Pikeville Medical Center- Nursing Pay
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#42 Mar 13, 2010
hang on work there if you ever worked there lol then you would know most floor nurses get out of everything they can they put the work on the aides and floaters the icu micu nurses not only have a physical over load but also they have all equipment they have to know how to use they have ventilator pts. and oh my at the iv drips to titrate a good day would be 5 oh and yes they get calls to come to the floors because the nurse there can't start an iv no they are down starts taking a break and left it for the already busy icu nurse to do it yes i work with some of the best rn's lpn'sand aides at pmc and i know the worst of them to so watch it or i'll start naming a few and you may be the first on my list a good nurse does not care to get dirty you can't look as good leaving your shift as when you start your shift lol do you? THANK YOU OUTSIDER FOR BEING SO NICE we are nice and our pt.s are our first concern not what management thinks of us
u tell em

Pikeville, KY

#43 Mar 14, 2010
been there don that wrote:
hang on work there if you ever worked there lol then you would know most floor nurses get out of everything they can they put the work on the aides and floaters the icu micu nurses not only have a physical over load but also they have all equipment they have to know how to use they have ventilator pts. and oh my at the iv drips to titrate a good day would be 5 oh and yes they get calls to come to the floors because the nurse there can't start an iv no they are down starts taking a break and left it for the already busy icu nurse to do it yes i work with some of the best rn's lpn'sand aides at pmc and i know the worst of them to so watch it or i'll start naming a few and you may be the first on my list a good nurse does not care to get dirty you can't look as good leaving your shift as when you start your shift lol do you? THANK YOU OUTSIDER FOR BEING SO NICE we are nice and our pt.s are our first concern not what management thinks of us
couldn't have said it better myself...after being a rn for 20 years in icu i so agree!!!
18 year rn

Winchester, KY

#44 Jul 17, 2010
Pikeville hospital is offering a 20K sign on bonus for > 5 years experience.. Some are saying it is only for ICU nurses. Does anyone know about this?
TRUE

Elkhorn City, KY

#45 Jul 17, 2010
18 year rn wrote:
Pikeville hospital is offering a 20K sign on bonus for > 5 years experience.. Some are saying it is only for ICU nurses. Does anyone know about this?
It is true, check with Human Resources at the hospital. It is for those with ICU or ER experience.
Brittney

Logan, WV

#46 Jul 17, 2010
It's also being offered to nurses with 5 yrs experience in surgery
CNA

Winchester, KY

#47 Jul 30, 2010
Does anyone know what the starting CNA pay is?
mother-uker

Richmond, KY

#48 Jul 31, 2010
Future Nurse wrote:
From what I've heard from the nurses that work at PMC, they make $19.50/hr...very low pay considering it is a hospital.
Not true Not true PMC has the best working conditions ,pay and benefits of any place around they will be standing when the others are in ashes
kim

Ransom, KY

#49 Jul 31, 2010
what do you have to do to become a nurse aid and how much does it pay
LouMan

Cincinnati, OH

#50 Aug 2, 2010
Does anyone know what a Scheduling Coodinator would make at PMC?
Shew

Elkhorn City, KY

#51 Aug 4, 2010
LouMan wrote:
Does anyone know what a Scheduling Coodinator would make at PMC?
The don't need a scheduling coordinator. The directors get paid enough to do the scheduling or they should let the employees do self scheduling like they do at the other big hospitals.
Tammy

Elkhorn City, KY

#52 Aug 4, 2010
PMC RN wrote:
<quoted text> I am a registered nurse at PMC and will make 55K this year. I have been there for 5 years.
I know for a fact that Pikeville pays the same for a 2yr degree RN and 4yr BSN RN. My friend worked there, when she interviewed she asked about the pay scale, and they told her that PMC didn't have enough 4 yr degree RN's to fool with having a different pay scale. I think this is wrong, a nurse with a higher degree should make more money.
Molly

Pikeville, KY

#53 Aug 31, 2010
What is an RN?

“yesterday is history”

Since: Jul 10

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#54 Sep 1, 2010
If you are graduating soon, havnt you dont clinicals at the hosptial? Why dont you ask when you go there for them how much they start off? Each department pays different, for example, ER nurses make more than floor nurses. Just ask someone when you are there for your clinicals. That will be more reliable than what you can get off topix.

Since: May 10

Harold, KY

#55 Sep 4, 2010
Depending on the nursing program, many get very mad if they find out the students are using clinicals to ask about jobs...especially to find out how much money they will make. Kind of crazy, but true.
Starting pay fresh out of school is 19.20/hr. I think it is 2.50 for working at the bedside, bringing it to 21.70 for day shift. Then a 2.00 shift differential for night shift...making it 23.70/hr for night shift. Not exactly sure on that but that is pretty close.
And about patient's families, yes it is true it is the nurse's job to take care of the patient. But there are 6 patients to each nurse and the nurse aides have the entire floor. Instead of waiting for possibly an hour (nurse aides do round on odd hours, nurses on even hours, so it may be an hour before they get to your room) for your family member to be cleaned up, and then letting them lay there and then complain that they are dirty, take some initiative to clean them up yourself. If they are that important to you, you will. Don't throw a fit when you're too lazy.
23 yr rn

Harold, KY

#56 Sep 9, 2010
pmc does not pay more for a bachelors degree nurse. if you go to different area the pay rate is about $10.oo more on the hour.
bystander

