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  1. This topic has been touched on, but I was wondering if Critical Care PAs could weigh in for new grads on starting in the specialty versus practicing internal medicine first. Everyone comes into the field with different backgrounds and capabilities, so there is no "yes or no" answer, but opinions would be appreciated. I am considering applying for a CCM fellowship right out of school.
  2. 2019 SEMPA Emergency Procedures Course Oct 7-8, 2019 Jacksonville, Florida - 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits - All procedures performed on high fidelity simulators Airway management (direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy, rescue devices) Lumbar puncture (with and without ultrasound guidance) Arthrocentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance) Intraosseous vascular access Central venous access (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral; with and without ultrasound guidance) Tube thoracostomy Needle decompression Paracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance) Thoracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance) Peritonsillar abscess drainage Arterial line placement - Procedural anatomy demonstration on human cadavers (limited hands-on) This course is expected to fill quickly so sign up now as registration is limited! https://sempa.org/education/procedures/
  3. SEMPA Ultrasound Courses November 8-10, 2019 Huntington Beach, CA https://www.sempa.org/education/ultrasound-huntingtonbeach/ January 27-28, 2020 Jacksonville, FL https://www.sempa.org/education/ultrasound-jacksonville/ The SEMPA Ultrasound Courses will provide point-of-care ultrasound training to physician assistants working in emergency medicine. Didactic sessions will focus on concise, useful information, images, and video. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills through hands-on teaching and practice on live models under the guidance of experienced faculty. Due to the popularity of this course, we will be offering two courses this winter. Choose the course that works best for you and register today!
  4. I'm an ER tech (Starting PA school in August) at a large academic hospital where there is a Post Cardiac Arrest Service (PCAS) that receives post arrest transfers to the ER then ultimately ending up in the CCU. I met a PA who is starting on this service in the next couple months where I think he will split his time between the ICU coverage he does now and PCAS consults/research. He told me he will be the first PA that PCAS has had on and the position was sort of "created for him" through his prior work with the PCAS docs. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge of positions like this? I'm assuming this isn't too common but nonetheless is very interesting to me and something I hope to keep in mind as I think about specialties going through school.
  5. Registration now open for SEMPA 360 being held April 14-18, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana! Come learn from the best educators in emergency medicine. Conference favorites include Kevin Klauer, Amy Keim, Haney Mallemat, Michael Winters, and Richard Cantor to name a few. The EM:RAP team will also be joining us again in New Orleans for a day of learning along with a special meet-and-greet to visit with some of your favorite EM:RAP stars! Over twenty workshops will give you the skills needed in emergency procedures, airway management, ultrasound, slit lamp, suturing, x-ray interpretation, teaching, ECG interpretation, and more! Over 40 lecture sessions will cover topics such as critical care, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, ophthalmology, cardiovascular emergencies, GI disorders, infectious disease, literature updates, and high risk emergency medicine. There are also plenty of social activities to enjoy with old and new friends. A wine and cheese reception, opening party at Mardi Gras World, and the SEMPA Quiz Bowl competition will welcome you to the EMPA event of the year. CME is available for PAs, physicians, and NPs. The discount for early bird registration ends Feb 13. The hotel room block is also limited so sign up now! For more information: https://www.sempa.org/sempa360
  6. Hey everyone!! Hoping to get some insight on my offer for a position at a Level II trauma center in SoCal. I worked with this group of surgeons as a student so I know it would be an excellent learning environment and tons of good exposure. My time will be split weekly, working in trauma + gen surgery one week and strictly in ICU the next. Training will include running traumas, first assist, various procedures, ICU and vent management, etc. No surgery residents. They currently have 3 NPs and 1 PA and are looking to expand. Base salary at $110k. Hours/call: 40hr/week, leaving promptly at end of shift. No overnight shifts as new grad until myself and SP are comfortable. Contract states that call will be paid "standard on call fees" but does not state exact amount. They did stress that being on call is not likely, esp as a new grad. Benefits: Health insurance, they pay 90% of standard costs. Have to pay for my own dental and vision. ( is this normal?) Malpractice insurance covered- will be sure to ask about tail coverage. Not eligible for 401k plan until 1 full year of employment!! Seems a little odd to me, thoughts? PTO: "employee shall accrue 0.05 hours of PTO for every 1 hour of work performed" which if my math is correct comes out to about 10 days of PTO -_- hoping this is a typo because that's extremely low. The APPs currently work 4 10s a week but will likely move to 3 12s as more APPs are hired so I am not sure how this affects the amount of PTO. I am thinking of asking for 4 weeks PTO to include vacation, sick and CME days. CME: $1500, does not state specific number of days off Overall, I am really happy with the offer as a trauma position has been my dream for a long time! Not so happy with the PTO, but believe they will be willing to work with me! I would greatly appreciate your thoughts!
