Purpose:This study was conducted in order to determine the professional satisfaction of nurses, midwives and Family Health Staff(FHS) working in Primary Health Care Services and to evaluate the related factors in terms of some variables. Method:Being a descriptive and an analytical one, this research had a sample of 100 voluntary nurses, midwives and FHS working in three different Public Health Center(PHC) and 41 Family Health Center(FHC). Data were collected via a questionnaire and Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire(MSQ). For the evaluation of the data, number, percentage, mean, Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test, Independent t-test, One-Way ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient were used. Results:A total of 52.5% worked in PHC and 47.5% worked in FHC. Job satisfaction in general was found as sufficient level. As for the scores of job satisfaction in general, there was a statistically significant difference among the places they worked (p<0,05); the people who worked in FHCs had a significantly higher score of job satisfaction in general compared to the ones who worked in PHCs. It was seen that as the age and total working period increased, general job satisfaction, internal and external factor scores decreased. Conclusion:It was concluded in this study that choosing a job willingly had a positive effect on job satisfaction. It should be better to inform the students on this issue before they choose a job, recent staff should be given the opportunity of in-service training as much as possible, job definitions should be made, and lack of staff and insufficient physical conditions should be remedied.
Keywords: Family Health Staff, Job Satisfaction, Midwife, Nurse, Primary Health Care Services