New forum member here needing a little directional assistance.
Since Nov. 3rd, I've spent the better part of the last 3 days formulating, faxing, and emailing my resume to a myriad of Denver area facilities. Also, I've read dozens of posts on this site to prepare myself for the rigors of the interview process and eventual position selection. If I were to create a wish list of incentive factors (compensation factors) which appeal to me most I would have to include the following in such a list:
*best base wage? (Med.-Surg / Tele. RN)
*weekend shift incentive (who has 'em?)
*overtime @ double-time (rather than time and half)
*highest tuition reimbursment
*highest sign-on bonus
*highest referral bonus
*best (lowest) matrix ratio (ie; RN to patient ratio)across all specialties.
*shift diff.? (if so, fixed value, or base-wage %) highest known.
(I've grown accustomed to 13% night-shift diff.).
As a recent transplantee from Phx.,Az., Nov.1), I'm in
desperate need of some insight regarding locating a facility which might best facilitate my wish list. I know it's a monumental expectation to expect all points be met by a single
facility, but I suspect the members of this forum might suggest one or two offering the best package for the underinforme(me). I thank you for any advice you might offer.
Nov 12, '06
I'm only a nursing student, but everyone I've spoken to in the field says that Kaiser Permanente is the best place to work. (Another rumor--new grads start at $30/hour, shifts are M-F 8-5.) Of course, Kaiser doesn't have any hospitals in Colorado, only clinics.
Nov 13, '06
Kaiser has affiliations with several hospital facilities out here: Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center
, and The Children's Hospital
There is more info on the Nursing Pathways
website for Kaiser.