Mark, I think this is what exactly is coming in the future, where else can they get nurses to staff their hospitals?? I thought of doing this myself. Fortunately, right here and now, my husband's job supplies the bennies, so I am free to think about it a little more than someone who is single or single parents, or married folks whose spouse doesn't have insurance.
One question, what do you mean by "register as a PC"? What does the PC stand for?
Not to make it sound glorious or anything, but I work for a staffing agency who staffs ICU's and CCU's. There is a CT ICU near me, who is having people resign left and right. I used to work there. I resigned d/t verbal abuse from one of the docs, and no matter what bonueses they give, etc, they can't keep staff. Well, today the owner of the company, she's a great person to work for, called to ask if I would commit any time on 7p's....for $63/hr!!!! I said...I'm listening!!! So, after all my B&M'ing, I guess I will sell my soul to the devil himself for that money. I have calculated that I can have my credit cards completely paid off BEFORE Christmas. I am toying with quitting my regular weekend supervisor job at a HH agency, but after much discussion with my husband, we decided this may not last if the hospital actually does hire staff, so we decided we will ride the gravy train as long as it lasts, hopefully until Christmas, and them into January to pay the Christmas bills, then maybe we can afford to go away on a vacation for the first time in 7 years!!!!!!!! I will be tired and cranky going back to nights, and I hate the hospitals, but I can't see how I can refuse this chance to get out of debt, and be able to order out take out without worrying it's too much money. (After taxes, with one 12 7p per week for them, and my regular job, I would take home
~$2100 q 2 weeks) I just hope I can take it, the stress of working there was horrible, but last time I worked there, just before I told my agency boss not to ever schedule me in that unit again, I told off the doctor, and it felt good! He got abusive on the phone, and I gave it right back, not in front of any pt's or family, so maybe I am older and stronger now, I will not allow him to dish out any crap. And if he EVER dares to try to make me look bad in front of a pt again, I will not hold back, I will tell the pt the truth. I have always tried to take the high road, so as not to upset my patients, but I swear, I will not allow him to make me look bad in front of a pt ever again, esp when I have done nothing wrong.
What do you think, am I nuts to go back, or should I go for the money?? My agency boss knows what a jerk this doc is, in fact, she has had it out with him many times, so she insisted to me that it will be in the contract that he must act respectfully to the nurses. Speaking of the contract, she also told this hospital, if she has nurses who work other places commit their time to this place, then this facility must pay the nurses even if their census is zero, AND the nurses will not be pulled to work anywhere else. For $63/hr, I think I would go to CCU, but their ICU is a pit! NO support staff, no one helps each other, yikes!
OK, I'm done, am I nuts???