Advanced practitioners include a variety of mid-level professions like Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Advanced Dental Therapists. Seeking a new role can be challenging for any advanced practice provider, but The Medicus Firm can help. With our vast network of clients, our recruiters work with advanced practitioners to discuss ideal opportunities and connect them with hiring managers across the United States.
Job-seeking advanced practitioners must be mindful of their current contract obligations or graduation dates for their desired start dates. The job search process for healthcare providers can be longer than the general workforce because of multiple rounds of interviews and lengthy licensing and credentialing processes. These positions require various levels of interviews with both leadership and team members.If relocating to a new state, providers must also consider the time it will take to obtain that state's medical license and credentials to avoid a delayed start.
Advanced Practitioners must be aware of the work environment. Job seekers need to know what type of practice they prefer to work. Private practice, multispecialty groups, or academics are examples of practice types. If you are still determining what the practice site looks like, we suggest candidates look online for recent pictures of the facility to get an idea of where they will be. Many organizations will invite potential candidates onsite for an interview and give a tour of the facility. During this time, providers should check out the rooms they may be working in and the equipment provided. Since many advanced practice providers work closely with a physician or dentist, advanced practice providers will want to ensure a good working relationship between these groups. During the interviewing process, take the time to have lunch or a conversation with them to gauge their relationship. It is essential that a nurse practitioner or physician assistant feels comfortable with their physician to ensure the best possible environment.
Before candidates can apply to an advanced practitioner role, they need to create or update their curriculum vitae (CV). Unlike a resume, this can be multiple pages describing professional skills and accomplishments. Providers should ensure their CV is tailored to the exact position. This can mean creating various copies of the CV tweaked for different specialties. Many advanced practitioners will specialize in one or more medical specialties, so their CVs must reflect the specialty to which they applied. After applying for a position, the next step is interviewing with the organization. Interviews can range from short phone interviews to in-person or virtual interviews. Healthcare professionals often go through multiple rounds of interviews with different leadership and team members to ensure they are the right candidate for the position.