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Independent vascular access nurse

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I had an interview recently with an independent vascular access company. I assume this would make me an independent contractor, as taxes are not taken out of monthly pay and a 1099 is issued. Does anyone have any experience in this area? I have not been able to find any recent threads on the topic. What were your taxes/ record keeping/business expenses like? When you factor in wear and tear, insurance, car payments, and gas, was the pay worth it? Do you carry malpractice insurance? Is there supplemental reading/training material you would recommend? Would you recommend it as a career? This is completely different than anything I have ever done, as I have always had employer offered benefits. Any input is appreciated! 

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"nursy" has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, ER, Home Health, Corrections, School Nurse.

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I was a PICC nurse independent contractor for many years and I loved it.  I made fantastic money.....but.....I was very good and I pretty much took every call that came in for three different companies, covering 3 counties.   I pretty much worked 7 days a week.   Very few nurses did it this way, most had regular jobs and did it on the side.  Record keeping is a pain in the you know what, and you're on your own with that.  Whether it's worth it  depends on a several factors.  I lived in a busy metropolitan area where there was a high demand for the services , and several companies set up to provide those services.   Where I currently live, ( a small city of 100,000 people)  there is no such demand, and no companies exclusively providing vascular access services.     Probably the biggest question you have to answer for yourself is can you take being on call all the time.  As an independent contractor, you can set whatever hours you want, and you can turn away whatever call you don't want to take.  But that's not how you make money.  My companies always called me first because they knew I would  do it.  And also you have to be OK with feast or famine.  I had days where I made 2000 dollars in one day.  I also had weeks where I kept checking to see if my phone was broken because nobody was calling me.  

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