We recently asked one of our veteran Nurse Practitioners', Ellen Taylor, four questions about her experience working at New England Geriatrics. Below are the questions and answers to give you insight on what to expect if you join our team of clinicians.
1. Do you feel part of a supportive and dedicated team at New England Geriatrics?
As a nurse practitioner, I have been with NEG for 16 years and one of the reasons I have stayed so long is the feeling that you are appreciated by your supervisors and colleagues. The team recognizes your contributions and respects your professionalism. When challenges present in the work environment, NEG staff are always ready to lend a helping hand. They try to provide locations that meet your needs; for example, placing you in a facility as close to home as possible.
2. What's the best part about working in this environment that people wouldn't be able to see from just a walk around the office?
Flexibility, freedom, and autonomy to make decisions while at the same time having colleagues to confer with when you need to bounce your thoughts off someone to get more clarity. You are always greeted warmly by the staff who are interested in you as a person, not just as an employee. The flexibility in my schedule enables me to nicely balance my professional and personal life.
3. What has been your most rewarding experience while working for New England Geriatrics?
I really enjoy working with elders in long-term care who are a much neglected population because of the complexity and chronicity of their multiple medical issues. I like the clinical challenge of problem-solving what could be the underlying issue when a client has a change in mental status/mental health issues. Improving a client's quality of life is definitely the most rewarding part of the job.
4. What is the top reason you would recommend someone to apply to New England Geriatrics?
NEG values its staff and really makes an effort to solicit and listen to your feedback regarding its policies and practices. I am comfortable sharing my thoughts and opinions because NEG creates an open and collegial atmosphere.