As a psychiatric NP for Advocates my typical day was comprised of seeing between 9-21 patients per day, completing session noted, returning phone calls, completing Pas, and completing all other paperwork to benefit my patients (i.e. housing letters, sick notes, disability forms.) I formed great relationships with my patients and saw a lot of improvement in people through our work together. I also enjoyed collaborating with a lot of my Advocates co-workers.
Unfortunately, I found that as an NP for Advocates I was consistently expected to do too much in too little time. For example, in addition to maintaining a large caseload of underserved mentally ill individuals I also had to set up PAs, return phone calls (i.e. call back all patients, call back all other professionals, call back pharmacies etc.), and complete all other paper work. On several occasions I reached out for support for this matter but was not helped. I do not want to go too much more into the details of this matter. Needless to say leaving Advocates was a very difficult decision for me. I sincerely miss my relationships and work with my patients and co-workers.