the laws have changed in Texas a PA isn't permitted to have a higher malpractice term than his/her SP. It is just another reason we need to get out from under the thumb of organized medicine
  9. Personally I think new grads should work in some primary care field for 2-3 years to cement your core skills. I think you are correct in your concerns about being pigeon-holed. It is always possible to jump fields but its harder to jump into unrelated specialties than from primary care. Just one man's observation.
  10. OK...I laughed... Made me wonder if all the current PAs took it......
  11. A verbal contract is as good as the paper its written on....
  12. me neither CJ. That is my frustration. Don't leave the house, get tested every 2-3 days, quarantine when not at work....but go work with frail elderly people. You can't halve the baby.
  13. Yea I called someone on the board and they were glad to take my college transcripts. I didn't even try the academy.
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