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Your PA and NP Job Connection

Partnering with a physician recruitment firm in your job search can open a world of opportunity. At KPS Physician Staffing our focus is solely on medical jobs. We have access to a wide range of job prospects for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. KPS Physician Staffing is more than just an online job board. Our recruiters are well connected to the medical community with insider knowledge about PA and NP job openings across the country. Beyond this, we know you have professional aspirations as well as personal requirements. Let our skilled recruitment professionals present you with jobs that match your individual criteria.


There is a lot to consider when contemplating your next move as a mid-level health care provider. As in most circumstances in life, the right match is in the details. The first thing you may want to consider carefully is the medical job environment.


The Medical Job Environment

Below are some suggested questions to ask about each type of environment in which you may seek employment.


For a Hospital

  • How many beds does this hospital have?
  • What is the average number of patients per shift in this department for a PA or NP?
  • What are the shift schedules for PAs / NPs?
  • What is the in-house and on-call physician coverage for shifts at this hospital?
  • What is the number and type of nursing staff per shift in this department, and what is their experience level?
  • What are the philosophies of this hospital in regard to the practice of medicine (e.g., more holistic, more traditional, more progressive)? Are they in line with your own views?
  • What are the credentials of your colleagues, and do you share the same interests?
  • Does this PA / NP job meet your specific goals for compensation, including benefits?
  • What type of documentation system does this hospital use?
  • What is the typical turnaround time on test results?
  • Is the schedule based on block shifts? What is the shift length?
  • How are overnight admissions handled?

For an Emergency Department

  • What are the annual patient volumes for this emergency department?
  • How is the ED equipped, and what specialty backups are available?
  • How many beds, bays, and exam areas is the ED equipped with?
  • What are the physician shift schedules?
  • What are the total hours of physician coverage per day?
  • What is the percentage of trauma, and what types of trauma?
  • What is the average PPH per physician?
  • What are the mid-level shift schedules?
  • Is there a Fast Track at the facility? How is it staffed?
  • Who will be handling admits?
  • How many nursing staff per shift, and what is their experience level?
  • What is the turnaround time on test results?
  • What type of documentation system does the ED use?
  • What are the credentials of your colleagues, and do you share the same interests?
  • What is the practice structure, group vs. hospital employee?
  • How many required annual hours?
  • What specific goals do you have for compensation, including benefits?

For a Medical Office

  • What are the credentials of your colleagues, and do you share the same interests?
  • What are the philosophies of this practice in regard to the practice of medicine (e.g., more holistic, more traditional, more progressive)? Are they in line with your own views?
  • What is the structure of this family medicine practice?
  • What are the average number of patients per day for this practice?
  • How many exam rooms does the office include?
  • What type of documentation system does the practice use?
  • Does this office have any of its own lab, EKG, ultrasound, x-ray, etc. equipment?
  • What offsite facilities, if any, are used for lab work, x-rays, and other tests?
  • Does the practice have more than one office location? If so, would you be required to work at more than one office? If so, what would be your schedule at each?
  • What inpatient facilities support this practice, and where are they located?
  • How many physicians will you be supporting as a PA or NP in this practice?
  • How many nursing staff will be on duty, and what is their experience level?
  • Does this family medicine PA or NP job meet your specific compensation needs, including benefits?
  • Does this practice provide obstetrics services? If so, will you be required to provide these services? Is this in line with your career expectations? How are emergency C-sections handled?

For an Urgent Care Facility

  • How is this urgent care facility staffed?
  • What is the practice structure?
  • What are the annual patient volumes for the urgent care facility?
  • What is the average PPH?
  • What are the PA / NP shift schedules?
  • How is the urgent care facility equipped (e.g., laboratory, x-ray, and ultrasound equipment)?
  • What is the turnaround time on test results?
  • How many exam areas is the urgent care facility equipped with?
  • What type of documentation system does the urgent care facility use?
  • What local facilities are available for referral of severe cases?
  • How many physician are on duty per shift?
  • How many nursing staff per shift, and what is their experience level?
  • What specific goals do you have for compensation, including benefits?
  • What are the credentials of your colleagues, and do you share the same interests?

The Community

  • Is this a family-friendly community? Is the neighborhood geared to a specific age demographic?
  • What is the diversity in the housing market?
  • o What are the options in leasing or home ownership in the area?
  • What is the education system like in this community?
  • o How do the public and private schools rate?
  • o Are there institutions of higher education close by?
  • What are the options for recreation and cultural events?
  • o Is there access to major sporting and concert events?
  • o Does the area offer live theatre?
  • o Are there family-friendly activities such as museums and parks available?
  • o What types of hobbies can you participate in? Are there opportunities for golf, fishing, boating, etc.?
  • Is there an International airport and/or a major metropolitan area within a short driving distance?

These are just a few aspects of a transition that you may be considering. We take each of our providers' career goals seriously, and won't inundate you with "job openings" that do not complement your requirements. You can rely on KPS Physician Staffing to present you with every appropriate PA or NP job opportunity on the market.


Please contact KPS Physician Staffing to begin your career search. We look forward to working with you!

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