AAPA Showcases Benefits of Flexible Job Opportunities

May 29th, 2013 1 Min read AAPA Showcases Benefits of Flexible Job Opportunities Blog
CompHealth representatives attend the AAPA conferenceAnother great day at American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) IMPACT 2013! As #PAsTakeDC we want everyone to know the clear benefits that physician assistants (PAs) bring to the healthcare system and, most importantly, to our patients. PAs work in every healthcare setting and every medical specialty -- including the White House. As I work with CompHealth as a practicing PA and trusted partner, I love educating hospitals, health systems and physician groups about the amazing benefits of working with PAs. In our booth at this meeting, we continually heard from PAs that they want to understand the benefits of working locums. As a PA who has another full-time job, I enjoy thinking of locums as the extra benefit and ability to make some extra cash on a short-term basis (think dance mom & costumes). Cash is not the only benefit that CompHealth offers, however. I think one of the greatest benefits is their primary source credentialing and their coverage of your malpractice insurance as you take a work assignment. That malpractice coverage is a wonderful benefit that sets CompHealth apart and allows PAs to work knowing that they are covered. Additional benefits include travel, housing, 401(k), health and dental insurance, as well as the ability to work with fantastic healthcare teams all around the country. I had a PA tell me she did a CompHealth assignment early in her career and actually worked with the physician that discovered Lyme disease. She had many great stories to share about the assignments she worked and frequently referenced the wonderful learnings she was exposed to. Locum tenens offers both opportunity and benefit to PAs at every stage of their career. If you missed us at booth #502 at AAPA this year, look for us next year in Boston, and in the meantime, drop CompHealth a line and let their amazing staff introduce you to a great clinical experience.


Lisa Shock

Lisa Shock

Lisa P. Shock, MHS, PA-C, is a seasoned PA who is the President and CEO of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare – a specialty consultant company for physician practices and hospitals, offering a wide range of services to help implement and improve upon the utilization of PAs and NPs in the health care system. Contact her at lisa@pushpa.biz

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