Hello fellow NP's.
First of all, I would like to say thank you for reading this. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with roughly over 1 year of NP experience in a family practice setting with a private practice. I recently was laid off suddenly due to office downsizing. I was working urgent care on the side as well for the last year (would work PRN like 2 shifts a month), yes I am a workaholic.
I love working, keeping busy.
Some background facts:
I live in a tiny town w/the next big city is 2 hrs away
NP saturation –there is a NP school about 30 miles from where I live which causes jobs to get saturated faster
The current urgent care I work for is a privately owned clinic that is disorganized (we never have enough supplies, etc.), not sure if it will stay open.
Currently average about 6 shifts a month -12 hours long- $75/hr. no benefits, no guarantee of shifts the next month.
Boredom at home kills me
Financially I am ok. My husband is a electrical engineer and I can stay home if I really wanted.
I now have been job hunting for 4 months, and have realized the impact of this NP saturation at this time. I have been wanting to work for a company instead of a private doctor, because of the benefits (specifically 401 k)
I want to continue working with adult population and I love managing chronic illnesses. MY question is....
I have a pending job interview at a local family practice clinic but the drive is 45 minutes each way. Not sure of all the details of the pay but I am hoping 100,000 and 401 K after the first year/PTO is about 2-3 weeks a year. This is a 8-5 position. More like 7-6 for me d/t the drive (ASSUMING I get out on time )
continue in a urgent care company that just started up about 2 years ago and does not seem stable- meaning they seem they could shut down anytime. And I don’t get enough shifts.
If continued urgent care I wouold start working part time job on TOP of urgent care- no benefits
Currently, I am on my husbands insurance but do not have 401 k, PTO etc.
It’s basically a risk to live the lifestyle of more flexibility ( urgent care) or simply get a 8-5. Which are your thoughts?