Should I be automatically wary of these types of positions?
There are a few posted in the area that look intriguing, in specialty areas like fertility and plastic surgery. I work in primary care now, but eventually I would like to break into specialty care and wonder if these types of jobs would be a way to do that?
the job descriptions mention nursing duties but are generally short.
I have not contacted the practices yet, what are some key things to ask? Or would you automatically run the other way from these types of job postings?
Feb 9, '09
Obviously, they are going to expect you to do all the RN work along with the NP work. I guess it just depends on how you feel about this. I've done my own injections, wound care, etc. before and I don't have a problem with it...time permitting. However, there are a lot of NP's who do have a problem with it.
Feb 10, '09
One thing to also think of this may be more of a physician support role not a provider role. I see a lot of these for laser clinics where they want a RN/PA-C/NP since thoes credentials allow laser and injectable work. You might be more of a case management role for fertility. It might let you break into a specilty but you might not maximally use your NP skills.
THey may only want to pay RN wages as well.