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Freedomsong NP

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  1. Freedomsong

    Acute Care NP Schedule?

    I'm acute care in Neuroscience. I work 7 on 7 off 12 hour shifts.
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    Job Offer Details

    I did not find the offer to be fair. I left the interview thinking, are you kidding me.
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    Job Offer Details

    I didn't think it was a fair offer at all, the call situation is just ridiculous. I worked as a RN in PACU for 2 years and took call one day a week from 5p - 6a, and once a month from 5p Friday - 6a Monday, every time my pager would go off in the middle of the night I'd jump up out of my sleep and cringe. I couldn't relax because I knew I was on standby. I understand this is a different type of call but it's call nonetheless. I can't imagine being on standby 24/7, especially without compensation.
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    I agree with you. I thought the 24/7 call was too much, and the fact the company doesn't compensate for this in my opinion is nonsense.
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    I agree!
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    Job Offer Details

    Thanks for the feedback. I understand that NHs are different than hospitals and clinics in several aspects. However the interviewer told me the NP is expected to care for the physicians panel of patients as well as take call 24/7 so that the physician doesn't have to. And you are correct in that the call is phone call only, however, I still don't believe this is okay without call pay. Being on call is still work, you have to be available 24/7 to answer calls, make decisions, and give orders when you're contacted. In my opinion, technically you're never off. This may be something someone else is willing to do, just not for me. :)
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    Job Offer Details

    I agree with you 100%. I definitely walked away from this without a second thought.
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    I don't blame you. It's ridiculous for anyone to think call with no compensation is okay.
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    In the deep South, MS to be exact :)
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    Yes. When I asked about extra pay for call I was flat out told No. That's the #1 reason I will not give this job further consideration.
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    Job Offer Details

    Wanted to get feedback on this job offer. I am not pressed for work as I am currently employed, however I like to keep my options open. I do not plan on taking this position but wanted to post it here for the purpose of keeping NPs informed of some of the offers being made and how we can better negotiate. Offer made by private company that hires NPs to be on site 4 days a week at nursing home facilities. There are 2 NHs, (one has 80 beds - no rehab beds, the other has 90 beds - 20 rehab beds). NP expected to be on site 2 days/week at each facility. Expected to see 20/25 patients/day. Fridays are used as administrative days, and can be done from home. Also expected to be on call 24/7 for the 2 facilities, (per interviewer phone calls only). Salary: 88k/year PTO: 5.5 weeks/year (this includes holidays, vacation, sick, etc...) CME: $250/year (no additional days off) Health insurance, short-term/long-term at low cost, Life insurance paid by company 401k with matching after 1 year of service Company pays all licensure renewal fees and malpractice insurance Cell phone reimbursement $100/month **No additional pay for being on call 24/7**
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    Help...

    aprnKate, thanks for the feedback. As it stands I plan on going with physician B.
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    Help...

    traumaRUs, thanks so much for your feedback. I do enjoy the practice so far and don't plan on leaving. I intend to give things time and stick this transition out.
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    Help...

    Thanks so much Jules. I was thinking along those lines as well, input from others always helps though.
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    Help...

    Here's the dilemma. I was hired to work in a private practice specialty clinic owned by 2 physicians. They already had 2 NPs and needed one more. The clinic was initially ran split as far as patients and other staff went, for ex: one side was ran by physician A who employed his own receptionist, NP, and nurse, the other side was ran the same. A few months before I came the doctors combined the clinic and decided to share all staff and the patients would see whatever NP had an opening, they thought this would be more efficient. The problem is this clinic had run split for about 14 years. The 2 physicians do things quite differently and things have not meshed well. The staff is unhappy and a lot of the patients as well as they'd gotten used to seeing "their provider", which I can understand; this is a specialty clinic. One NP resigned because she could not deal with things being combined. The physicians now have decided to split things back out because they feel it worked better that way. I was told last week I needed to choose which physician I wanted to work for. Physican A's original NP whose been with him since the start of the clinic is still there. Physician B is the one whose NP resigned. I feel uncomfortable choosing because Physician A is the one who offered me the job but as it stands physician B has no NP. They both talked with me and said they would be okay with whoever I chose to work for, and that at this point they've decided the main thing is they don't lose another NP. They also said they still plan to hire a 3rd NP. I don't like the position of choosing after I've been there working with both for the past 4 months.
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    Failed the board exam

    Keku I am so sorry for you. Whatever you do, don't give up. I had pretty bad anxiety during my exam and a few times I just took my hand off the mouse, took a few deep breaths, said a prayer and then continued. It helped me to just stop for a few seconds and regroup. Best wishes to you.
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