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Work Environment


  • Insurance: health, dental, vision, life, and disability options for full-time and halftime employees (pre-tax deductions). We offer a variety of health plan options including a free, no-cost insurance for employees and their families.
  • Holidays: six (6) paid holidays, one (1) paid floating holiday, and one (1) paid annual birthday holiday (holidays worked are paid at double time)
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity and Retirement: pre-tax deductions and matching contributions up to 4 percent
  • Pension Plan: 3 percent based on wage contributed on behalf of the employee
  • Continuing Education: $500 and 24 hours per year after six months of continuous employment both of which can be accumulated for up to two years
  • Sleep time (OR nurses specific)
  • Tuition assistance and scholarship

Decision Making
  • Staff authority for practice, competency, education, and quality
  • Shared decision-making between management and staff
  • Staff majority in decision-making model, ‘Partners in Care’

Staffing and Workloads
  • Optional floating
  • Staffing plan with minimum and maximum staffing levels
  • Average five (5) patients/nurse on the day shift with a cap of six (6)
  • Average six (6) patients/nurse on the night shift with cap of seven (7)
  • No more than two (2) patients/nurse in critical care
  • Non-punitive reporting of staff concerns
  • Optional overtime
  • Voluntary cancellation with benefit accrual
  • Premium pay for float pool and extra shift

Pay Practices and Compensation
  • Market driven competitive pay scales
  • Shift differentials: 15 percent evening and 25 percent night
  • Pay premiums for charge nurse, float pool, and extra shifts
  • Clinical ladder (optional) opportunity to receive 3 percent, 5 percent, or 7 percent pay over base scale utilizing clinical, education, and leadership criteria
  • Standby call pay: $2.75/hour
  • Pay for experience up to 10 year scale
  • Longevity bonus for staff with more than 20 years service

  • Formal policy for grievance resolution
  • Non-punitive reporting of quality concerns
  • Ethics committee availability

Personal Safety
  • Needle-less system
  • Personal protective equipment (goggles, aprons, gloves)
  • Fit tested N 95 respirator masks
  • Free hepatitis immunization
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Free flu vaccine
  • Sleep time for OR staff

Professional Development
  • Scholarship
  • Preceptorship
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