Decent hospital, lacking benefits
Staff Nurse, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Current Employee) – Abington, PA – November 6, 2018
Working as an RN at Abington, I feel as though the medical care provided throughout the organization is proficient. I would feel safe having surgery and/or being a patient there, and I have done so in the past with good outcomes. My biggest complaint is the poor benefits. I worked at a center city hospital for many years before moving to Abington, and the disparity in quality and quantity of benefits is striking between the two. Tuition reimbursement will cover your classes if you take 2 a year, short term disability including maternity leave pays next to nothing, half of my earned paid time off is banked into an account that can only be used for STD, so the amount of vacation and sick time received is inadequate compared to what I am accustomed to, and I've been there for 2 years without a raise (with favorable annual reviews). It is the largest reason I am currently seeking employment elsewhere. The most challenging part of my job (and likely any RN position in a hospital) is time management and handling patients who are unstable and/or high acuity. The most enjoyable part of my job is the camaraderie that exists amongst the staff on my unit (the PACU). Despite many of the crazy/challenging situations we deal with daily, we can still laugh about it together.
Scheduled lunch break free from patient care guaranteed each shift