Administrative Duties

  1. Hey everyone, I was just curious if many of you are required to do administrative duties in your practice. I am a new NP, accepted my first position. In my contract it does state I am to do "some" administrative duties and goes on to state approximately 1-2 hours a week. Which I felt was reasonable. He had me think it was more just working on updating EMR templates. However, I've been here for 6 months now and I'm in charge of submitting payroll, staffing, hiring, firing, reviews. I do all our EMR templates and was the one to gather the info to send to Medicare for MIPS this month. I am keeping up with our certifications for the office (x-Ray, FWA, HIPAA training). We do not have an office manager and I do feel like he is dumping this on me. I have told him I'm not familiar with a lot of this work, and I was not planning on the job being like this...but nothing has changed. I do also still see patients on top of this.

    I don't think it's newbie nervousness, I'm really comfortable with the patients, and I enjoy being a NP. However, it's been 5-6 months. Should I stick it out for a year (9/2018) or you think it's too early to jump ship since I'm new to the profession?
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  3. by   Oldmahubbard
    Are you carrying a full NP load, ie 20 patients a day, plus the administrative work?
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    I personally think you're getting dumped on. Are you getting paid extra for doing this? Do you have to stay late to get all of this done?

    I would try to talk to your boss again. If you don't want to do this work and he's not willing do anything about it, then I'd be out of there.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Next time look for a position where they have an office manager in place.
  6. by   Dodongo
    Tell the physician to get an office manager or you're leaving. Unacceptable. Start the job search now.
  7. by   Oldmahubbard
    If the OP is carrying a full patient load, and then being expected to work essentially for free, as an office manager, then it is a horrible job.

    If it is a "hybrid position", and the person is compensated for all their time, it is an odd situation, but less offensive.

    I think the OP could learn something valuable from the office management.

    It really depends on the job market in your area. If you feel you can do better with your tiny amount of experience, then please have at it.

    I find it odd, because office managers earn much less than NPs.

    Perhaps the MD is trying to grow the practice, and only needs a part time office manager, possibly hard to find.

    So, the question has not been answered, whether or not you are doing this work for free, or for reasonable compensation.

    An NP rate, not an office manager rate.

    And yes, I would start looking.

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