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Patton State Hospital?

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Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 11 years experience.

So I'm now 6 months into ICU...and I get a letter for an interview next week at Patton State Hospital.

Normally, I would just trash it, but I actually really liked my clinical experience here, I thought it was interesting. (somewhat of a fascination with psych/mentally ill.

Plus I know even with the budget cuts, the salaries are on the higher end and the benefits are fantastic. I was a state employee before.

Can anyone give me any info? How bad are the furloughs cutting in?

Is it usually 8 or 12 hour shifts for RNs? From what I remember it seemed like 8s back when I did clinicals there.

Thanks

LoveThisNurse

Specializes in Pediatric Nursing.

My mother works there. I also did clinicals there to. It's 8 hr shifts. She is always getting "mandated" meaning she has to do overtime. So she stays 16 hr. But she also does her own overtime a lot. They seem to be cutting her pay. Since the budgets cuts started it was I think about 2-3 times. They cut about 10% each time. The benefits and vacation is great as you may know working for the state. I don't know if u should leave but just don't rely on a good feeling. Think about long term.

How was your interview? Did you take the job? Do you enjoy it?

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 11 years experience.

How was your interview? Did you take the job? Do you enjoy it?

I actually never went for it. I called and cancelled. I spoke to some more people and it seems that the salary really isn't worth it even with the overtime. Puts you into too high a tax bracket and you don't have enough of a social life. I was already in a program to complete my Bachelors and didn't want to stop school, and I would have had to to take the job.