Dermatology office pays $13/hour - page 2

i had an interview at a dermatology clinic. according to the doctor at the office, he wants to hire ma but also he wants somebody who can give anesthetic injections for a biopsy and that's why he is... Read More

  1. Visit  andreasmom02 profile page
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    [QUOTE=cayenne06;6207536]Entry level pay for a new nurse, even in the less expensive parts of the US, is NOT 13 dollars an hour! The OP should not take this job, and you should look for a new one! Entry level salary in my part of the country is at least 20/h for an LPN.

    I'm guessing you don't have a family to support. There is no way I could take care of my kids and pay off my loans at 10 bucks an hour. Hell, I was crying when I thought I was going to have to accept a job for 23/h."

    No, I don't have a family to support myself, but do have kids, & help my husband. Fortunately, he makes a good living and we are able to live on his pay. However, my check is a little extra here and there for our family. Where I live, there are very few LPN clinic jobs these days, so when one opened up at the office I work at, I jumped on it. I don't lack much of having my RN in the near future, and plan to finish that up some day. I'm just doing this job for experience right now, don't plan to stay forver.
  2. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    I made $17/hr working in a doctor's office in an unlicensed capacity. That wage is ridiculously low.
  3. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    I agree this doctor is taking advantage of the economy and the plight of nurses to offer $13/hr. At least he isn't training an MA to do it. But why would their RN license be at risk for doing that?
  4. Visit  50kn profile page
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    [quote from nursel56]at least he isn't training an ma to do it.

    actually, the doctor said that he’s been in practice there for a long time and had hired mas for the job (which included the injections) until last november when somebody pointed out to him that that really shouldn’t be done by mas. after that he reluctantly decided to hire rns, he said.
    (nevertheless there seemed to be many rn applicants for the job and it seems that i wasn’t selectedj))
    thank you all for the replies.
  5. Visit  loveoutloud profile page
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    I sure wouldn't. Where I live, CNA's make 17-19
    CareQueen likes this.
  6. Visit  Dazglue profile page
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    I would have to say no to that job offer, especially with the cost of living in California. I live in a state where nurses are paid the lowest, and I make WAY more than that as a new nurse. I was making $13 bucks an hr in patient registration!
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  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from 50kn
    actually, the doctor said that he’s been in practice there for a long time and had hired mas for the job (which included the injections) until last november when somebody pointed out to him that that really shouldn’t be done by mas. after that he reluctantly decided to hire rns, he said.
    (nevertheless there seemed to be many rn applicants for the job and it seems that i wasn’t selectedj))
    thank you all for the replies.
    it's unfortunate that he doesn't want to pay you the wages you are worth as an rn. i worked in derm for several years and really enjoyed the job. best of luck as you continue your search!
  8. Visit  EDTINA profile page
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    By taking low paying jobs as an RN and not requesting what RN pay is, it just opens the door for more facilities to not pay nurses RN pay. We have to demand better pay or the pay for RN will be low and continue to be low and everyone will suffer. Please RNs do not work below what an RN should make. Thanks
    CareQueen, tsalagicara, and cayenne06 like this.
  9. Visit  ANNIENURSEANGEL profile page
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    No. The dermatologist needs to reach into his pocket, and pay more. We all know, he getting his money.
    CareQueen likes this.
  10. Visit  littlekaneRN profile page
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    50kn, I am a new RN at a derm office - I love it - but I would not feel the same if I was making 13/hr. I will say that an RN with experience is better than an RN with no experience.. but if the money isn't gonna cut it, it isn't gonna cut it!
    CareQueen likes this.
  11. Visit  happyclinicRN profile page
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    Wow! I am shocked! Working for a large organization as an Lpn I made that to start out. As an RN now I make $23/hour. Never settle for less than $20/hour as an RN.
    Ella26 and lindarn like this.
  12. Visit  Georgia peach RN profile page
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    My starting pay as an LPN was $16 hr in 2000.
    You are an RN not an MA
    The Law will expect you to perform as an RN
    You will be held to the standard of an RN not a MA.
    He should pay the difference.
    CareQueen, Ella26, tsalagicara, and 1 other like this.
  13. Visit  overtonis profile page
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    Quote from 50kn
    i had an interview at a dermatology clinic. according to the doctor at the office, he wants to hire ma but also he wants somebody who can give anesthetic injections for a biopsy and that's why he is looking for an rn. the pay is $13/hour. he said that the reason why the pay is only $13/hour is that other than giving anesthetic injections, the job can be done by ma. i am an rn but never worked at dermatology office and have been interested in working at a derma office. my concern is that i live in ca and it takes 80 minutes (one way, about 40 miles) to get there and need to use much gas. do you think it would still be a good idea to work there if you want to get your feet wet?
    do you even need college education to make 13 dollars an hour? i don't think so. you should have stood up and walked out when he said that.
    CareQueen, vianey83, AnjaliT, and 2 others like this.

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