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- by nrsstephanie Jun 13, '08I have an interview there next week. Has anyone worked there or is currently working there? What is the good and the bad? How is their pay rates for RNs with 10 years?
Oops, should have specified . . . Kindred in KC MO.Last edit by nrsstephanie on Jun 13, '08
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- Jun 30, '08 by DuckyaryjI did my clinicals there. I was not very impressed at all. There were good nurses but many of them were rude and didn't care much at all. If your looking into the LTAC style of nursing there is a new one that just opened up in the northland I work on the skilled unit at NKCH and some of our therapist and social workers split their time between the two sites and they love it. It just opened up this year so Im not sure on their hiring status right now.
- Oct 28, '08 by KenCENCCRNQuote from DuckyaryjI did my clinicals there. I was not very impressed at all. There were good nurses but many of them were rude and didn't care much at all. If your looking into the LTAC style of nursing there is a new one that just opened up in the northland I work on the skilled unit at NKCH and some of our therapist and social workers split their time between the two sites and they love it. It just opened up this year so Im not sure on their hiring status right now.
There are 84 LTACH's across the US and each market is drastically different. I am currently the Director of Nursing and Clinical Services at one of the facilities in the Philadelphia Market. I have had a fair amount of turnover in my staff because I don't tolerate negativity, poor performance or anything that jeopardizes patient care. I have been able to reduce the nurse/patient ratios to 1:5 for RN's and LPN's and 1:10 for CNA's. I have addressed the supply concerns and have no issues since I have hired the right person for the materials management job. I have also fired supervisors that intentionally antagonize the staff or cause my staff to become unhappy.
I came to Kindred 1 year ago as the nurse manager and as of Aug have been promoted. We do alot of great things for our patients and encourage you to investigate the facility. I would be more than happy to discuss what Kindred is and does with you. Just send me a message. This type of nursing was drastically different than what I was used to. I have a strong background in ER/Trauma/Critical care, worked as a flight nurse, a paramedic and am an assistant nursing professor. I like what I do and I believe that I am a staff and patient advocate. I frequently go round and round with my superior about safe patient care and employee retention efforts. Don't discount Kindred as an option just do your homwork before you apply. I would encourage you to ask to shadow a staff member for the day to see how it "really is" and any good manager worth anything should allow or encourage you to do the same. I offer that during the interview before I accept anyone's offer. My theory is that then they get to see the positives and the negatives and can make a more informed decision. I hope this helps. :typing
- Nov 19, '08 by magnolia60I hate to so many negative posts about Kindred. I have applied for one in Richmond but it has only been open about 1 year so difficult to get much info. I would love to hear from someone who has positive experiences to share!! I know it varies from area and depends on administration etc. Anyone have experience with the high observation unit - ratios for this unit, salary etc.
- Nov 25, '08 by simonton816i do clincals there too and it is a great place to work i love it
- May 17, '11 by bonesrnLooking for information on the Kindred Facility in NE Philadelphia. Have an interview coming up. I have worked in an LTAC enviornment before so am aware of patient population. Looking for what salary to expect with 15+ yrs experience and nurse/pt ratios, staff moral etc. Thanks!