Kenosha - United Health Systems - page 2

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Has anyone worked for United health systems? Either St. Catherine's or Kenosha Medical Center in their Emergency Department? My husband and I are both new grads, he has an interview next week with them & I've been talking to HR... Read More


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    I found out that the Aurora Medical Center offers their new grads 22.80 to start, with only a 1.95 differential, there's seems to be no weekend differential ... so I'm making the assumption that UHS is offering around the same for starting pay.
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    Hi Kathy!
    Heard you took your NCLEX last week! Hope everything came out shining! How did your husband's interview go?
    I know that UHS does not offer weekend pay but, after 40 hours, you earn time a half + 10 bucks per hr. I wonder what the patient ratio is at Aurora? I kinda figured around the $22/hr to start. Thanks for the info!

    Boni
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    I did take my boards last week, passed with 75 ?'s. Thanks for asking. My husband had a horrible interview ... HR had filled the position internally a few days before he came up for the interview, but they failed to call him off or tell him before he got there. He wasn't mad that they filled it internally b/c that's the hospital looking out for their own people, more that they wasted his time. He was supposed to meet with a certain HR person, who he saw him bring someone else back ... which my husband assumed was for an interview and that he would talk to him afterwards. Instead, he had someone from what he suspects as the Unit secretary come and talk with him, who wasn't able to give him much information about being a nurse there or answer very many questions. They then tried to see if he was interested in a med-surg position when he was there to interview for ER ... so he wasn't impressed at all.
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    first off - congratulations! on passing the nclex!
    secondly - so sorry to hear about your husband's day at the circus! that is just rude! what a waste of time is right!

    where else have you/has he applied? somewhere i've got the name of the gal that runs the hospice (oh, i can't remember the name) for kenosha and racine counties - she said they hire new grads. if you're interested i'll dig around for her name.
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    Nursing chick - did you and/or your husband ever start at uhs??
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    Long story short, the pay uhs was offering was extremely on the very low end of the pay scale, plus all they could offer me was a part-time position. I didn't think it was worth the hour drive (not very cost effective) for the low pay or the low hours. My husband was offered a job, but he was able to get something closer to home & better pay. I finally found a job at Advocate Condell Medical center that fits my needs much better.

    clcstudent22307 ... did you just graduate this May?
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    I did just graduate and I'm looking for part-time only evenings. I have a 2nd interview tomorrow for the Kenosha campus. It's a 30 min. drive from where I live. There's not alot of traffic on the country roads either. With the shift differential the pay isn't bad. If you don't mind my asking what is the pay for new grads at Condell? Shift differentials??? I'm pretty excited to start!
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    Condell pays their new grads 25.26, weekends $2 (they just upped there new grad pay) ... I forgot what the night diff is, I work days.
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    UHS is currently offering a 'no benefit option' which increases the base salary by 25%. So if your health/dental insurance is covered by your spouse and you don't need benefits, it's a really great bonus. New grads are offered $21.50. (adding 5.38 w/ no benefit option). Night differentials are $3.00, too.
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    I work at St. Cat's and I love it, love it, love it!


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