Dermatology office pays $13/hour - page 2

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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 thatís why he is looking for an rn. the pay is... Read More


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    Quote from 50kn
    do you think it would still be a good idea to work there if you want to get your feet wet?
    no, no way, and heck no.
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    Considering the cost of living in California, no, I would not take that.
    See if the Doctor would be willing to offer a higher salary- I have heard of nurses on allnurses who were offered salaries like this ($11/hr), and when they refused and named a higher price the manager agreed to a higher price.
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    'pls don't settle for that......RNs make and deserve more than $13.00/hr.....I know the job is easy...but the risk and your license is at stake and that will cost you more than the $13.00/hr. If they don't want to pay more than that,.... then have the DR. do it....are you kidding me, if you take less than 18.00/hr on any job, my dear you have wasted your earned degree. I understand economy is bad, but you could prob make more as a waitress and they don't even require a high school diploma. Think about it...your knowledge is bought and has a prize...some doctors don't appreciate that and under pay RNs. But, they need us really bad, just like RNs need their CNAs or else we would all quit bc the workload is a lot.
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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.
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    I made $17/hr working in a doctor's office in an unlicensed capacity. That wage is ridiculously low.
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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?
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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.
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    I sure wouldn't. Where I live, CNA's make 17-19
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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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    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!


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