I have been searching for a new position in the middle Tennessee area. I know this area is so saturated with midlevels that each family could have their own private PA or NP and an RN to assist. I am just so sick of reading the ridiculous job descriptions and what the reimbursement is for that position.
Example: Nurse practitioner needed. DNP preferred with 10 years clinical experience, 10 years as a Registered Nurse, 10 years as an educator, Must possess unrestricted license for this plus all surrounding states, possess a DEA for those states. BLS, ACLS, PALS, DOT certified, certified diabetic educator, certified as a Legal Consultant, pain management, case management, utilization review and lymphedema. Must be proficient in all Microsoft/Apple software, proficient in all EMR software on market today. Must possess certification in Emergency Care, Acute Care, Experience in retail health, urgent care, and occupational medicine fields, as well as family medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, womens health, male health, palliative care and psych. Must have working Knowledge HIPAA, OSHA, HR and billing/coding requirements, case management. Must have working Knowledge of State and federal laws governing medical services. Must have working knowledge of CMS, NCQA, HEDIS, URAC measures and all national standard guidelines.
Position is for 40 hour week, 30 minute lunch break each day. After hour call 4 days/week and every other weekend. Will be responsible for holiday coverage. Eligible for 40 hours PTO after 24 months of consistent employment. Must have own health and liability insurance. Provide own otoscope, other medical equipment, audiometer, lipid testing, Aic testing etc *****Reimbursement: $60K-$65K annually. Yes, I am being sarcastic, but this area is so saturated with NPs, we are like Kleenex to the employers. No respect, use and throw away. I am so disgusted. I had a PA friend who was beautiful and superbly skilled..spent 8 months trying here and finally took a job making half what her colleagues in Memphis made. Moved to Washington State, making three times that now.
I have all the letters, certifications, experience necessary but I am one of many. I get along wonderfully with both patients and fellow workers. Personal appearance neat, clean, appropriate. Resume and cover letters have been approved/critiqued to be well done. I have placed at least 20 applications and you all know how long those are-10/15 pages. Responses from the bigger companies polite but no jobs. Some dont even respond.
Had a phone interview scheduled I had set aside for time for this morning. Waited, waited...no call. I finally emailed the rep. response was overwhelmed with so many applicants and she would let me know something in a few days.
Am I just being overly expectant or is anyone else out there on middle TN experiencing same thing???