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- Dec 28, '10 by yhl1975Hi I am a dialysis RN and so "green" in immunology. The pay in NY 31 $.
90% of my time is shots, 5% Xolair and 5% mixing vials for other immune clinics.
PFT and all blood work Medical Assistants do.
There is no stress in this work, but the pay is less that in dialysis.Happy to be an office RN.Good luck to everybody!!
- Dec 28, '10 by JMWilson08I like allergy, but I'm growing bored. I miss the excitement of real nursing work. I want to get back into community health. But for the time being, allergy is where I'll be
- Jan 16, '11 by lemonsparkHi, I just came across this thread and I've been reading through it trying to absorb some of the information to try to get a better understanding of what goes on in an ENT or allergy clinic.
I am a new graduate RN and have my first interview Tuesday at an ENT clinic. Is there anything in particular I should know going into this interview? I've been reading like mad trying to find some good info as I have no experience in this area!
Any advice or information about anything that might be useful to know going into an interview would be very much appreciated!
Thank you in advance!
- Feb 7, '11 by theLostRNSleepy 1010, how do you like your new position? I am considering a position in allergy office.
- Aug 8, '11 by mttopmamalemonspark
Did you get the ENT/allergy job?
I work in an ENT office so I can help you if you need some tips
- Oct 21, '11 by DOU RNI'm a DOU Rn that is getting too old to be working on the stressful and physical
DOU. I have an interview for an allergy clinic job this week. What do I need to know for the interview? I'm gleaning all the info in this site, but I didn't see an answer to the last RN who asked for interview advice. How often do you have patients with adverse reactions after the testing or shots?
- Oct 22, '11 by OedgarI am no good with interviews, but I can tell you that close attention to detail is important in an allergy office job... but all nursing jobs require this as well. Mixing vials requires complete accuracy, is a multi-step process, many opportunities for messing up. As for reactions... my coworker who had been the twenty years, and seen a couple of systemic reactions in her time there. In my six years the most I saw was a lot of local reactions at the injection site, and the occasional sniffling or drippy nose from the shots. We just observed those patients for awhile. I never had to give epinephrine as a result of giving an allergy shot.
- Oct 22, '11 by DOU RNThank you. I think I'm ready. I can handle a reaction every 10 years. It's better than a 60/23 BP and 180-240 HR every shift in the DOU.
- Nov 15, '11 by jars7I have been reading this thread. I just started yesterday in Allergy Clinic as the new Allergy nurse. Transferred to clinic from surgery where I worked forever. I am LPN/IVC. It is so much to learn and almost was overwhelmed yesterday hearing everything that has to be done. I will be learning what to do for 2 weeks, taking lots of notes. Later in spring when another class is offered, the ENT doctor said he wants to send me there for training also. Any suggestions for a newbie? I know accuracy and focus is most important on this type of position.
- Nov 18, '11 by MhoRNHi, so...this is one of my few first posts. I am a new grad and was just recently interviewed at an Allergy and Asthma clinic in NYC, I did two days trial (non-paid) and I was offered the job at the end of the trial and after the manager and the allergist interviewed about 10 candidates. The starting salary is 25$/hr, no holidays or sick paid days and insurance yes but only medical...I find it a little low in the spectrum of nursing in NYC...I might be a new grad, but I have my BSN and I also just recently started training at a home care agency where I am paid 35$/hr just orientation. I love the clinic and the environment, it's definitely and low stress environment than home care and hospital, but I will be the only nurse at the clinic, I will be doing the usual (giving allergy shots, making vials, skin, PCN testing, Xolair and so on and on. There is some documentation, but it's pretty low key. The employers and the Dr are nice, but I find it insulting starting at 25/hr and less than 50,000 per year? I have so much student loan to pay off and not to add my bills to the table....I don't know Maybe I'm overreacting...I need some advices, and no hard feelings taken