Philadelphia Hospitals - Charting/Pay

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    Hello, I'm moving to center-city Philadelphia at the end of the year and am looking for a little information on the hospitals in the vicinity. I'm RN, BSN, 7 years acute care hospital experience with last two as hospital float (med/surg/onc/infusion/tele/TCU). I'm curious as which hospitals are known for better pay/any guesses on what my pay range would be, info on benefits, if their charting is computerized or not, or any other useful information. Thank you!

    Hahnemann University Hospital

    University Hospital

    Methodist Hospital

    Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

    St Joseph's Hospital

    Temple University Hospital

    Philadelphia VA Medical Center

    Penn Presbyterian Hospital

    Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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    Quote from tempolibero
    Hello, I'm moving to center-city Philadelphia at the end of the year and am looking for a little information on the hospitals in the vicinity. I'm RN, BSN, 7 years acute care hospital experience with last two as hospital float (med/surg/onc/infusion/tele/TCU). I'm curious as which hospitals are known for better pay/any guesses on what my pay range would be, info on benefits, if their charting is computerized or not, or any other useful information. Thank you!

    Hahnemann University Hospital

    University Hospital

    Methodist Hospital

    Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

    St Joseph's Hospital

    Temple University Hospital

    Philadelphia VA Medical Center

    Penn Presbyterian Hospital

    Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    From my experience temple pays the best while hahnemann is the worst.
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    Do you know if either Temple or Hahnemann has computerized charting? Thank you
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    I would call HR, they can give you a general idea before you decide to apply and whether its for you or not. Let us know what you find out please.
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    Tempo, some PA health systems are heavily unionized, which will affect pay. Most of these systems have some form of EMR, but some are more advanced than others. Also, some are magnet while others are not within the same system. Penn is one of those that's all over the place. Methodist is part of Jeff. Temple has taken great leaps of late, and has progressed with EMR and pay. Mercy keeps making administrative changes and once they establish their path, I believe they'll progress.
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    Thanks Kristin, that helps
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    I just got a job at magee in april 2013. its a wonderful place. I work pool and it pays alot close to $50. They are looking for nurses too. feel free to ask me anything regarding magee.
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    Hey nursingschooldiva, can you tell me more about working for magee. I have 1 year of med/surg experience. my email is jdeng44@gmail.com
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    I had clinical at Hahnemann this year and they are supposed to be switching to computerized charting this summer. Hope that helps.
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    Thanks all! nursingschooldiva I sent you a message, and cazach0122 thank you for the charting info. From searching all the other old threads here is what I found, anything at all regarding pay since 2010:

    01/2010: "im a RN with a lil over 1 year expearince and make 30 an hour at a level 2 trauma center"
    7/2010: "new grad, any UPMC hospital starts at between $20-21 an hour"
    12/2010: "temple is Union, Temple is a great place to work for."
    11/2011: "Temple benefits not as good as they used to be, health insurance ~200 per pay/family of 4, parking ~90/mo, union dues."
    04/2012: "[Fox Chase] Salaries are below local averages"
    05/2012: "Jefferson U Hospital: relatively equal pay to other Philadelphia hospitals"
    06/2012: "University of Pennsylvania, Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Temple Hospital, all require BSN, or a few years of experience. These are the best hospitals to work at in the city. "
    06/2012: "Jefferson U Hospital: Great benefits (medical, vision, dental, FSA, 403b, pension, life insurance), plus 3 weeks vacation and 8 days sick pay to start. "
    12/2012: "A BSN starts around $80K (I think). [Philly VA]"
    10/2012: "New grad nurses start out at around $31/
    hr. [Cooper]"
    12/2012:
    "[Jefferson U Hospital]: Retirement matching of 6%, Health plan is expensive outside of Jefferson practices"
    01/2013: "[Jefferson U Hospital] Salary levels were a little low"/"Mid to low end of the payscale"/"Not competitive in pay"
    02/2013: "UPMC: BSN. New grad. Offered $23/hour. opportunity for 3-5% raise in 6 months [3-5%=0.69-1.15]"
    02/2013: "UPMC $22 + $1 for bsn. 4% raise at 6 months [4%=0.92]"
    04/2013: "VAMC Philly: 5East/West Med-Surg-Rehab, $59,537.00 to $113,956.00 [28.62/hr-54.78/hr]"
    03/2013: "From my experience temple pays the best while hahnemann is the worst."
    05/2013: "some PA health systems are heavily unionized, which will affect pay."
    06/2013: "New grad at Hahnemann, $27.50 an hour"

    If anyone else can add anything that would be great. Thank you

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