Happy PA Day & PA Week 2017 from Staff Care
Happy PA Day from Staff Care! Celebrated every October 6, National Physician Assistant Day, as it's formally known, is also the official start of PA Week, a week-long effort to raise awareness of the nation's hard-working physician assistants.
The first PA Day was held on October 6, 1987, to mark the "20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs from the Duke University PA program," explains the AAPA. "October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD."
50 years later, PA Week receives more attention than ever. In recent years, physician assistants have become more and more essential to America's healthcare industry. PAs "create access to healthcare providers, elevate health outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction," reports Clinical Advisor. "According to a 2014 Harris Poll survey conducted for the AAPA, about 93% of patients who recently saw a PA agreed that PAs are trusted, healthcare providers. In addition, 92% of patients believe that seeing a PA makes it easier to get a medical appointment, and 91% find that PAs improve the quality of healthcare."
That positive patient reaction is no doubt among the reasons why locum PAs are becoming more and more sought after by healthcare employers. According to our 2017 Survey of Temporary Physician Staffing Trends, one in 10 healthcare employers reported utilizing locum PAs at some point in the previous year.
With all this in mind, we want to take a moment to say THANKS to all of the physician assistants working hard to help keep America healthy! We appreciate everything you — and we'd love to show our gratitude by helping connect you with a great new PA career opportunity: We invite you to browse our nationwide list of locum PA jobs here. And remember, when you work a locums job with Staff Care, we handle any necessary state licensing, and cover your travel and housing costs, too!
Happy Physician Assistant Week From Staff Care!
Once again, happy PA Day and PA Week 2017 from your friends at Staff Care!
Are you a physician assistant seeking new career opportunities? We invite you to search our nationwide list of locum PA jobs here or contact us via this quick form to connect with a friendly, industry-savvy Staff Care locums recruiter.