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Take care of yourself, avoid APP job stress, and find satisfaction to improve the care you give patients. Healthcare professionals are susceptible to feeling overworked and emotionally drained. As an Advanced Practice Provider (APP), you’ve likely experienced challenging patient-to-nurse ratios, exhausting 12+ hour shifts, and being overwhelmed by the needs of critically ill patients. Left unresolved, physical and emotional stress can lead to lower job performance and decreased job satisfaction. Do you feel like you’ve given all you have? Sometimes a job or career change can offer relief, especially if the main source of your stress is the management style or culture of your employer. But, nursing is a demanding profession, no matter where you are. Before you consider leaving your current position, there are a few strategies you can try to reduce your APP job stress.
You take care of others, but are you taking care of yourself? Setting aside time to restore yourself physically, spiritually, and emotionally can make you a more capable caregiver.
APP collaborate with patients, caregivers, physicians, and other hospital staff. Often they’re so attuned to the needs of those they serve, they forget to advocate for themselves. This can cause stress and take away from job satisfaction. Are you taking full advantage of your employee benefits designed to help improve your well-being on the job? These programs may include:
If the scope of your position is causing undue burden, or if you feel powerless to make changes that would improve the situation, prepare to have a conversation with your manager. It may be time to evaluate and clarify your professional role.
Although your job is just one part of your life, it can have a huge impact on your overall happiness. Good self-care practices can improve your job satisfaction, whether you stay where you are, or decide it’s time to move your career in a new direction. DirectShifts is here to help you in your career.
This article was originally published on Melnic by Jill Gilliland. Melnic was recently acquired by DirectShifts.