Emerging practices in onboarding programs for PAs: Program content.
OBJECTIVE: 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. METHODS: 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. RESULTS: Eight content areas were identified and described in this paper: culture and values; goals and strategies; task proficiency; rules and policies; structure; working relationships; wellness; and navigation and politics. CONCLUSIONS: These common content areas may provide a starting point for organizations designing onboarding programs for their unique organizations.
Sanchez, M; Anglin, L; Rana, R; Butterfield, R; Everett, CM; Morgan, P
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