  7. I’ve been having some discussions about doing a CCM residency at my institution after completing my residency. Everyone seems interested in me doing it. A few things would have to be altered such as my current residency would have to be extended 4 months (for a total of 22 months) to coincide with the start of the fellowship, which they also seem interest in doing. In exchange I would also get more elective time. I’d prefer this over doing locums so it would be a simple transition, but isn’t necessary. The CCM residency is a year long and pays about 7-10k more than I make now (which isn’t much lol), so in total I’ll have done just shy of 3 years post grad training. The talks are going that I would eventually split my time between CCM and EM like the docs with 6 shifts per month in the ED and 1 week per month in the unit. It would be more for management of the various ICU patients (rotate through Cvicu, micu, snicu, picu, and other areas) as I’ve already learned the majority of the procedures, though I would learn bronscopy and percutaneous trachs. Pros: I think it would just be cool to be, I think, the first formally dual trained EM-CCM and truly fellowship trained PA. it would be nice to have the variety of working CCM and EM. I have more GI bill to use to supplement my income, which pay about 1900 per month. it would help with my PSLF. The less I’m paid the less I pay them, and finding a non-profit to work for in EM with all the groups is hard. maybe could led to some consultancy work establishing residencies elsewhere? Or maybe speaking/lecturing/podcasts for EMRAP? Con: another year putting off settling down, renting a so so house, thoughts? Should I just go straight to work? Am I overinflating the pros?
  8. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) - Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency is accepting applications for the 2019 application cycle. This 18-month postgraduate program, affiliated with the UCSF School of Medicine, is designed to prepare PAs to practice in a variety of emergency medicine environments. We will be accepting 2 residents in 2019. The class will start June 26, 2019 but we will be offering rolling admissions into the Fall for accepted applicants who have a later PA school graduation date. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2019. Rotations include: Trauma Critical Care Pediatric Emergency Medicine Burn Orthopedics Dermatology Ophthalmology Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Toxicology Emergency Ultrasound Anesthesia EMS  Resuscitation courses include: ACLS, ATLS, BLS, PALS 18-month stipend: $90,000 Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k, employee assistance program, 4 weeks of vacation, membership in the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA), UCSF email access, textbook, malpractice coverage, and more. Paid travel to SEMPA 360, SEMPA's annual conference. Our state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center/Burn Center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of over 110,000. The Department of Emergency Medicine hosts fellowships in Emergency Ultrasound, Medical Education, and Wilderness Medicine. Our faculty are involved in EMS, wilderness medicine, ultrasound, medical education, toxicology, international emergency medicine, and more. They are also leaders in the emergency medicine and EMPA community. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Website: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/emergency-medicine-physician-assistant/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu Residency Flyer.pdf
  9. UNM EMPA RESIDENCY: The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to announce that we are accepting applicants now for our 2019-2020 class. Applications will close Feb 1st, 2019. Our class will start the last week of June, 2018 for an 18-month program for 2 residents. This year we have expanded our eligibility to applicants graduating an ARC-PA accredited program prior to May 31st, 2019. We strive to equip physician assistants with the clinical experiences and didactic teaching that will enable them to practice high-quality, evidence based emergency medicine. Our graduates will have comfort and competence in the care of critically ill patients, the broad scope of emergent presentations, and the skills necessary to be leaders in their profession. Cirriculum (# of 4 week blocks) Dedicated Orientation Block (1) Adult ED, including dedicated longitudinal block in ED Resus Unit (8) Community ED (1) Peds ED (2) Medical ICU (1) Surgical ICU (1) Combined US/Anesthesia (1) Cardiology (1) Orthopedics (1) Toxicology (1/2) OB/GYN (1/2) Electives (2) Salary/Benefits: $57,000 yearly salary Access to health, vision, dental, disability insurance with employer matching Contribution to retirement Paid Vacation Paid travel and registration SEMPA 360 conference SEMPA membership $500 per year CME allowance ATLS, FCCS, and dedicated airway course in orientation Setting: New Mexico's only level 1 trauma center, academic hospital and children's hospital Tertiary referral center for large rural state, with high acuity patients Easy access to outdoor activities, climbing, biking, skiing, as well as wonderful food and culture Nationally recognized faculty in EMS, Critical Care, Wilderness Medicine, Simulation and many other areas Applications Open: October 1st, 2018 Applications Close: February 1st, 2019 Website: http://emed.unm.edu/education/prospective-applicants/physician-assistant-residency-in-emergency-medicine.html E-mail: cpkalan@salud.unm.edu
