Rnis, MSN, NP 3,502 Views
Joined: Jun 22, '10;
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I see about 13-16 patients a day in primary care.. i close my charts at the end of the day without a lot of issue. I usually have down time. hands down my job as a NP is less stressful than when I was an RN on a telemetry floor. I used to work on the a busy med surg floor with 5 patients on days.... this role demanded that I learn to be efficient and flexible....and honestly by the end of my role there most days were pretty stress free too. It's all about efficiency.
That is a nope..... they are only offering you 20 hours a week of work..... they don't get to say you don't work elsewhere. by saying they have to approve it they would be essentially freeze you out of other financial opportunities.
I have never started a new job that i don't have buyers regret 1-2 months in. That is kind of normal. I have always stayed and ended up liking the job in the end. At my current job, the other providers were great but it took me a few years to win over some of the clinical staff. I just did my job and tried to be friendly. Just like you are adjusting to a new job other workers are adjusting to how you change the culture. While I don't think I would stay at a place that is hostile long term.............i think one month into a new job AND a new profession is too soon to throw in the towel. Good luck!
HOw many patients would you be seeing a day. I can't imagine you would see enough patients to even make that worth your time.
The hard part about specialties is they don't give you any more expertise in family medicine/Primary care than you had before. So later on you will still find the same hurdles you had before. 40 patients per day is excessive and there is genuine concern when it's stated up front the majority of you job will be med refills. As an RN, I've had extensive pain background and I've received many requests to consider pain positions because of this. While they're tempting and could land me some new skills, I'd rather not pigeon hole myself out the gate. I haven't checked Vegas, but as suggested above there are lots of jobs out west. Check out practicelink. That website's been the most productive source for me.
Serving as an advisor for np students. typically it is reviewing their work once a week and doing a site visit. Not a ton of money, but also different and not too time consuming.
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