Can anyone tell me about the Trinity hospitals? I'm considering employment with St Joseph-Mercy in Ann Arbor, and am also considering the U of M-- but I hear the U of M is more of a "transient" hospital-- people coming and going--higher turnover and worst of all-- I hear they utilize "mandatory overtime" quite often! (U of M, that is..) On the flipside, I heard that trinity avoids that as much as possible, and the Nurse Manager for the unit I am considering told me that she has not had to use mandatory OT in over 3 years. Pay seems comparable between the two hospitals, and U of M is unionized, which on the surface seems like a good thing, but as far as I can tell, the Union and university are currently working on ratifying their contract, and who knows what could happen in the near future? Being from FL, I've never been part of a union, but I've always supported the idea of collective bargaining. Can anyone offer any insight? Thanks!
Having just left U of M the higher turn over is mostly a symptom of the volume of patients seen and the number of places to work. Also the number of hospitals in the general Detroit/Ann Arbor area gives one a lot of choice. We had people that drove 2 hours to work one way. ALot of them didnt have jobs at the hospital near where they lived in a specialty they chose to work so the came there. Then when something they want opens near home they leave. As far as mandatory over time dont worry to much about it. They typically have enough volunteers to fill any holes. Also by contract you can only be mandated 16 hrs in a 4 week period of time. Also the new contract was ratiffied back in September or October. The wages are some of the highest in the state. The insurance and retirement are both very hard to beat.
by the way I left to travel nurse to be closer to family
Last edit by rjflyn on Mar 2, '05