Published Apr 6, 2014
Hi all! A little background: I'm currently in search of a new job; I've been having knee problems for the past year and initially rebelled at the idea of leaving critical care and bedside nursing because I don't want to lose skills. However after opening my mind to the possibility I realized there are lots of new skills to be gained and bedside nursing is not the end-all, be-all. I've been applying to all sorts of jobs and got an interview for a clinic supervisor position. This clinic is part of a small network and affiliated with one of the local hospitals.
I have six years of clinical experience and no formal supervisor experience; I've also never worked in a clinic so I imagine the learning curve might be a little steep. The job description says I'll be doing some direct patient care as well as supervising MAs. I guess I'm wondering how the duties are split in this sort of situation and what are the typical "supervisor" duties an RN will have in a clinic with MAs. I know I'll find out more at the interview but I'd love to hear more personal experiences. Thank you!
klone, MSN, RN
That is my job right now. I see my own patient load (about half the patients as the care providers each day) as well as supervise the MAs, handle phone triage, process the daily lab results, triage walk-ins, and basically make sure things are running smoothly. Any problem or issue or fire that needs to be put out is given to me.
As far as supervisor duties - handling staffing (if one of the MAs has PTO or calls out, making sure we have float coverage, or helping out if we don't) - making sure all paperwork is done, supplies are stocked, nothing is out of date or expired, etc.
CABG patch kid, BSN, RN
Sounds like it will keep me busy but I'm excited! I've always been interested in preventative care so I'm hoping this change is the right step for my career. It's always scary making a change, especially leaving one full time job for another but I'm very excited on the prospect!!
Good luck to you! I was afraid I might regret going from hospital to outpatient nursing, but I love my job and don't regret the decision one bit!
The interview went really well, I should hear back next week!
Great news! Let us know what happens! What type of clinic is it? Family practice, adult primary care, or?
The clinic has 2 Family Practice docs 5 days a week; they also have Cardiology, Peds, and Psych once a week and OBGYN twice a week. The manager said I would be doing PT care and admin work. The clinic system has a very low turnover rate. I really really hope they are offering a decent pay; I won't find out the pay until I pass all my per screening stuff and get an offer. I am willing to take a pretty big pay cut but I went on another interview today and they straight up told me they can't afford to pay me what I'm worth. I'm currently making $50/hr and they could only pay me $25. I'm hoping the clinic is at least $35 which is the lowest I can afford and still pay my bills.
Good luck with that!
Pay at private primary care practices is historically NOT terrific. The best pay in that setting is found in hospital based and supported practices, IMHO.
This clinic is part of a hospital network so hopefully that is in my favor!
Good luck with that!Pay at private primary care practices is historically NOT terrific. The best pay in that setting is found in hospital based and supported practices, IMHO.
Yes, this is how my job is. It's part of a large hospital network, including the hospital proper, as well as several outpatient community-based clinics. I am paid the same rate as every other charge nurse in the network with my number of years of experience, regardless of whether I work in outpatient or inpatient.
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