As employees, we often feel obligated to remain loyal to our employers, even in the face of disturbing trends in our work environment. The process of recognizing that it may be time to move on from your current Nurse Practitioner job can be a bit terrifying when you love what you do.
At NP PA Recruiters, we understand that while you might be tempted to stick-it-out at your current job, it’s vital to your own professional and personal well being that you heed the telltale signs that it may be time to move on. Failing to do so can lead to a total burnout, which can ultimately affect your performance and the quality of care you provide patients.
If you have been feeling a bit downtrodden by your current job and can’t quite put your finger on it, it may be time to consider these 7 signs that you’re ready to move on from your current NP job.
- You don’t feel as connected to the mission as when you first started. It can be difficult admitting to oneself that the pleasure you once found in work is no longer there. But it does happen.
Being confident in your clinic’s mission goes a long way towards career happiness, and vice-versa, a lack of that same conviction can make it difficult to work well. Whether you’ve outgrown your role or the company, no longer believing in the company and its services may mean it’s time for new shores.
- Living for the weekends and dreading Mondays. Sure, everybody loves the weekend, but if Sunday evening rolls around and you begin to feel especially frustrated or even physically sick, this may be a big indicator of some serious workplace dissatisfaction. If the looming work week brings with it some dreadful feelings you may need to make a change.
- You’ve stopped learning. The medical field is like any other industry in that new studies, technologies, methodologies, and systems of treatment are constantly emerging. But if you’ve stopped learning or have yet to receive adequate training on up-to-date treatment methods (especially when you were promised) then that lack of learning can begin to feel like a lack of growth.
If your current position doesn’t help you develop professionally through sponsorship of CE courses, trainings, or conferences, you may need to move to grow.
- Responsibilities continue to increase. Stress continues to grow. Pay stays the same. As a great employee, you likely welcome additional challenges and responsibilities. You might consider this your way of being a team player. But when those responsibilities begin to pile up and you start carrying everyone else’s burdens, without any financial growth opportunity, it may be a sign you are being taken advantage of.
When you truly love what you do, pay is likely to be the last thing on your mind. But if you have worked diligently for years, pushed your own expertise forward by picking up the slack elsewhere, and still have yet to see any job growth opportunities, consider working on that resume once again.
- Bad bosses and unethical activities.
As a professional, there’s no reason that you should have to deal with improper treatment. Being bullied and verbally harassed can quickly wear you thin and ready to call it quits.
The same goes for being forced to participate in unethical activities and treatments that you know are illegal and can hurt the patient (or you). Participating in these unethical values can even cause you to lose your licensing.
As an NP, your skill set and education are highly valuable and in demand. Don’t force yourself to work in an environment where those assets are not appreciated.
- You aren’t the only one feeling the dissatisfaction.
Have you noticed that the clinic or hospital you work for has a high turnover rate? Does it seem like new hirees are constantly coming on board and quality employees are frequently leaving? Noticing a general employee dissatisfaction should be taken as a warning sign that you need to change your situation before times get tough.
- Sometimes you just know. Not every sign has to necessarily be negative. You might just feel like now is the time to make a change in life or a move to a new city. It’s natural to want to experience new things and to challenge yourself both professionally and personally. Sometimes you just know that it’s time to move on from your current NP job.
When you’re ready for the next phase of your career, let NP PA Recruiters help you find the perfect Nurse Practitioner job for you.
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