ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-third of PAs reported choosing their profession because it provided greater flexibility, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). To provide PAs with the career options they seek, AAPA's Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) has partnered with CompHealth, the pioneer locum tenens firm, giving PAs across the country access to tailored opportunities that allow them to practice medicine where, when and how they want.
"The PA profession is not one-size-fits-all and opportunities for PAs shouldn't be either," said Jennifer L. Dorn, CEO of the American Academy of PAs. "AAPA and CHLM are committed to creating progressive work environments for PAs, the most in-demand medical profession in the U.S. This alliance with CompHealth will give PAs exclusive access to a special level of career customization."
CHLM recognizes CompHealth as an AAPA Preferred Partner and through this engagement, CompHealth will provide personalized locum tenens services, as well as:
- One-on-one phone consultation
- Resume evaluation
- Interview preparation
- Contract negotiation services
- Eligibility for free AAPA membership through CompHealth when you obtain a position via the updated AAPA Career Center, accessible Summer 2016
"At CompHealth, we recognize the crucial role PAs play in healthcare, providing access to care for millions of patients," said Tyler Black, CompHealth vice president. "We are very proud to partner with AAPA to provide PAs career guidance and job opportunities nationwide so they can focus on providing outstanding patient care."
CompHealth locum tenens positions for PAs include a robust, nationwide network of clinical placement opportunities ranging from a few days to several months, with complete compensation for all travel, malpractice insurance and housing, all at no cost to PAs. PAs enjoy working locum tenens with CompHealth due to the flexibility, compensation, increased experience and how the job opportunities are tailored specifically to their individual preferences. In fact, 81 percent of locum tenens PAs surveyed reported they were either satisfied or highly satisfied with the experience and 95 percent would recommend locum tenens to colleagues.
PAs will have access to all these new services in July 2016 through the AAPA Career Center, which will serve as a complete resource for all PA career needs.
About the American Academy of PAs
AAPA is the national organization that advocates for all PAs and provides tools to improve PA practice and patient care. Founded in 1968, AAPA represents a profession of approximately 108,500 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. Visit www.aapa.org to learn more.
About AAPA's Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM)
CHLM is focused on working directly with health systems and all types of PA employers to maximize PA utilization and optimize PA practice settings, as well as provide resources for employers to recruit and retain PAs. CHLM provides advisory services, programs, and expertise on improving PA practice and offers PAs professional development resources geared towards leadership and management skills in the healthcare setting. For more information visit www.CHLM.org
Founded in 1979, CompHealth is a national leader in healthcare staffing, serving providers in more than 100 specialties. CompHealth is the largest locum tenens staffing agency in the U.S. and also specializes in temporary and permanent healthcare provider placement. CompHealth is part of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, which is ranked No. 18 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." For more information, visit www.comphealth.com.
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SOURCE American Academy of Physician Assistants