Florida hospital - page 2

I'm curious to know if you become employed with Florida Hospital is it easy to move around within the hospital? As in transferring to a different type of unit?... Read More

  1. by   Chris99mu
    Quote from TheLastTime
    Base pay for GNs at FH is slightly above $22. ORMC pays $21.85 for GNs.
    Ha!!!! Riches!!! FH Zephyrhills is paying GNs $19.
  2. by   Chris99mu
    Oh and FHZ med surg has 6:1 for RNs and 10-15:1 for CNAs. PCU has 4:1 and usually 1 tech for all pts, sometimes as many as 16. ICU has no techs, not sure about RN ratio. Also not sure about diffs.
  3. by   myoglobin
    You could come to HCA in Kissimmee! PRN Pay (meaning no benefits) is about $38.50 for nights and about $42.00 on weekends. However, your med/surgical ratio is 7 to 1 with only one tech for about 30 patients. On the PCU/IMCU the ratio is 6/1 (nights maybe less on days not sure) with one to two techs for about 30 patients. If you work in the cardiac tower (floors 3,4, and 5) the ratio drops back to five to one (think PCU, but an acuity which is less than the PCU/IMCU floor on average) with two techs for about 25 patients (give or take). The pay with benefits is pretty comparable to ORMC or Florida Hospital. I think that you will find that the pay is very compariable both at ORMC and Florida Hospital once you are out of orientation. Note these figures are for an RN with about one to two years of experience, but I don't think that the numbers change until you get more than three years of experience (thus they would apply to even a new grad).

    Also one of the big DOWSIDES of Florida Hospital is that they require that you show proof of health insurance (say through a spouse) or you must take the benefitted position. Speaking personally the pay cut from a benefitted position would mean I couldn't afford to pay my bills without working overtime. I would rather take my chances and go without health insurance (besides unless they Baker Acted me I wouldn't go to the doctor or ER anyway even if I DID have a heart attack).
    Last edit by myoglobin on Aug 10, '11 : Reason: Incomplete
  4. by   Chris99mu
    Yes, FHZ is no longer hiring non-benefitted at the increased rate. I think it was around $35/hr dayshift with no benefits. They are not offering that anymore. You either take benefits or show you have benefits and the rate is the same. BOO!!!!
  5. by   red_hot_chili_oreo
    hi, sorry if this is a bit off topic, but would any of you know if FH is still hiring foreign nurses? coz there's been some buzz that they're gonna stop processing for H1B visas. thanks and I'd really appreciate your response!
  6. by   NurseLove88
    I was offered a position at ORMC and FH

    ORMC starts at 22.20 for BSN grads and FH offers 22.08 for BSN grads...the night differentials are better at ORMC. I still am not sure which job I will take..I have been hearing a lot of negatives thoughts about FH and plus the contract is pushing me away due to the fact that I am young and not sure if I want to live in Orlando for the next 2 years..but I am still weighing my options
  7. by   RL0206
    Anyone have any new updates for ORMC and FH as far as payscales and differentials? I am a Trauma/Sicu RN with 4 years exp. from northern NJ, also how is the PRN pay at either ORMC/FH? Thanks all!
  8. by   arneym
    Does anyone know about HealthSouth Rehab Hospitals in Florida??? What their pay is????? Day in New Jersey is $31.50 and Night is $34.50.
  9. by   ZooMommyRN
    Quote from arneym
    Does anyone know about HealthSouth Rehab Hospitals in Florida??? What their pay is????? Day in New Jersey is $31.50 and Night is $34.50.
    Type looking at a decent pay cut in general. Mid 20$ range seems to be the rate across the state, I made 10$ less than your day rate with 5 yrs experience
  10. by   AmberRaye
    I had an interview in Miami they offered 26.09 base and FH offered only 23 something. I have almost 2 years in med/surg. What is the pay now? I think 23 is low for me, plus with a 2 year contact. I feel like they are trying to play me. sugguestions?
  11. by   tsipareht
    Anyone on this page got hired with FL Hospital? I start in a couple of weeks in the critical care unit. PM please.
  12. by   Swanks916
    Let me know how it goes and what you hear from anyone else. I am going to be relocating to Tampa and am an ICU nurse... I'd love to hear your opinions.
  13. by   DragonflyLady17
    Just got hired. The pay is low around 22 and I have a BSN and I am not a new nurse. Am I missing something here? Also how is the health insurance? Should I take Fl Hospital or my husbands (which you pay 30 %) out of pocket. If you do not take Fl hospital insurance do you get money back?

    Curious. Thanks.