I worked at PSA in S Fla for 3 years and I loved it!!! They hired right out of LPN school without any experiecnce. They offered skills training to all nurses, and I definately needed that as a new nurse. The office staff was very supportive and there was always a variety of cases to choose from. I chose when and where I worked. The only con was that as a per-diem nurse I didnt get any benefits such as (medical/dental insurance). They did however offer a 401K program (no matter what company you work for take advantage of any retirement savings plan) and some other things such as life insurance and short-term, amd long-term disability. I am very grateful to PSA. As an LPN I made $17.00-18.50 depending on when I worked. If PSA needed to staff a case when I was scheduled to work they would pay more 18.50-22.00. There was even a case where I made $27 p/hr. It was great. My only suggestion to you is to remember that you are there to work not to be the friends of family members. I left PSA because I found a better opportunity. You did not mention if your an LPN or RN but Im hoping that nowhere starts RNs at $19. If thats the case I thnk Ill be an LPN forever. Hope everything works out for you.
hmmmm...yes it is 19/h for level 1 and 20/h for level 2 and 21/h for level 3. I did a test on peds which was not bad after all. She asked me if the family ask me to do housework how I would respond? Are you kidding me? I never spend thousands of dollars to do house work...I hope she tells the clients that house work is out of it. I am still looking for a job because I am not too sure about this one
Thank you Caliotter3. I am not too impressed with PSA...they seem to want to use the recession to pay very low wages. The lady told me that it is because they deal with medicaid. I took the test and did pretty well but I am not counting on them to call me.
I dont work for PSA, I work for a similar agency and make 19/hr as an RN, this is about what they all pay. The job is pretty easy though, its flexible and its good if you have no other work, want it as a back up job or are like me and needed to have Something while looking for another job and actually i have really enjoyed it and have been doing peds home health for over a year. It is really tough out there for new grads trust me