I sort of have a little dilemma. I had my first real nursing interview with Emeritus Senior Living today for the position of Wellness Nurse and I think it went really well and fully expect a callback. This is all great UNTIL they started talking salary... I live in CA, so I'm not sure if my expectations are all out of whack or something, but I felt like it was way under what it should have been. This position requires a LOT of responsibilities like working with pharmacies, client's insurances, you get your own desk, you organize MARs, stock medication, have to be on-call 24/7, schedule caregivers and med techs, and have to cover their shifts if they call in sick...etc.
And if I'm not mistaken (Please correct me if I am wrong!) don't the unlicensed personnel like the caregivers, med techs function under our licenses (RN, BSN) ?
If so, I feel that this is a lot of responsibility for $15-$18/hour.
I feel like an absolute brat. Please share your thoughts?!?!