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

Aug
30
2019

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates and honors the achievements of American Workers. Originally celebrated May 1, it is now celebrated on the First Monday in September.

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” – Albert Einstein

Happy Labor Day from AVA Search Group!

Aug
23
2019

The Benefits of Gratitude

Gratitude

John Quincy Adams said:

Gratitude, warm, sincere, intense, when it takes possession of the bosom, fills the soul to overflowing and scarce leaves room for any other sentiment or thought.

 

Anytime is a great time to remember about being grateful. When you have a hard day at work with everything seeming to go wrong or when things are not going exactly like you want, being grateful is a good idea.

Why? It can lead you to a different outlook and that can make you happier. The feelings say something about your connection to the people around you. Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants help people daily by offering guidance, information and care.

 

How Gratitude helps:

Reminds you – Gratitude reminds you of all the good and positive things you have going on in your life – it’s easy to forget them but by taking a minute to focus on feeling good can do so much for you.

 

Focus  – Gratitude turns your focus from the negative things and thoughts to the good stuff, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It still helps.

 

It can make you happier – focusing on the positive, changes your thinking and your outlook – that’s a good thing. Doing something nice for someone is another way to show gratitude.

 

Keep track – take a minute everyday to note something you’re thankful and grateful for – no matter how small.

 

 

 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

 

Gratitude goes a long way and can make a difference in your personal and professional life.

Aug
16
2019

Advanced Practice Provider Jobs List – August 2019

Advanced Practice Provider Open Jobs List – August 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)  – 2 positions
  • 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


Gastroenterology

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

 

Hospitalist / Inpatient

  • 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)

 

Neurosurgery

  • Maryland – Physician Assistant – Neurosurgery – New grads considered  – near Hancock and Hagerstown

 

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

 

Palliative Care

  • Indiana – Palliative care program caring for patients in their homes; will consider New Grads – Marion/Kokomo area

 

Pediatrics

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

 

Primary Care / Family / Internal Medicine

  • Massachusetts – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years of NP or PA exp. – Springfield 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

 

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

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Urology

  • New York – Nurse Practitioner – near Jamestown

 

Review details of our current Advanced Practice Provider Jobs

Aug
09
2019

How Daily Exercise Fuels Your Productivity

How Daily Exercise fuels your productivity

The benefits of regular exercise include weight loss and being in better shape, but it can also increase your productivity at work. Exercise increases blood flow to your brain. It releases feel-good endorphins which improves your mood and makes you more alert. Several studies of employees, who exercise versus those who didn’t, showed that their concentration was better and it improved their work performance.

 

Here are 4 reasons that exercise improves your productivity.

  • Energy – feeling more alert and ready to go can make a real difference in the amount and quality of your work.
  • Mood – exercise improves your mood, making tasks, even the ones you don’t like easier to do.  A better mood gives you a better outlook on your day.
  • Stress Reliever –  regular exercise can reduce the level of stress hormones while the serotonin your brain releases make you feel happier, more content.
  • Mental Health – exercise can reduce negative thoughts, anxiety and depression. It’s an effective way improve your mental health.

And exercise doesn’t have to mean a long workout; it can be walking for 20 minutes, a yoga class or a bike ride. Even taking the stairs instead of the elevator can make a difference. So get moving and get more done and feel better doing it.

 

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Jul
26
2019

What To Do When Your New Job Becomes a Nightmare

You had terrific interviews, onboarding and orientation was a breeze and you liked everyone you’ve met. Perfect job, right? Wrong! After a few months you realize this isn’t the job they said it would be – more patients, changed shifts and the people, not as easy going as you thought. Your great job is now a nightmare job that you want to escape.

 

What should you do? Create a plan of action, a way to get out but still keeping  your career intact.

 

Steps to escape a nightmare job:

  1. Write down what’s bothering you about the job and then talk to a friend about your concerns to be sure you’re not overacting to being the ‘new person’
  2. Try having a little patience – it can take several months to feel comfortable at a new job so be sure that’s not what your problem is.
  3. Decide if you have to leave right away or if you can last for a year (it always looks better if you’re there for at least a year). If you don’t stay a year or more, be prepared to explain why.
  4. Restart your search – when you’re ready, begin a job search. Start updating your network of contacts that you’re on the market again and view assorted job boards for the latest openings.
  5. Prepare – update your resume, interview prep including a good answer to why you’re leaving, without being too negative.
  6. Don’t lose your confidence – it’s not your fault, you thought it was a great job, it wasn’t. Move forward and find your next position.

