Quote from Annamarie_RN
I am a new grad and I have worked for MountainStar for 6 months. They pay less than IHC. I started st 21.40/hr, IHC starts at 21.80/hr. I also get night/weekend differential. I am also very disappointed with the wages here. I would love to move out of state but my husband would need some convincing. I am tempted to leave the hospital scene and work for a nursing home in hopes for better wages.
It is a no win situation here, there is no competition, Mountain Star is benefiting from IHC taking a narrow lead on starting nursing salaries it is very close to salaries being manipulated by both hospital systems. This starting salary has been the same since 2008 and I do not see it changing for a while. With the glut of new nursing grads in this area they can keep the salaries the same. From what I have heard nursing benefits and salary increases having been getting slashed for the past 5 years at IHC.
I was hired and during the nursing orientation I did not hear one thing about a nursing career at intermountain, how to level up pay, how they mentor nurse supervisors or management. Not a packet was giving ,nothing, it was a very cheap one day orientation because the budget has been slashed. This did not impress me at all, how would I consider staying for the long term.
The attitude of you should be happy you have a job is no excuse. I want to work for an organization that really thinks about the careers of its nurses and retaining them.