New grad and registry..Does this sound kosher

  1. 0 Hello,

    I am a new LPN grad. Just took my boards this week. I have been offered work with a registry, but I need some opinions.

    First of all, is $18 per hr acceptable or is that crazy?

    Second, they said they are different than an agency in how they get paid because they are indeed a registry, so that is why $18 per hour. Does this sound right?

    Third, they make their nurses work as independent contractors. Opinions on this?

    Fourth, I was not even interviewed really. It was just basically fill all of this out, show us this, blah blah blah..........

    The market is tough. I need work. What do you all think. Apparently, I would be working assisted living and private duty.

    Thank you,
    Pickle
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    Joined May '10; Posts: 5; Likes: 2.


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  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Independent contractor, no. Read the pamphlets put out by the IRS that explain the difference between an employee and independent contractor. If you are working for the agency and go to the cases or facilities that they send you to, you are their employee, most likely.

    Eighteen dollars an hour is about the bottom of the pay scale for LPNs for regular home health through an agency work, but is below pay scale if you are in fact going to be doing staffing work at facilities. Staffing jobs for LPNs usually start at $20 or $21 an hour and that is the low paying agencies. But $18 an hour is good compared to $15 or $16 that some agencies pay their LPNs or nothing an hour for being unemployed.
  5. Visit  Bug Out profile page
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    Quote from sweetpickle
    Hello,

    I am a new LPN grad. Just took my boards this week. I have been offered work with a registry, but I need some opinions.
    Usually not a good idea to work registry right out of school.

    Quote from sweetpickle
    First of all, is $18 per hr acceptable or is that crazy?
    What state?

    Quote from sweetpickle
    Second, they said they are different than an agency in how they get paid because they are indeed a registry, so that is why $18 per hour. Does this sound right?
    No idea what this means.

    Quote from sweetpickle
    Third, they make their nurses work as independent contractors. Opinions on this?
    I would love to work as an IC, get your NSO insurance.

    Quote from sweetpickle
    Fourth, I was not even interviewed really. It was just basically fill all of this out, show us this, blah blah blah..........
    Bad sign

    Quote from sweetpickle
    The market is tough. I need work. What do you all think. Apparently, I would be working assisted living and private duty.

    Thank you,
    Pickle
    Personally I would not go this route but you have to do what you have to do.
  6. Visit  sweetpickle profile page
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    [quote=Bug Out;4321310]


    What state?

    Florida (North East)



    I would love to work as an IC, get your NSO insurance.

    What is NSO insurance?



    quote]

    It seems most of the agencies here say you are an independent contractor.??? I have just been hired on by a different agency and they say the same thing about independent contractor. They said I can pay my taxes quarterly or yearly and can deduct things like uniforms, shoes, CEU's, etc.

    Thank you all for your help.

    Pickle
  7. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    I would check with the IRS about the independent contractor status. Employers love to tell employees this so that they shift the responsibility of employment taxes to the employee. The IRS could clarify this for you. NSO is the name of a company that provides malpractice insurance. Professional Liability Insurance for nurses, nursing medical malpractice.
    scoochy likes this.
  8. Visit  sweetpickle profile page
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    I dunno what the deal is. Most agencies in my area say you are independent contractor.

    Thank you all for telling me about NSO.

    I negotiated my pay. I get $27/hr now.


    Pickle
  9. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    How is the job going Pickle?
  10. Visit  grateful2010 profile page
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    Quote from sweetpickle
    I dunno what the deal is. Most agencies in my area say you are independent contractor.

    Thank you all for telling me about NSO.

    I negotiated my pay. I get $27/hr now.


    Pickle
    How were you able to go from the initial $18 to $27?
  11. Visit  Selene006 profile page
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    I think you should add "Expert Negotiator" to your resume as well. How did you manage to get the pay adjusted to that rate?
  12. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    Independent contractors? So they do not pay for workman's comp. Work as a nurse without workman's comp? Not for $100.00/hr.
    Leelee2 likes this.
  13. Visit  Kashia profile page
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    My understanding via accountant and IRS guidelines, contractor work is acceptable if the position is not able to be filled by regular staff person.
    And...good luck if you go straight to agency work. Its difficult even as experienced nurse OMG. It used to be agencies required one year of prior experience.


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