So i've got the clearance from the PD to go ahead and do it.I would talk with my residency advisor first -- you may need the PD's approval for moonlighting; Also, you'll likely be given a checklist of procedures/competencies -- make sure you can do them reasonably well -- there's no one there to back you up (unless you run in a dual provider location) and patient's expect you to know what's up ---
Everything's easy when you've got someone (i.e. your attending) to fall back on -- entirely different when you're it and the patient's life/limb is in your hands --- alone;
So in my experience, usually the pay is ok -- anywhere from $80 to $100/hr at least in a large southern metroplex ;-> Depending on how the shifts are split, this can be some nice supplemental income during residency...or afterwards....So i've got the clearance from the PD to go ahead and do it.
I've also completed the required procedural competencies i.e. lac repairs, removals etc.
I meant more in a pay/liability/scope etc perspective! Just something that we haven't covered in our curriculum yet.
I feel pretty comfy w/ seeing patients and managing them on my own, just the business/legal aspect is what I lack.