Advanced Practice Nurse Job Search Strategy For Success


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  • Advanced Practice Nurse Job Search Strategy For Success

    1. 1. Advanced Practice Nurse Job Search Success Strategies
    2. 2. What do I want to do? <ul><li>Picture your life over the next 3, 7, and 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>What environment do you enjoy? </li></ul><ul><li>What is rewarding and satisfying to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to live? </li></ul><ul><li>What lifestyle do you want to have? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors in your personal life impact your work life? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Build your resume Name, Credentials Address, City, State, Zip Phone (best number) e-mail: EDUCATION University/College, City, State date Master of Science, Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing Comprehensive Examination topic : University School of Nursing , City, State date Bachelor of Science in Nursing University/College , City, State date Bachelor of Science
    4. 4. CLINICAL EXPERIENCE Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hospital, City, State date (Unit Name) Summary include number of beds procedures (limited) clinical knowledge committee memberships Title , Hospital, City, State date (Unit Name) Provided post-operative, family-centered, direct nursing care to pediatric patients in #-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit. Provided care to intubated children requiring multiple vasoactive drips and monitoring via central lines. Clinical knowledge sedation, vascular access, external and internal pacing, open chests, and admitting patients from operating room following surgical repair of congenital heart defects. Member of mock code and tours and transitions committees. Title , Clinic Name , City, State date Summary Patients per day
    5. 5. RESEARCH, PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS University, School of Nursing (Date)Brief summary research   Names (Date). Title. Journal , volume: pages. Names (Date).  Title :  brief summary. Presentation Name including organization, City, State. AWARDS AND HONORS Speaker Poster Presentation Awarded scholarship LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS CATEGORY OF SKILLS AND INTERESTS
    6. 6. What am I going to say? <ul><li>The Telephone interview: </li></ul><ul><li>Desired Outcome: An interview in person </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your questions to a minimum unless you feel very unsure about the job </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research, look up the person you are talking to, have information on the hospital, unit, </li></ul><ul><li>and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared with dates for an interview </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Interview In Person </li></ul><ul><li>Desired Outcome : Job Offer </li></ul><ul><li>Be professional, thoughtful, a good listener </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research , look up people, their research, </li></ul><ul><li>hospital unit, procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Think through challenging situations , </li></ul><ul><li>know your weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Have a list of questions in your mind for each of the different people you will talk with </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident, self controlled, rested, organized in </li></ul><ul><li>appearance and thoughts, and be passionate </li></ul>
    8. 8. Develop a Strategy for Success <ul><li>List all possible hospitals you are interested in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are in pediatrics, go to and clinic Children’s Hospital link </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to each of the hospital web sites to search for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>For a quick look go to, put “Nurse Practitioner” or “Advanced Practice Nurse” in quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul>
    9. 9. Job Tabs
    10. 10. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Salary <ul><li>Melnic Consulting Group Updated Salary Report </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Results for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Jobs by Region and States </li></ul><ul><li>East $60,000- $110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>DC $75,000-$110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland $70,000-$110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia $85,000-110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey $60,000-$80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>New York $75,000-$110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo $60,000- $80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Albany $62,000-$80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Southeast $50,000-$95,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia $65,000- $80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky $50,000- $80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee $72,500-85,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Florida $60,000-$95,000 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Midwest $56,000-$110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago $70,000- $110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana $65,000-$93,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota $56,160- $90,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska $ 65,000-100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas City $65,000-99,000 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>South $45,000-$122,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas $78,000- $110,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Houston 75000-122,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Austin $72,000- $95,000 </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico $45,000- $75,000 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>West $70,000- $120,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona $70,000- $95,000 </li></ul><ul><li>California $80,000- $120,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle $70,000- $98,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon $75,000-85,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Salaries are not separated for primary and specialty care jobs. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Negotiations <ul><li>One reason women have a lower salary than men </li></ul><ul><li>is that they do not ask. </li></ul><ul><li>If Judy is offered $75,000 and accepts the offer </li></ul><ul><li>in 7 years she will have $84,4462 with a 2% annual increase </li></ul><ul><li>If she responds to the offer by asking and receiving $80,000 </li></ul><ul><li>in 7 years she will have $90,092 with a 2% annual increase </li></ul><ul><li>The initial difference in salaries is $5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>in 7 years it is $5630 with a 2% annual increase </li></ul><ul><li>in 14 years it is over $6,000 with 2% annual increases. </li></ul>Not asking can result in an increasing difference in pay
    14. 14. <ul><li>What is your best alternative to what you are negotiating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you do if you did not get the job or what is your other offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are happy with your best alternative than you can negotiate more aggressively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understand the other side of the negotiations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is there best alternative, other candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your special skills they will pay for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How long has job been open, how eager are they to fill it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is their financial position </li></ul></ul>Ask Questions
    15. 15. <ul><li>Never Anchor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not reveal your salary requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What asked your salary tell them you are not sure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them what they were thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can always ask for more than what they offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You cannot ask for more than what you have revealed you will accept </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. What can we do to stay ahead of the game? <ul><li>You are a smart, creative, thinking, </li></ul><ul><li>leader, create opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>After you have a signed an offer letter ask: </li></ul><ul><li>Are you feeling the pressure from the economy? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you considered freezes or layoffs? </li></ul><ul><li>Before you quit your job , ask if there is anything that could negate the offer </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>At a clinic: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask about turnover and layoffs </li></ul><ul><li>Look for new equipment, </li></ul><ul><li>environment </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you feel confident that </li></ul><ul><li>physicians are good business people </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that the hospitals and clinics that are hiring are in the best economic condition </li></ul>
    18. 18. Why Should I Use a Recruiter? <ul><li>You have a full time job </li></ul><ul><li>We have relationships with hospital hiring authority </li></ul><ul><li>We can negotiate an offer </li></ul><ul><li>We can talk you through the process </li></ul><ul><li>You can not lose with the right recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>It’s free </li></ul>
    19. 19. Why Should I use Melnic Consulting Group? <ul><li>The only exclusively Pediatric Nurse Recruiting firm </li></ul><ul><li>Database includes 9000 Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurses, Nursing Leaders, and Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Great relationships with Children’s Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>As the right recruiter, </li></ul><ul><li>I do everything in my </li></ul><ul><li>power to get you a job </li></ul>