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chemo at MD's office

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Specializes in Oncology, Medical-Surgical. Has 11 years experience.

i work in an oncology unit. an MD asked me if i could give chemo in his office (outpatient). he will pay me to do it . is it OK? i'm not technically his employee. what do you think?

jmgrn65, RN

Specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics. Has 16 years experience.

well you would be his employee if he is going to pay you. But I wouldn't not unless you were officially working for him.

mgababyko

Specializes in Oncology, Medical-Surgical. Has 11 years experience.

is there actually a law or regulation related to this?

onc_research

Specializes in oncology, clinical trials, home health.

i work in an oncology unit. an MD asked me if i could give chemo in his office (outpatient). he will pay me to do it . is it OK? i'm not technically his employee. what do you think?

That is how I got started working in outpatient oncology. You would be considered an employee and would have to complete the appropriate forms. You need to consider your salary. 10 years ago when I went from the hospital to the clinic I took a paycut, might be different now. I don't know of any laws preventing nurses from working in one place or another or having dual employers, however, you might want to check with your current employer if working for this MD would be a conflict of interest.

Will the MD always be on site? Does an MD always have to be on site when patients receive chemo in an office? I work in an outpatient chemo unit and often we have no Docs there and it makes me uncomfortable because we don't have any NP's either.

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