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  1. Thank you rev ronin, mgrifiths & maya mom. Appreciate you guys taking time and responding. Yes makes alot of sense to be patient and gain his confidence . I also agree with having direct communication with rather than through a mediator. Thank you
  2. Thank uou mgriffiths , yes the contract says 36 hrs . I only worked 4 days this week. So technically I should bepaid for 36 hrs ... He did not sat that he does not want me to be in the clinic alone , he said I can start doing it when I feel I am ready. I think I can be ready from next week. Thank you for responding
  3. Hello Fellow PA's I joined a new job in the private practice ( after quitting the job from the corrections). I had 2 offers one from Community clinic , one from the private practice. I went ahead with the private practice. My first week went very well with lot of training and I learned the new EMR and started seeing patients on my own since the second day. Its a small clinic with one receptonist , 2 MA's and 2 providers ( including me ) . I am getting a very good feed back that I am doing very well , from the all of the staff , including the Doctor I am working with. ( They indicated that the PA before struggled a lot to lesrn the EMR and could not be comfortable after 6 months ). But the problem I am facing is intially I was told 36 hrs M-T and half days on Fridays , but this week the Doctor decided to do tele health from home today ( Friday) so I worked only Monday to Thursday . His MA yesterday told me that , he will open Fridays when I am ready to see patients solo. , which I feel I am already doing that. The other thing is I took this job offer as It was a better pay then the community clinic but the houly is still lower than ($ 9 /hr lower than ) what I was getting paid in the corrections . We had a discussion before the hire that if I perform well and get lots of patients , he will revisit my salary. What time is a good time to discuss that ? And how to address that I am ready to see patients solo of Friday so I can atleast get the hours promised ? I feel there is a potential to learn a lot and grow , but also concerned that I am not getting the hours promised and have student loans to pay. Any advice is appreciated . Thank you.
  4. Yes I know that Boatswain2. Yes my debt is by bigger problem . Thank you for the input and taking time to give suggestions . As you said I will be ok if I stick with either of them .
  5. Hello fellow PA's , I got the official written letter from La Clinica ( Community Health Clinic ) . I have to make decision by Friday , bet ween this offer and the Private clinic offer Again I graduated in 2018, worked in corrections ( for 1 yr 9 months ) since then. I was payed very well in the corrections , but the atmosphere was very toxic and the manager started micromanaging and I quit the job one month ago. Currently have 2 offers to decide. 1)La clinica : Base pay : 108, 068 annually , Location : 25 mins drive , has loan repayment options through ( NHSC LRP) last time I talked to the HR she said mostly people who applied from the site got it . They have very good ( medical , dental and vision package ) , 10 days paid holidays Allowences for CME , license renewal , DEA renewal , have 2 weeks vaction, 144 hrs of sick leave offer malpractice insurance. there is educational leave ( 80 Hours ) ,clinical training ( 6 months probation ) ( 10 -11 ) patients ,2 yrs contract 2) Private Clinic ( Under Bass medical Group) Base pay hourly : 67.00 /hour currently 36 hrs ( roughly 125 K) dont know when it will be 40 hours ( , 2 locations) ( 2 days in clinic that is 45 mins away) , no loan repayment , & paid holidays , 4 sick leave Vacation 80 hrs annually , other health benefis ( medical , dental, vision) 401 k starts 1 yr after the service , No contract , at will. working under one DO ( patient flow is high) I know its a personal decision , but would appreciate a feed back keeping in mind I have huge student loans ( > 250 K) to take care. Thank you.
  6. Hello MSPAC2 ,, Thank you for your input. I highly appreciate it. I have sent you a personal message . Can you please reply to that ? Thank you.
  7. Hello Boatswain PA , no it’s not for 10 yrs . It’s actually for 2 yrs . The loan repayment is through NHSC LRP which up to 50k and then the state which is 60 k .
  8. Hello Ventana , Boatswain2PA , surgblumm , Thank you for your feed back. Yes currently clearimg my student debt is the biggest goal and going with La clinica makes more sense to me with learning experinece as well as with the loan repayment options. The private clinic experience can go in either way, depending on how we get along with the supervising clinician. Although the hourly rate may be little higher , It only makes more sense to take some thing with loan repayment options and good learning expereince. Its a 2 year contract and may be after that can get a better paying job and knock off the rest of the loans. Thats my plan for now unless something changes . Thanks agian for your guidance.
  9. Dear Fellow PA 's : " Happy PA week " Needed advice regarding an important decision that I have to make . Little about my self, I graduated in 2018, worked in the corrections for 1 yr 9 months, the pay was good but the work place was getting very toxic with COVID 19 and they started having some budget problems .Also the manager ( HSA) started micromanaging. I decided to quit for my mental sanity. I was lucky to have some interviews right after that . Currently have 2 offers , one for a private Internal medine clinic and one for a community clinic ( La clinica dele raza ) which is one of the HSRA site ( Student loan repayment) and other good health benefits . The private practice is very small one DO and one PA ( currently part time ). Although the hourly rate of the private practice is higher, the amount of work will be too much as it is small practice . I feel the learning experience in the comminity clinic will be much higher and also will help me with my student loans ( I have more than 250 K) at this point. I have to make a decison within the end of this week. Would appreciate any suggestions or guidance , if I take La clinica its a 2 yr contract. Thank you.
  10. So.....

