I started at an OBGYN office as an NP a month ago, was hired to replace an MD and help with influx of patients. There are 6 medical assistants, 1 RN and 6 MDs. This office has never had an NP, so it's new role to the office and to the patients. I can deal with patients not wanting to see me, etc. But the most frustrating thing is the way I'm being treated by the staff. I feel like the role of an NP is not understood and at times disrespected
1. The MDs think I'm just their assistant, expecting me to "help" with the duties of the RN and the Medical assistants. Or they ask me questions like "can you prescribe?", "do u know how to give IM injections", "do you want to draw the bloodwork?"
2. The Medical assistants think they can tell me what to do bc they've been there for years and also in an effort to alleviate some of their tasks (bp weight, blood work etc). They don't recognize me as a provider.
3. The RN is also expecting me to alleviate her tasks by giving injections and returning phone calls. She said she was told that I would help her and her tasks.
When I interviewed, it was conveyed to me that I'd be a provider. I am super helpful and not typically the type to say "that's not my job". But it seems they misled me bc they want someone who will do all the tasks of RN and MA and also have a full panel.
I've been vocal about it and it has proven problematic. But I'm not a pushover😕Any thoughts on how to navigate this?