Northwell Health’s ambulatory practice settings offer registered nurses a unique opportunity to make the most of their career–from work/life balance to a close-knit team of colleagues and physicians.
“Northwell is an amazing company to work for. They have given me the tools to grow as a manager and lead my clinical team. I have been a nurse for almost 25 years in different roles, and this is one of the most rewarding jobs. I am proud to say I work for Northwell!” says Alaina Pratley, nurse manager, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mount Kisco.
Read on to learn reasons why our nurses enjoy working at our outpatient locations.
- Bond with patients long-term
Working in an ambulatory or outpatient office is a rewarding experience for practice RNs. With regular appointments, you are able to connect with your patients on a more personal level and get to know them on a recurring basis.
“I enjoy being a practice RN because I enjoy the interaction with the patients. It is very rewarding to have a special rapport with patients. They get to know you and feel comfortable speaking with the same nurse. I love when they ask for me by my name,” says Alaina.
- Work/Life balance
Northwell understands that time with family is a priority. Working in a physician practice offers more regular hours and no night shifts means as a practice RN you can enjoy your nights at home.
- Spend holidays with your family
There’s no better place to spend the holidays than with your family and friends. Northwell offers no or limited holiday shifts, so you get to spend invaluable time with your loved ones.
- Work close to home
With over 850 locations, Northwell Health gives you the opportunity to work close to home. Find your perfect work commute when you choose a location from our physician practices across Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Westchester, as well as a number of different specialties from cardiology to pediatrics to internal medicine, and more.
- Our Physician Practices are growing!
As our hospital services continuously expand, we have expanded our outpatient support services. This is good news for practice RNs, showing that our ambulatory practices only continue to grow alongside our health system.
- Flexible shifts
With typical business hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., practice RNs can also enjoy the perk of flexible shifts. Having shifts with various hours gives you the chance to choose a schedule that works best with your lifestyle. Enjoy shifts from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and 10am-6pm, so you can plan your day around the needs of your personal life.
- Educate around healthy living
Being able to bond with your patients allows Northwell nurses to not only treat patients when they’re in need but also help educate them on preventative care and healthy living. The encouragement and knowledge our nurses share with patients helps patients develop healthy routines and habits that make a huge difference in their lives.
- Close working relationships with your physicians
Working as a registered nurse in a Physician Practice means creating strong bonds with your physicians. With a smaller group of RNs and physicians, the workplace in an outpatient setting is a close one that’s Truly Together. Build a strong bond with your team to create an atmosphere that’s more like family.
“I love coming to work every day. I really feel like we are a family. It is a feeling of teamwork, and everyone works toward a common goal. We are here to support one another and give our patients the best possible care,” says Alaina.
Interested in a nursing career well cared for at one of our practice settings? Join our team at Northwell Health.