Hospital Reputations in Phoenix - page 2

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I am curious to hear from other nurses on what hospitals have great images and possibly what hospitals need to a reputation overhaul! Thanks... Read More


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    If you need to learn anything, Good Sam isn't the place for you.

    Apparently, if you need things done in a timely manner, Scottsdale isn't the place for you. They left messages at 4pm to tell me something wasn't checked off from occ health and now I can't start MOnday at orientation. I was told I could make an appointment for the mask fitting cause I have a sunburn and they were afraid of it being irritated. I can't believe they waitied til the last minute!
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    That about sums up Mayo. Like most places they have some real weiners there.

    The main thing I didn't like at PCH was the high immigrant patient population. Think I'd be too tempted to call sheriff Joe if I worked there.
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    I've been doing registry shifts in most hospitals in Phoenix area. Money is very good and right now hospitals are competing against each other to get nurses. I say if you have the expertise, now is the time to go for the highest bidder. I have been doing critical care from Peds to Adult for 12 years now and LTCand homehealth. I am tired of being loyal to any hospitals but to my profession. I have 3 offers right now and just doing some math as to who will give me the most that I want.
    anyone in terested in working registry around Phoenix let me know.
    Goodluck
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    Hello,

    My wife and I both had interviews at JCL. Wife for a RN and myself for PCT. I agency that we were going through for this opportunity really dropped the ball and was terrible to work with. We also interviewed with a second company in vegas and vegas was not for us. We now are going to be coming back down to interview at Banner Baywood Medical Center and Chandler regional. This company we are working with is much better than the first and from what we did get to see we liked AZ. Any insight on either of those places would be appreciated.
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    hello bigbee13,

    I have worked in JCL through registry in both hospitals, North Mt ad Deer Valley. Tele sucks, chaos, team work sucks, patient load horrible. ICU, well pretty standard. 2 patients max. I suggest sign up for registry go to any hospital they send you, and decide for yourself. If you are concern as to health insurance and other benefits, no worry, my agency has insuranc e, blue cross blue shield. They will give gas card money and anyone you refer, you will get a percentage of what they make for as long as they work and as long as you are working witgh them. They also have prompt pay, work today, get paid tomorrow. Also, with registry, mine , treat you like you belong to a family. I have made good friends with other registry nurses and that's where I get my support and teamwork. I'd say try it. You won't be disappointed. You can apply today and get work tomorrow.
    Email me for support and tips.
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    Abrazo group, Baptist,Paradise Valley, Maryvale, PMH. It depends on the clientele, the area. For example. in Maryvale, you wouldn't want to stand outside while on break ( for those smokers), you might get sprayed by stray bullets. Baptist, Tele sucks, nurses overwhelmed with patient load, admit after admit. PCTs are burnt out. Admin, lots of bs rules and regs. PMH: I like the ICU, not tele, not medsurg. Postpartum and Nursery are ok. Paradise Valley, you can get snooty and airheads snooping around your back. Plus rich patients that expects you to be jumping at their calls.
    Banner facility, depends on where you go. Registry pay is low, and they have their own pool of nurses and staff. St Joe's, clicky atmosphere. You belong to a certain group, they help you otherwise, you drown.
    Go where you will get your worth with the amount of work they make you do. Good luck
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    wow. I'm sad to hear that about JCL and Paradise valley. Another psoter said they were treated like gold at JCL.
    I just left a Banner facility as the staff wasn't supportive in helping me adjust to ICU and the manager had unrealistic expectations of me after 10 weeks (i.e., identifying a rhythm she couldn't or being in chanrge of a crashing patient when I'd not had one go bad before). I need to pick up some per diem through agency. Where should I ask to be placed?
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    hi cookielady,rn
    welcome!
    check this agency out. They have benefits and goodies plus you are treated like a family. HEALTHPOINT MEDICAL STAFFING,2226 W. Northern Ave, Suite C205 Phoenix AZ 85021. (602) 242-1330. or email Jerry Rutter @jerryrutter@healthpoint.com. If you have trouble finding it or having car problems, let me know, we'll pick you up or even have lunch. They give gas money, and other stuff ( a bone here and there per se), plus if you are good you can negotiate. Now is the time to empower ourselves with what we are worth of. Now is the time to get the support we've been missing. If you are hired and I get to meet you in one of the ICUs, I'll let you a hand or two
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    I would be leary of working registry without years of experience to be your resource, as you will have no other. Also I caution anyone who does not realize that Icare4icu has something to gain from your joining his/her regisrty. Anyone offering you a bone, and admitting just that, is someone you might want to think twice about.
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    Hello Dorimar,

    I was trying to help a fello RN and giving them some insights on Registry work in Phoenix. Just letting every Nurse know that they hav e a choice. Whether they sign up with the company I referred them to, is of their own choice. The info on all agencies are for the public. As far as rthe " bone", I was referring to added benefits to compete with other agencies. Heck, I care less for whether anyone comes forward to apply. And as far as getting something out of it. I don't get anything other than just being helpful. I guess, the world is full of people like you who thinks that there's no honest and decent folks.Yes, everyone should be leary, that's why you need to do some research .I make very good money with what I do and don't need to gain anything other than helping those who need help.
    Last edit by icare4icu on Jul 23, '06


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