bananapeppers Posted October 8, 2015 Share Posted October 8, 2015 I work full time in an ED already (110 hours) and pick up part time, as needed, ED shifts in a rural area about 1.3 hours away from my home. I get $75 without benefits but they cover the cost for hotel (no gas) and I'm W-2. One of the recruiters of the group (it's actually an ER group that runs the hospitalists) reached out to me today and said they were in "desperate" need for a hospitalist NP/PA. Now, granted, I don't have any hospitalist background, so it would be a challenge and a learning curve from the ED. I went up and spoke to the director of the hospital and the head hospitalist who basically offered me a job on the spot. They currently have 1 other NP that works part time on the weekends. They're pretty desperate. Questions: 1) Do you guys like hospitalist work? Would it be difficult for me to transition from ED to hospitalist? 2) What is a fair rate to ask for? Initially, she offered $65/hr (no bennies) and I just chuckled on the phone when she said that, because that's what the offer is already around my home town. She offered the "same rate" as my current ED rate. Should I ask for more? $80/hr? or first 4 shifts $75/hr and any shifts after that would be time.half/double rate? I don't want to sound too greedy. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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