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  1. OncRN2015

    Gifts for the Office?

    I'm a new NP in an office with 2 other physicians, 4 MAs, 3 receptionists and the office manager. What is appropriate for gifts during the holidays? Should I give gifts to the 2 MAs who work with me? To the other physicians? To everyone in the office? I would love some input. Thanks!!
  2. I'm about to start my first job as a NP and I feel a little nervous. I was wondering how you handle situations with patients where you don't know something or have to look it up? I'm not sure that I want to do it in front of the patient because I don't want them to lack confidence in me, but I am curious what others do or say to leave the room to research what they don't know? As a new NP, I know there are things I will have to look up and was wondering the best way to handle those situations.
  3. OncRN2015

    Lab Coat Initials

    What initials do you include on your lab coat? My official initials are DNP, APRN, FNP- C. Should I include all of those? Some of those?
  4. OncRN2015

    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    When I worked prn (ft hours) as a RN I didn't mind not having PTO because I had 4 days off and could schedule around vacations etc. But working Monday through Friday as a NP.. yeah I want some vacation!
  5. OncRN2015

    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    I get that but you don't want a vacation once in a while??
  6. OncRN2015

    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    Wow, the more I read the more I am starting to think that my offer really isn't a great deal. We don't live near family, so we would have to travel for any holiday. I would barely have enough time to visit for one holiday and go on vacation, and nothing else, with 10 days PTO. I am surprised that this company "cannot" budge on PTO days. I would think that would be easier than increasing salary etc but I could be wrong.
  7. OncRN2015

    Staffing Firms/Recruiters

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has utilized a staffing firm or recruiting agency such as CompHealth? How was your experience? Good or bad? I am looking for a permanent position, not locum tenens.
  8. OncRN2015

    NP Salaries

    Full Glass, was this your only offer when you started? I am curious if your other offers were similar or if they varied widely depending on the position. I live about an hour west of Santa Barbara and am not very flattered with the offer I received and they don't seem eager to negotiate. It would be 40 hours/primary care, $115,000, 10 days PTO, 7 sick days and 3 CME. I am a new grad but with a DNP. I am curious on your thoughts about CA's central coast!
  9. OncRN2015

    PMHNP Salary in So Cal

    I live on the Central Coast and was offered ~$115,000, but was only offered 10 PTO days, yuck. I am not sure if this is a good offer considering I haven't lived in CA long.
  10. OncRN2015

    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    Also, the offer stated that I would get 6.5 holidays off, which sounds a bit odd as well. LOL!
  11. OncRN2015

    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    I spoke with this company about the amount of PTO in the offer, however, they stated that it is a network policy and the PTO time cannot be changed. I can discuss unpaid time off with my manager at my clinic to see if that is an option. Really? And I cannot use the sick time as PTO time, which I rarely if ever call in sick so most of those days will probably go to waste. I was already on the fence about this position and it may have solidified my decision.
  12. OncRN2015

    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    Hey all. I am wondering how many PTO days you received as a new grad. I have an offer including 10 days PTO plus 7 sick days, but this seems very minimal to me. Is this typical? Thanks!
  13. OncRN2015

    Low Salary @ the VA as NP

    I found this post very interesting. I am interested in working at one of the AF bases here in Central CA, but the USA job posting said it would only be GS11/12 and 65-95k/yrs. I thought, wait... that can't be right. In CA starting pay is definitely more than 100k! Did you have any experience negotiating a higher GS or pay with the VA?
  14. OncRN2015

    Best Place to Find NP Jobs Available?

    I am curious if I am missing any places to look for jobs? I have tried Indeed, Monster, Craig's List and of course the websites for big networks in the area. Is there anywhere else I should look? Where do private practices usually post their openings? Thanks so much!
  15. OncRN2015

    Lawyer to Look Over Job Offer?

    Have any of you recruited a lawyer to look over contracts and assist with negotiations? Was it worth it? Also, where should I look to find such a lawyer? Thanks!
  16. OncRN2015

    Lawyer to Look Over Job Offer?

    Is it best to have a lawyer look over a job offer/contract before accepting the offer? I am curious if others have done this and thought it was worth it. I have no idea how much it costs or where to find a lawyer who specializes in medical contracts. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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