Nov
15
2019

Ready, Set – Holiday Season is Here!

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away – the holiday season is upon us.

 

The next 40 days will be a mix of getting ready for Thanksgiving and then eating ourselves into a coma and the crazy busy rush to Hanukkah (12/22- 12/30) and Christmas (12/25). There are parties, so many parties and cookies. Lots of cookies. I’m tired just writing about it.

 

And in-between all this merriment you have to work and work hard. Buckling down isn’t easy but we have work to do. Patients and our colleagues need us to be focused. You have to fight your instinct to search online for that item on sale, finding a new recipe or checking to see if your favorite holiday flick is coming on.

 

So how do you enjoy  these next 40 days days of festivities while keeping your mind focused on your work?

 

Here are 5 ideas to enjoy your holiday season:

 

Plan – having a plan can make a world of difference. It’s easier to balance it all when you know what’s coming. So create a list with everything you’ll need to do – work schedule, parties (office and personal), cooking, shopping, finding new recipes, cleaning, all of it!  Then get out your calendar update it with all that will need to be done.

 

 

Time off – put in your request early for time off. Bosses want to give people the time off they need, so be sure you ask for in advance and don’t want until the last minute. Use your time off to decompress and relax, even if it’s only for a few hours. Use your plan to get as much done so you have some time for yourself.

 

np santa hatBe Flexible

You might need to work extra shifts to cover holidays. And people seem to get sick during the holidays, so you might see more patients in a day. Be flexible. Remember your work day and your holidays won’t be perfect. Another way to help you get over these extra hours is to view them as helping someone make their holiday season better. If you have to work Thanksgiving or Christmas, you can rearrange your holiday with your family or make your family dinner a brunch or the following day.

 

Take care of yourself – it’s a hectic time and eating well and taking care of ourselves gets forgotten. It’s easy to overeat, not exercise and stay up too late. You’re going to cheat but mix it with some clean healthy eating. Something that works for me is to have a piece of fruit or a small salad before a party which helps me eat a little less and be less guilty when I enjoy that piece of cake. And stay on schedule and get at least seven hours of sleep. Sleep keeps your energized and better able to handle the stress. And don’t forget to exercise. Try and do something at least five days a week – a short walk or twenty pushups, doing a few minutes is better than nothing at all.

 

Be Grateful

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. Being grateful makes your outlook better and you happier. As Providers you see that for some people it isn’t. Your kindness, empathy and knowledge can make a difference to your patients and you benefit as well. Be grateful that as a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant to you get to make a difference.

 

Check out our current Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant openings here

Nov
12
2019

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2019

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National Nurse Practitioner Week  – November 10-16

Each year Nurse Practitioner celebrates the amazing health care providers who make a difference every day. In addition, it’s a reminder to lawmakers of how important they are and to review and get rid of the many outdated laws so that they can practice fully.

 

Join us in thanking and celebrating these respected, caring and exceptional professionals.

#NPWeek

Nov
08
2019

Veterans Day 2019 – Free Meals and Other Deals

Veterans Day is Monday November 11th.

Many businesses are offering veterans and active duty military members freebies and deals to salute their service.

We recommend that you call or go online to confirm offers and check if your nearby location is participating.  Most will require you to show proof of your service (military ID, driver’s license or state-issued identification card with a veteran seal, Veterans Affairs Health ID, etc.).

 

Here are just some of the freebies and deals being offered to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members:

 

