Not sure what to think! - page 2

I recently interviewed with another company and the doctor that interviewed me is a specialist. I was somewhat surprised at what was said. I will try and keep this from being to long. anywho, I... Read More

  1. by   Little Panda RN
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    Your friend the medical assistant actually does not have a license to lose. You do. He can bill for his services and pay her peanuts. But the part of this that bothers me the most is that he wants to have an MA or LPN do lesion removal. That's totally sick. If someone goes in for a suspicious lesion the MD needs to remove it to get good margins, that's a life and death matter and not something I would be comfortable having a MA do. Suturing, lesion removal is outside the scope of practice of even an RN. Suturing is in a NP or RNFA scope of practice with training. I've heard of RN's doing botox and I'm not sure that's even in the scope of RN practice. please check your BON.
    Yes I will be checking with the BON, but I have a feeling I already know what they are going to say. Thanks to everyone for all the replies.
  2. by   Retired R.N.
    Quote from nd_mom
    The doctor specializes in dermatology. He is very specialized and you can tell by his attitude. He comes in from a big city. This is a new clinic that has started up in the last year and this guy is the new addition. I have a friend who is a medical assistant who works there and she likes it. She says that he has been nice, but I am afraid that he is one of those doctors who will turn out to be Jekyl and Hyde. Maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole hill. But I guess with being a new nurse, I want to make sure that I am not violating my scope of practice.
    Alarm bells are going off, klaxons are blasting, and sirens are screaming! Take your license firmly in hand and RUN! You worked too hard in nursing school to lose it all for some part-time employer who wants you on the staff to take the fall for any disaster that happens.
  3. by   BJLynn
    Notwithstanding all the other redflags, "Double booking".....RUN and FAST.
  4. by   elcue
    Run Run Run