Where Is The Worst place to work in Florida? - page 5

Hello All Florida Nurses & Travelers I want everyone to be Upfront & Honest With this One! Where is the Absolute WORST PLACE to work as an RN, Or as a Nurse in General In any part of Florida? I... Read More

  1. by   NursefromNY
    Quote from RN Director Eileen
    They look for PRN or FLEX I think, pays more but no benefits. Dont' know what area you are looking for. I'm relatively new there. You might want to just fill out an application and see where that takes you.
    Hi Eileen,

    Im from Orange Park, Clay County area and just moved. Do you have any idea as to how much is the starting salary for an RN M/S 2yrs experience? Is it true that Orange Park Med is one of the worst hospitals in JAX area?

    Thanks
  2. by   hlfpnt
    OPMC is a pretty rough place...they can't keep staff & are always short.
  3. by   nedanurse
    My husband and I are looking inot moving into the Tampa area. I am almost scared to ask, is there any good one in that area to work at?? I am CTICU and would like to stay there a trauma. What is the general pay?? I live in MD right now.
  4. by   letina
    Quote from caroladybelle
    A slightly more palatable alternative. Florida Hospital (the Adventist group) runs the hospital at Celebration (Disney's planned community), Florida. I believe that things are not as "Disney" there.
    Umm.......don't you believe it, I work there
  5. by   kayaknurse
    Hi nedanurse -
    Tampa General is a level 1 trauma center. We have 9 (I think) ICU's and I've heard good things about our trauma unit - maybe 18 beds or so. We're a teaching hospital so you'll have lots of residents to deal with.

    Across the bay and about 20 miles away is Bayfront - a level II trauma center. A friend of mine has an agency that does contract work there - better pay, don't know about benefits. I liked working for Larry, did not care for Bayfront, did not care for trauma - each to their own and blessings to those who do. If you'd like to contact Larry let me know and I'll dig up his number - it might be a good way to test the waters.

    A third option in Tampa is St. Joe's - it's (I think) level II. Know nothing about it - some of our nurses go back and forth between TGH and St. Joe's but I never have so I can't say anything good or bad.
    Good luck to you!
    Kayaknurse
  6. by   nedanurse
    Hey thanks for the info. I really the Cardiac Surgery. Residents dont bother me. Fellows with big egos bother me Clin SPecs that get paid and do little bother me. What can you do. I really love the job. I dont want to go somewhere that will change that. Of course pay is a big thing as well. What is the norm. I make 30.00
    Last edit by nedanurse on May 23, '07 : Reason: more oimnfo
  7. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from letina
    Umm.......don't you believe it, I work there
    Sorry to hear that. I worked for one of the chain. It wasn't great but not the worst either...that goes to facilities in the WPB area.
  8. by   labrador4122
    Quote from bet0326
    No situation is perfect. However, not all hospitals in Florida are like that. Baptist in Miami is considered one of the best places to work for in America.
    Baptist is a good hospital, but it is very "corporate",
    they are very strict, but people like it there.

    They take new nurses only 3x a year march, august and nov. and they do an intense 18 week paid training, which includes classroom and clinical monday-friday 7-3

    I personally do not like that. i am more hands on, I am almost done with my training in 1 week... of my 6 week training, and yes I do not know everything, but I feel good about my skills as an RN. and to me, I've had enough training
  9. by   labrador4122
    Quote from caroladybelle
    As a teenager (like most in FL), I worked a summer at Disney in one of the shows. It is highly, HIGHLY overrated.

    They tend to "script" everything for all employees. The perfect "Disney" smile, strict regulations on hair cut, hair color, makeup, clothing, piercings, tats. Using the "Disney" language, you must keep a smile on NO MATTER WHAT!!!! No derogatory language whatsoever.

    You start to feel like a pod person.

    And, yes, the regs apply to anyone that has any contact with the public....because it is the "Happiest Place on Earth".

    (the first time I went to a non-Florida park...I think that it was a SixFlags, and encountered the "non-Disney" attitude..I was in shock)

    A slightly more palatable alternative. Florida Hospital (the Adventist group) runs the hospital at Celebration (Disney's planned community), Florida. I believe that things are not as "Disney" there.

    I love going to disney!! I love the way their employees are, everyone is always has a smile, greet me with smiles, and honestly that is how I am daily in my life, so it makes me feel very happy when I am there.

    when I go to the other parks non disney, I see the way those employees are, and of course, I don't like it and just think "ok it's not disney"
  10. by   Journey_On
    Quote from IampattyRN
    I love going to disney!! I love the way their employees are, everyone is always has a smile, greet me with smiles, and honestly that is how I am daily in my life, so it makes me feel very happy when I am there.

    when I go to the other parks non disney, I see the way those employees are, and of course, I don't like it and just think "ok it's not disney"
    I agree, the cast members are great! In their training, they are taught that they are putting on a show every day and that the guests are the top priority. Yup, one cannot compare Disney to other parks.
  11. by   wonderbee
    In Southeast Florida, avoid Bethesda and West Boca Medical Center. These facilities are notoriously toxic to nursing life.
  12. by   kenesha212002
    I am travel RN and I have been in South Florida for a year. I keep renewing my contract at South Miami Hospital which is a part of the Baptist Health System and I really like it there. I think I want to sign on Per-Diem and take a contract some where else for extra money. Can anyone give me advice about Cedars, Aventura, Kendall Regional or West Palm Beach Community?
  13. by   Nursingchicka21
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    In Southeast Florida, avoid Bethesda and West Boca Medical Center. These facilities are notoriously toxic to nursing life.


    i worked at west boca and i really enjoyed it...hope to get back there eventually.

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