Contract aesthetic nurses - page 2

are there any aesthetic nurses out there that have figured a way to contract themselves out??? travel aesthetics nursing, now there's a thought...... Read More

  1. by   BotoxRN
    Hi PJ,

    Alot of Drs. think that getting into this business is going to make them alot of $$$. It takes alot of $ to get started & getting patients can take alot of time. The better thing for them might be to start a side business but continue in their medical practice. If they decide to get into doing lasers the laser can cost $150K & up. That is some pretty big payments. I don't know where you are, but I would see what kind of competition you have where you are, & see how those places are doing. What kind of Drs are they? The injectables are costly up front & you want to make sure whoever is doing them are trained well.

    Where I am there are some palces not doing well at all & it all is about how you market yourself & take care of your patients. In my meeting in Vegas almost everyone works for a plastics & they have seen a decrease in surgeries but injectables & aethetician services are doing well.

    They might be able to pull patients from their existing practice but sometimes that doesn't work to well. I don't mean to be such Debbie Downer, but I would hate for them to lose alot of $$.

    Let me know how else I can help!
  2. by   PJ rn
    One question the physicians I have discussed doing contract work for concerns 'liability'. Does anyone know what their exact liability is or how to best answer this question without soundling like Im guessing or just don't know? I would really appreciate direction. Thanks
  3. by   BotoxRN
    Hi PJ,

    Depending on what kind of Drs. they are you should be covered under them. This is the bad part about being an IC. NSO won't cover you if aren't a W2 employee & doing aesthetics. I can have coverage in my office because I worked out with my Drs. to pay me a little each month so it will generate a W2 & I can have coverage. The other offices I go to I am covered under them.

    Good luck
  4. by   NurseinNOLA
    Hi BOTOX RN,
    I see you work in LA sometimes. I am a newbie interested in getting into RN aesthetics. I'd love to talk with you...
  5. by   BotoxRN
    Hi NurseinNOLA,

    I emailed you privately with my personal email & didn't know if you got it. If you still want to talk let me know. I will be in LA the week of Sept. 14th & would love to talk with you.
  6. by   nikki labauve
    HI BotoxRN

    I have a few private questions for you regarding contracting out to different doctors. I have my own med spa with my own lasers etc. I am getting burned out on the overhead and want to go back to being an independent contractor with some great Plastic Surgeons I know.. I made more money then.. But now I own my own lasers and have a large clientele..

    I am looking to downsize overhead and work part time.. was wondering what a fair percentage I should ask for ..? what is the going rate? do you own your own lasers or just use theirs?

    Are you covered under the doctors malpractice.?

    thanks so much for taking the time..

  7. by   happyS09
    Hi BotoxRN,
    I am wanting to get certified to do Botox/dermal filler injections do u recommend The Esthetic Skin Institute? So many questions. Thanks in advance
  8. by   BotoxRN

    Sent you a private message-if you don't get it let me know!
  9. by   leoRN
    Hey ladies!

    I am a RN in Texas and I specialize in injectables. I have 4 years of experience in the area. Recently I received an offer to work as a independent contractor for a new medical spa. I need advice on salary rates, hourly/monthly/ daily/percentage? How does it work? Also, I've read some conversations about insurance. What should I know about it?

    Help please!

  10. by   Ashley2011
    Hey Leonora,
    I'm an ICU nurse and I'm extremely interested in getting my foot in the door with aesthetics... May I ask where in Texas you are located?

  11. by   dsquard
    Hello. I am a new grad and have been working at a Med Spa for a few months. Tomorrow is my 1-day Allergan training which I am really looking forward to, but am curious if you have any advice about where to get more training. I have read everywhere that the best training is practice and have loads of books and videos about Botox and fillers. Any advice would be appreciated Thanks in advance!
  12. by   dsquard
    Quote from BotoxRN
    Hi injector1,

    Just got back from Vegas this afternoon from an aesthetic meeting. It was awesome as usual. Most of the people who go are RNs or aestheticians that work for plastics. I learn so much & it is great talking to other people who do the same thing. Next year it is in Washington, DC. Any of you in the business it is a very worthwhile meeting.

    As far as my 70 pts. it was all in the office except the Dr. had a Botox party at a boutique but we only saw about 16 people together. Next time I'm going for 4 days so they don't kill me

    I am will be getting together with my accountant soon about all of this stuff. I think you should be able to write off mileage or car payment. I will see what he says.

    I agree about the lasers. In the palce I used to work I made 25% on lasers, but I got kind of tired of doing them. I like doing the injectables too as it is much more satisfying! I also love being able to come & go as I please.

    Keep up the good work
    Hello BotoxRN-

    Can you tell me where I can find more information about this aesthetic meeting you've mentioned? Also, I'd love more information on your training classes...when, where, and how much are they? Thanks for the posts!
    Last edit by dsquard on Feb 3, '12
  13. by   BotoxRN
    Hi dsquard,

    Sent you a pm. If you don't get it let me know.