    this is not something to worry about

    You mental health is something to worry about

     

    Corrections is a really hard field, partly because it is typcial for a whole bunch of suck up, brownnosers to get promoted in a state or county system who have no right being in control positions over medical professionals.

     

    I was a well seasons 15+ year PA when going into Corrections - I made it till the new MD they hired was a total jerk - didn't believe in addiction, MH, or the fact that legally he had to supervise me (I do not need any supervision at this point, but them are the rules)

     

    When he flatly refused to talk to me, and screamed and yelled at me I defended myself verbally, did not go over well as I was viewed as insubordinate, when in fact he was giving illegal orders and refusing supervision.  Attorney stated I had an very viable whistle blower case (they were trying to force me to prescribe BUP when the doc was not X-waivered, and he was trying to find go arounds so he could prescribe it)  

     

    Anyways - corrections is a really tough gig as a highly experienced PA, as a new grad, it would be damn next to impossible.

     

    Brush yourself off, put one foot in front of the other, and move on.....

    1. Empowred

      Thank you Ventana, Really appreciate your response. Yes my mental sanity is more important at this point. Yea thats exactly what I did. You are very right about corrections. 

  11. I am repeating my post here as this is the specialty, I want to go into Hello Folks, I have been working in a " correctiional Facility" for over one and half years , the management changed and the manager (HSA) is very controlling and induces " fear" to control. Has fired many people as they are going through some budget shortage, I was her recent target , It was mentally getting so stressful, I quit last week. They were ok with it. It was getting hard for me looking for another job with the full time work I had . Currently had 3 interviews and one was as PA for an interventional cardiologist in an reputed hospital. My intial interview ( through zoom) went well , they will let me know by end of next week for the second interview. How difficult is the trasition from PA for a correctional facility to being a PA in cardiology?I also did a special rotation in cardiology during PA school as ultimately , I wanted to get in that speciality. I am hoping I will get the secong interview. Any of the PA's for interventional cardiology guide me ?? Would appreciate any other suggetions or guidance. I need to find a job soon as I am a single mom. Thank you.
  12. Hello Ventana , I have been a PA for 2 hrs . I have been in corrections for 1 yr and 8 months
  13. Hello Folks, I have been working in a " correctiional Facility" for over one and half years , the management changed and the manager (HSA) is very controlling and induces " fear" to control. Has fired many people as they are going through some budget shortage, I was her recent target , It was mentally getting so stressful, I quit last week. They were ok with it. It was getting hard for me looking for another job with the full time work I had . Currently had 3 interviews and one was as PA for an interventional cardiologist in an reputed hospital. My intial interview ( through zoom) went well , they will let me know by end of next week for the second interview. How difficult is the trasition from PA for a correctional facility to being a PA in cardiology?I also did a special rotation in cardiology during PA school as ultimately , I wanted to get in that speciality. I am hoping I will get the secong interview. Any of the PA's for interventional cardiology guide me ?? Would appreciate any other suggetions or guidance. I need to find a job soon as I am a single mom. Thank you.
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