I got RN recently & would like to work in kansas city. I'm a Greencard & got 6 years of experience in Neuro surgical ICU(overseas hospitals). There are many hospitals in KC like menorah medical center, St.Luke's, KU med, St.Joseph,etc., I want to know which is best hospital to choose in the aspect of nurse-patient ratio , salary & benefits.
I also would like to get some details about Trumen hospital & HCA Hospitals & also why many people in this thread are giving bad opinion about HCA hospitals , is there any strong reasons? what about their pay & benefits? is that very low?
I'm new to kansas & also to US, so please guide me to choose a good work place with best job satisfaction, salary & benefits.
If possible please give me the hourly billing rates for KU med & st.Luke's,etc.,
Thanks in advance.
you might call them about the BLS, they may have an opening, you must have it before you can even step on the floor legally. If it is expired it is useless, but they typically last 2 years.
I'm uncertain of the wages because I don't know your experience, and I'm only a 2nd year nurse so I just get their set rates for raises. As far as the benefits go, they are set, you simply decide during orientation which option you will take, the PPO is actually cheaper than the HMO, I only pay $24 biweekly for very good insurance(single, no family). They have dental for $3 a paycheck as well. They offer all sorts of things, life insurance, cancer insurance, short term disability. I honestly only see a use in the dental and health insurance personally, but you may want the others.
The shifts are 12 hour shifts, 7am-7pm, 7pm-7am.
I would imagine the ratio to be 1, 2 or 3 patients per nurse, but honestly I don't know. That is what it is in the other ICU's depending on the patients.
BTW Check your personal messages for the board.
Last edit by KnarfKS on Oct 9, '07