Anybody know about MGA health care?? - page 2

i was looking for a job n they called me to see if i can come to the interview with them i thought nurse recruiting agency is the one who look for a job for us n if hospitals r interested on me... Read More

  1. by   RNmotherof3
    I use to work for MGA and couldn't agree more, they didn't care about their nurses at all. I started with Maxim just per diem, but got a contract through them now. They beat my pay rate that I was getting from MGA, and the recruiters there are really friendly.
  2. by   shoniej
    I received a call from someone at MGA Home Healthcare regarding a director position...i'm kinda skeptical especially since they found my resume on monster and just called me...I never applied...I'd appreciate any input anyone has to offer
  3. by   caliotter3
    Quote from shoniej
    I received a call from someone at MGA Home Healthcare regarding a director position...i'm kinda skeptical especially since they found my resume on monster and just called me...I never applied...I'd appreciate any input anyone has to offer
    But isn't the purpose of putting your resume on monster to get calls from potential employers? I would not hold that against them. I have received countless recruiting postcards from various employers in the past. I don't like the idea that they purchased my name and address from my licensing board. But it is the Board that sold my information.
  4. by   shoniej
    actully i was looking for a job...didn't realize my resume was posted for just anyone to review...once i realized it, i made it private because recruiters call all the time...i'm looking for something specific but thanks for your input
  5. by   ChuckE
    As a nursing student, let me add what I know. Our Peds clinical includes a couple of days at a home health environment staffed by MGA nurses. The homes can range anywhere from the barrio to Scottsdale due to the patients medical need and not the household income.

    My MGA nurse did not have anything great or bad to say about MGA and I spent 2 whole days with her. So based on my very limited experience, I would say though I would like to work in a hospital, I would work with/for MGA if I had to.
  6. by   Bubbles
    Thanks to all of you for verifying my impression of MGA. I received a phone call last month from a recruiter named Trevor. Was told he had full and part time positions for RNs and LPNs, 8-10 hr shifts, in homes, medically fragile children ages one to 5yrs. Mostly full time cases 6 months +, acuity varies. I returned his call and was directed to their web site mgahomecare.com which really didn't tell me much. Anyway Trevor was to call me at a specified time the next day. He didn't call so I called him. He had not bothered to put it on his schedule. We talked some more and he seemed to stress getting along with the parents of these children, used the term 'meet and greet.' He had no concern about the fact that it has been a very long time since I worked in Pediatrics. Did not sound like there was any orientation to a case. And it became clear these recruiters had little concern about nurses being competent to care for these medically fragile kids. I learned an RN clinical supervisor goes out to assess before cases are accepted. I agreed to apply on line and was to call Trevor when completed application. Well, their system would not let me off the first page. Emailed him and no response to this day. Salaries for an RN - $19.00 to 25.00 per hour, 'depends on case', state funded Medicaid program. My impression of this organization strengthened by your posts! Thanks!
  7. by   caliotter3
    Quote from shoniej
    actully i was looking for a job...didn't realize my resume was posted for just anyone to review...once i realized it, i made it private because recruiters call all the time...i'm looking for something specific but thanks for your input
    Yes, sometimes we don't know what we are getting ourselves into. I asked about the 'resume' I was forced to provide one time when using the employment department services. They told me I would not get unemployment checks if I did not give a resume. I informed the worker that I did not want my information out there for anyone and everyone since I was having personal safety issues at the time. He said I had to provide the resume to receive services, but I could make it 'private' so that employers or supposedly anyone else could not see it, so I went ahead and made it as inocuous as possible. I never post my resume online and recently have been rethinking filling out online job applications. You never know what some people might do with the information they are able to gather from the internet.
  8. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from Bubbles
    phone call last month from a recruiter named ---
    ---, that's the recruiter that has been calling me for a couple of years
    asking if I would do peds cases. I keep telling him I DON'T DO PEDS. I don't
    think he understands what nurses even do.

    You haven't heard the last from ---.
    Last edit by dianah on Feb 26, '11 : Reason: Terms of service re: posting names
  9. by   WoosahRN
    I now do part time with MGA. I stay because I like the family and patient that I work with and it is an easy night in the midst of my busy hospital nights. It's good extra money. However I will say that if I could never speak to my recruiter (or any of the recruiters) I would be a happy girl. They are very schmoozy (think carsalesman) and it is obvious they get paid by a comission (paid more for RNs and paid more the more they work). They don't like you to communicate with the family. They want you to tell them something and then they will tell the family. However, they are terrible at communication so my family and I will communicate on our own about small things. I would say the worst part of the job are the recruiters and keep in mind that they are not medically trained in any way. If you get a good case/family, it is a good job. I know new grad RNs that have gone there because they cannot find hospital jobs. I would not be comfortable as a new grad since there really is no training and no backup. Just you and a kid (and their family) in the home. My pay cannot compare to the hospital but I do get the high end of the pay scale (they needed me and I negotiated). They are capped because they are funded by DDD and those organizations but keep in mind that those recruiters get paid out of that amount sooooo if you get more pay, they get less. Hold out for a certain amount especially if you have experience. For the most part they will hire anyone with an RN after their name so make sure you advocate for yourself. So I guess overall, there is a reason I am still there and that is that I don't have to go into the office frequently and I work with a really great family and patient so that outweighs the cons with dealing with the recruitors. Take from that what you will.
  10. by   Sunny_Day, RN
    I recently spent countless time over the past two weeks with a recruiter for MGA. I completed an extremely lengthy application online (several hours), and a couple hours during their "pre-hire" orientation. During that orientation I had to provide personal information, watch an OSHA video, and had a very brief interview. All the while, I was assured again and again that I was a perfect candidate and that I was practically a shoe-in for the job. Then I had to have a drug screen test (which is fine) and I was told I would be contacted. I was never contacted. I called this recruiter back and he said that he was too busy to call me when he said he would. Then, after all the time and effort, he said that they were going in a "different direction." Which of course sounds like he just didn't want to tell me the true reason!

    Is it too much to ask for constructive criticism after talking with this recruiter daily? Or is it too much to ask for a phone call when he said he would call me at a specific time and day?

    I hope that others are not having the same experience as me!
  11. by   tazzle
    They are disorganized and are basically a call center run my non medically trained business graduates with two or three RNs to case manage and supervise. Don't expect them to understand why you won't perform some task with a patient if you feel it is unsafe or outside of your scope, they are all about keeping the families happy at all costs. I was there almost 4 years. The plus is that you can state when you are available to work. They do hire a lot of new grads at a lower wage and can't seem to find work for the experienced nurses brought in at a slightly higher wage. They bragged about being the only company not cutting wages, but I truly think this was their way of making cuts under the carpet.
    Last edit by tazzle on Feb 13, '11 : Reason: addition
  12. by   tmwood
    Did anyone end up working for this company? I'm a new grad and they are offering me a job asap. I'm not sure if I should do it for the experience or if it's a waste of time and looks bad on a resume.
  13. by   tazzle
    I worked for MGA for four years. It won't be a waste of time for you as long as you get a patient that truly needs skilled nursing. They have done and will finagle paperwork to get a child who otherwise has no need for skilled nursing qualified for skilled nursing under DDD. This will hurt your resume and your skills especially when interviewing for the job you really want and they ask you what you did for that child. If no skilled nursing was involved, just toileting, feeding (not G-tube though G-tubes alone don't qualify a child for SN), and ambulating your resume will be hurt. Sooooo, BE VERY PICKY AS TO WHAT ASSIGNMENTS YOU ACCEPT!

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