Pros: reasonable compensation, pto, and cme reimbursement
Cons: lack of support, prepare to be sick, patient overload, lack of training
Very little support and lack of training. You are literally by yourself in a tiny boxed in clinic. Management constantly downgrading benefits. I hate to blame middle management per say for these issues because I am sure the "higher ups" have more to do with it. I think middle management are doing the best they can with the system set in place, which sometimes feels like a system that views its employees like robots. There are also so many limitations it is ridiculous and insulting to NPs. I really degrades the education and hard work put into your advancement as a medical provider. I honestly feel this is run by a bunch of doctors who think that this is all NPs should be doing and limited to- basically sinus infections and strep. Patients treat you like you work at a fast food joint. Education reimbursement is about $1500 which is reasonable. Expect to come to work even in a state of emergency and even if urgent cares are shut down. Prepare to see 30-60 patients+ in the fall-winter without any double staffing or support whatsoever. Prepare to do everything in the clinic from taking out the trash, ordering all clinic supplies, checking the bathroom for cleanliness, mopping floors, entering insurance info, and cleaning up vomit, etc. Prepare to barely see any co-workers or management throughout the year. Prepare to have extremely rude patients. Prepare to be sick all the time, as you are in a tiny room without any ventilation and patients coughing in your face.