So I completed the my first-ever NP interview with the cardiology practice today. It was interesting and less intimidating than I expected. The practice manager who began the interview gave a good bit of insight into the practice, but not much on expectations of the position. The main physician (out of two) who interviewed me would be my delegating physician with the other 4 physicians being designated physicians (according to the medical board in my state). He seemed pretty easy going, likes attention to detail, and seemed like he would be someone I can work with well.
The practice has never had a NP before and apparently only used their PA as a practice manager (weird). The position they are offering is essentially covering hospital rounding on consults to sort of triage and prioritize who needs to be seen first, who needs to get cathed, etc. It is also to write progress notes, etc. Essentially my job would be to free up the physicians from time consuming documentation and seeing patients.
I got the vibe that they kind of want to dump the busy work on me so they can do more high-dollar stuff. In particular, they mentioned that they would like me to essentially take over all the friday afternoon rounds at the hospital that is 30 more minutes away from where live. After hemming them in a few times to give me an answer, they claimed that the hours would essentially be from 8am-5pm, but from the little bit of research I've done on this, the hours could easily change to 7am-10pm.
On a good note, they didn't seem particularly phased at the number that I was finally squeezed into giving up as a starting salary. Although I hope I wasn't low-balling myself because I haven't been able to narrow down cardiology NP salary numbers. I gave them range of 105-110k for a starting salary. They didn't even try to suggest anything else or act like this was an unreasonable number.
So, it feels good to have an interview out of the way, but I don't know that I'll take this one or not.