What does an RN do in a doctors office? I can't work 12 hour shifts due to family issues so I am assuming the only other place I could work is a doctors office. Also, how does the pay compare? Thanks
In my experience, the pay is definitely less than in a hospital setting. Different Dr's offices use their nurses differently. And of course, over time, the MD may increase nursing responsibilities due to the nurse becoming more proficient, more used to the MD's desires/practices.
But as an example, the RN could take vitals, take a history, give a brief description of the reason for the visit. MD comes in, examines, decides treatment plan. RN comes back in and implements plan: prepares scripts, makes test appt, gives necessary patient education/injections/treatments.
Different MD's will entrust different levels of responsibility to the nurse.
Last edit by roser13 on Feb 2, '10