Emerging practices in onboarding programs for PAs

Mara Sanchez, Lorraine Anglin, Rachel Rana, Rita Butterfield, Christine M. Everett, Perri Morgan
2020 Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants  
Healthcare organizations are interested in creating onboarding programs to assist new PA and NP employees as they transition to practice settings. There is a need for information on what the ideal content and topic areas are for clinics to include in their onboarding programs. In 2018, we interviewed 13 administrators of onboarding programs. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed for themes by a team of researchers, with feedback from interviewees. Eight content areas were identified and
more » ... ibed in this paper: culture and values; goals and strategies; task proficiency; rules and policies; structure; working relationships; wellness; and navigation and politics. These common content areas may provide a starting point for organizations designing onboarding programs for their unique organizations.
doi:10.1097/01.jaa.0000694968.61482.e6 pmid:32841977 fatcat:rspwag27gva63hv7bhbvkyvo5a