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  1. Hi everyone, I am currently a PA practicing in urgent care/ER ( 4 years of experience) looking to switch my job closer to home. I was wondering if I can get your guys' input for an ER offer i just received. $70/hour + RVU, 120 hours/month in considered full time, $1500 for CME no PTO, no sick leave Malpractice/health/dental included Currently, I work at a ER (teaching institute) that pays $50/hour, 12 paid holidays/year, 2 weeks PTO, 12 sick days, great health/dental insurance, malpractice covered, i get about $1500 for CME, and pension when i retire. I am looking for a change because i have a really long commute and currently work 5 8-hours shifts.
  2. Hey all, Recent grad here and I've been in talks about per diem work for a second ER. My question is how your scheduling works out between your FT and per diem. I've been under the impression that a schedule will be available to me for the per diem site, and I pick up any available shift at my leisure. But this doesn't seem to be the case so far. I've been asked to guarantee 3 shifts a month including one weekend shift, plus a summer and a winter holiday every year. I talked that down to just one guaranteed weekend shift per month. Also, my FT job hasn't published a schedule for August yet but my per diem job is asking me for my availability. They're used to publishing the schedule early and have asked me to put in request for a couple days. I'd rather not get into the habit of making requests for 3 days every month and jeopardize not getting time off when I actually need it. Any input is greatly appreciated.
  3. I am shadowing an Emergency Medicine Resident PA in the next few days and am looking for some advice. I have not met the PA I am shadowing yet but I just want to make sure I do my best and I am as helpful as possible without overstepping. I understand the obvious things one would never do but am wondering if anyone has any helpful advice or tips from their first shadowing experience, or if any current PAs have suggestions that they look for when a student is shadowing. Any stories, tips, or advice, is welcomed and appreciated!
  4. Hey all, I'll be graduating in a week and I've been in touch with the new director of a local ER. I've known him professionally in the past and there is mutual interest in getting me to work there. The ER in question recently acquired a new contract that I've heard is purely RVU based pay. I don't know specifics yet as I haven't yet been presented with a contract. As a new grad with expectedly low productivity, would it be a bad idea to sign on for only RVU pay? Thanks in advance for your advice.
  5. I am considering becoming a paramedic to get some clinical experience before becoming a physician assistant. Anyone else doing this? I am 26 years old and my main reason for thinking about going this route before PA School is because I just recently got out of the Navy where I was a Corpsman so I do have more than enough patient contact hours in many settings but am also married with kids. My wife is finishing up PT school so I do have to work a well paying job while she finishes up school. I am a RMA as well but they do not make that much and the job is really boring as far as what I am used to. I recently came across a school that has a Hybrid Paramedic program that I can do and work full time. So getting my Gi Bill housing money and working will help us survive until my wife finishes school. My next dilemma is that I have about 3 semesters left for my undergrad which I would have to put on old until I finished this Paramedic program and that would push my timeline back even further before I could apply and get accepted into a PA program which is my ultimate goal. So I guess my question is will this help me out in the long run with PA school as far as becoming a Paramedic. Sorry I wrote so much and all advice is welcomed.
  6. I will be graduating soon and will be moving to Manhattan this summer. Are there any hospitals in the area that hire new PA grads to work the ER? EMed would be my top choice but the sense that I am getting is that new grads are generally not hired in the Manhattan are to work in the ED. I also know that NYP Cornell has a residency program for EMed, maybe that's where they pool their new grads from? I would be interested in looking for a position rather than a residency! Anyone that moved from a different field into EMEd in Manhattan? Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone! I am a newly minted PA-C, recently offered a job in emergency medicine...here are the preliminary benefits which were discussed with a recruiter. Do you guys mind chiming in with advice/suggestions on whether or not this may be a good first job? - Level III Trauma Center with annual volume close to 33,000 - 12-12hr shifts per month w/ 24hr APP and Physician coverage - Annual Salary: $97K - $4,000 CME allowance - $7,000 for relocation expenses - Medical, eye, and dental insurance - 401K with 5% match - All recertification expenses paid for - NON PTO ELIGIBLE - all vacation time including CME is expected to occur on days off Seems like a pretty good deal to me. The only thing I am concerned about is the no-PTO policy. I understand this is pretty standard for ER and hospitalist work. I am single, and a new grad so I don't mind working hard, but I also do not want to be taken advantage of. Is this a big deal, or not something worth turning down the job for? I don't want to miss out on a great opportunity... Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it! -Amanda
  8. (Thank you EMEDPA) Any PA looking for a Southern California opportunity, please contact me ASAP at jbotto@globalmso.com Apex Emergency Medical Group, Inc., a premier Southern California Emergency Medical Group, currently has three long-term contracts in Riverside and San Bernardino County, California. We are offering exceptionally rare, full-time opportunities to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to staff all of our Emergency Room contracts at Hemet Valley Medical Center, Menifee Valley Medical Center, and Victor Valley Medical Center, to provide Rapid Triage and Acute Care. Two of the hospitals are within minutes from beautiful Temecula Wine Country in sunny Southern California. Temecula has been voted one of five safest cities in the country with affordable housing and excellent schools. Furthermore, new contracts will start up in the near future within minutes from the pristine beaches of Orange County, California, Candidates must be licensed/certified as a Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of two years NP in acute setting or two years ER nursing, or a Physician Assistant with a minimum of two years ER or urgent care experience. Excellent hourly compensation will be based on experience. Compensation includes health insurance, 401K, paid malpractice with tail, paid vacation and sick time, Paid time off for continuing medical education (CME), and a generous CME stipend. In addition, Apex will reimburse employees for their California license and DEA renewal fees. Quarterly incentive bonuses will be based on productivity and are presently being developed at some of the Group's busier hospitals. Full-time and Per-Diem positions are available. Candidates must be credentialed to work at all of the Group's current sites. Also, some weekends and evening/night shifts are required. Apply to become a member of the Apex team, the "fastest" growing emergency medical group in Southern California, "Providing the Highest Level of Excellence in Emergency Medical Care." Required experience: Emergency Room or Urgent Care Experience: 2 year Respectfully, __________________________ Joseph Botto, MA Healthcare Recruiter KPC Global Management, LLC C: 714-614-2805 O: 951-537-6033 F: 951-537-6023 jbotto@globalmso.com www.thekpcgroup.com
