CEP America

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One of the best PA jobs in CA, but not without serious local issues.

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Former Employee - Physician Assistant
Former Employee - Physician Assistant

I worked at CEP America full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Working with some great docs who are dedicated to their patients and to the practice of medicine. They love teaching, and don't mind being interrupted by the PA for patient-specific consultations. Excellent pay and benefits. Excellent CME opportunities.

Cons

Many of the physicians stress "patients-per-hour" over quality of care. They instruct the PA to do only the minimum level of care required, regardless of patient comfort or satisfaction. They admonish a PA that asks too many questions. While the docs follow a progressive work schedule based upon "physician wellness", the schedule for PAs is brutal, alternating nights/days in the same 5-day period, with the PAs working the most unpleasant shifts, mostly weekends. You may end up with 6 - 8 different supervising physicians in one shift, each with their own quirks and biases and attitudes. Very difficult to navigate through these strong personalities.

Benefit package and CME reimbursement are handled by Corporate in Oakland. Everything else is handled by the local Medical Director including hiring/firing, pay, scheduling, and job-performance evaluation. The excellent CME reimbursement is worthless if the local MD won't give you time off to attend it. The key is to have a good rapport with the local Medical Director. This is not always possible, and if you are terminated or receive a bad performance evaluation at one CEP site will not be hired at another CEP site.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The best job for PAs in CA could be even better if scheduling were more humane, and Oakland made performance expectations more uniform across all the sites.

Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thankless

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    Former Employee - PA-C in Brawley, CA
    Former Employee - PA-C in Brawley, CA

    I worked at CEP America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good entry level position but not support. Best CME compensation compared to the other ER contractors.

    Cons

    Some of the worst attending Physicians I've ever worked with. Constant pressure to turn patients over even if clinically questionable. Constant pressure to see more patients. God help you if you are a MLP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your MLP's with a piece of the pie instead of lip service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great ER company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CEP America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very, very good. Good compensation. PAs are treated as "almost" equals to the doctors.

    Cons

    ER in general is stressful, this is no different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May consider having employees work days OR nights, not both.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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