  10. Hi, Trying to get some information regarding critical care PA compensation in order to present a reasonable salary and raise structure to our group with an increasing number of PAs. - Currently we work day shifts only, 8am-8pm - around 2 weekends per month, no extra pay - holidays as scheduled, no extra pay - Good health, dental, 401k - start at 1wk vacation per year, increases yearly by a week up to 4wks per year - 8 hours sick leave per month - $1000 CME, but no extra CME time off - they pay for all licensing, DEA, etc. We currently get paid per shift, our contract states 163 shifts per year, but if we work more than that we get paid the per shift rate (nothing extra for more than 3 shifts per week/ more than 40 hours per week) So: What are people seeing as starting salary for new grads in critical care and what are shifts per week to be considered full time? What are average annual raises/ cost of living raises/ salary increases with years of experience? Do people generally get extra pay for more than three 12 hour shifts per week? Differential for weekends or holidays? Bonuses? If so, what are they based on and how much are they? I have 8 years experience in critical care. Anymore with similar years of experience, what is your pay/salary? what is your average patient load for a 12 hour shift? Thanks so much for any help you all can give!
  11. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is proud to announce the newest addition to its medical education programs. The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency is accepting applications for the 2018 application cycle. This 18 month post-graduate program is designed to prepare PAs to practice in a variety of emergency medicine environments. We will be accepting 2 residents in 2018. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018. Rotations include: Trauma Critical Care Burn Orthopedics Dermatology Ophthalmology Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Toxicology Radiology Emergency Ultrasound Anesthesia EMS Resuscitation courses include: ACLS, ATLS, BLS, PALS 18-month stipend: $90,000 Full Benefits Paid attendance at SEMPA 360, SEMPA's annual conference Our state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of over 110,000. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Website: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/emergency-medicine-physician-assistant/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu Residency Flyer.pdf
  12. I'm a relatively recent PA grad who is almost a year into my first position as a CC PA at a large tertiary care facility. In a perfect world, I would like to stay for at least two years to further refine my skills, expand my knowledge base, and show some maturity/stability to future employers. In my current position, I make more than the national average for new grads, have full benefits including 401k with match, malpractice with tail, ample CME/licensing, and find that my SPs are fantastic people and educators - this is what sold me on the position and makes it so attractive. Since being here, I have worked hard to build strong relationships with my core team, including the notoriously surly surgical team, and have rather rapidly ascinded to the ranks of "one of the reliable ones" in the group. Despite these positives, I am starting to feel like this position is non-sustainable for the below reasons: Census: I currently have 10-14 beds to cover per shift, provided the units are not over capacity or we turn over beds. Some days I am seeing upwards of 20 critically ill patients on my own. There is no plan to add additional providers, despite numerous complaints from APPs and physicians. Quaity of care: Blows. See above. Administration: Is becoming progressively shadier by the day. Recently handed out contract amendments to all of the APPs to remove key bonus language without negotiation. Will not negotiate pay increases during the annual contract renewal period, despite stating otherwise during the initial contract negotiation. Mishandled privileging so that many APPs cannot perform procedures. The Director of CC, when confronted with this fact, said that it's all crap and we should go ahead and do the procedures because any liability ultimately falls on the SP. Obviously, this is not acceptable and would not hold up in court. Will not complete the paperwork for PAs to be able to prescribe. Schedule: Random - you will flip-flop days to nights back to back. Even if you have blocked shifts, you'll be moved unit to unit. There is no continuity to your schedule or the care you provide. You may be assigned to an outside facility to cover a one-off night shift. You will not have an attending in-house. You are expected to stabilize critically ill patients, even if you are not credentialed to do so (See above.) Morale: Probably the worst I've ever seen, and I worked in some truly toxic environments prior to PA school. My question to you all: Is this normal? Is that just what comes with the territory for CC and working for a large hospital group? If I have solid relationships and feel, in some ways, valuable, should I just suck it up and make the best out of it? Or is this, as I suspect, absolute lunacy and I should run as fast and far as I can to save my sanity and license?
