What PAs are Asking at AAPA Conference 2015

May 27th, 2015 2 Min read What PAs are Asking at AAPA Conference 2015 Blog
aapa2015I have the pleasure of working with the amazing CompHealth team as an advisor for PA and NP billing and reimbursement. But, as a clinical PA, I have also done locum tenens work with them—just 40 minutes from my home, as a way to earn some extra cash. CompHealth is a leading staffing company that has a dedicated team for permanent and locums tenens job placement for PAs and NPs nationwide. I’ve been working at their booth at the AAPA conference and love speaking with my peers about both the clinical and business aspects of working as a PA.

Jobs for New Grads

I have been working at the booth (#828 on the exhibit floor) with Christina Shea, CompHealth’s director of permanent placement. She has more than 200 open jobs for PAs nationwide and will fill around 40 percent of them with new grads. For me, it’s very rewarding to discuss career options with student members of AAPA. Helping future PAs, as well as experienced colleagues, find the right job is truly exciting. And sharing CompHealth’s tips for resume writing and interview preparation is an added bonus!

The Benefits of Locum Tenens

In our booth, we continually hear from PAs that they want to understand the benefits of working locums. As a PA who has another full-time job, I look at locums as a way to make some extra cash on a short-term basis. (I’m a dance mom and it’s expensive!) Cash is not the only benefit that CompHealth offers, however. I think some of the greatest benefits are their primary-source credentialing, working as a W-2 employee, and malpractice insurance when you work temporary assignments. Having complete malpractice coverage and freedom from worrying about independent-contractor taxes are two wonderful benefits that set CompHealth apart and allow PAs to work freely, knowing that they are covered. Additional benefits for travelers include housing, 401(k), health and dental insurance as well as the ability to work with fantastic healthcare teams all around the country.

Learn More

Locum tenens offers both opportunity and benefit to PAs at every stage of their careers. Come by and visit us at booth #828 at AAPA this year, and when you return home, check out CompHealth.com for open jobs and tons of great resources as you begin your search for 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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