Need Info: UMC, Lubbock

  1. I am a new grad considering a position at UMC in Lubbock. I am trying to do some comparison shopping before I interview. Is anyone working there and if so how do you like it? What area are you working and do you know what the pay is for a new grad including bonuses, benefits, etc.? I have looked at their web site but have failed to see anything regarding any of these things.

    UMC is over a 100 mile commute for me so I am trying to decide whether to work in Lubbock or go out to the Los Angeles area while my family stays here. It is a commute either way but I am trying to decide which opportunity is better for both my family and me.

    You can PM me if you like.

    Thanks
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   purplesdk
    Hi NO1 2NV,

    I live close to Lubbock, and have live in Lubbock for a very long time. I do not work at UMC, but everyone I have spoken to enjoys working there. It is a teaching hospital. When I had to do some of my rotations there while in nursing school, I found it very nice and the people were helpful and friendly.

    As far as the benefits, my mother used to work for Texas Tech several years ago, before she retired. The benefits are good. You not only get the standard health insurance offered to you, but you also have the choice for a 401K, and since it is a teaching hospital affiliated with a University, you also get teachers retirement. Not only that, but the cost of living is a lot cheaper than it will be in Los Angeles. Not to mention, the crime rate being a lot lower than in Los Angeles, and no earth quakes either. I would at least talk to UMC. It can't hurt. Good luck.
  4. by   dkstxrn
    I also went to TTU and had clinicals at UMC. Yes, UMC is a teaching hospital. That can be good or not. I enjoyed it as a student. I found it extremely cumbersome as a travel nurse. The different physicians came by, in droves, frequently. They contradicted each others orders, etc. I spent too much time sorting out orders for my tastes. Not enough time left for my patients. IMO
  5. by   wtxcchp
    Call the hospital and ask for the nurse recruitment office. They should be able to help you with the benefits, pay, etc. I am sure they have a 1-800#, but I don't know what it is. Their regular number is 806-775-8200. You can probably email their nurse recruitment office if you don't want to talk to them.

    Hope this helps.
  6. by   rellr1
    So did you eventually take the job in lubbock or la. I am a relative new nurse in alabama and trying to decide if i should go to lubbock or california. any advice.

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