Anyone go to Doc office from LTC?

  1. I am an LPN who currently works at a LTC facility. I have been with them for 1 1/2 years. I need a break and am considering applying for a position at a Doctors office or possibly home heatlh. I know there will be a cut in pay but I would like weekends and holidays off. Anyone do this and if so, what do you think about it? Good move? Bad move? What kind of pay cut am I looking at? I live in Florida and make almost $21/hour without benefits. I know I will be making less because almost noone offers pay in lieu of benefits nowadays. Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks for your input-
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    About geniann

    Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 39; Likes: 6
    Specialty: LTC, rehab, and now office nursing


  3. by   jetscreamer101
    A former DON of mine left LTC about 5 years ago, and went to work at a local MD's office. She loves it and has been there ever since. Don't know about the salary though.
  4. by   dream'n
    I made the switch eight years ago and it's wonderful. My pay is actually better than LTC, but the key is to work in a Drs office run by a larger company, such as a HMO or those run by a hospital corporation. They can pay much more than private offices and have great benefits. Along with an 8-5, M-F schedule.
  5. by   geniann
    Thank you for the responses! Now I have to figure out how to set up my resume. Is there a thread here somewhere to help me out with that? Should I gear it more toward the office aspect of my clerical skills or leave it as is, with the emphasis on clinical nursing skills? I hate switching jobs- I am SO nervous! I especially hate the handing in the two weeks notice. Is it considered tacky to put the notice into the DON's mailbox or should I hand it to her personally? I would like to work in a PEDS office but GP would be okay. Anyone have suggestions on which is better? HELP!!!
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    I went from the Doc's office to LTC. I think I made $16.25 in the office and made $23 when I left my last job in LTC. I like both and there are stressors to both. My problem is I hate working during the week and want weekends only. I want to cram it in in 2 days then have 5 off to be mommy.