How to Recruit and Retain Advanced Practitioners
A health system executive shares tips for securing a satisfactory cultural fit, communication, pay, and work-life balance for NPs and PAs.
With demand dwarfing the supply of advanced practitioners, it's a good time to be a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. But even though such nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) essentially have their pick of where to work, they're not all satisfied with their current employment.
Nearly 16% of PAs and 19% of NPs expect to change jobs within one year, according to a survey of 1,070 advanced practice clinicians conducted by PracticeMatch, a provider of staffing resources. Overall, one-third of respondents said they'd consider a change.
For insights into how healthcare leaders can set NPP relationships up for success, I spoke with David Taylor, FACHE, FACMPE, corporate vice president of Cox Health in Springfield, MO. The following is an edited transcript.