Quote from Sour Lemon
Fertility clinics are largely staffed by medical assistants. Common "nursing" tasks are blood draws and running labs, chaperoning, teaching, and prepping rooms and equipment. The MAs also handle the insurance, front desk, etc. Larger offices may have one actual nurse for IM injections or the rare task than an MA can't accomplish (which may vary by state).
Patients give most of their own medications at home. Medical providers typically do their own procedures in office. For out of office procedures, there are staff at the surgery centers that take over.
My response is as someone who interviewed as a nurse for a fertility clinic and as a fertility patient. I am a patient at the same place I interviewed just not the same location. This is a large fertility practice with 4 locations and 1 surgery center.
There was only 1 MA at each location. The MA did the triage and served as the observer/assistant during exams, ultrasounds, and minor procedures.
When I interviewed for the RN position the job was M-F 8 to 5 for 3 weeks then 1 week you would have off two days during the week and you'd have to work the weekend. Holidays and call were also required, but only 1 location was open during holidays. The duties included performing pelvics, ordering meds off standing orders, IUIS, drawing labs, coordinating with the doctor, assisting with procedures, performing injections, coordinating care, and providing education.
As a patient, I speak with my doctor's assigned nurse. At the location I go to, I like my Doctor but hate his nurse. She is not very polite or friendly, and whenever I have questions it seems like I am really inconveniencing her. I have definitely missed some key times and had to wait a month or two because she is not very good at her job. I'd switch locations but the others are almost an hour away. This practice has a 67% FET success rate so I am playing nice so I don't get kicked out of the practice. I'm telling you this because you need to like answering questions, patient education, and phone triage as they're going to be about 50% of your duties.