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  1. VA that I'm affiliated with is just doing phone and virtual visits but personnel are still coming to the clinic.
  2. Here's the email: THIS IS BRIAN CLEARY, CEO HERE AT KRUCIAL. THE TIME HAS COME TO DEPLOY AT INCREDIBLY HIGH PAY RATES. THIS IS A LONG TEXT, READ IT ALL. WE ARE DEPLOYING NP,PA,RN'S ONLY TO NYC. MID-LEVELS WILL GROSS 13K PER WEEK, RN'S 10K PER WEEK GROSS. RN BASE RATE IS 95/HR. NP/PA IS 125/HR. OUR PAY WEEK IS SATURDAY TO FRIDAY. YOU WILL HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM AT THE NEW YORKER HOTEL. WE WILL PAY YOUR TRAVEL. WE DO NOT PAY FOR CHECKED BAGS OR PARKING. YOU WILL ALSO GET 76/DAY FOR MEALS.. YOU WILL WORK 14-21 DAYS IN A ROW, REST FOR 1-2 DAYS THEN ANOTHER 14-21 DAYS. SHIFT IS NOT GUARANTEED. PP
  3. Has anyone got an email from a staffing company recruiting NPs/PAs/RNs for emergency staffing in NYC? Company called Krucial, promising overnight credentialing and $13K/week.
  4. Just about every veteran is eligible for medical and/ or psych services, as other posts have stated. As far as service-connected disabilities go, there is a big difference between who warrants one and who gets one in many instances.
  5. Can't tell you the number of patients who have told me that, after I listen to their heart and lungs, that their last provider never laid a hand on them.
  6. The program I graduated from in 1997 was a bachelor's level. Along the way I considered getting a Master's but cost was an issue, and as a locums PA I did not have a consistent SP for the programs applying clinical time. At this point will be transitioning into retirement and the cost may outweigh the benefits. However, here in my area of North Carolina ads from large organizations specify Masters degrees and you won't even hear back from them if you apply, even with a lot of experience. They will hire the new grad with a Master's rather than an experienced provider without.
  7. As a former VA PA and current locums provider, I agree with the comments above that the VA is not a place for a new grad. As far as salary goes, yes, the pay is quite a bit less than in the community, even for those of us with over 20 years experience. However, the opportunity to work with complex internal medicine patients can be very rewarding.
  8. Will pass your comments on to the ARDMS and SDMS. As a trained sonographer with many years of experience, I find your comments dismissive of the skills that sonographers must acquire for certification. It seems that you are the one involved in running a business that will make a quick buck on some quick training. Thank you!
  9. The ARDMS has partnered with the ultrasound certification branch for physicians, the APCA, and offers ultrasound qualifications for physicians. There is also a qualiication offered by POCUS for point-of-care ultrasound. Go to https://www.pocus.org. From the website: The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA) is part of the Inteleos family of Councils that also includes ARDMS. Spun out of ARDMS in 2016 to meet the exclusive needs of physicians, the APCA Council already represents over 20,000 physician certificants. APCA joins ARDMS in furthering its long-st
  10. As far as non-formulary drugs at the VA, you just submit a NF request to the pharmacy and they decide whether the request meets criteria. If not, then we pass the information on to the patient and the non-VA prescriber and recommend an alternative, or the patient can get the med through their private insurance. Requests for anticoagulants all require a pharmacy anticoagulation request. We generally get the office notes; what is annoying to me is to see how non-VA specialists talk about "leaning on the VA" to get expensive meds, like the VA is somehow holding out on them. It's a matter of f
  11. Those of us working at a VA clinic see the ultimate in prescription requests from specialists (and primary care providers) from patients who have what we call "dual care" - they see a community primary care provider and/or specialists, and come to the VA once a year to get all their meds filled. The VA generally fills prescriptions requested by outside providers as long as there is supporting documentation from that provider, narcotics included. So, in many instances the VA and its providers are a glorified pharmacy service, and don't actually treat the patients, who prefer to see their real
  12. The concession was not to forego "cosmetic" practice per se, but to work in established clinics. From what I understand, this move helps level the playing field with NPs in ND (anyone seen the TV ad touting NPs?), and helps provide needed healthcare in the very rural underserved areas of North Dakota, of which there are many. " One concession that was a deal-breaker for the NDBOM was that PAs would need to practice at clinics, hospitals and physician offices that are established or meet certain criteria. The NDBOM concern was that PAs would pursue privately owned clinics for things such
  13. Big News for OTP in North Dakota Posted about 12 hours ago by Jay Metzger NDAPA Members, The ND Academy of PAs Board of Directors is thrilled to pass on some important news from our meeting with ND Board of Medicine (NDBOM) last Friday. The NDAPA has been working with the NDBOM on achieving Optimal Team Practice (OTP) for PAs and at their meeting on Friday, the NDBOM unanimously approved to support PAs in the upcoming legislative session in our efforts! Specifically, the NDAPA is pursuing the following: Supervisory agreements currently mandatory for licensure in
  14. I worked for the VA in both primary care and compensation and pension for about 6 years. I recently "retired" from the VA but am continuing to do locums/contract work. As others have mentioned, although you have 30 minutes for established patient visits and 60 for new patients, you will use every minute for the tasks required. The patients are generally complicated internal medicine patients, most of whom are requesting multiple referrals and meds. You receive literally hundreds of "view alerts", which are electronic messages, on a daily basis. There are also multiple "reminders", whi
  15. I was an ultrasonographer prior to PA school. I worked as a sonographer during the didactic portion of my program, and performed ultrasound exams as a PA while working in Ob/Gyn and cardiology. I have kept the certification.
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