How One Hospital Makes It Work

  1. I found this to be a very moving and inspiring story. A hospital that treats its patients well, has respect for nurses, and physicians who are not above cleaning up the delivery room? Sign me up ...

    Jim Huffman, RN
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  3. by   nursenoelle
    Wow ! This is a very touching story-has given a new nurse hope.. Dallas' Parkland may be worth the commute- even to do per diem on weekends- I know that I would do some rearranging to work with excellence. Thanks for the article!
  4. by   kittyw
    Wow .... I'm crying now.... so sweet ...
  5. by   cactus wren
    Neat story, BUT why is this on the humor thread site?
  6. by   Brownms46
    I guess it also shows...that Parkland still let's LVNs work in L&D..! But I bet one thing they skirted around, and didn't go into was the pay! Dallas is expensive, and you can't live too well on good feelings! But it would be nice... My ex-MIL thought Parkland was IT! I have been there...and I knew I could never work there! Reminded me of a war zone.!
  7. by   traumaRUs
    I'm an ER nurse and I know that Parkland's ED is one of the busiest in the country!!!
  8. by   James Huffman
    Why is it on the humor thread? My mistake when posting ... I accidentally put it here instead of on the general discussions area.

    Jim Huffman, RN
  9. by   sjoe
    I checked Parkland's web site and presently there are NO nursing positions listed. They can be contacted at 800.527.0333 weekdays for those who want to know about any open positions and/or their payscale, etc.
  10. by   MollyMo
    I once saw the heart transplant surgeon at OSU get a housekeeping cart and clean a room because he wanted to move a patient in and housekeeping was backed up.
  11. by   Brownms46
    Parkland Hospital pay rates

    LVN Code: L740 Salary: $12.54Minimum

    Compared to :

    Position: GENERAL CLERK I Code: C001 Salary: $9.09min-$11.36mid

    PHARMACY TECHNICIAN II Code: T440 Salary: $10.68min-$13.36mid

    Position: RN1 Code: N550 Salary: $18.06 Minimum
    Position: RNII Code: N560 Salary: $20.06 Minimum
    Position: RNIII Code: N570 Salary: $22.13 Minimum
    Position: Trauma Nurse Clinician I Code: N201 Salary: $18.60 Minimum

    Position: THERAPY AIDE Code: A530 Salary: $9.59min-$11.99mid
    Position: Wound Care Technician Code: T 740 Salary: $9.59

    Requirements: Must have current license to practice vocational nursing in the State of Texas.

    Position: WOUND CARE TECHNICIAN Code: T740 Salary: $10.68min-$13.36mid
    Requirements: Must be an Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse. Must have one (1) year of related experience in a medical/surgical environment plus must be able to successfully complete an in-house four week wound care technician course.

    IMO the pay stinks....but to each it's own..!

    I forgot for those interested in what positions have been posted as open for RNs:

    Location: Acute Dialysis, FT,PTB
    Ambulatory Care Clinic,FT
    Day Surgery,FT,PTB
    Cardiac Lab, FT
    General Surgery,FT
    Surgery, Outpatient Pavillion (7N)
    Geriatrics Care Unit, FT
    GI Lab,FT
    COPC-DeHaro Saldivar,FT
    COPC-East Dallas Health Center,FT
    COPC-SouthEast Dallas Health Center, FT
    COPC-Vickery, FT
    Labor & Delivery,FT
    OB-3 West, 4 North
    OB/Gyn ICC,FT,
    OPC-Surgical Specialties, FT
    OPC-Amelia Court,FT
    OPC-Urology Clinic,FT
    OPC-ENT/Oral Surgery, FT
    Observation, FT
    Oncology (7E),FT,
    Inpatient Psych (8N), FT, PT
    Pysch ER,FT
    Recovery Room,FT
    Surgery Pavillion (7 North), FT

    If I have violated the no advertising problem in anyone deleting this post..
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Sep 21, '02
  12. by   fergus51
    Interesting. I like the fact that NPs and CNMs do more of the care, and the teamwork aspect looks amazing. I don't like the cookbook rules though. In my experience a lot of a hospital's policies in L&D, like no oral fluids when in labor, are based on tradition and aren't actually helpful.