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Everything posted by PA-SGuy

  1. a lot of psych jobs i searched wanted a PMHNP most likely due to the lack of supervision needed and billing purposes. I've read/heard a PA cannot bill for certain things in psych unless they have a CAQ whereas a NP can = more money. I think the nation in general has a paucity of psychiatrists so that factor will always be there.
  2. Inpatient services (consults, various psych units, etc.). Hospitalist group and model. Western US major metro. Very high COL here, though from what I understand, it's pretty common for psych NPs to bring in ~150k+ in major cities throughout the US, though you usually need 1-2 years experience this was their post on first page
  3. Do you have the details about the clinic? Mainly cosmetic? If so, that brings in beaucoup money. I'll echo the above, how much exp do you have in derm?
  4. Did you work at all the first year? How much did you retain from PA school? Specific specialty in mind? How does studying compare vs PA school? Do you attend class? Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck sized horses? Thanks
  5. had a 18 year old come in to free clinic on rotations because he had a piece of dry ramen noodle stuck under his nail lol. Had another guy 19 YO male, same clinic, come in because he "couldn't last as long" as he used to. "i've tried smoking weed and drinking to last longer but its not working" i definitely lol'd
  6. lots of "red flags' mentioned above. I've seen much higher offers in chicago-land. Nursing home patients can be complicated and draining....being on call daily would be a drain. Very low salary compounded by the fact that no health insurance is offered. 4-5 year contract is unheard of. I would look elsewhere
  7. Wow, salary seems reallllly low, especially in Socal. No health insurance usually means more money for you in healthcare groups, not sure how that plays out in private practice. Maybe you should ask for RVU production bonus? Ask what you brought in this past year for the practice. Sure there is a learning curve but after a year you will be making that practice beaucoup money and your salary should be more reflective of that.
  8. You should probably/definetly ask people from your program.....this is a PA forum lol. Class varies so much between programs so we can't give you a solid answer. FWIW: i had class 8-5 M-F
  9. as a current student on rotations, one thing i always asked the first day: "is there anything i should work on or something i should be doing that I did not do today" presentation, soap note style etc. This shows you're interested in learning/improving from day 1 and helps you build your skills.
  10. application would be wayyyyy more competitive if this was posted in right section.......lol
  11. I have accepted already. I was informed there is yearly review for salary raise, usually everyone gets 2-3%, sometimes up to 5%. He is very willing to let me do as much as i like including injections/arthrograms in the future
  12. 3% match after 1 year, malpractice covered. The practice has about 20 PAs and this particular surgeon has not had one but wants one and recognizes the learning curve. Most PAs they have were hired as new grads. I enjoyed my ortho rotation, particularly surgery, they do a lot of team coverage for the area which is also appealing.
  13. Your question could have so many variations to it. Usually ER is where the 12s are at, i've been at ERs where ppl have every other weekend shifts or every 3rd...it depends. urgent care is another hot spot for 12s and is usually every other weekend. ER days vary more so than UC in my experience.
  14. Question for you all- i guess the company does not require or have a contract to sign....is this common or should i be worried?
  15. could always try to get to 90k after one year. Also, is the student loan repayment every year or just once? Ask about raises as well.
  16. i graduate in july, applied to about 10 jobs, 3 interviews 3 offers. one was in EM, $54/hr days, 57/evenings, $59/nights, upper midwest. Hope that helps. also i applied for UC jobs that paid $54/hr starting but they wanted someone with experience. Turned down ER offer.
  17. So i was able to negotiate to 88k with 15% collections - salary/overhead/benefits. bonus paid quarterly. on avg the PAs make 4k a quarter in bonus with ranges up to 10k a quarter
  18. how soon are you expected to see 20/day? Because thats a lot of pts/day even for experienced providers. Were you able to talk to the PA about his/her experience with the group? 20 min appointment slots? Do you get more time for physicals, pre-ops?
  19. Thank you for the reply. I will be asking for details about bonus structure. Surgeon said he is always out by 5pm. Surgeries are in the morning with clinic after. So he said 40 hours/week. Also spoke to another PA there and he was very happy and left a different ortho group to join. I will ask about 401k details.
  20. Yes, health insurance, vision, dental included. Thinking of asking for 88k, 1500 relocation and still not sure about 401k. Guess it doesn't hurt to ask.
  21. Hello, ortho job with 50% clinic/OR split. Dedicated training with one surgeon for 6months-1 year depending on how things go until I can see clinic patients on my own. Met with surgeon and he is very nice. I graduate in mid July. Location: upper midwest Base: 85,000. Call/rounding: on average another 6k-10k per year depending on how many days I do. One weekend every 2 months, 1:14 call. 1 week/2,500 CME. 21 days PTO/year. Bonus eligible after 1 year. Bonus paid quarterly, was told high volume PAs made 30-50k/year in production. 401k elibile after 1 year. No sign-on b
  22. Looks pretty good, what hours will you be working? 40? 60? Important to have that outlined in contract
  23. Looks solid, could you get health insurance through your partners job? Otherwise it can cost quite a bit for a family. In comparison, i'm a soon to be new grad looking at a ER job that pays $54/hr with full medical included, unsure of other stuff as i haven't had interview yet. Located in upper midwest
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