 

Let what you learned from this experience assist you while you interview for your next job. Ask more questions, speak with current and former employees about their experiences, see if you can visit for a half a day and shadow so you can get a true picture about the day to day of the job.

 

When done right, a nightmare can became a dream, just take the time to think the process out.

 

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Jul
19
2019

Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Why volunteer? Giving your time, knowledge and energy helping others can make a difference.

 

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. And you benefit too. It can improve your health, increase your passion and make you feel good. It makes you feel happier and increases your self-confidence.

 

Studies have proven this happiness effect. The London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and found the more people volunteered, the happier they were.

 

And the interesting thing is that volunteering can help you at work!

Volunteering benefits for your career:

  • Learn new skills
  • Master skills you already have and use them in the real world – can help you be a better team player too!
  • You never know who you might met – volunteering can help you make new professional contacts
  • You just might find a new job opportunity
  • Volunteering looks good on your resume

Additional benefit – you might make some new friends or find a passion you didn’t know you had. You just never know what can happen from giving a few hours of your time each month.

How do you decide where to volunteer?

For me it was easy, I had a beautiful sweet golden retriever and she became the perfect therapy dog.

myla and penny reading 2

Pictured: Penny our office mascot is a regular volunteer. Here’s she’s participating in a reading program at one of the Clearwater libraries. We also visit an assisted living community every Friday at lunchtime.

 

The choices for you are endless – find something that interest you: free health clinic, schools, senior centers, community centers, museums, theaters, libraries, animal shelters and rescue organizations, service organizations, places of worship, veteran and military organizations just to name a few.

 

Volunteer Match is one site that can help you find opportunities in your area. There are other online sources to help as well. And with the holidays approaching there always opportunities to help.

 

If you love it, you will keep going back! So get out there and volunteer and see how you can help in your community. Enjoy.

Jul
05
2019

Advanced Practice Provider Open Jobs List – July 2019

Advanced Practice Provider Open Jobs List – July 2019

Take a look at our latest Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant 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)  – 2 positions
  • Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – coastal, 2 hrs from Boston
  • Oregon – Southern Coast – Nurse Practitioner – outpatient


Endocrinology

  • Arizona – Physician Assistant – outpatient – southern, near Tucson 
  • New Mexico – Nurse Practitioner – outpatient – south of Santa Fe


Gastroenterology

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

 

Hospitalist / Inpatient

  • Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., coastal city 2 hrs to Boston
  • North Carolina – Hospitalist – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – 7on/7off – Nocturnist position

 

Neonatal (NNP) 

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

 

Neurosurgery

  • Maryland – Physician Assistant – Neurosurgery – New grads considered  – near Hancock and Hagerstown

 

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 – mix of deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Primary Care / Family / Internal Medicine

  • Massachusetts – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years of NP or PA exp. – Springfield area
  • New York – Outpatient primary care practice – FNP – solo position – near Jamestown
  • North Carolina – Family Practice – Eastern, NC  2 openings, 1 near Tarboro and the other near Roanoke Rapids 1+ years exp.
  • Pennsylvania – Outpatient primary care practice – FNP – solo position – Northern, PA

 

Psychiatric

  • North Carolina – Psychiatric NP or PA – Raleigh area – outpatient
  • South Carolina – Psychiatric NP – inpatient adults/geriatrics – coastal near Hilton Head

 

Surgery

  • Florida – Cardiothoracic surgery, EVH exp. required – Orlando area
  • New Mexico– Cardiothoracic surgery, EVH exp. required – south of Santa Fe
  • South Carolina – Physician Assistant – Bariatric surgery – Mt. Pleasant area
  • South Carolina – Physician Assistant- Vascular Surgery – near Charlotte

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Urology

  • New York – Nurse Practitioner – near Jamestown

 

Review our current Advanced Practice Provider jobs