Any LPNs work in Dermatology?

  1. I have been a nurse for two years now. I have worked in nursing homes, a pediatric office (my favorite), and for a nursing agency. My agency has run out of assignments for me (gotta love this economy) so I find myself job searching once again.

    I have been contacted to interview for a job in a Dermatology office. I would assume the work will be similar to when I worked in pediatrics, but with significantly less immunizations, sick kids, and screaming babies.

    However, I don't have much idea of what the job DOES entail. Room patients and assist with procedures? That's really my best guess.

    If any of you have ever worked as an LPN in Derm I would love to hear about your experiences. I have no doubt that I will be able to perform my duties, I just find myself curious to learn more about nursing in this specialty.

    Thanks for your help
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  3. by   deemarie
    i dont work in derm persay,but i work in a pediatric clinic with 116 diffrent subspecialties and i work with a dermatologist once a week over there and your right. i get a ht&wt little history room them maybe give some injections put in labs and assist with any procedures(usually minor stuff)
  4. by   systoly
    I assisted a dermatologist during rounds at local LTC facilities for about a year.
    It was very interesting and I learned a lot. Most of the lesions we looked at were precancerous, a few melanomas, sebacious cysts (he didn't treat those), lots of rashes (some shingles), fungul infections, some instances of scabies, some allergic reactions, impetigo, one hand foot and mouth disease and one lupus. I sure don't want to miss the learning experience.