9 Questions Every Physician Assistant Should Ask Their Employer

You may have some questions before you start your career as a physician assistant. What is the compensation? What are my job responsibilities? And do I need individual PA malpractice insurance? At CM&F we want to provide you with more than affordable physician assistant malpractice insurance. We want to be a resource for you as you advance your career. The following list of questions are important to review with your new employer, or even with your existing employer as you change positions. Use the below guide to help you get the answers you need as you navigate new career opportunities – and whether or not you need to invest in your own malpractice insurance for physician assistants.

What are the job responsibilities of a physician assistant at your company?

Physician assistant responsibilities can span a variety of areas depending on the specialty you enter, the size of your place of employment, or even local laws and regulations enforced by the state medical board. It is always a good idea to clarify what your daily responsibilities are, what your employer’s expectations are, and what you are legally allowed or not allowed to do within PA scope of practice.

Are there any continuing education opportunities to further my career as a physician assistant?

The physician assistant profession undergoes changes all the time. As the laws change, and the medical boards expand the roles of physician assistants, advancing your education, keeping current with medical best practices or getting specialty certificates for specific fields of medicine are just a few of the myriad ways physician assistants can expand their career.

As you further study the physician assistant profession, it is especially vital to have your own professional physician assistant insurance policy. Even if your employer is encouraging or paying for you to get continuing education, their malpractice insurance policy will not cover you outside of the office and your regular working hours.

CM&F’s malpractice insurance for physician assistants is comprehensive and flexible, designed to fluctuate with the changing relevant laws, so you know you are always covered within scope of practice as outlined within your policy.

What is the starting salary of my position? How does that compare to the average?

Salary negotiations are often a tough subject for interviewees, newly hired or newly promoted employees. Make sure to do research on the starting, average and maximum salary rates for your position, in your medical field, in your state. With the salary being offered, also be sure to measure the additional benefits like PTO, continuing education or access to personal physician assistant malpractice insurance.

What does physician assistant malpractice insurance cost?

Physician assistant malpractice insurance cost varies depending on position, type of coverage, and location. At CM&F, PA malpractice insurance is affordable and comprehensive with plans as low as $81.00 a month. Our competitors cannot match our all-encompassing coverage plans at our prices. Learn more about physician assistant liability insurance pricing for your specific specialty and in your state.

What do I need to do to succeed as a physician assistant?

Know the expectations of your employer. If you know the expectations and meet or exceed them on a daily basis, as well as show drive and motivation to grow, your career will advance in no time. CM&F is adamant about protecting the livelihood of physician assistants for this very reason. A professional liability insurance policy for physician assistants with CM&F reduces personal financial risk, damages to your reputation, as well as license or medical board repercussions.

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