AAPA’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management and CompHealth Renew Partnership to Provide PAs with Career Resources

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 6, 2017) – The American Academy of PAs’ (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) is proud to enter its second year of partnership with CompHealth, providing PAs (physician assistants) with professional development resources, career guidance, and job search support. This partnership continues at a pivotal time for the PA profession, one of the fastest growing in healthcare, which is expected to increase 30 percent by 2024.

CHLM provides the expertise, analytics, and best practices to help hospitals and other healthcare organizations effectively incorporate PAs in their clinical settings. CHLM guides its clients to improved utilization, compliance, and performance across all healthcare settings.

“Our valued partnership with CompHealth enables us to provide current and future PAs with the tools necessary to start and develop their careers,” said Jennifer L. Dorn, CEO of AAPA. “As the profession continues to grow, so does AAPA’s commitment to support PAs on their journey and to enhance patient health.”

This year, CompHealth will build on its commitment to provide PAs individualized job search assistance through CHLM’s new online tool, RecruitMe. The free tool allows PAs to upload their customized career preferences, which CompHealth will use to assist PAs in their job search. Results from AAPA’s 2016 Salary Survey show that more than one in four PAs report that the way they found their most recent job was through an online job board or search tool. Partnering with CompHealth expands the RecruitMe tool’s efficacy by connecting PAs to one of a hundred CompHealth career consultants dedicated to finding a tailor-made job fit for each PA.

“We love placing PAs in locations where they can make big differences in the lives of patients and facilities. It is our honor to again partner with AAPA, which supports these same goals,” said Mike Freeman, vice president at CompHealth. “Our ability to place PAs in locum tenens and permanent positions across the country can impact the lives of patients nationwide and, with the AAPA’s help, that impact will keep growing.”

CompHealth offers a variety of benefits at no cost to PAs, including:

  • Thousands of short and long-term jobs across the nation, in virtually every PA specialty;
  • A dedicated, personal recruiter who can access individual career needs to find the best fit;
  • Expert CV evaluation, interview preparation, compensation negotiation, and in-house credentialing and licensing teams;
  • Partnerships with nationwide organizations to help relocating PAs transition comfortably to new communities; and
  • Paid private housing, travel, transportation, comprehensive malpractice coverage, employment benefits, and 401(k) matching for locum tenens PAs.

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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 more than 115,500 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. Visit www.aapa.org to learn more.

About the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM)
CHLM is focused on working directly with hospitals and health systems to maximize team based utilization and optimize PA practice settings. CHLM provides expertise, analytics, and industry best practices to help their clients evaluate organizational alternatives designed to improve the effectiveness of their provider workforce. For more information visit http://www.chlm.org/.

About CompHealth
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.