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How to find a Dr's office job

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by Ginger80 Ginger80 (New Member) New Member

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I'm a new grad, and would love to work in a doctor's office or clinic. Is it acceptable to send resumes to these offices, even if there are no jobs advertised?

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yes. at least they would have your resume on file should an opening come up. alot of offices do not advertise when they are in need of licensed personnel and rely on word of mouth-i.e. friend of a friend sort of thing.

like an old saying...even a blind squirrel finds nuts ome of the time. you could send your resume to an office they maybe need someone but hasn't advertised it yet. go for it and good luck! :smokin:

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Thanks for your reply! I'm gonna go for it! :up:

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Amber Lynn has 3 years experience and works as a LPN Charge Nurse of Alzheimer's Unit-Assisted Livi.

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I got a job at a small family practice fresh out of school. I will give you the pro's and con's, it least what I viewed as the pro's and con's.

Pro: I gained lots of good experience. Phlebotomy, Injections, Lab work. I worked with a group of great doctors and nurse practitioners who accepted that I was a brand new nurse. They taught me alot. The hours are also good. No holidays, weekends, mostly day hours.

Cons: The pay is not so good. I know it differs where you live, but I got paid 12/hr. I worked with medical assistants, who did the same job as me and we got paid about the same. There was really no room for me to be promoted or move up in the office.

Bottom line, if you want some experience, a doctor's office is a great first job, but they do not pay the best and at least for me, I felt as though I should have had a biiger role than the medical assistants, although the ones I worked with were great!

Good luck!

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Thanks for your reply Amber. I think I will stick it out where I am now for a while, as I know I get paid well. It's unfortunate that Dr's office jobs tend to pay less. I will be keeping an eye out for one though!

Also, did you learn phlebotomy on the job? I have zero experience with this.

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and works as a Home health, private duty.

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They do pay less, but for some the regular hours and holidays off are worth the trade-off. I've done some really interesting things in doctor's office/clinic jobs. I learned phlebotomy on the job, some basic lab functions like spinning blood down to send for chem panels, hematocrits, various and sundry types of EKGs, glaucoma testing, allergy testing and lots of other things depending on specialty type.

In my area now, though they don't hire LPNs for doctor's office jobs as much as they used to. Maybe it's because LPNs want to be paid more than the MA wage.

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Amber Lynn has 3 years experience and works as a LPN Charge Nurse of Alzheimer's Unit-Assisted Livi.

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Ginger,

Yes. They taught me phlebotomy at the office. I loved it! At a dr.'s office, you shouldn't need any other special training for it.

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