lckrn2pa 2,173 Views
Joined Feb 4, '11.
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I worked an ER travel assignment at Hilo Medical Center on the big island back in 2006 and loved it. Never had any problems from patients or co-workers. The nurse manager and I did not see eye to eye on many things but it was not racial by any means (she was native Hawaiian, me white guy). It's hard to get travel companies to pay decent there but I went out for $35/hr (most were getting 26/hr) so it all depends on how you sell yourself. I'd probably try to go there on a travel job 1st and see how you like it. Pay wise, it's all union for regular staff so you can go to Hawai'i dept of health web site and look at jobs and pay rates.
Ok, lets look at this from another angle. By your logic, Midlevel's can not give a level of care equal to a MD/DO. So get rid of midlevels. Now, same argument, CNA's, MA's, LPN's can not give the same level of care as an RN so why not get rid of them as well. Since an RN can do the job they do but they can't do the job of the RN then I guess they serve no role, going by your logic.
I'm getting some popcorn and gonna pull up a chair on this one.
Being a new grad, and by your statements, you really are clueless about the important role midlevels assume. NP's and PA's both serve to fill the gap left by lack of primary care docs. Let me ask you this, if you had a medical problem and called your doc how long would you have to wait for an appointment. Most docs in my area its 4 wks or more. How would that number change if they had a midlevel in the office seeing pts? Could cut it by 50%. I've worked with outstanding providers from all camps, MD, DO, NP, PA and all give good quality care. Just do a little research before you label a provider roleless. just my 2cents
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