Restaurants / Food

  • Another Broken Egg Café – Free Patriot’s French Toast and coffee at participating locations
  • Applebee’s – offering free entrees from a special menu to vets and active military personnel
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Free Meal with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10
  • Bob Evans – offering a selection of free entrees
  • Bonefish Grill – complimentary appetizer, such as Mussels Josephine, Calamari, Imperial Dip, or Bang Bang Shrimp
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – will receive 20% off meals and retail purchase
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – offering a free order of small boneless or traditional wings and a side of french fries as part of their annual Veterans Day deal
  • California Pizza Kitchen –  A special Veterans Day menu for in-house diners offers a free entree to veterans and active U.S. military members
  • Chili’s – Free entrée
  • Chipotle – Appreciation BOGO deal which is valid on burritos, bowls, salads, and taco orders. It’s available for all active-duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses, and retired military
  • The Chop House  – for veterans and military with valid ID or in uniform 50 percent off of their meals
  • Carrabba’s – Starting Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11, offering a free order of calamari with any purchase to all veterans, active military, police officers and firefighters with a valid military ID. All restaurants also offer 10% off to all active and retired service members anytime they visit
  • Cici’s Pizza – free adult buffet on Veterans Day
  • Cracker Barrel – complimentary slices of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Lattes
  • Denny’s – free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny’s locations nationwide from 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut on the 11th
  • Famous Dave’s – free meal at participating locations
  • Farmer Boys – Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers
  • Firebird’s Wood Fire Grill – free lunch or dinner entrée
  • 54th Street Grill – Veterans and active-duty military personnel can eat for free up to $12 when they dine-in
  • Friendly’s – free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner when they dine-in
  • Golden Corral –  From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Veterans Day, Golden Corral will be offering free meals (dine-in only) for any active or former military members
  • Hooters –  free entree from a special Hooters Veterans Day menu with a purchase of a beverage
  • Houlihan’s – offers 15 percent off of meals for active duty and veteran military personnel with valid ID
  • Huddle House – Free order of Sweet Cakes
  • IHOP – complimentary red, white & blue buttermilk pancakes or breakfast combos to active military members and veterans on Veterans Day
  • IKEA –free entrée
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – offering 20% off for veterans and active military
  • Krispy Kreme – free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required).
  • Krystal – receive a complimentary sausage biscuit (6am – 11am)
  • Little Caesars Pizza – Veterans and active military members are eligible to receive Little Caesars’ $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veteran’s Day. The deal includes four slices of Little Caesars Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, plus a 20 oz. Pepsi product
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – free appetizer or dessert and 10 percent off of the bill
  • Macaroni Grill – free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti
  • Medieval Times – offering discounted tickets and free Royalty Upgrades to veterans and active duty military and their family members with ID for the month of November
  • Metro Diner – 50% off to active and retired military members
  • Olive Garden –  will offer veterans and active service members a free entree.
  • Outback Steakhouse – has partnered with Operation Homefront to give all military members, police officers, firefighters, and first responders 10% off their entire check all day every day.
  • Panera Bread – free You-Pick-Two meal
  • Perkins – Free Magnificent Seven meal
  • Ponderosa Steakhouses –enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) at participating Ponderosa locations.
  • Red Lobster – offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active duty military and reservists. Available in-restaurant or on To Go orders picked up in-restaurant
  • Red Robin – free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries
  • 7-Eleven – offering free coffee of any size for Veterans Advantage members from November 8 through November 11
  • Shoney’s – free “All You Care to Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar” from opening until 11 a.m.
  • Sizzler Restaurant – free meal to veterans and active duty military until 4:00 p.m at participating locations
  • Smoothie King – one free 20-ounce smoothie of your choice
  • Starbucks –Free cup of coffee
  • Subway – Veterans with a valid ID can get a free six-inch sub at select locations
  • TCBY – Get 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Nov. 11
  • TGI Fridays – free lunch to veterans and active duty military with ID up to $12 in value
  • Texas Roadhouse –Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • TooJay’s Deli – free entree from a special menu
  • Village Inn – free INN-credible Village Inn Breakfast at participating restaurants. The company offers a 10 percent discount year round.
  • Wawa – Free coffee, any size, all day (includes family members)
  • White Castle –free breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6

 

Other Veterans Day Discounts:

Target: Get a 10% discount on one purchase in stores and online now through Nov. 11.

Lowe’s – Get a 10% discount year-round

Home Depot – Get a 10% discount on in-store purchases on Veterans Day

Kohl’s – Get a 30% percent discount on purchases from Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. Those eligible are military, veterans and their families.

AMC Theatres – Free large popcorn Nov. 8 – Nov. 11 for AMC Stubs members who are veterans or active duty service members with valid military ID. Military discount on tickets available at all times with ID.

Great Clips – Veterans and active duty military personnel can receive a free haircut or pick up a free haircut card to use on another day.

