HCA StaRN contract

Posted

Specializes in CVICU. Has 3 years experience.

what happens if you break the HCA starRN contract? i hear you’re not allowed to work for any other HCA facility ever again. is this true? what if you pay off the money in full? has anybody ever broken the contract then went off to work for HCA again in the future ? what if you leave as a nurse but then come back to work as a social worker or pharmacist or something, would the blacklist still apply to you even if ur not returning as an RN again? also does breaking a contract look bad to other employers?

Swellz

Specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown. Has 6 years experience.

I have met people who broke their contract, never paid HCA, and were never forced to pay it back; these nurses didn't care to work for HCA again, so they didn't care about the repercussions. What does your contract say will happen? Are there other health systems in your area you can work for, or will being blackballed by HCA really impact your ability to work?

If you do a search you might find some more answers; this comes up periodically.

nursingsprettycool17, BSN

Specializes in CVICU. Has 3 years experience.

12 minutes ago, Cassandra Nicole said:

Did you ever find out about this?

not yet

nursingsprettycool17, BSN

Specializes in CVICU. Has 3 years experience.

3 minutes ago, Swellz said:

I have met people who broke their contract, never paid HCA, and were never forced to pay it back; these nurses didn't care to work for HCA again, so they didn't care about the repercussions. What does your contract say will happen? Are there other health systems in your area you can work for, or will being blackballed by HCA really impact your ability to work?

If you do a search you might find some more answers; this comes up periodically.

there are other places i can work but i’m really just curious, never know what the future holds

BrendaH84, BSN

Has 8 years experience.

You just ask your hr person. If they want to know why you were asking like are you planning on leaving. Just say no I just want to know the answer to that question in case anything were ever to happen like if my family had to move or something like that

Snatchedwig, ADN, CNA, LPN, RN

Specializes in Medsurg. Has 13 years experience.

I know someone that broke their contract. They were not required to pay back if I remember correctly but they were placed on the not rehirable list. If I were you and a new grad I would keep the job for experience and the certifications that you would get out of it. It doesn't look good for you to leave your first hospital job. Trust me I can sympathize the BS you have to deal with at HCA but it is the biggest hospital network in America.

wing

Specializes in Transplant.

I honestly had the WORST experience with memorial HCA as a new grad. Their nurse/patient ratio was insane and staffing was always awful. I broke my contract. I’ve recieved quite a few letters saying I should pay it back but honestly with how unsafe and my license being on the line almost every shift, I’m not paying them a dime.

On 8/6/2019 at 12:48 PM, Snatchedwig said:

I know someone that broke their contract. They were not required to pay back if I remember correctly but they were placed on the not rehirable list. If I were you and a new grad I would keep the job for experience and the certifications that you would get out of it. It doesn't look good for you to leave your first hospital job. Trust me I can sympathize the BS you have to deal with at HCA but it is the biggest hospital network in America.

Do you know if they were paid out their PTO or if it was kept from them?

I am currently thinking about quitting my position at an HCA hospital with a staRN contract as well. What did you end up doing? How did it work out for you?

nursingsprettycool17, BSN

Specializes in CVICU. Has 3 years experience.

On 2/20/2020 at 11:00 AM, Mel1821 said:

I am currently thinking about quitting my position at an HCA hospital with a staRN contract as well. What did you end up doing? How did it work out for you?

I left and they made me pay, but I haven’t tried applying to another hca hospital so I don’t know if I’m blacklisted, but I did get another hospital job in a different system

On 7/23/2019 at 1:44 PM, Cassandra Nicole said:

Did you ever find out about this?

I left and they made me pay but I haven’t applied to another hca hospital so I don’t know if I’m blacklisted, but I did get another hospital job in a different system

Edited by nursingsprettycool17

babiwang6

Has 2 years experience.

On 9/23/2019 at 7:45 PM, wing said:

I honestly had the WORST experience with memorial HCA as a new grad. Their nurse/patient ratio was insane and staffing was always awful. I broke my contract. I’ve recieved quite a few letters saying I should pay it back but honestly with how unsafe and my license being on the line almost every shift, I’m not paying them a dime.

Hello!! I broke my contract last month and I got a letter from "Benefit Recovery Group" asking for the money back. I was wondering if you could share with me what happened after you received the letter? It's not fair to pay $10,000 "for a training", that's money I never received. If you have any info I'd appreciate it.