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  1. by   english_nurse
    shift bidding???
    it sounds like a nightmare
    i wonder if you get feedback like on ebay??? :spin:
  2. by   arys1075
    Thanks for advice. I didn't get you when you say 750's or 850's. What does it mean? You mean that hospital is a mess, oh my God... How big is the hospital. Is it privatized or government one? Thanks for advance info.


    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    I've worked at TMC, done the majority of my clinicals at TMC, and just completed my Critical Care class at TMC. It would be one of the LAST hospitals that I would work at as a nurse. The OR maybe, L&D yes, but I wouldn't even work the ICU. Do you know they have 11 new grads in their ICU??? That's too many! That hospital is a mess. I wouldn't call it innovative by any means, and I would never even venture to say it's staffed appropriately. One of my fellow nurses who does per diem work there said there is great opportunities for overtime because there are so many open shifts.

    What floor are you going to work at? Please, please don't say 750's or 850's!

    Best time to come here is always after the summer. October is always nice.
  3. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from english_nurse
    shift bidding???
    it sounds like a nightmare
    i wonder if you get feedback like on ebay??? :spin:
    http://www.tmcaz.com/Working/nursing_central.html

    Click on Bidshift.

    I know it could be a convenient way to to pick up extra shifts, but it just seems so unprofessional and cattle-heard-like-ish to me.

    Click on the FAQ in tiny print at the bottom. Interesting.
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Aug 12, '06
  4. by   Multicollinearity
    [quote=geordiegirl2


    OMG I've never heard about that shift bidding before it sounds terrible.[/quote]


    I bet there are nurses that love it though? It just seems unprofessional to me.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from arys1075
    Thanks for advice. I didn't get you when you say 750's or 850's. What does it mean? You mean that hospital is a mess, oh my God... How big is the hospital. Is it privatized or government one? Thanks for advance info.
    750's and 850's are the names of the hospital medsurg units. 750's has telemetry capabilities.
  6. by   geordiegirl2
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I bet there are nurses that love it though? It just seems unprofessional to me.

    I bet there are nurses who love but I like you think its sounds very unprofessional, I can't imagine doing that ever.
    I can't believe i'm right here in town and no ones ever mentioned it.
  7. by   english_nurse
    it does sound unprofessional, but its also useful, some people live and die on the internet, so i suppose it could be a quick way of sorting out your overtime.
    mind you, i would have thought a quick phonecall would be a decent way to arrange your schedule.
  8. by   plchavard
    I worked at TMC as a PCT and I liked it for the most part. The cafeteria is pretty far depending on where you are but that is because the entire hospital is on one floor. Parking is more of a concern IMO. There are a ton of students mostly from PCC and U of A, but all of the charting is online which is a plus!
    Bid-Shift is great IMO. Lets say its your day off and you're not doing anything; you'd be willing to go in to work - for the right price. You bid on the shift and usually the person who want the least $$ gets it. Most of the time only one person will bid on a shift anyway and you get like 50% more per hour.
    The thing I liked least about TMC was the amount of HC I got and floating. As a PCT you can float everywhere - I think its slightly different for nurses. Lets just say my main area was with babies and I would get floated to hospice!!
    Its 6 months plus finished pre-req to get into the PCC program at Pima.
  9. by   arys1075
    Hi BSN HOPEFUL,

    My husband who is working as healthcare assistant here in UK and we are migrating soon in Tucson AZ. Do you think he can work as PCT or CNA in AZ? Does he need any unit or training in order to be qualified there to work? What the TMC may offer if he wish to work there? Thanks for advanced info from your experience. How long it will take if he proceeds to associate degree in nursing? How much is the approx. hour rate for PCT or CNA just to give me an idea? What do you mean by IMO? Thanks a lot, I asked you loads of questions? Hope you have time to answer my Q's... :spin: :spin: :spin: We are excited to see AZ soon and we have no idea where to live, how much is rent nearby TMC hospital....


    Quote from BSN hopeful
    I worked at TMC as a PCT and I liked it for the most part. The cafeteria is pretty far depending on where you are but that is because the entire hospital is on one floor. Parking is more of a concern IMO. There are a ton of students mostly from PCC and U of A, but all of the charting is online which is a plus!
    Bid-Shift is great IMO. Lets say its your day off and you're not doing anything; you'd be willing to go in to work - for the right price. You bid on the shift and usually the person who want the least $$ gets it. Most of the time only one person will bid on a shift anyway and you get like 50% more per hour.
    The thing I liked least about TMC was the amount of HC I got and floating. As a PCT you can float everywhere - I think its slightly different for nurses. Lets just say my main area was with babies and I would get floated to hospice!!
    Its 6 months plus finished pre-req to get into the PCC program at Pima.
  10. by   plchavard
    Please see your private messaging for a response
  11. by   tricia_0209
    hi, anybody knows chandler regional hospital? is that hospital good? I'll be working there after all my papers are done.
  12. by   MrsCleverclogs
    I have heard that they do bid shifts at Boswell Hospital, Arrowhead and it works well.

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