Anybody else in hiring limbo? - page 2
I have applied for 8 jobs in the triangle area, weeks ago, these were all advertised positions.Everyone of them seems to be ducking my calls or not returning my calls. Not even to say, " I'm sorry,... Read More
Nov 12, '12 by Lovanurse, DNP, NPQuote from LovanurseUpdate: Policy changed today. We now get what the physicians get which is 4 weeks +5 CME yay!I get 2 weeks +5 days CME the first year. Then 3 weeks next year
Nov 21, '12 by reddgirlI do speak "SOME" Spanish but I am not fluent but that didnt stop me from getting a job as RN/BSN faculty at a predominately Cuban-American run school. Its just South Florida period that's saturated so if I gotta teach, I guess it is what it is. I will be making $80,000 to start off and that's more than what my fellow classmates where offered who interviewed at Primary care offices.
P.S. English speaking was mandatory on the application site because state boards are in English. People don't have the time to train new grads, I think that's the issue. I work in Little Havana so I get the Rosetta Stone for free by conversing with my patients.
Nov 22, '12 by nursetimI just took a contract in SD in a heart hospital. Still haven't heard from the jobs I applied for, I recon I won't either. I take a fatalistic view of this. This is where God must want me.
Nov 25, '12 by kayceeACNPIf anyone is interesting in critical care in the Midwest we are hiring for NPs in a Neuro ICU, really an intensivist role with comprehensive care
Nov 30, '12 by tampaflrn6I am too in the job limbo. Everyone wants experience NPs. How can I become experience if I can't find get a NP job. This late summer I did take a np job and realize it was too much for me bc I did not get the support I needed as a new np. I was scared and felt like I was stupid... I had to learn on my own about billing and coding...medical diagnoses that I had not seen.. and learning my responsibilities as NP. So I left the position bc the doctor was not helping teach me or support me. Now I am back on the job search. This situation shot down my confidence level and see the reality of what new NPs deal with after graduation. Anyone been in my shoes? Will I find a good job? a doctor that will train, teach, and support me.
Dec 5, '12 by morganvibesQuote from tampaflrn6HiI am too in the job limbo. Everyone wants experience NPs. How can I become experience if I can't find get a NP job. This late summer I did take a np job and realize it was too much for me bc I did not get the support I needed as a new np. I was scared and felt like I was stupid... I had to learn on my own about billing and coding...medical diagnoses that I had not seen.. and learning my responsibilities as NP. So I left the position bc the doctor was not helping teach me or support me. Now I am back on the job search. This situation shot down my confidence level and see the reality of what new NPs deal with after graduation. Anyone been in my shoes? Will I find a good job? a doctor that will train, teach, and support me.
I am 3 years from graduation, but I feel for you. I can get jobs because I have experience but yes no one wants to train you! I have been amazed at jobs that wanted to hire me for serious internal medicine jobs and the "training" would have been following the previous NP for 2 weeks, then completely on my own except oh yea you can call the Doctor if you have a question. Of course you will have tons of q uestions as you are trying to learn! How did this happen to Nps? I guess because their is such a need, but we still need a chance to learn in practice like doctors got for 3 years of residency.
This is scary because I know many of my classmates are in the same position trying to do the best they can on their own with our basic knowledge from school and our own research. NPs need a standard program of 1 year residency after graduation.
Ok enough bitchin, that wont help you.
Can you find a loan repayment job with the HRSA? They usually are open to new grads . You have to move somewhere but its about 3 years , not 2, FYI the 2 years starts in october no matter when you start the job, but it pays $60,000 no tax to your loans on top of salary.
Dec 5, '12 by tampaflrn6Thanks morganvibes. I have checked HRSA, not much openings. I hope 2013 brings more NP jobs. Sadly, I have been rejected due to lack of experience. Thank god that I went back as an RN just to make ends meet. Its disappointing no one wants to train, hire a new grad.
Dec 5, '12 by mammac5I think part of the problem is that NO ONE who is seeing his/her own patients has time to "teach or train" a new provider in the office. Docs and experienced NPs are just like the rest of America...being asked to do more work in the same amount of time with fewer resources.
What you may find helpful is to offer yourself very inexpensively for a short period of time (6 months?) for a place that you really want to work who may not otherwise be open to a new practitioner. In addition, I would stop expecting someone to teach or train you and realize that in this economy we are expected to hit the floor running as soon as we pass certification. I don't think that is an ideal situation, but it does seem to be reality. Offer yourself inexpensively with a limited patient schedule (2 pts/hour for the first month and then increase from there) so you can take the time you need to look things up, research meds prior to prescribing them, and ask questions of other providers when they have time between THEIR own patients without putting your schedule behind. Demonstrate that you CAN do this if given the right environment to succeed.
Look for free clinics where you can volunteer some time, as well. The administration there will help you get a physician signed on as collaborator (if you're in a state that requires it) so you can see pts for free. You may find opportunities open up as other NPs, PAs, and physicians rotate into free clinics as well.