Ancestry.com – is allowing everyone to search their archive of US military records for free from November 8 at 7:00PM EST through November 17 at 11:59PM EST.

Amazon Prime – Get $40 off the regular price, through Nov. 11. That’s $79, compared with the regular price of $119. Current military and veterans are eligible.

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place – One free admission per year for military personnel and as many as three dependents, as part of the longstanding Waves of Honor program

La Quinta by Wyndham – Get a 15% discount off the best available rate per night, through Dec. 5. Those eligible are current military, retired military, veterans and their families

 

All of us at AVA Search Group want to thank you for your service.

Oct
25
2019

Advanced Practice Provider – Job List – October 2019

Advanced Practice Provider Open Jobs List – October 2019

Take a look at our latest Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant job opportunities:

Visit http://avasearchgroup.com/Jobs/  for job details and experience requirements.

 

Alaska – NP – Primary care and psychSouth central Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula

 

CaliforniaPA or PMHNP – Psychiatric  – Northern, near Redding – private practice

 

Florida – ACNP or PA – CVICU  – 14 shifts monthly – days/nights  – 1+ years of CVICU or CT surgery exp. no surgery, all inpatient

FloridaPA or NP– Orthopedic Surgery – Medical device company – training physicians –  SW coast, near Fort Myers

 

Hawaii Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)  – Cardiology

Hawaii – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) – mix of deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Illinois– Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – non surgical –handle 100% musculoskeletal injuries– Lincoln/Springfield

 

Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., Portland/coastal city 2 hrs to Boston

Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – Portland, coastal, 2 hrs from Boston

 

Maryland – Nurse Practitioner – Heart Failure Clinic – seeking NP with 1+ years of cardiology or CCU exp. – 1 hour from Hancock; 2 hours from Baltimore

MarylandFNP or PAUrgent Care – 1+ years of experience needed -Frederick area

Maryland – FNP or PA – Primary Care – 1+ years of experience needed -Frederick area

 

Massachusetts – NP or PA – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years experience, seeing adults/geriatrics – Springfield area

 

New Mexico – Nurse Practitioner – Endocrinology – outpatient – south of Santa Fe

New Mexico- NP or PA – Gastroenterology – inpatient and outpatient duties – south of Santa Fe

New Mexico– PA or NP Cardiothoracic Surgery, EVH exp. required – south of Santa Fe

 

North Carolina – FNP or PA – Eastern, NC – 1+ years exp. in Family practice/primary care needed Loan repayment

 

Oregon – Nurse Practitioner – Cardiology – outpatient, Southern Coast

 

Pennsylvania – Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – Northern, 70 miles south of Buffalo, NY –– 2 general ortho surgeons, 1 sports medicine

 

South Carolina – Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – requires trauma surgery exp. – Trauma Surgery – near Charlotte

 

Texas – NNP/Neonatal – part-time – Corpus area – 24 hour shift

 

Vermont – FNP – Family practice – Southern, VT Bennington; 1 hour NE of Albany – Will consider new grads!

Vermont – PA or NP – Hospitalist – 25 bed critical access – Night Shift – 5 on / 9 off – 2 years exp.  near Burlington, VT.

Oct
11
2019

Salary Negotiating Strategies for Advanced Practice Providers

BE SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATING YOUR NEXT SALARY

 

You learn a lot in school becoming an Advanced Practice Provider. But they don’t teach you how to negotiate your salary and contract. It’s takes time, research and practice but not negotiating should never be an option.  Don’t let fear stop you for getting what you’re worth.

Here are some negotiating tips to help you get the best package:

Know what is important to you –  You need to think of the full compensation package – salary, call pay, bonus, benefits, time off, tuition reimbursement, continuing education, retirement, etc. What are the most important, the deal breakers? And what ones are you will more willing to consider – for example would you be willing to take a lower base salary if there’s a bonus or for full health benefits for you and your family? Less for a day shift?   Knowing what’s important will assist you in the process of getting the best package.

 

Preparation – Research salaries in the city/region to get an idea of what your job is worth.  Different states/cities offer different salaries. Use AANP and AAPA salary surveys and other sites to get salary information. Ask friends and colleagues, it can be touchy to ask people about salary but getting the right information will help you. Don’t forget about call pay and bonuses as well.

