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  1. Hello. Question for people doing cosmetics out there: I'm starting a job at an Urgent Care in Hawaii after a couple of years working in the ED. The clinic offers cosmetic procedures (I.E. laser/IPL hair removal, skin rejuvenation, etc.) on the side. I get a 55/hr compensation plus 10% on cosmetic services I provide. Anybody have any idea what the typical "provider fee" is for cosmetic services? 10% sounds a little low to me but I'm not sure what I should be seeing out of this. Cheers and thanks in advance.
  2. This is exactly why I posted the contract. The idea of making $16/hr more is tempting, but you're right, money isn't everything. I appreciate the perspective, Steve.
  3. This is exactly why I posted the contract. The idea of making $16/hr more is tempting, but you're right, money isn't everything. I appreciate the perspective, Steve.
  4. This is exactly why I posted the contract. The idea of making $16/hr more is tempting, but you're right, money isn't everything. I appreciate the perspective, Steve.
  5. This is exactly why I posted the contract. The idea of making $16/hr more is tempting, but you're right, money isn't everything. I appreciate the perspective, Steve.
  6. I appreciate the wisdom and advice, EMED. Thanks.
  7. I have completed ACLS. They will pay for PALS and ATLS. I will look into the Airway course. They did agree that I will be precepted for that orientation period as they want to make sure I am ready for solo, hence the 2 year contract. They have reassured me that they will not let me work solo until I am ready, but obviously they would prefer that to be sooner than later, as would I. For me it comes down to this: Do I 1) want to work my arse off in this job while getting paid an 'ok' amount and gaining great experience 2) work a low stress fast-track position for less hours while making more money or 3) bite the bullet and do a residency. I have cycled through these options about a thousand times and always end up back at square one. I'm thinking about flipping a coin at this point. The job is in coastal Michigan area. Ideally, five or six years from now I would like to work for remote medical or another expedition medicine company.
  8. First-off, I appreciate the replies. I have 2 years experience as an EMT basic, but no medic and minimal ACLS experience outside of PA school. The ED sees roughly 20-30 pts/24 hrs. They stated there would be no solo-coverage until both parties were comfortable with that (they were hoping for 6-12 months). There are always two providers on site in the ED except for a 3 hour window in the morning and evening. I had initially planned to apply for an EM residency but the allure of a full time salary was hard to brush off. However, I am starting to lean more towards applying for an EM residency for the very reason EMEDPA stated above. I would not be very comfortable with acute pediatric airway intubation at this point. What do you guys think about the salary? Thanks for the input.
  9. Hello all. I have a job offer as a new-grad in the ED in a critical access hospital and would really appreciate some input. The practice setting seemed ideal during my time checking out the site. It's a rural ED, primarily staffed by PAs (there is an MD onsite 1-2 days/week). The rest of the PAs working here are well seasoned however. They are willing to train a new grad toward becoming an autonomous provider (there will be a 6mo-1yr orientation period). The shifts are 12 hours with the choice to work either 3 or 4 days per week (84 or 96 hours per 2 week pay period). The administration staff and providers were all very nice. So at this point sounds great, right? Sign-on: $2500 Wage: $39/hr with bump up to $41/hr at end or orientation (6-9mo). Wage reassessment at end of 1st year. Time and a half for anything over 40 hrs/week. I have told them the rate is low, but they rebut with the fact that I will be making $105k/yr if I work four 12 hour shifts/week [*]$1500 CME, 7days. [*]PTO: 2-3 weeks determinate upon hours worked [*]Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision included [*]401k: 4% match after 2 years [*]All licensure expenses paid [*]$350/mo additional for loan repayment [*]Contract length is 2 years The job is in an area that I would enjoy living (lots of outdoor possibilities). Everything looks good to me except the hourly wage. When you look at the annual salary including overtime, it's not bad ($105k), but that's working four 12s/week. Is that a lot of hours in the ED? Working three 12s/week would drop it down to 87,204/yr. I have talked to a couple class-mates taking ED jobs starting at $55/hr, but with a less autonomous position. I know there are a lot of contracts posted right now with it being that time of year but I would really appreciate your input. What are your guys/gals thoughts?
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