The Future of PAs

January 28th, 2011 Just read a remarkable article in AAPA Professional by friend and market expert Donald Pedersen, PhD, PA-C from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. The article expresses great insight and understanding of the PA profession (as well as PA roles alike) and where the PA has come from and where Donald sees the profession going.

Colorado is 16th State to Opt-Out of CRNA Supervision Rule

January 18th, 2011 As healthcare demands continue to grow, hospitals continue to seek additional cost cutting measures. Many states are choosing to opt-out of the federal physician supervision requirements for CRNAs. States in rural and under served areas find the opt-out move especially effective for filling their anesthesia needs...

Refreshing Your CV

December 24th, 2010 Keeping your CV up to date is critical knowing that employers often reconstruct a timeline of your career. Your CV is the perfect place to catalog information with new skills, additional education and certifications, work experience, and training on new technology and procedures.

Tips for Keeping Lab Staff Happy and Productive

November 29th, 2010 "I am overworked and under-appreciated." We hear it all the time. A recent article in Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals highlights the fact that even though hospital census are down, labs are running lean and often requiring overtime hours from their staff. Lab Technologists, Histotechs, and Pathologists' Assistants all have increased their workloads...

Physician Paperwork: Which Documents to Keep Close

November 24th, 2010 Keeping your professional and relevant personal information current is imperative throughout your career. The task can be made easier by collecting all the necessary documents when you are starting out after residency and then keeping them updated as you advance.

Advanced Practice: Filling The Physician Void

November 19th, 2010 I know that many of you are catching on to the idea that healthcare reform is well on its way. If you're not aware of the healthcare reform, I hope that you have other career plans in mind that are outside of healthcare, and that you are slowly, but surely, removing yourself from your current position.

Nurse Practitioners Recognized as Primary Caregivers

November 10th, 2010 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Baltimore has announced that nurse practitioners will be allowed to serve in an independent primary-care capacity. This means that patients are no longer limited to seeing primary-care doctors for everyday care.

Don't Burn Bridges - Build Them

November 4th, 2010 I've been tracking the story of Steven Slater and it isn't difficult, he's all over the news. If you don't recognize the name right off you probably will when I mention he is the Jet Blue guy. You know, the flight attendant that after a long day and a tough shift went crazy on a customer and walked off the job.

Locum Tenens Physician Orientation: Worth the Time and Effort

October 26th, 2010 Physicians who are comfortable in their surroundings are more relaxed with patients and staff, save themselves (and you) time, deliver higher-quality care, preserve the reputation of your organization, and are more likely to steer clear of liability issues. Not only that, the positive impression that a worthwhile orientation makes on a locum tenens Physician (besides how much easier it makes his or her job) pays off if you want that individual to return to your facility the next time you have a need for temporary help.

Top 3 Steps to Survival and Success for The Small Physician Practice

October 25th, 2010 Medscape released an article this week of the top 3 steps to survival and success for the small physician practice. The number one suggestion in that article was to hire a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant. The article stated that adding one of these healthcare providers is a great way to gain efficiency and minimize expense in the office.