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  1. doesn't pa stand for physician assistant? i thought you had to get a masters for that...am i reading this ad right?

    physician's assistant-emergency department department: emergency room schedule:full-timeshift:evening & night shifthours:7p-7a. 3p-11p, 1p-1asalary:$28.64 + exp pay + diffsjob details:- graduate of rn program
    - cpr certification required
    - rn license required
    - customer service skills are required
    - experience is preferred
    the ed physician's assistant is a registered professional nurse with advance education and training in the care of individuals presenting to the emergency department. this position is employed by the hospital for the purpose of performing the initial medical screenings on individuals presenting to the emergency department. the ed physician's assistant works in collaboration with the epg physicians, ed clinical coordinator, clinical managers, and staff nurses in the planning, implementing and evaluation of care. required: excellent communication skills; excellent time management skills; excellent interpersonal skills. a minimum of 18 months of practice as a physician's assistant.
    Last edit by sweetface18 on Jan 23, '07 : Reason: spelling
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    You're right. It's weird. Although some RN's go on to PA school, they are separate entities.
  4. by   Jesskanurse
    Yes, you're right....lol....there are a lot of things wrong with this:

    First off, it's not Physician's Assistant, it's Physician Assistant. Singular. A PA does not belong to a physician, and too many people put that darned apostrophe 's' at the end. It doesn't belong there, period.

    $28/hour does not sound like a PA salary at all, it sounds more like an experienced RN salary.

    Some PAs were RNs first, but it is not a requirement (like it is for a Nurse Practitioner). There should never be an RN license requirement for a PA position.

    Whoever made this ad must be a little confused. It's all messed up. It sounds like they don't know the difference between an RN, NP, and PA.

    Where did you find this????
  5. by   tiredfeetED
    Quote from Jesskanurse
    Yes, you're right....lol....there are a lot of things wrong with this:

    First off, it's not Physician's Assistant, it's Physician Assistant. Singular. A PA does not belong to a physician, and too many people put that darned apostrophe 's' at the end. It doesn't belong there, period.

    $28/hour does not sound like a PA salary at all, it sounds more like an experienced RN salary.

    Some PAs were RNs first, but it is not a requirement (like it is for a Nurse Practitioner). There should never be an RN license requirement for a PA position.

    Whoever made this ad must be a little confused. It's all messed up. It sounds like they don't know the difference between an RN, NP, and PA.

    Where did you find this????
    It looks like they are looking for a RN who does the medical screening then presents the case to the doc...and yes this sounds really low wage for a experienced PA. Although some PAs were RNs first ( like me), it is not a requirement. It would be intresting to find out where this ad came from.
    Oh..and thank you jesskanurse for clearing up the apostrophe...it is a pet peeve among the PA world.
  6. by   caliotter3
    This is not the first example of a confusing job listing that I have seen. Most of the time when I see something so far off center (and I know it is off center, not an example of my own lack of knowledge) I assume that the want ad was written by someone who is not sufficiently knowledgable about the position they are writing the ad for.

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