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Hi All!

Looking for some thoughts on an urgent care offer in northern NJ.

Multi specialty practice based urgent care. Mix of acuity. We can get stat CTs.

$64/hr = 133120 per year

Hourly not salary

160 hours PTO

0 hours CME days

$1500 CME

Mix between 12hr (week day 8A-8P) and 9hr (8A-5P) shifts

4% match 401k

5% annual bonus

Approx 20-30 patient's per day

I have  5 years experience as a PA

Thanks in advance!

 

~E

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i don't know cost of living in the area so my comments are qualifiied.

160 hours of PTO and no sick or CME days is a bit lean. I walked into my UC job with 240 hours and 40 for CME. Then there is odd stuff like unlimited pay for jury duty. 3 days bereavement for loss in the family. Things like that.

$1500 for CME is pretty low particularly since they don't want to give you the hours for CME.

64$/hr may be reasonable given your years but again I don't know the COL. I started at 72 and I'm somewhere near 78 now but I have 30 years experience.

If you are hourly and not salaried do  you get OT after 40 hours a week? That can add up if you want to do the work. My first year here I made about an extra 50k in OT. I don't want to work that hard any more.

You also didn't mention health and dental insurance.

20-30 patients a day may be the average but is there a limit? Trust me...this can be a big deal. When cold season hit and half the staff quits (happened to me) and that number turns into 60...what will they do?

If it isn't written down...it isn't real. If you go forward make sure all the terms are spelled out somewhere. A verbal agreement is worth the paper its written on.

Good luck!

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Agree the CME allowance is a little lean (do your license and DME fees come out of that?).  But depending on whether health insurance is included, I personally don't think that's a bad offer.  

I live in an area of the country though where it seems (based on what people post on the forums) pay is a bit lean for PA's.  

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Thank you for the reply and input!

They offer dental, vision and health insurance (all in is aprox $210-220 per month which would cover my sig other). Coverage for short and long term disability insurance, as well as life insurance at no additional cost.

They do cover license, DEA, CDS and one professional society due (i.e AAPA, or PAFT).

Will pay for a board review course one year out to re-certification.

3 days bereavement. No mention of time off for jury duty (will have to look into it).

Uptodate subscription included

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20 hours ago, Echo29 said:

Hi All!

Looking for some thoughts on an urgent care offer in northern NJ.

Multi specialty practice based urgent care. Mix of acuity. We can get stat CTs.

$64/hr = 133120 per year

Hourly not salary

160 hours PTO

0 hours CME days

$1500 CME

Mix between 12hr (week day 8A-8P) and 9hr (8A-5P) shifts

4% match 401k

5% annual bonus

Approx 20-30 patient's per day

I have  5 years experience as a PA

Thanks in advance!

 

~E

 

 

Hard to say

Cost of living in your area versus how many PA?

 

 

Also, realize a doc would be getting 250k + to do this job and a lot better bennies

 

Yup getting tired of doing doc job for 50% of the pay.....

 

CME -MUST be in there at $2500 and Paid time off CME - just insulting to not be

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Seems like a reasonable offer.

Prob some room for a raise in time.

I would check in with the PAs that work there to see if they’re happy.



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