LTC in Miami

  1. Is anyone working today in Miami at a LTC facility. What I would like to know is on night shift what would be a typical night and what is the average salary. I recently graduated and passed the NCLEX and looking into this area. -- Your comments are greatly appreciated.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   ex1140
    Hi,

    I work for a LTC/Rehab center, Heartland Healthcare Center. Unfortunatley,
    I don't have a lot of good things to say... If you are going to work for a LTC
    facility please ask as many questions as possible during the interview. I would
    even go as far as questioning some of the employees if possible before leaving the facility. Most of the facilities in Miami have very high turn over
    rates.

    I work 11-7 with 40 patients on any given night. I only work on the LTC unit
    I refused to float to the rehab unit because it is very understaffed and overall just an accident waiting to happen. I have heard many LPNs complain about the number of patients they receive. One night this week I had the entire floor about 60 patients... I did what I could.

    Registered nursing is starting to look extra good, I'm plaining to go back to school early next year. I make $16.90 an hour because I work the night shift, I make $1 more an hour on weekends. I've decided to look for a good perdiem position. The pay is higher and the scheduling is more flexible, and I don't need medical benefits.

    I pray you find a good facility...just take your time don't be in a rush.
  4. by   ex1140
    Hi,

    I work for a LTC/Rehab center, Heartland Healthcare Center. Unfortunatley,
    I don't have a lot of good things to say... If you are going to work for a LTC
    facility please ask as many questions as possible during the interview. I would
    even go as far as questioning some of the employees if possible before leaving the facility. Most of the facilities in Miami have very high turn over
    rates.

    I work 11-7 with 40 patients on any given night. I only work on the LTC unit
    I refused to float to the rehab unit because it is very understaffed and overall just an accident waiting to happen. I have heard many LPNs complain about the number of patients they receive. One night this week I had the entire floor about 60 patients... I did what I could.

    Registered nursing is starting to look extra good, I'm plaining to go back to school early next year. I make $16.90 an hour because I work the night shift, I make $1 more an hour on weekends. I've decided to look for a good perdiem position. The pay is higher and the scheduling is more flexible, and I don't need medical benefits.

    I pray you find a good facility...just take your time don't be in a rush.

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