Pros: nice town, clean, lots of water, low crime rate compared to big city
Cons: not a requirement to work in icu/er/pacu. no reimbursement for required inservice.
If you come from a facility that is clinically ladder motivated you will find it hard to work in this atmosphere. Orientation is not kept up-to-date, as nursing education is not a priority. Do not believe the great benefits story and wage increase is across the board @ 1% if you get any @ all. Not many 12-hr shifts, no self scheduling.
CEO is rarely – more... seen and the head of HR wields so much power that extends outside of hospital it is scary. Upper nursing management have never worked anywhere but Alpena so if you work in specialty area, they have poor knowledge as to what is needed. Poor care to patients due mostly because it is delivered by "newbies," hardly any senior nurses to help guide the new nurse.
Yes, beautiful town served mostly by locums, medical management is marginal. Need to have an overall by a company that knows how to run a hospital committed to healthcare in a community that is more resort than industrial. Lot of low-income, indigent community. This hospital could be a whole lot better, and it is too bad cause the nurses need help to succeed. – less