 

Don’t assume you have to take their first offer – you may be leaving money or other benefits on the table. Most companies expect a counter offer so give them one. Your counter can include base salary, bonus, vacation time, CME money, etc.

 

Be confident – you know you can do the job, you’ve shown them your value however, be careful not to come across as arrogant.

 

Keep your emotions in check – deep breath, don’t panic and don’t get angry if the first offer is low. This is a business transaction.

 

Practice – your goal is to present why you are worth (based on your research) the salary you are asking. Since most of us are uncomfortable asking for money; it really helps to practice it with friend you trust. Do a few runs with a friend.

 

Remember do not make demands – Always appear to be open to discuss it further – remember – you are negotiating.

 

These tips can help you the next time you have to negotiate your salary. Get what you’re worth!

 

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Oct
04
2019

6 Healthy Living Tips for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Living Healthy Tips for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Advanced Practice Providers work hard and it can take its toll on you both physically and mentally. You cannot be at your best and take care of your patients it you’re tired. So how do you recharge?

Here are 6 Healthy Living Tips:

Embrace an Attitude of Gratitude – Having a positive, grateful attitude can work wonders.  Gratitude reminds you of all the good and positive things you have going on in your life and turns your focus away from negative thoughts. Gratitude can make you happier.

 

Go outside – Taking a walk in a park or on the beach can be so enjoyable. Going out and appreciating nature is great way to care for yourself.

 

 

Get Moving – Exercise is vital to living a healthy life. You don’t have to run marathons – just move. Exercise increases blood flow to your brain. It releases feel-good endorphins which improves your mood and makes you more alert. It’s also a stress reliever and can be an effective way to improve your mental state.

 

Stop and Meditate – Spending as little as five minutes meditating can help calm and make you feel better. A few deep breaths; quiet yourself and you will be refreshed and ready to go. There are several great apps to help you meditate even some with timers.

 

Get Enough Sleep – our bodies need eight hours of sleep but life sometimes gets in the way. Not getting enough affects your well-being and adds to your stress. Getting the right amount of sleep has loads of benefits including letting your body and mind heal, improving your memory and can help you live longer.

 

Better Food Choices – Use the 80 / 20 rule – eat fruits, veggies, lean protein and healthy fats and carbs 80% of the time and you’ll be doing better than most people and your body will thank you.

 

These tips can help you gain the work life balance you need to be recharged and feel good which makes you better able to care for yourself and your patients.

 

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Sep
27
2019

How Your Resume Can Help Make Your Next Interview Great

Your resume begins the interview process. Most clients have you fill out an application, but they seldom review that when they’re meeting you. It’s your resume that they read and use during an interview.

 

So how do you make sure your resume makes you standout and helps you be their choice to hire?

 

First your resume needs to give them an idea of the full scope and depth of your experience, background and knowledge, more than just the basics. But you have to do that in a few pages and not write a novel.

 

It needs to show your potential and any transferable skills and even creativity and that you have qualities to be a great employee who can far exceed their expectations.

 

Remember before you come in they will carefully review your resume, make notes on it and ask questions to get additional information they might need. Your resume helps them create some questions that are unique to you and your experience to find out if you are the person they’re looking for.

 

A few tips to make your resume standout:

  • Simple is always best – no fancy fonts, no weird formatting and no flowery words. Well written text and information telling a future employer who you are. Make it easy to find out what you can do.
  • Use bullet points for your experience and other information. Long paragraphs are boring, hard to read and so people don’t and can miss what experience you have.
  • Beef up your resume by using words like achieved, mentored, trained, saved, expanded, increased, maximized, negotiated – to show work you’ve done and how you exceeded expectations.
  • Leave off personal info like social security number, spouse, kids, pictures and jobs from the early 90s and the 80s.
  • Length – 2 -4 pages works for experienced candidates; 1-2 pages for new grads.

