I am fortunate to have received 5 offers as a new grad FNP. I basically narrowed down my choices to just two. They are both for an urgent care setting in two of the biggest healthcare systems in the pacific northwest. My dilemma is choosing between the two, for the purposes of comparison I would use A nd B. The major difference is between the ff categories:
Both are salary position. A is about $30,000 annually higher than B in terms of base pay, but B offers paid CME days that A doesn't have. With productivity bonus, on-call, and picking up 2 extra shifts / month, A can potentially be $50,000 higher in total than B which only has up to $6,000/year bonus based on performance with no on-call and rarely an opportunity for extra shifts. Benefits for both are almost identical, so that's not an issue.
A is more of a retail urgent care and B is more of a traditional urgent care, B has more in-house resources (i.e., POC chem panel, etc.) and functions almost like a mini-ED (they only transferred 2% of their patients to the ED last year.) They try to function as an ED as much as possible (They do IV hydration and antibiotics, etc.), which I think is great because I feel like I will have more opportunities to experience, learn, and do a wider scope compared to the retail clinic "we don't have the proper resources, therefore you need to go to the ED" mindset. B also has 2 RNs who do the triage and help with procedures if needed with 2-3 Medical assistants and 2-3 providers in each building depending on throughput, while A has only 1-2 providers and 3-4 MA's with no RNs, and does not do the higher-level services that B provides.
A is a float position rotating between 3 UC centers not too far away from each other and is a lot busier than B. A expects their providers to see 25-30 patients per 12-hr shift and B expects 15-20 patients per day. The medical director of B told me she expects me to see 2 patients per hour and A told me it is a standard to see 3-4 patients per hour.
Any opinion about this matter helps. I feel like a would want B but I can't ignore the $50,000 potential difference. Thank you in advance!