Nurse Practitioner (Female, Age 45) in Louisville, KY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleNurse Practitioner
Salary$80,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationLouisville, KY
Years Experience4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
10 person private practice affiliated with a university

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
diagnose and treat patients

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
insurance- health, paid vacation, 401k, paid conference yearly

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
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 work with office staff as well as with patients daily. I like it, and its why I chose this profession

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
urban office, and 2 satelite clinic.like patient care, autonomy. Dislike having to deal with office help conflicts, which thank goodness are rare

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 3
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 4
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
8am to 9am830a see patient845answer phone call, sign labs
9am to 10amsee patients
10am to 11amsee patients. answer 2 phone calls
11am to 12pmsee patients. review 2 charts from prior physician of patients transferring here
12pm to 1pmlunch
1pm to 2pmsee patients
2pm to 3pmsee patients
3pm to 4pmsee patients. Proofread 5 days of letters dictated- about 90 letters
4pm to 5pm415 leave for day- unusually early, probably because today is last day of school for many children- don’t look a gift horse…
5pm to 6pmon call for patient calls until 8am
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I friend introduced me to my employer

What was the application process?
resume, a month internship

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes. Verbal interview, and I know he checked my references

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
do you enjoy working with children?( I work in a pediatric subspecialty).What do you enjoy doing and what is your least favorite thing. hours to work,benefits expected

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, and he’s still constantly available for questions. Its a collaborative practice

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes. I did 3 month shadowing befor taking patients on my own

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
you have to have the proper degree , of course. Then let everyone you know you are looking for a job. Intern for people you’d like to work for or with.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
good organizational skills. The ability to think on your feet. Great people skills( think about it- all you do all day long is listen to and talk with people)The ability to stay focused and on task at work so you stay on schedule.Good physical assessment skills

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
absolutely; its a masters prepared specialty, and I think you should practice as a nurse a few years before becoming a practitioner

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be humble about what you don’t know or aren’t sure of. There is a learning curve to ebvery profession, and in this one, every day you can learn something new

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. This is my career

What are your current career goals?
I intend to work where I am until I am unhappy, or bored, neither of which I anticipate in the near future.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It the best nursing role there is in my opinion, and I have been a nurse for 22 years

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1arnp1.5yrs65Nurse practitoner
Prior Job 2arnp1 yr65nurse practioner

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.86

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.6bellarminebabiology,ad nursing
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.96spalding universtiyms nursing

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