Chicago Burbs Pay Rate for CNA/PCT - page 3

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has experance with what the pay rates are as a CNA or PCT in Hospitals around the Chicago Burbs area? (Oswego, Aurora, Naperville, Downers Grove) I am begining a... Read More

  1. by   Male_Chicago
    Quote from MrsMeg
    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone has experance with what the pay rates are as a CNA or PCT in Hospitals around the Chicago Burbs area? (Oswego, Aurora, Naperville, Downers Grove) I am begining a CNA course in January and plan to continue my education after that, but would like to work while going to school.
    Thanks so much, Mrs Meg
    I know a place, nursing home, that pays like $13.50 for pm shift. But recently they had a terrible death there and then a fall leading to death and got heavily sued and fined so idk if its such a good place to work anymore...
  2. by   Male_Chicago
    Quote from KB24
    I want to work at Central Dupage Hospital or Edwards Hospital.
    I LOVE central dupage hospital! I heard their float pays up to 17.50 for pct
  3. by   Male_Chicago
    Quote from luvs637
    I work for the Advocate system.
    How is advocate?
  4. by   natalieonaje
    I work at Advocate Christ as a pct (pca that can draw blood). They start at about $13/hr. I work pm's (3-11) so we get $1/hr shift differential m-f and $2/hr shift diff on weekends and holidays. I plan on staying with advocate until I finish school because they have a pretty decent tuition remibursement program. They give you $4000 tuition remb if you work full time (.9 or 1.0) and $1200 if you're pt A or B annually. They also have the ACE program that pays $8000 towards your tuition if you go to one of their approved nursing schools and it doesn't matter if you're pt or ft, you just have to have been working for them a year or more and promise to work for them 2yrs after you finish. Benefits are ok. They match 3% on your 401K.
  5. by   Male_Chicago
    Are they hiring?
  6. by   natalieonaje
    I'm not sure if they're hiring now. I heard there was a hiring freeze, but that may or may not be true. I would try going on their website.
  7. by   gonzo1224
    The advocate system is FANTASTIC! Benefits are outstanding. I work as a PCT at Good Sam in Downers Grove. They are very picky who gets in now and are firing the slackers and troublemakers. You must set up your resume/application on-line initially and then check their job openings daily and apply ASAP when you see a new opening. In fact, check several times a day and apply for everything. Once you get in, you can always move around.
  8. by   newway
    You may find that hospital jobs are hard to find without a year of experience. Long term care is much easier to get into. I work at a long term care place I make 10.50 plus .50 shift dif for nights. That being said I would try my hardest to get into a hospital. Much more professional atmosphear. I just went to an open calling for CAN's at good shepard crossing my fingers.

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