Resume Format – what your resume needs:

  • Objective – I like these when they’re well written, hate them when they’re rambling and say nothing. If you’re going to use one make it short and tell what job you are looking for. No more, no less.
  • Summary of Qualifications – a great way to highlight your best skills and what employers care about – 2-4 well written bullets about your background. Tip – you can tailor to the job description.
  • Education – if you’re a new graduate your education should be before your work experience, if you’re more experienced and have lots of work experience it can go at the end or the beginning; it’s up to you. Include dates of graduation.
  • Work History/Experience – List your most recent position first. Write in the first person – but leave off “I”. So instead of I see – See 15 patients daily……
  • License and Certifications – List national certifications and state licenses that are active or in process.
  • Other – you might want to include associations or volunteer work that relates to the job.

 

Our current Advanced Practice Provider Jobs

Sep
20
2019

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Job List – September 2019

Advanced Practice Provider Open Jobs List – September 2019

Take a look at our latest Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant job opportunities:

 

Visit http://avasearchgroup.com/Jobs/  for job details and experience requirements.

These are full time Advanced Practice Provider positions:

Cardiology / Cardiovascular

  • Hawaii – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
  • Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – coastal, 2 hrs from Boston
  • Oregon – Southern Coast – Nurse Practitioner – outpatient


Endocrinology

  • New Mexico – Nurse Practitioner – outpatient – south of Santa Fe – needs  direct endo exp. and insulin pump exp.


Gastroenterology

  • New Mexico- NP or PA – inpatient and outpatient duties – south of Santa Fe

 

Hospitalist / Inpatient

  • Hawaii  – ACNP needed for hospitalist position
  • Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., coastal city 2 hrs to Boston

 

Neonatal (NNP) 

  • Texas  – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner  – 32 bed unit – near Corpus Christi -Shift: Part- Time (24 hrs), Mixed (rotating weekends)

 

Orthopedics

  • Florida – SW coast, near Fort Myers – PA or NP – Medical device company – training physicians
  • Illinois – Lincoln/Springfield – Physician Assistant – non surgical –handle 100% musculoskeletal injuries
  • Pennsylvania – Northern, 70 miles south of Buffalo, NY – Physician Assistant – 2 general ortho surgeons, 1 sports medicine

 

Pain Management  

  • Massachusetts – NP or PA – 1+ year of pain mgmt exp. needed – near Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill

 

Pediatrics

  • Hawaii – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) – mix of deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Primary Care / Family / Internal Medicine/ Geriatrics

  • Alaska – outpatient position  – south central Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula
  • Massachusetts – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years of NP or PA exp. – Springfield area
  • New Jersey – See geriatric patients, non profit – Jersey City area
  • New York – Outpatient primary care practice – FNP – solo position – near Jamestown
  • Pennsylvania – Outpatient primary care practice – FNP – solo position – Northern, PA
  • Vermont – Primary Care – Adult Medicine, will consider FNP or ANP – New Grads considered – Southeastern, near NH

 

Psychiatric

  • California – Psychiatric NP or PA – Private practice, northern, CA near Redding
  • Hawaii – PMHNP required

 

Surgery

  • Florida – Cardiothoracic surgery, EVH exp. required – Orlando area
  • New Mexico– Cardiothoracic surgery, EVH exp. required – south of Santa Fe
  • South Carolina – Physician Assistant – Trauma – near Charlotte
  • South Carolina – Physician Assistant – Vascular experience required, near Charlotte

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Urology

  • New York – Nurse Practitioner – near Jamestown

 

Review details of our current Advanced Practice Provider Jobs

Sep
13
2019

Easy Tips To Finish The Year Strong

We all want to have a year filled with accomplishments. It’s the middle of September leaving us about 110 days left in 2019. Wow, time goes by fast. But there’s still time to make an impact.

 

Back in January many of us wrote goals and resolutions. Some are completed while others have been abandoned. That’s okay. Life doesn’t always go the way we want and sometimes we have to make adjustments.

 

The year isn’t over yet and you can get a lot done in 110 days even if your goals have changed.

 

TRY THESE TIPS TO HELP YOU FINISH THE YEAR STRONG:

 

BE WILLING TO CHANGE YOUR FOCUS – Look at what worked and what hasn’t. What needs to change? Slow down for a day or two and see what you need. Then reevaluate and set realistic goals.

