It’s understandable that there might be a bit of concern when it comes to hiring a brand new graduate nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
The first thing that might come to mind is a lack of professional experience. But the key word here is going to be professional.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants alike, undergo comprehensive and rigorous programs to obtain their degrees and certifications. Not only will most NP and PA graduate programs consist of didactic course work but both medical professionals will generally spend a year in clinical rotations.
Physician assistant students, for instance, complete an average of more than 2,000 supervised clinical hours in rotations that include internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, and more depending on their speciality.
At NP PA Recruiters we understand the benefits a new graduate NP or PA can offer to your clinic. Beyond those elements often associated with recent grads, things like vitality and adaptation, “a high level of evidence also indicated that patient outcomes on satisfaction with care, health status, functional status, number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, blood glucose, blood pressure, and mortality are similar for NPs and MDs.”
Consider the following advantages of hiring a recent graduate from a NP or PA program:
- Grow your practice.
If you have been considering growing your clinic to meet the demand of your patients, hiring an NP or PA can be an ideal option as it increases quality personnel who offer patient care. NPs and PAs have skill sets extremely similar to general physicians and can essentially perform the same amount of tasks as a primary care physician could.
From performing routine physical exams to even writing prescriptions (rules vary by state), NPs and PAs can truly add another meaningful level of care to your practice. Plus, as previously mentioned, research has shown patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with the services provided by these professionals. This can mean improved practice efficiency and improved coordination of care amongst personnel.
- Eager learners.
An often overlooked aspect when hiring a new employee is their willingness and desire to learn. A new graduate coming in will be acclimated to learning new skills and likely be more willing to accept challenges and develop as a professional. Consider that whether you decide to hire a veteran or a new graduate, there is still going to be training required and a learning curve to get them to adjust to your clinic’s system. Why not hire an eager learner?
- Cost savings.
Growing your business doesn’t mean much if you’re not benefitting from increased revenues. Hiring a new graduate NP and PA can have a beneficial financial impact on your practice in several areas including:
- Gain some perspective.
If you’re honestly dedicated to improving your practice and the quality of your medical care services, a new graduate can offer you a different perspective on how your organization is running.
It’s quite easy to get into a routine and allow your clinic to become static. A new employee, whether they recognize it or not, may start asking questions about the processes and system within your practice or hospital that may lead to some revelations and positive changes to rectify methods that have become outdated.
- Deal with the growing technology trend.
Technology is touching every aspect of the world, and the medical field is no different. One of the best advantages of hiring a new graduate is that they will likely have a familiarity with new technology that is being utilized within the healthcare industry.
From EMR systems to new software and data collection programs, new NPs and PAs have likely been exposed to these technological advances – and even if not – many will have be capable of learning them relatively quickly. The digital age is changing the way everything works and benefitting from a tech-savvy employee can add another dimension to your practice.
Hire high quality NP and PA program graduates with NP PA Recruiters.
NP PA Recruiters is a recognized leader in the nurse practitioner and physician assistant recruitment industry. We are dedicated to helping practices of every size, from private practices to rural health clinics, find the quality staff they need to effectively provide meaningful care to patients.
Our professional recruitment firm can help to identify, qualify, and deliver the best healthcare providers for you.
Contact a recruitment specialist from NP PA Recruiters today by calling 214-351-3880 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.