  13. SAVE THE DATE! SEMPA is once again holding its popular Ultrasound Course. Planning is still under way, but the course will be held February 22-23, 2018, at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research. The Ultrasound Course has sold out the past couple years so sign up now to be among the first to know when registration opens. https://www.sempa.org/ultrasound-course/
  14. Has anyone here used NEJM Knowledge Plus to get CME? What is the best CME sources for surgery/trauma/critical care that doesn't cost an arm and a leg plus my left kidney? Thanks
  15. Any help would be great! Looking to start a new position in the ICU. Currently with 2 years of experience (non ICU) and am trying to get an idea of salary range. Anyone have any applicable anecdotes/offers they've gotten? Thanks!
  16. Hello Everyone, I work as a critical care PA in Oregon and my group is looking to hire two experienced PAs or NPs to join our team of eight intensivists and two PAs/NPs. We cover medical ICU patients and also consult on cardiothoracic, trauma, and neuro critical care patients. The details are still in the preliminary stages but should be a full time swing or nocturnist position with an average of 80 hours per two week pay period. The PA/NP will work alongside a critical care physician. Duties will include procedures such as central line, arterial lines, chest tubes, etc. A competitive base salary plus bonus, as well as full benefits, paid vacation, paid CME would be offered. The start date has not been finalized but should be later in 2017. Please contact me if you would like further information.
  17. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, is excited to announce that we are seeking applicants for the inaugural class of our Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency. This is an 18-mont program that will equip physician assistants with the clinical experiences and didactic teaching that will enable them to practice high-quality, evidence based emergency medicine. We are seeking applicants for two positions that will begin mid-June, 2016. It is our goal that our graduates have comfort and competence in the care of critically ill patients, the broad scope of emergent presentations, and the skills necessary to be leaders in their profession. Our curriculum includes weekly didactic sessions, with an emphasis on simulation, as well as the following rotations: - Dedicated orientation block (4 weeks) - Main Adult ED (32 weeks) - Pediatric ED (8 weeks) - ED Resuscitation Unit (4 weeks) - Medical ICU (4 weeks) - Trauma/Neuro ICU (4 weeks) - Orthopedics (4 weeks) - ED Ultrasound (2 weeks) - OB/Gyn (2 weeks) - Cardiology (2 weeks) - Electives (7 weeks, with possibilities including EMS, disaster med, research, toxicology, wilderness medicine, and others) Benefits include: - $55,000 yearly salary - Up to 4.5 weeks paid vacation for program - Health Insutance (60% University paid) - Retirement contribution - CME/Travel allowance - SEMPA membership, ECG weekly subscription, and other educational resources Our department is an incredibly place to work and learn. Some highlights: - We are located in the only level I trauma center, children’s hospital, and burn center in the state - 82-bed department with high-acuity in trauma (penetrating and blunt) as well as medicine - Highly regarded EM program with world class faculty in EMS, Peds EM, EM/Crit Care, and research - Faculty used to working with PA’s, who are both excited to teach and experienced in doing so As the only EMPA residency in the inter-mountain west, our location can’t be beat. Albuquerque has world class hiking, biking and climbing opportunities right outside the city, with some of the Southwest’s best skiing a short drive away. The food and culture in the city can’t be bear, all while maintaining a reasonable cost of living. Our application will be due Feb 1st, 2016. Our anticipated start date is June 14th, 2016. As of now we are anticipating interviews in late February with notifications in March. Below is a link to the website for the program: UNM EMPA Website **** Application materials will be loaded to the site in the coming days**** We encourage you to also check out the rest of the department’s site for a better idea of the department and program. We are incredibly excited for our first class of residents, and hope you will consider applying Please direct any questions to: Jveesart@salud.unm.edu UNM EMPA flyer.pdf
  18. I am looking for a good pediatric critical care reference text. I've heard that the big three are · Fuhrman and Zimmerman. Pediatric Critical Care. 4th Edition. 2011 · Shaffner and Nichols. Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care. 5th Edition. 2015. · Wheeler, Wong, and Shanley. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. 2007. My question is.. I have no way to go see any of these texts in person. Anyone have any good comparisons on the three texts? I would be learning more toward Roger's just because its the most current - however I'm not sure if that is a good enough reason. I'll be using it just as a reference for understanding the sick kiddos I'm taking care of, but I'll be working in Neurosurgery. Any opinions would be much appreciated. Happy Holidays!
