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This is a discussion on How do I get a job in a doctor's office? in Pediatric Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... It may sound like a dumb question, but do I just call doctor's offices and ask? Go to them and...by JourneyRN Jan 19, '12It may sound like a dumb question, but do I just call doctor's offices and ask? Go to them and give them my resume? Do I have to already have connections to obtain such a job? I have applied for pediatric doctor's office jobs that I found posted online, but those are FAR and FEW between! I REALLY want to work in one with all of my heart... I'm not cut out for hospital work (mind numbing anxiety) and really feel this is the only place I would thrive.
So, any advice is welcome! Thank you.
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- Jan 20, '12 by littlekaneRNYou could send your resume via fax (if you have their number) with a note saying something along the lines of "For consideration for RN position" ? I wish I had better advice, I just got an office job through connections and have no idea how I would have gotten it otherwise. Good luck.
- Jan 20, '12 by Jennifer0512I find that you don't need to have as many connections for office jobs than you do for hospital jobs (hospital jobs connections seem to be everything these days). You can do any of those things you mentioned though--go visit and drop off your resume, call and see if they're hiring, look on their websites (a lot list on their personal websites, but don't necessarily list on the big job search engines...probably because they're smaller facilities and don't want to be bombarded). Good luck!
- Jan 20, '12 by JourneyRNThank you both very much, I will try those things! Going to keep trying, just praying it's where I should finally be... sick of job hopping to find my niche!
- Jan 30, '12 by emptyboxcarsI, too, am curious about this. I feel much like the OP.
- Jan 31, '12 by littlekaneRNI don't know if this will be of any help to you, but the doc who I work for told me that he used to post job listings on Craigslist. It might be worth checking out.
- Feb 1, '12 by JourneyRNI have seen some postings on CL lately & I've applied. Thank you, very helpful. <3
- Feb 5, '12 by W, RNI got my job in a peds office by just walking in with my resume and giving it to them. They happened to be hiring at the time. It was NOT for me, but it seemed pretty easy to get the job.
- Feb 7, '12 by JourneyRNWhat did you dislike about it, W, RN?
- Feb 10, '12 by Ashley, PICU RNI would imagine it's hard to find job postings because, since it's not as physically demanding as hospital work, people tend to stay in those positions until older ages. However it can never hurt to walk in with your resume and ask to speak to the person in charge of hiring. You can also call and ask if they are hiring RN's, but walking in is probably better.
I like my hospital job too much to consider leaving right now. But in 5 or 6 years, once my kids start school, I'll definitely be considering a doctor's office or outpatient job so my hours can be more compatible with school hours.
OP, have you considered outpatient clinics as well? Most major hospitals, especially children's hospitals have several outpatient clinics that my be more accessible than a doctor's office. My current hospital has outpatient clinics for: Allergies and Immunology, Pediatric sedation, Cardiology, GI, ENT, Endocrinology, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell, Pulmonology, Neurology and an oncology center for kids to get chemo on an outpatient basis.