Any NP's working for Rediclinic or Minuteclinic??

  1. Interested in networking with anyone that can offer some input or information about these clnics.
    Thanks
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  3. by   bosch
    Hi NP in Georgia,
    I just recently found out about these rediclinics and minute clinics. I am a PNP with 18 years experience. I looked them up online. minuteclinic.com
    Sounds to me like a way for the corporation industry to make more money on NPs and PAs. Look into their background. President was the CEO of Arby's.
    Do we really want our profession next to the Walmart near you. Let them get some MD's to man these clinics. I think not.
    I am also a legal nurse consultant and am leary about this type of practice.
    I know as a new NP any job looks good.
    I moved from NY to PA and no one knew what a NP was. I had an interview with a Pediatrician and he offered me less than what I made as a RN. I turned him down. I worked in different jobs but always tried to educate those around me about my NP status. I eventually was hired by a private pediatric group and have been with them the past 12 years.
    They also know I became a legal nurse consultant and are welocme to my input.
    Being a nurse practitioner has given me great satisfaction.
    But I WILL NOT become part of a starbucks/wallmart minute clinic health care system.
    And the sad thing is, many NPs will sign up because they want to work and may not have the opportunities to open their own practices or collaborate with MDs.
    I caution the legality and safety of these clinics.
    Let me know what you think.
    Joanne
  4. by   gauge14iv
    I think they are too willing to hire NP's with too little experience and then provide them with too little training/preceptor experience and onsite backup.

    Some will hire an NP 8 mos out of school!!! I am 8 mos out school. No WAY am I ready to be someplace where I would have no clue what I am looking at and have nobody to go get out of the next exam room to help me figure it out! In fact I can't imagine that I would be ready to be any sort of lone ranger for years!
  5. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    I think new grads are what they're looking for. From what I understand from an article I've read, the patient fills out a questionaire and a software program tells the NP what to do. Now isn't that just special. The computer tells you whether or not you can prescribe medication. Why don't they just promote the Wal-Mart cashiers to NPs. I worry greatly for my profession.

    In some ways I thought these clinics were going to be good exposure for NPs and promote public awareness of what we do. I'm starting to rethink that position. I've been practicing for going on 9 years as a NP, I don't think a computer is going to replace my judgement at this point.
  6. by   npingeorgia
    thanks guys for your input. I had not heard about these clinics until I attended the national conference this past June. I have done some internet surfing to find about them and quite frankly sounds too good to be true. I am looking for a new position and had considered them. I will just sit back and wait to see how things go before I jump into that. Thanks
  7. by   boysinfirm
    I have been working for a firm that is working with Publix. So far so good. Great, experienced NP's hired. Most with 20+ years experience. They are in the beginning phases of the venture. Very supportive. Seem legally astute.
    If done well it is a great concept for experienced NP's
  8. by   boysinfirm
    They are actively recruiting in Georgia
  9. by   gauge14iv
    Quote from boysinfirm
    If done well it is a great concept for **experienced** NP's
    Bingo
  10. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    Quote from boysinfirm
    I have been working for a firm that is working with Publix. So far so good. Great, experienced NP's hired. Most with 20+ years experience. They are in the beginning phases of the venture. Very supportive. Seem legally astute.
    If done well it is a great concept for experienced NP's
    What are they paying? I thought typically these clinics only pay at the most maybe 85,000 a year. What NP with 20 years experience would work for that little?
  11. by   gauge14iv
    Which is their way of saying they really aren't looking for experienced NP's
  12. by   core0
    Quote from gauge14iv
    Which is their way of saying they really aren't looking for experienced NP's
    The real question is what is the average salary for FNP (their real competition ) in that market. According to Advance for NP's the average FP salary is $72K or if you want to compare this to a similar practice setting consider College Health at $61K. The salary quoted would not be a bad salary for an FP PA depending on the market. In talking to someone that runs these the typical PA/NP in their market is someone toward the end of their career looking to slow down.

    David Carpenter, PA-C

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