  19. Hello everyone, Just wanted to share that my hospital is looking for a full-time Critical Care PA. The position is with Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and our hospital is located in Medford Oregon. We are a team of Intensivists, one PA, and one NP. The schedule hasn't been fully sorted out, but should be either day or swing-shift. At present we are not looking for night-shift or to be on-call. I've been here for nearly 7 years (I'm the PA on the team). We cover the ICU and consult in the Coronary Care Unit and step-down ICU. We want someone who is proficient with placing central and arterial lines. The schedule works out to an average of 40 hrs per week. At present there is no call and no nights. Full benefits and retirement with base salary plus bonus potential. Here's the job posting if you are interested... https://www.healthcaresource.com/asante/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=100944 You can follow the link to apply. Best wishes, James
  20. Hello all! Few questions about becoming a Critical Care PA in Boston: -Should I start in CC as a new grad? -Should I start in internal medicine/FP and then switch after a few years? -Do you feel like you still have time to spend with you spouse/friends? -What is the job market like for CC PAs in the city of Boston (if you know)? Thanks! 2nd year PA student
  21. In addition to 10 years as a PA in Emergency Medicine, I spent the 10 years prior to that working in both paid and volunteer EMS. While in PA school, I met many fellow students with similar backgrounds in EMS. Given such a combined history, many PA's would be a perfect fit in Flight Medicine. Not to be crass or conceited and no offense to paramedics and RN's, PA's with that combined background would be the perfect fit. The EMS background gives us the familiarity with EMS protocols and our training exceeds that of RN's and paramedics. However, I have not been able to find a flight medicine program that utilizes PA's or would be interested in developing a pilot program to evaluate how well PA's would perform in such an environment. Given that this is something I would greatly like to do, even per diem, I was hoping someone on this forum might have information on a program that currently utilizes PA's or would be open to it (preferably near the Philadelphia Tri-State area but I would be interested in hearing about programs anywhere). Thank you in advance, -Ken
  22. Does anyone know if any hospitals in Miami, Fl. hire PA's for their critical care units? Or in South Florida? Any experienced ICU PA's there or elsewhere find they are satisfied with their positions in the ICU (allowed to do procedures/ sufficient amount of autonomy/ used appropriately in the team model / happy with pay, etc)? Looking to gain more knowledge about PA's in the ICU/critical care field, any info is much appreciated! Thanks :)
  23. Announcing the UPMC Critical Care Medicine Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Residency program based on the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital medical campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Acute care medicine fields such as critical care medicine are fast-paced, challenging and require motivated and dedicated individuals but also require a knowledgebase and skill set difficult to obtain quickly or effectively in a traditional on-boarding phase. This program was initially born out of a need to train advanced practice providers how to deliver ICU care in the numerous ICUs throughout our facilities and ultimately for hospitals nationwide. We began developing our program in 2011 and are currently training our second class. Residents undergo an intense training for 12 months alongside our physician fellows in the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, rotate through approximately 7 specialty ICUs, and attend daily conferences, labs, and simulations pertinent to the care of surgical and medical ICU patients. Elective rotations are offered. Our residents are provided with a stipend for their year of training as well as a full benefit package including educational allowance. We are now opening a new application cycle for a start date at the beginning of July 2014. Please see the following website for further details as well as our online application. http://ccm.pitt.edu/upmc-critical-care-medicine-advanced-practice-provider-residency
  24. $72,500/ year, work 3 -12 hr shifts. 1 week CME 1 week sick days 2 weeks vacation $2000 professional expense allowance health insurance, dental, vision, life, 401k teaching hospital will train only procedures that PA does insert feeding tubes through nose any advice is greatly appreciated!! thanks,
  25. Hey guys, -New grad offer for Pulmonary & Critical care in the midwest Position is full time, salaried, working 72 hours every two weeks. Primarily based at one hospital but sometimes will cover at other affiliated hospitals Position works three, 12hr night (7p to 7:30a) shifts a week. While only 72 hours per pay will be worked, I will be paid for 80 hours in exchange for the weekend and night shift hours. base wage is around $40/hr or about 85k/yr $2500 for cme 401 k available health, dental, malpractice and life paid I appreciate your comments and discussion!
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