Your duties in addition to seeing patients

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    What other responsibilities do you have in addition to seeing patients?

    I recently started my first job as an NP. It is currently part time but I would like it to expand into full time. I am in clinic 3 days a week, for about 18-20 hours total. I also get paid for 3-4 hours weekly of "computer time," doing things like updating his website, putting together patient education materials, etc. We may soon be adding another day to the clinic schedule once I am seeing more patients independently.

    This is my first job and I am also the first NP to be hired by this MD, so we are figuring this out together. He knows I want full time and that it's in his interest to have one stable FT NP than a string of PTers who come and go.

    For the first three months I am being paid per diem (I do not have a contract) but we agreed that when the 3 months are up we would work out a contract. I think it would be helpful if I come in prepared with a list of responsibilities I could do in addition to clinic hours, to make this a FT job. Follow-up and on-call is not really part of this job.
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    What kind of clinic?

    I work with dialysis pts so I deal witha lot of end of life issues and that means family meetings, phone calls,etc.

    Follow up on labs

    Preventive care

    Educating other staff

    Hospital rounds
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    It's in pediatric pulmonology. Mostly asthma patients.

    The MD does inpatient rounds in 2 hospitals but I'm not employed by the hospital and don't have privileges there.

    Patient education is definitely part of my job but it's incorporated into each patient visit and is individualized.

    During my clinical rotations it seemed that other NP's had more paperwork or other tasks built into their jobs. I'm not trying to make work out of thin air, just figuring out what I could offer his practice that would justify FT pay.
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    You don't have to be employed at a hospital to get privileges. Get a copy of the bylaws and apply for privileges.

    Quote from Jeanette73
    It's in pediatric pulmonology. Mostly asthma patients.

    The MD does inpatient rounds in 2 hospitals but I'm not employed by the hospital and don't have privileges there.

    Patient education is definitely part of my job but it's incorporated into each patient visit and is individualized.

    During my clinical rotations it seemed that other NP's had more paperwork or other tasks built into their jobs. I'm not trying to make work out of thin air, just figuring out what I could offer his practice that would justify FT pay.


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