  9. http://www.pardeehospital.org/employment/physician-opportunities.html Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) -- Pardee Emergency Physicians Opportunity to join our fast-paced, efficient interdisciplinary team with the common goal of providing caring, compassionate, and excellent patient care. At Pardee UNC Health Care we pride ourselves as being a leader in patient-focused, state-of-the art health care services. Our 12 provider team serves more than 30,000 patients per year in our 24-bed, level two Emergency Department. Provider will work under the direct supervision of a Board Certified ED physician to provide a broad spectrum of comprehensive medical services, treating patients with physical ailments, ranging from superficial injuries to acute medical disorders. Case mix complexity consists primarily of routine cases in a structured environment with ample supervision. EMR experience and prior Emergency Department experience required. For consideration please send Resume to: Lilly Bonetti, FASPR Physician & Advance Practitioner Recruiter Pardee Hospital 800 North Justice Street Hendersonville, NC 28791 lilly.bonetti@pardeehospital.org No Visa Sponsorship No Recruitment or Placement Firm Inquiries Accepted
  10. Hey, Sorry if this is a repost but I couldn't find anything on this forum about the actual interview process for ER Tech positions. I have an interview Friday morning at a big (>30 bed) Level 1 trauma center and I am pretty nervous about my chances to get the "emergency services technician" position. I have my EMT-B and have a little (read very little) experience volunteering in another hospital ER and some experience on a squad but not a ton outside of what I did through school to get my cert (maybe 36 total hours with local FD on 911 calls). I do however have about a year of experience working in a gastroenterology office as a procedural scheduler. My questions are: A) Do I really have a shot at this job without real street experience? I've been turned down from patient care tech positions at the same hospital recently due to not having a CNA...I'm not in any way associated with a nursing program which has been indicated is preferred... B)What sort of questions can I expect as part of the interview process? Anything besides the usual "tell me about yourself", "what's your greatest weakness" sort of stuff? C)Is there anything I can do as part of the interview to make myself stand out to the ED Director? Just talk about my patient centered philosophy? Even though it will be a paycut, I really want this job as I know it will give me a ton of valuable experience. I would honestly do it for free if I could maintain the same scope of practice and have the opportunity to learn and work alongside PAs/NPs/MDs/RNs etc and see their clinical decisions and interventions. Any advice or help would be appreciated.
  11. Hi everyone. I am currently in a situation, I started my very recent career at a large group practice that has multiple surgery centers and urgent cares. as thing turned out, I am stuck doing only urgent care, with little to no oversight, low acuity, no MA, far-flung locations, and more importantly a non-responsive HR and management. I have been offered a full time ER position with fast track and main as a 1099 at 60 per hour, 12 hour shifts, 12-15 shifts a month (or more), no significant benefits other then DEA, and some needed certs. VS Staying at current job (~7 months so far) W2 90k per year 40hours per week, declined Health (wife works for school board) 1k cme, My reasons to stay at current job 1. it's easy work (low acuity) 2. low work load 3. things may get better (i.e. acuity, MA gets hired, I get to do more on the surgery side) 4. W2 5. loyalty? it hasn't been even a year. What are your thoughts regarding if I should stay What are your thoughts regarding the ER position
  12. I was just given an offer for per diem in the ER. The job consists of 24 hour shifts and I would be the only provider. I did two rotations here and know I will be seeing anything from the common cold to full codes/ traumas. No benefits because it is per diem and they offered $51 an hour. I feel this is kind of low based on the fact they are 24 hour shifts and I am on my own and it is the ER. Many of my classmates are signed contracts for 45-55 an hour full time, which includes benefits. Thoughts?
  13. Hey guys, so it may be a bit premature to think about this. But first: I am currently a PA student, almost done with my didactic year (3 more months to go!). I entered the PA program straight from undergrad, currently 22 yo. The only HCE I had prior to beginning the program was working as a lab assistant for a year while finishing up undergraduate studies. I also had some rotation experience to different labs as a student pursuing medical laboratory technologist degree. And roughly 400 hours of volunteering experience. I am still currently working as a lab assistant in a big metropolitan hospital in hopes that the current connection I have can help me in the future in job prospectives or even the residency their ER offers. I've passed all my classes so far and hope to continue to do so, current grades slightly above 3.5. Recently, I realized after talking with the faculty that in terms of finding a job or even a residency (which I am currently leaning towards), it would be difficult for someone who has a lack of HCE prior to entering the PA program (I don't really count the lab assistant as good HCE due to lack of patient exposure). I was quite elated and happy that I got accepted with minimal HCE, but now I just realized that it may affect me in the future. Of course I may be a bit pessimistic about all of this, and heck things might change drastically once I enter clinical year. I just wanted to get some insight from differnent individuals who may have had the same concerns as I did prior to clinicals or graduating. One of the main reasons why I'm leaning towards an ER residency is due to my lack of HCE plus it's a great additional teaching experience for anyone trying to go the ER route. What do you guys think are the chances of actually attaining a residency or even a job?
  14. I am a new grad and scored a job as an emergency medicine PA due to my history as an army medic. Ive got some time before i start and i wanted to do some reviewing before i have my first shift. any suggestions to some literature or review materials? thanks!