New grad RN in med-spa - page 2

Hi all, I've been training for a couple of weeks at a small med-spa in southern California as a laser RN. I'm also being trained to do chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and perform skin... Read More

  1. by   jae_mc
    I worked at a med-spa for 2 years mainly doing laser hair removal. Although you're not using your med-surg skills learned in school, there's still nursing assessment and lots teaching going on. Do you know how many times I've had to tell a patient to stop using a certain medication if they want to keep doing laser because of photosensitivity or bruising it can cause? The job can be stressful mainly because of the variety of patients. Beauty is a big deal for some women so the littlest hair or vein or wrinkle can make or ruin their day. I LOVED that job and would've stayed there for a very long time if I didn't have to move to another town. Still ended up getting a clinic job without a problem (I reminded them over and over again my experience and they didn't see much of a difference). I think whatever new job you end up at after med-spa, it really matters how much orientation/training is provided to help transition you to a new setting.
  2. by   lilydiana711
    To anyone who has interviewed at a laser medspa! What sorts of questions do they ask in the interview? I don't know how I prepare for a position like this so any help would be appreciated since I have an interview tomorrow morning.
  3. by   Trueblood83
    I would take this job and run with it! lol I would absolutely love to work in the aesthetics field. I have worked acute care and community health. You could always take this job and if you wanted to you could continue looking for a position in acute care, home health, community health (whatever you are interested in) that you could do once a week or even once a month (PRN). This would help with your assessment and clinical skills if you thought that you might want to try to go into a different setting later.
  4. by   xoemmylouox
    Ensure you have your liability insurance.. And right now income is income. Keep trying to get into acute care of you wish, but who knows, maybe you'll fall in love with this?
  5. by   stefani9
    May I ask where you got this job? I am a recent new grad and am interested in working in the medspa industry in southern california!
  6. by   janeybirdRN
    I guess the labor laws are different in cali. How can they not pay you for training? In PA if you do so much as a computer module at home required by the employer, the employer is required to reimburse for your time.