PHS pay rates in Alabama - page 2

Does anyone have an idea of Prison Health Service's RN pay rates in Alabama (or Southeastern states)? Any PHS nurses out there with advice? I have an interview Wednesday. It's for an HSA... Read More

  1. by   Sunshine22
    I think that alot of the time , the amount of money that you get paid is according to your contract with the county that your jail is in. I am in South GA, and have been with PHS for 10 years, and am the HSA. I wish you well on your interview and hope you get the job. I love working with PHS. Also, I think that alot depends on the territory that you work as well. The South is great with PHS as far as Alot of us are concerned. If you get the job, you need to make friends with Dr. McQueen. She will be wonderful to help you if you will let her. I just wish that she were still here with us in GA. Good luck and let me know if I can help you out.
  2. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Quote from Nur_1996
    I work for PHS in FL as a LPN for 20.00 an hour
    wow.. I am a PHS nurse in Fla as well. My base is 21.00 as an RN with 20 yrs exp. I get 21.00 for 7-3, 22.00 for 3-11, and 23.00 for 11-7, and 24.00 for weekends

    where in fla are you? I am in Ocala
  3. by   anc33
    Quote from Monica RN,BSN
    wow.. I am a PHS nurse in Fla as well. My base is 21.00 as an RN with 20 yrs exp. I get 21.00 for 7-3, 22.00 for 3-11, and 23.00 for 11-7, and 24.00 for weekends

    where in fla are you? I am in Ocala
    Are you working at Lowell or the men's prison?

    That wage is low, especially considering your experience and the fact that they start off new grads at almost 20 just one county up.
  4. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Quote from anc33
    Are you working at Lowell or the men's prison?

    That wage is low, especially considering your experience and the fact that they start off new grads at almost 20 just one county up.
    It is the marion county jail. Contracted with PHS
  5. by   anc33
    Quote from Monica RN,BSN
    It is the marion county jail. Contracted with PHS

    Duh, OK, I should have deduced that you worked county. Wasn't thinking. I was conparing it to state facilities which start RNs at about $23 with bennies and $29 without.
  6. by   Monica RN,BSN
    gainesville is indeed better pay than Marion county. I worked shands ER for years and did not mind the drive because the pay was that much better, even though it was almost an hour drive.

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