How do I Find a Job in a Doctor's Office?

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    I just quit my job on a Mother/Baby unit in a Hospital after a terrible experience with poor training, bad peers and the list goes on. I graduated last June and this was my first job. I think I would like to persue a job in an office but am having a hard time figuring out how to locate positions. My local paper does not seem to list them. Where do Doctor's go? I would appreciate the help. Thanks.
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    Your best bet is to do some research. Is there an office you have in mind? See if they have a website. Contact the practice manager.
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    I always have my eye on the employment ads. Even though I'm not really considering quitting or anything, I guess I just enjoy looking at them and dreaming about leaving where I work right now.

    I do occasionally see Doctor's offices that advert for RNs/LPNs. I'd assume that since they do not need to hire very many people very often that it is probably a once every few months thing that one has a position available.

    I'd definitely start faxing my resume to every physician office in the area just to get your resume in their hands for the next time they hire even if they aren't hiring right at this moment in time. I actually used to do that before I was a nurse and I'd get callbacks all time for months.

    edit: I live in Michigan too - My suggestion is to check the employment section of MLIVE.com I guarantee you will find some doc offices that have open positions
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    Check out the employee opportunities listed with your local hospital websites. Most of them are affiliated.
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    Hi! I graduated in May of 2007 BSN and passed my boards a few months ago and was having the hardest time trying to find a hospital position. I really wanted peds oncology but had a very hard time getting in so I thought I would look into peds in an office. To make a long story short, I quit after 3 days. It was sooo boring to me. I should have known something was up when I walked in on my first day and I had my stethescope and noone else did. In the office, they normally have the "back" office nurse and "front " office nurse. Since medical assistants are cheaper and can do the back office stuff, they really didn't need RN's back there so they stuck me on triage nursing. I had No patient care and sat on a phone for 8 hours scheduling appts. and dealing with minor, boring issues. Since you are new to nursing like me, I just want to give you a heads up that I didn't have. If you want to maintain your nursing skills, documentation, patient interaction, passing meds, I would really stick with the hospital. I was so worried that I would forget everything I learned and after 4 years of nursing I felt I wanted to do more than sit on a phone all day. I did find the job though by just simply opening a phone book and calling asking if they were hiring and faxing resumes. It was pretty easy to get the spot but I would think twice before leaving a hospital setting =) Hope I didn't scare you but that was my personal experience
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    Quote from bhermann
    Hi! I graduated in May of 2007 BSN and passed my boards a few months ago and was having the hardest time trying to find a hospital position. I really wanted peds oncology but had a very hard time getting in so I thought I would look into peds in an office. To make a long story short, I quit after 3 days. It was sooo boring to me. I should have known something was up when I walked in on my first day and I had my stethescope and noone else did. In the office, they normally have the "back" office nurse and "front " office nurse. Since medical assistants are cheaper and can do the back office stuff, they really didn't need RN's back there so they stuck me on triage nursing. I had No patient care and sat on a phone for 8 hours scheduling appts. and dealing with minor, boring issues. Since you are new to nursing like me, I just want to give you a heads up that I didn't have. If you want to maintain your nursing skills, documentation, patient interaction, passing meds, I would really stick with the hospital. I was so worried that I would forget everything I learned and after 4 years of nursing I felt I wanted to do more than sit on a phone all day. I did find the job though by just simply opening a phone book and calling asking if they were hiring and faxing resumes. It was pretty easy to get the spot but I would think twice before leaving a hospital setting =) Hope I didn't scare you but that was my personal experience
    That would be my dream job
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