lckrn2pa 2,229 Views
Joined Feb 4, '11.
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Seems to me that MD's support PA's and AA's more than NP's or CRNA's because the PA's and AA's are like their little puppy dogs. They get them from inception and teach them their base knowledge how they want it taught to them. NP's and CRNA's start with a completely different base set of knowledge and come into the picture with much more clinical experience and thus, more of their own ideas and techniques. Being an MD by itself demonstrates a person's propensity to be in control. PA's and AA's are much more controllable and it's to be expected that MD's will have an issue with NP's and CRNA's because they feel less in control. My ...
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.
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