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Formal Orientation, Onboarding, Leadership Structure, Productivity Reporting Important to PA Workforce
October 4, 2019
By Jenni Roberson
In 2018, AAPA’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) embarked on a national initiative to explore the environment in which PAs and NPs practice.
The outcome of this effort is CHLM’s 2018 PA and NP Workplace Experiences National Summary Report, which unveiled insights into how employers can best integrate their PA an NP workforces to deliver efficient, high quality team-based care.
Focusing on recruitment and retention, onboarding and training, clinical utilization, leadership structure, billing and reimbursement, and productivity reporting and compensation, the survey looked at all key elements to an engaged workforce and excellent patient care.
Jennifer Broderick, managing director of CHLM, noted that with the average estimated cost to an employer of losing a PA or NP around $250,000, employers must be methodical about their retention strategies and utilization.
The recommendations to employers included in the national summary – and the data backing them up – can also serve as a powerful tool for PAs working to identify where improvements are needed at their workplaces and advocating for change.
Key take-aways include the following:
Additional survey findings were also covered in a recent article by Becker’s Hospital Review: Hospitals face potential communications gap between providers, billing departments, healthcare leadership organization says.