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Houston HCA staRN summer 2017

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Just wanted to start a form for the residency for any HCA hospital in the Houston area/outskirts since we may start hearing stuff soon.

I'm anxious, some people said we would hear something within 2-4 days others said 3-4 days.

I heard 2-4 days as well, I heard someone say they would start making offers today but I would expect them to wait till Monday since it just makes more sense.

SummitRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 8 years experience.

So is it the same BS down there where you get no benefits no differentials until after orientation, plus a financial penalty for leaving before 2 years, plus the low low pay HCA usually offers? If so, feel more anxious about taking the offer if it is made.

So is it the same BS down there where you get no benefits no differentials until after orientation, plus a financial penalty for leaving before 2 years, plus the low low pay HCA usually offers? If so, feel more anxious about taking the offer if it is made.

Why so bitter?

SummitRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 8 years experience.

Why so bitter?

Bitter? Appalled would be more like it.

all residencies make you repay them if you leave before the 2 years not just HCA. and a little over $27/hr is what new grads seem to start at over here? I believe that's what harris health's new grad pay grade is too

SummitRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 8 years experience.

all residencies make you repay them if you leave before the 2 years

No, they don't. Mine didn't have any penalty and most are only a 1 year pro-rated commitment.

And for the love of being a self-respecting professional, they give you benefits and differential day 1!

If you subtract the missing benefits (health insurance, PTO, 401k, etc) and differential from your hourly, you'll be making $20/hr or less.

Bitter? Appalled would be more like it.

The most important thing is to get into a residency program for the first year. After the first year you can go just about anywhere you choose. With hundreds, thousands of applicants, I just don't understand why you are appalled, be happy to be chosen at this point.

SummitRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 8 years experience.

The most important thing is to get into a residency program for the first year. After the first year you can go just about anywhere you choose. With hundreds, thousands of applicants, I just don't understand why you are appalled, be happy to be chosen at this point.

No... 2 years. That is appalling.

As as long as people operate with your appalling mindset of being willing to give up employment basics for professionals like benefits or freedom of employment, then the employers will keep upping it. Next year maybe it will be a 3 year contract and a few $/hr less.

It is one thing to tell people to give up their hopes of a particular shift, unit, hospital, or even city... but by giving up massive compensation, benefits, and professional freedom we cheapen the profession.

No... 2 years. That is appalling.

As as long as people operate with your appalling mindset of being willing to give up employment basics for professionals like benefits or freedom of employment, then the employers will keep upping it. Next year maybe it will be a 3 year contract and a few $/hr less.

It is one thing to tell people to give up their hopes of a particular shift, unit, hospital, or even city... but by giving up massive compensation, benefits, and professional freedom we cheapen the profession.

O K A Y

So did you apply for this position not knowing the information ahead of time?

Did anyone hear anything yesterday? Specifically for Woman's?

Did anyone hear anything yesterday? Specifically for Woman's?

Which specialty? And Did they say when they would contact people?

Oops, I should have specified. I interviewed for L&D, Mother/Baby, and NICU, so either of those three. The man that spoke to us before we went into the interview said 2-4 days. When I spoke to a recruiter after I finished interviewing, she said 1-2 weeks. So I don't really know.

Oops, I should have specified. I interviewed for L&D, Mother/Baby, and NICU, so either of those three. The man that spoke to us before we went into the interview said 2-4 days. When I spoke to a recruiter after I finished interviewing, she said 1-2 weeks. So I don't really know.

I interviewed for mother/baby and NICU and haven't heard anything. They told me they would be making their decision quick but considering how many people they had interviewing for them I didn't really take that statement seriously.

I interviewed for mother/baby and NICU and haven't heard anything. They told me they would be making their decision quick but considering how many people they had interviewing for them I didn't really take that statement seriously.

I hate the waiting game. Very frustrating and it gives me a lot of anxiety. You're right, there was a ton of people! The line to interview for L&D was especially long for my time slot. I hope we'll both get some good news soon though!

Edited by KSimone

What hospital did you interview for?