(Female, Age 29) from Riverside, CT
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 29 who works as a Nurse Practictioner in Riverside, CT. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Nurse Practictioner|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2.5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Work in healthcare – large academic health system.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Patient care, Clinical research, Student instruction
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
28 days PTO, POS health insurance, 401k
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
on low end of well
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I must work with others on daily basis. Some days I like it, some days I don’t. While it is an essential part of my job function, there are certainly days when I get irritated and do not want to have to deal with others (they’re slowing me down, annoying me, etc).
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in multiple locations, but primarily in a clinical patient care setting.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Work day not started.|
|8am to 9am||Just arriving at work. Start up office – booted computer, turned on all equipment, checked/responded to work email.|
|9am to 10am||Direct patient care – scheduled appointments. Routine care- history taking, physical exams, diagnosis, counseling. Involved prescription writing and computer based documentation.|
|10am to 11am||Continued direct patient care – scheduled appointments. Similar tasks- history taking, counseling, prescription writing, and documentation. Required collaboration with coworkers on flow of the day.|
|11am to 12pm||Continued direct patient care as above. Of note here, manager came around at this time, had 10 minute conversation with her regarding upcoming scheduling and tasks to be completed.|
|12pm to 1pm||Caught up on paperwork from the morning’s appointments, brief lunch, talked with coworkers as working.|
|1pm to 2pm||Resumption of direct patient care as above. Add-ons into schedule. This required greater time management on my end as now had less time to spend with each patient. Felt rushed to keep up with the demand.|
|2pm to 3pm||Continued patient care. Still running behind formal schedule. Annoyed by coworker who seemed to be repeatedly slowing me down (slow to bring patients back, slow to bring medications, complete documentation).|
|3pm to 4pm||Last of scheduled appointments. Routine care- history taking, physical exams, diagnosis, counseling. Rush from before over.|
|4pm to 5pm||Finished up days’ documentation/other paperwork. Submitted bills for days visits and services. Returned work phone calls and emails.|
|5pm to 6pm||Closed down office – turned off all equipment, computer. Left for day at 5:30.|
|6pm to 7pm||No longer working as of 5:30.|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Submitted electronic application
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, multiple rounds of individual interviews. First with HR and then with department I work for.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Questions were primarily directed at my prior experience/training and what I sought to get out of the position.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I was given an adequate training period. The on-boarding process was thorough and well managed.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, Master’s degree/formal education in Nurse Practitioner program. Involved both classroom and clinical instruction.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, my master’s education provided me with both the knowledge and skill to practice upon graduation.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, the hands-on learning/experience of my clinical rotations prepared me well to practice in the “real” world.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Work hard, study hard, be dedicated. It took a lot of schooling and perseverance to get where I am today!
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills are absolutely necessary – position requires interaction with both the public and coworkers. Important to be personable, approachable, friendly.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, both by law and necessity.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
To use their resources, ask questions, keep learning. I would reassure them that they will eventually find their comfort zone!
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes it is. Working in a setting I enjoy.
What are your current career goals?
Not entirely sure… to continue clinical practice/patient care, that much I’m sure of.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Registered Nurse||3 years||62000||hospital based inpatient care|
|Prior Job 2||Medical School||1.5 years||35000||assisted with clinical research project, administrative and patient care duties|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:4
|3.5||Duke University||Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|4||University of Pennsylvania||Master of Science in Nursing|
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