Hello all, wanting feedback form the group. I am a new grad RN, still I guess, been working a total of 9 months private duty thru agency. Was just offered a field/ case management position w/ same agency at what I think is a ridiculous pay- 18.50/hr hour. Right now my rate for a shift is $25/hr and I'd like to do no less than this. My responsibilities would be supervision of 100 plus lvns, pt case load of 60: recerts , discharge visits and intermittent visits for only 2 pts. My territory would be a 100 mile radius and I get a gas allowance. I think this is a fantastic opportunity for which I'm very grateful....but the rate is worrisome. I meet w/ the owner next week to finalize things and I plan on counter offering. I'm just not sure how to do so or what justification I could use...besides that I live in Southern California and cant live off 18.50....(which is their lvn rate by the way). Any thoughts on how I should go about negotiating or if I should just be grateful and shut up?
Thank you in advance