PSA Healthcare in Florida - page 3

Hello everyone, I'm a new grad and as you all know, it's pretty hard to find a job without experience. I live in south Florida. I applied to PSA Healthcare because they hire new grads and offer... Read More

  1. Visit  Maya2013 profile page
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    Congratulations nekosuki on your career transition from LPN to RN! To be fair, everything is not bad about PSA.

    Good things ...
    -Weekly paycheck
    -One client per nurse (or 2 clients if want to work more)
    -Paid basic training

    The pay is low, but is better than nothing.

    Best of luck to you! You are really making a difference and just remember .... You will meet great families that will help you determine best ways to care for their loved one and you could also meet other families that are not so involved, but you still must provide best care possible.
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  3. Visit  NursesNeedFriendsToo profile page
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    I just got hired with PSA and they are giving me $16 for RN pay. I am relocating to Miami and I figured as a GN with no contract...what the heck? But let me tell you, I did not go to school for a 2nd degree in nursing to get the same pay I had before!!
  4. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page
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    I have heard that PSA never give raises either. It doesn't matter if an LPN or RN is new or has many years of experience either. All nurses get the same low wages. I have 30 plus years of experience as an LPN and they only offered me $15 an hour-same as a new LPN. Thank Goodness, I was able to find a job at a LTC facility instead of PSA.
  5. Visit  double_minority profile page
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    Hello fellow nurses, I am supposing they are according to what's beeing said here, pay even with exp, etc. but is PSA in Florida new grad friendly?

    *plz disregard, just reread this last page, too many threads, too many forums.

    I figure if I'm doing PDN with extremeley low pay in NY, I will be better off with aprx the same pay in FL
    Last edit by double_minority on Mar 2, '13
  6. Visit  Oldest&Ugliest profile page
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    I enjoyed the "assessment center" also. I do think that part of the "assessment" is not just your skill in the return demonstration, but also your mobility. In the eval where I went we had to put the demo dummy on the floor to administer CPR. One of our fellow interviewees was a heavy woman who had a bit of trouble with getting up. I would imagine this would cue the agency as to what type of client to assign you to. You probably would only take clients that use lifts exclusively as lifting children would likely be dangerous if you have trouble getting up from the floor by yourself.
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  7. Visit  starNOstar profile page
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    Quote from calico5
    I enjoyed the "assessment center" also. I do think that part of the "assessment" is not just your skill in the return demonstration, but also your mobility. In the eval where I went we had to put the demo dummy on the floor to administer CPR. One of our fellow interviewees was a heavy woman who had a bit of trouble with getting up. I would imagine this would cue the agency as to what type of client to assign you to. You probably would only take clients that use lifts exclusively as lifting children would likely be dangerous if you have trouble getting up from the floor by yourself.
    Did many of you get hired at the Assessment Center? Thanks! And may i asked what you tackled at the assessment day?
  8. Visit  NurseNightOwl profile page
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    I went to the assessment center today. We went over CPR and mickey buttons. It was pretty low-key, but the lady leading it was definitely watching to see if each applicant would be a good fit for the company. There was also a pretty easy test, including simple dosage calculation.
  9. Visit  sisterzulu profile page
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    YI I agree I was a new grad when I started PSA in Florida sure the pay was not wonderful. but after a couple of interviews I've discovered that even the nursing homes. and hospitals are paying about the same. I think I got 50 cents more in a rehab facility. which train me to do nothing but expected me to do everything it was awful.
    I appreciate and have so much respect for PSA hiring me as a new grad when no one else wanted to take the chance. not just hire me and expect for me to do a job knowing that I was a new grad but also trained me well there was no need to be nervous because someone was always available to help with training. even the families were super super cool. as with any company you're going to have your issues. there is no perfect place to work. no matter where you work there's going to be problems either with pay with scheduling or just supervisors. if I had an issue arise with PSA they were very prompt to take care of it. I have since moved on but I certainly appreciate my roots from PSA and I recommend anyone who is the new nurse try psa. like she said 16 is better than 0. team PSA for life.
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  10. Visit  MariposaLPN profile page
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    I have my assessment meeting/orientation tomorrow. I'm so nervous.
  11. Visit  PraiseGod22 profile page
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    I worked at PSA back in 2010 as a new grad. I loved my patients! Just didn't really like working the home health setting.
  12. Visit  MariposaLPN profile page
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    Passed assessment and got offered the job! Orientation this week! Aahhh!
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