So, I recevied my ANCC certification as a FNP last September. I haven't been practicing as an APN because I got pregnant and wanted to stay in my RN position to use up my sick leave before moving to a new job. Well, I return to my RN job on Monday after 8 weeks of maternity leave.
I received an offer to work as the sole NP in a busy, 3 physician OB/GYN practice. My work week would consist of 4 full days, no call, no weekends (for now). This is subject to change over the next 6 months to years. The practice has never hired an APN so this is new not only to them but also to me. I have the state licensure application and I understand what needs to go on, but I am seriously confused when it comes to provider numbers for Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross, etc.
How do I apply for those provider numbers? Who do I contact to get that going? The office manager in the practice said I needed to start getting these things together, but I don't know where to start. My colleagues are telling me its the office manager's job to request those numbers. This is CONFUSING!
I also don't know where to start when it comes to a contract. I have read the previous posts to try and get a little information on what to ask for...
1. I'm making 62k now as a RN in a M-F position with the federal gov't. I don't want to leave my current job, but I need to get some APN experience under my belt. I told the employer today I wanted 65k. I low-balled myself and I'm kicking myself because I left ZERO room for negotiations. I should have gone for 70k, but its too late.
2. They are going to pay malpractice insurance as a writer policy under their existing policy. Not sure I like that, but that's what was offered.
3. I want to ask for CME days off with money, but I have no idea what is fair to them and to me.
4. They offer 2 weeks of PTO that begins to accrue after the first 90 days.
5. Medical insurance and dental offered but not great coverage. However, I don't need those b/c I have insurance under the gov't (we're military) so I won't ask for that.
6. I will be working M, Tu, Th and Fri from 8-5. No weekends, call or rounds in the beginning. 8 paid holidays during the year.
Am I missing anything? If they don't offer a contract, should I draft one myself?