- 1Jun 4, '12 by RN97MSN10I think in general I have it pretty good... but just wondering about vacation time. I work full-time in a Internal Med office for a university clinic. I feel frustrated because I have earned STO. I get 22 days per year (176 hours). However, I get 6.77 hours per pay period (bi-weekly) and I find it hard to build the time up. This is also our sick time- so I would prefer to go in on my death bed than use up my vacation time. Our doc's get 22 days per year (right from the bat- don't have to earn it) and they also get 22 days of sick pay- which roles over if they don't use it. To boot- our staff (RN's and MA's) get 15 days per year of vacation (PTO) but then they also get 4 hours of sick time per 2 week pay period- so about another 10-11 days per year- which also roles over. So us NP's are just kind of screwed I think. We do get great CME money- 2k per year, and health insurance is good and as a NP of 18 months I make about 80k per year (not fab, but not horrible). I have no on call, no weekends and paid holidays. What do you think about the vacation/sick time? Am I being a whiner? Call me out.... I can take it.
- 0Jun 4, '12 by TinabeanrnIm wondering why its different between NPs, MAs and Physicians... Do they say why that is? I dont think your whinning. Your just stating the facts as they are. I wouldn't be too happy about that either. I think your compensation is fine, its just weird that they dont offer you all sick time as well. Can you speak to someone in Human Resources about it?
- 0Jun 6, '12 by TX RNIn my practice the docs and NP's/PA's get the same amount of vacation time and sick leave.
The break down is kind of like this:
1. Sick leave = 7 days/year
2. Vacation = 3 weeks/year
3. CME = 1 week + $2500/year (Physicians get double the CME allowance in $ only, not time)
I don't think you're whining. I would ask your employer to match benefits they extend to physicians.
When is your contract up for renewal? That would be an ideal time to negotiate for that.
As a side note I am leaving my current practice and starting with a new practice next week. In that practice I was told everyone "cuts their own deal." Verbatim.
So in the initial contract they offered 2 weeks vaca, 3 days of CME, no sick leave and a $500 CME expense allowance.
I turned that down and had them match my current benefits. The CFO said, "our docs don't even get that kind of deal!!" I shrugged my shoulders and said, "well I'm not a doc."
They matched my current benefits package. Now I just have to keep it from the other providers. :-/Last edit by TX RN on Jun 6, '12