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There are lots of things that people can do while awaiting licensure and credentialing.  Anything you could do as a PA student, basically, should be fair game.  If he wants to pay you full salary to start learning his practice now, I'm not sure what the problem is...

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I don't see a problem either as long as you aren't providing care under the auspices of being a PA.  Splinting, crutch fitting, applying braces are things that paramedical personnel do in the ED all the time (back in the 70's/80's you had "ortho PA's" who weren't CAHEA grads).  You just can't be formulating diagnoses or treatment decisions in communication with the patient.  Seems like a smart idea on initial inspection to me.

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Thanks guys,

 

 

We definitely did not discuss numbers as far as being employed as a Tech.  Ideally I will be compensated as a PA.

 

Will discuss this with the surgeon as far as how this would pan out should I accept.   Just hesitant I guess because I do not to get screwed over.  Thanks for your help.

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If they want to pay you as a PA that is fine  BUT no lowballing offerrs

 

They are going to pay you as a PA to train if you wait till license issues are resolved so don't let them back door training at a lower rate

 

There is A LOT to learn as a new grad so the sooner you start the better and if it is at a PA rate then go for it

 

If it is at some stupid low ball hourly rate just say no thanks

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If they want to pay you as a PA that is fine  BUT no lowballing offerrs

 

They are going to pay you as a PA to train if you wait till license issues are resolved so don't let them back door training at a lower rate

 

There is A LOT to learn as a new grad so the sooner you start the better and if it is at a PA rate then go for it

 

If it is at some stupid low ball hourly rate just say no thanks

@Ventana   Awesome,  I will definitely push for payment as a PA and If they try to lowball then hopefully just start as a PA once credentialed or walk. We are projecting a 2-3 month time frame between state licensure, hospital and surgicenter credentialing worst case scenario.

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