Tim Mattis, Founder, ENSEARCH Management Consultants

About Tim Mattis, Founder, ENSEARCH Management Consultants

Tim Mattis is the Founding Principal of ENSEARCH Management Consultants. He has been a search executive since 1983, and has been placing NNPs since 1994. Tim's goal is to offer clients and candidates an environment of respect and professionalism while nurturing close personal and professional relationships.
Job placement for neonatal nurse practitioners

Maintaining Confidence During Job Offer Negotiations

From time to time, we all experience fear in our lives. Our hearts flutter when we hear strange noises at night. Our adrenaline surges after a near traffic collision. Our stomachs lurch when our children get into trouble at school. For many, negotiating a job offer can be just as [...]

Is Working with a Recruiter Worth it? It Depends.

Ever wonder if it’s worth the cost to hire a professional recruiter for your healthcare staffing needs? It’s a very legitimate question. And the honest answer is: “Most often, yes. But it depends.” No matter how you slice it, hiring professional healthcare workers is an expensive endeavor, and even more [...]

How to Know if Your Current Job is the Right Fit

Sometimes it’s not easy for us to be objective when we ask ourselves “is this the job for me?” Taking a step back to view your options realistically is often necessary to ensure you’re at the best fit. The more information you have, the better your perspective will be. Get [...]

Something You Didn’t Know About the Nurse Manager Role

Perhaps you’ve noticed. Neonatal nurse managers have become more difficult to recruit and even tougher to retain. In fact, it’s been reported that the nationwide vacancy rate for nurse managers has currently peaked at 8.3%. And that’s not all. Today’s nurse managers are at increasing risk of work-related mental health issues due [...]

7 Ways to Stay Positive in Your Daily Nursing Practice

As with any selfless profession, nursing isn’t for the faint-hearted. As a nurse practitioner, you play the role of hero every day, providing critical, life-saving care and leaving lasting impressions on the lives you touch. But, with the high-intensity and high-performance of this profession, there can be unwanted side effects, [...]

Want to Feel More Appreciated at Work? Here’s How

The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner is one of the most pivotal in your unit. As such, consistent constructive feedback and ongoing appreciation are important as you engage in life-saving work. As nice as it is to feel consistently valued by those around you, we know that it isn't [...]

The Fastest Way to Get Your Resume to a Hiring Authority

Ever wonder where your application goes after you send it? If so, you’re not alone — we all wonder the same thing. The truth is, nobody knows for sure. The one thing we do know is that the application, interview, and hiring process is faster when it begins with the [...]

This is How Selective You Should Be in Your First NNP Job Search

Finally. You graduated. You’re certified. You’re ready to work as a full-fledged neonatal nurse practitioner. And of course, you want to find a new job right away. Keep in mind that your first NNP position will chart the course of your career path and ultimately shape your experiences, accomplishments, and reputation. [...]

Secrets Nurse Practitioners Are Using To Survive Mixed Shifts

Our candidates often talk to us about the struggles of flipping between day shifts and night shifts. As neonatal nurse practitioners, you will more than likely be asked to rotate your schedule. There’s no nice way to say this: rotating from day to night has the potential to wreak havoc [...]

What You Need to Know to Ace a Phone Interview as a Nurse Practitioner

In a previous post, The Right Way to Write Your Cover Letter, we compared your resume to a ticket to an exclusive party. But now that a prospective employer has agreed to interview you, this party just became more exclusive. Most NNP job interviews actually consist of two interviews: An [...]