 

RECOMMIT – Whether you create new goals or work on ones you made months ago, recommit to them and their completion.

 

LOG YOUR SUCCESS – Review what you have accomplished so far this year. Congratulate yourself for getting things done. Remember how you did it and use those successes to build on and create more success.

 

PLAN – Create a plan by deciding which goals you want the most and are the most likely to   complete in the next 3 1/2 months. Don’t forget down time for holidays and vacations as you plan. Write down the steps required to get it done. Be creative and don’t be afraid to try something different. Finishing strong will take a plan and maybe changing your habits and how you’ve been doing things.

 

ORGANIZE –Look at your desk, files (computer and paper), etc. and get organized and get rid of unnecessary clutter. Clearing your space helps clear your mind to be ready for the challenges ahead.

 

ACTION – Hard part – doing the actual work required to complete the goal. The steps, action and number of days it will take to meet the goal. Stop procrastinating because action is required. Do something every day! Be proactive.

 

SCHEDULE – Create the time required to meet the goals. Set aside the resources (time, money, etc.) so that you can complete your plan of action. Use your phone calendars to help.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY – If you take the time to create a 3 month plan, set up the actions required – be accountable – plain and simple.

 

TAKE CARE – And finally – take care of yourself. It’s hard to finish strong if your body is weak. Eat healthier, get enough sleep and exercise. And have fun.

 

With these tips, you can finish 2019 strong and carry that momentum into 2020.

 

Take a look at our current jobs here: Advanced Practice Provider Jobs

Sep
06
2019

Top 10 Qualities All Advanced Practice Providers Need

What are the top qualities doctors and practice managers look for when they’re hiring a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant?

Despite this being a record time for growth for Advanced Practice Providers it’s still important to show potential employers why you’re the best choice for their team.

 

Top 10 Qualities:

It’s important to know what qualities physicians, practice managers and department managers focus on in the Advanced Practice Providers they want to hire. In addition to your education, certifications and work history employers look for these traits in Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

  1. Communication – Having above average verbal and written skills is a must. You need to be able to speak effectively with your patients. Listening is one of those things we forget to do sometimes but it’s vital for advanced practice providers.
  2. Compassion and Caring – Patients want someone who genuinely cares about them and their loved ones. They want to see a provider who is empathetic to their needs.
  3. Integrity – Employers need Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with ethics and integrity. They require providers who can be trusted to do the right thing at all times.
  4. Hard Worker – Being a successful Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant isn’t easy. It takes physical and mental stamina to handle the long hours on your feet. It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle so you can handle the rigors of the job.
  5. Organized and Detail Oriented – Your day involves seeing patients, writing orders, getting the dosage right and charting your findings. Being accurate is vital. A mistake, even a small one could have consequences for the patient. Good time management and making sure your time is scheduled effectively is important and helps you stay organized.
  6. Upbeat, Enthusiastic Team Player – Enthusiasm is something all Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants need to convey. You want to be the person, who comes to work with a positive, can do attitude. Patients respond to it and so do your coworkers.
  7. Excellent Problem Solver – Having good critical thinking skills and being creative will help you be a top notch problem solver. Medicine is complicated and every patient is different; you need to be a provider willing to find the solution.
  8. Flexible / Adaptable – Medicine has lots of moving parts and you have to be ready for it. Emergencies pop up, doctors change orders, as the Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, you have to be prepared for the unpredictable things that happen during the day and adapt and make the solid decisions.  You need to be able to work with all types of people and to be flexible with schedules too.
  9. Self-Confidence – Be confident in you – your skills, knowledge and abilities. Your confidence is paramount to giving quality patient care. In addition, your self- confidence makes it easy for you to work independently. Physicians trust confident providers. Though confidence doesn’t mean you know it all – so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  10. Resourceful and Knowledgeable – Doing what’s necessary to get the job done. That could mean finding additional resources and information for your patients. You want to be someone who can retain and use the information to help your patients and your practice.

Take the time to evaluate yourself and see your strengths and if any areas need a little work. Being the best provider you can is great for you and your patients.

 

Check out our current Advanced Practice Provider Jobs