ARNP, Florida - February 4, 2015
Job pays well with good benefits. Retail medicine is a great concept for treating minor illnesses. Guidelines are set for practice. Limited number of illness that can be treated. Mainly sinus infections. Not much learning or exposure to new treatment plans or conditions. No treatment for chronic illnesses. So may not be suited for new grad. Days can be long sitting in the little room with no windows. You are expected to make every patient happy. Its retail and a profit is expected. You are expected to market the clinic, sometimes using your own money, to build patient volume. Every patient is charged for a visit if a prescription is given or not. No free advise. You are expected to keep the clinic clean and the store's bathroom clean for Joint Commission. You will unload supplies from crates off the truck. You & your bags will be searched before leaving at night to prevent merchandise loss. There is no extra staff so you are expected to work when scheduled, sick or not, clinics remain open no matter what. Little chance for advancement. No job security. There is a lack of support to providers from management. Many times providers are made managers without any supervising experience this leads to chaos among staff. Many managers have no leadership skills which is a poor reflection on the company and the staff suffers from the lack of guidance. Senior Management sit on pedestals & does not involve themselves with the lower level providers working in the clinics or problems presenting within the clinics.