Northeast Alabama RMC

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Looking at possibly accepting a contract at NE Alabama RMC in Anniston. Reviews? Feedback? Opinions?

Specializes in 3 years MS/Tele, 10 years total ICU, 5 travel. Has 14 years experience.

Which unit? And is it actually RMC, or the sister hospital Stringfellow?

Never worked in RMC, but did a contract in Stringfellow about 2-3 years ago. ICU was great, though I wasn't there often. M/S/Tele was... eh. 6/1 average, though that's pretty much typical anywhere. Largely staffed by travelers for the night nurses. They were nice, but the pca's on staff were ah, not great, to put it mildly. Got reported to management for making one 'feel stupid' by asking her to please help me keep an eye on a patient whose drain was having a lot of output. Literally said 'hey, it's on me for not catching it earlier, but this was really full, can you please help me watch it closely'. Had one night where all 3 nurses on shift were travelers who had been there less than 3 weeks. So watch your back if it's there.

From what little I heard, RMC main is supposed to be better. It's bigger, at least.
 

Anniston itself is also kind of a dying city. Didn't have any real problems, but it is definitely going downhill. The area is fairly pretty if you like the outdoors, but not a lot of things to do otherwise. I'd advise looking at Gadsden if you want a smaller city. I personally hate Birmingham, but a lot of people like it there, and there are a bunch of hospitals.

Buckaroo93

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Has 10 years experience.

It is at the main RMC campus. Not sure which specific unit but I'm a Med/Surg Tele RN. 

Specializes in 3 years MS/Tele, 10 years total ICU, 5 travel. Has 14 years experience.

As I said, never worked at the main campus, but I heard it was better. Not to be insulting, but as I'm sure you know, anywhere down south is going to be low pay and high ratios. (I say this as an Alabama native, who still lives there between contracts)

it's going to be hot, but there are plenty of lakes to go swimming or boating in. Anniston doesn't really have much going for it, but there is a lot of state parks and forest around. Alabama has a lot of civil rights events if you're into history.

Whatever you decide, good luck! 🍀 

Buckaroo93

31 Posts

Has 10 years experience.

I live in Georgia so I'm familiar with the 110% humidity!