I want to start by saying I feel like this is a solid first offer. I graduate in July and the employer knows I would not start until probably September due to time to take the PANCE and credentialing. This is their initial offer and I have not done any negotiation at this point. This is a site where I rotated in school and feel comfortable. Location is in NC.
The first 60 days I will work beside an experience APP at a salary of $36.25 per hour. Upon hitting 60 days of employment I switch to a salary of $121,800 for 140 hours/month per contract. All hours worked beyond 140 paid at $72.50. 144 hours of PTO, 40 hours of sick leave, with PTO increasing to 160 hours per year at 3 years. 3 different insurance with med/vision/dental options for myself and family which I pay the premium. $2,000 CME allowance to use as I please, with current PA there saying all CME can be acquired for free through the employer. ACLS, BLS, PALS offered free of charge. All licencing payed by employer. 8 paid holidays. 401k offered immediately with match starting at 1 year. Full malpractice with tail. No overnight shifts.
Overall I feel this is a solid offer at a system with a lot of internal fail safes to help teach a new grad how to become comfortable being independent over time. The ED volume is around 200 patients per day, with APPs typically seeing anywhere from 15-30 patients per day depending on volume and acuity.
I appreciate any opinions. Thank you