Quote from jennyava2002
I am thinking about applying for a job at St. Francis, but, before I do, I was wondering if anyone has any input about working there? Starting pay in the ICU for 7a-7p shift? What kind of medical insurance does it offer? I have checked their website for insurance benefits info and couldn't find any? Thank you!
I just did a clinical at St. Francis Bartlett, though I am assuming you are talking about the St. Francis on Park Avenue. My sister is a social worker at the Park location, so I am pretty familiar with both locations.
There is currently a lot of restructuring going on; therefore, a lot of nurses have been laid off or are currently at risk. I am surprised to hear that they are even hiring. They have recently become a lot stricter as far as their policies and procedures which has led to low employee morale. However, my sister has been there for over 15 years, so it can't be that bad even though she b*tches about it so much. I believe my sister is on Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Regardless, it is really good insurance...she has a disabled little boy and lots of associated expenses.
Be prepared to deal with lots of low income people with no insurance. St. Francis accepts most of the uninsured or Tenncare in the city. It doesn't bother me; that is why I became a nurse. However, it does wear you down a bit when you are always having people try to manipulate you for pain meds, noncompliant diabetics, etc. etc.
Anyway, I hope this helped....