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    Where do forum members recommend I advertise/look for a good, competent PA for a small independent cardiology practice? Also, if anyone knows of a good, competent PA (or NP) looking for a new opportunity, please reach out. Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    Why don't you hire a partner instead?

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    • #3
      If you are looking to hire someone with experience in your field, one of your best resources is pharmaceutical reps. That's how we found both of our PAs. If you want someone right out of school, develop a relationship with any local PA schools near you.

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      • #4
        Thank you, MichaelB for the recommendation, will definitely look into it!

        Wiscoblue, practice is still new, about 2 yrs since inception, not yet financially ready for another full time partner. Current physicians are exceedingly busy and could use some help to increase their productivity and improve their quality of life.

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          Wiscoblue, practice is still new, about 2 yrs since inception, not yet financially ready for another full time partner. Current physicians are exceedingly busy and could use some help to increase their productivity and improve their quality of life.
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          I agree to not jump into bringing on a partner when you are just starting out. As with a life-mate, forming an alliance with a partner is best not left to expedience, but determined by a journey that aligns shared visions and values. It is easy to create more problems than solve when you take on a partner before you are ready and/or form a bond with the wrong person.

          Although it will be immensely gratifying and beneficial to hire the right PA the first time, it is much easier to sever the relationship if things don't work out.
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          • #6
            Wow, new independent cardiology practice! Did not know people were still starting those.
            Don't know where to find a PA but Good luck!

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            • #7
              If you are looking for a NP or a PA, i would inquire if any of the ccu nurses are in training. Many NP's were ICU/CCU nurses first. If they are already doing CCU then cardiology practice will be a shorter learning curve, plus if you have the chance to work with them you'll know who you can trust to do the job right.

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              • #8
                Plan to train them yourself.

                Ideal for our practice is to get a former ER nurse a year or two out of PA school (ideally also with an EM fellowship or a year or two of EM practice, but that's a lot harder to get) and then we put a lot of time and effort into training them some more.
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                  Also, if anyone knows of a good, competent PA (or NP) looking for a new opportunity, please reach out.
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                  Any hints on geographic location?

                  You could offer to be a rotation site for a medical/PA/nursing school - you'd get to work with some candidates before you commit.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for all the responses!

                    Johanna, very well put. And agree with you... if most of your waking hours are spent at work, the people you work with are at least as important as who you marry

                    Pulmdoc, that's a very good idea.

                    WCI, appreciate your input. The one to two yr out is a sweet spot, will stay on the lookout.

                    Adventure, we are in a vibrant burgeoning city in FL. The location is a big draw, our concern is quality. We did try what you recommended, didn't quite work out from this perspective.

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                    • #11
                      You could post the position at AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants). You could also post it at your state PA chapter.

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