United States

#57 Sep 9, 2010
i was looking at the above conversations and it is really disturbing on both behalfs...the patient family who tries to destroy a hospitals reputation..and a nurse that says the comment she did back..This is my opinion on the matter and have ssen alot...Pikeville medical center is a very good hospital and is trying very hard to grow unlike other places around our region.I dont believe for a minute that that really happened but if it did did i blame the family more if i was that concerned over it and it was happeneing then i would be there every minute of every day to make sure it didnt..And if you all did your research a person covered in so called shit is not the issue on how the state looks at it if it is for more than 2 hours then it becomes and isssue but i dont think anyone would intentionally ;leave someone covered in it so the final words is if you dont want your family top be there take them somwewhere else but just because you want trouble dont try to destroy a good hospitals rep
piss off

Elkhorn City, KY

#58 Sep 9, 2010
I know nurses on the 7 floor that do work their a$$ off, and they could do alot more for their patients, if the family members would stop running out to the desk asking for things, they want for themself and not for the patients, like: coffee, ice,pillows,blankets,pop and they do this right at the time you are trying to take care of the patient.I have seen family members sit right at the patient bedside, knowing that they have soil themself and them being able to clean up their mother or father, sit their to sorry to touch their own family member!I don't know if ppl know it or not, but their is one nurse for 6 patients most of the time,and if that one nurse has one patient that is very sick believe me she will earn the money that she will make in one nights time. Just by trying to take care of that one bad patient along with the other five and their family members, so before you judge a nurse be one and am sure that you will sing a different song.we don't paid half of what it is worth in my book!!!!!!
confused

Pikeville, KY

#59 Sep 11, 2010
If Mr.May heard you talking to a patients family this way, you would not have to worry about being a nurse or how much money you make a year. Those family members are hurt from their experience at our hospital. Instead of putting the families down consider your own fault in the matter. If you were not the nurse in question, then why were you attacking this person for their opinion. I really think it is a shame when you hear a nurse of any kind attack a patients family. You really should reconsider your job options if you think this is acceptable behaviour for a nurse. I only wish that you had not mentioned where you work, because that makes the good nurses that care about patients and their families look bad, because of you. Some families are busy working two jobs to pay what mediacare doesn't. Maybe if we weren't paying you so much we could lower the prices so the elderly can get the care that they need and their families can work one job and still care for their own loved one. If your talking to the families on here like that, then how are you talking to them in the patients room. I know that nursing is a hard job, but you knew that going into it. No one said that it would be easy. Attitudes will be watched more carefully now, so when you are talked to about yours, remember that you made all this extra attention you and everyone else is getting. When your wrote up because of the way you handle patients families, blame yourself. Because someone with as little regard to our patients families as you have will slip up and then we wont have to worry about your pay any longer.

Since: May 10

Pikeville, KY

#60 Sep 15, 2010
Try dealing with these patient's families before you act like it is such a crime that nurses get aggreavted with them! As nurses they are NOT there to get them coffee, blankets, juice and whatever else they want. It is nearly impossible to do the job the nurses are there for when the families are constantly wanting things for themselves. How hard is it for the families to get up and get it themselves? I mean, seriously, a nurse has 6 patients to check on, assess, medicines to pass, IVs to hang, dressing to change, and that is the BASIC things. That doesn't count when an IV comes out or a patient goes bad and you're stuck in the room for hours at a time.

This person was simply stating that it is hard to do the job they are supposed to do becuase they are too busy tryign to wait on the family members hand and foot.

Don't even mention the fact that there will be lots of concerned family members in the room at a time while the nurse is trying to do her job and work on the patient but can barely get to the patient for the family members. How hard is it to step out for just 10 minutes so they can get their job done and move on to the next patient?

It has nothing to do with a nurse complaining or not being appreciative of the job she does. YES she did know it was hard when she started but the families make it 10 times worse jsut by being lazy--example, they have all these thigns to do and they ask the nurses to get them a cup of coffee while they are laying in the bed next to the paitent. How hard is it for them to walk to the desk to get it? Only someone that work under conditions like that would understand.

And as for the pay, don't be jealous that nurses get paid a pretty good amount, they worked their BUTTS off to get ot where they are and stand on their feet for 12 horus a day working their butts off to keep YOUR family alive. All while listening to them complain about the care, the hospital and all this other stuff and never once getting a thank you for it.

I know this sound a little harsh but look at it from the other family's perspective..your mother can't breathe and is going into respiratory failure while your nurse is getting coffee for the daughter of the patient in the next bed. Make more sense now?
night-RN

Jenkins, KY

#61 Oct 7, 2010
Wow i thought this was about pay but it got hostile at some point. I work for PMC as a RN i work on the night shift, i started out at 19.20 an hour as a new nurse there is a night shift shift diff and a bedside pay all together i make around 28.00 and hr. In our area that is really good pay and it is very comparable to other hospitals in the area, lots of surrounding hospitals start out at about 17.00-18.00 an hour with about a 2.50 shift diff PMC pays more than that and they have a awesome benefit package and insurance i would recommend that anyone wanting to work for a great hospital apply there. I have Friends whom are RN's on Medical floor CTVU ICU Surgical floor and I work in the ER and there are some pretty awesome nurse's on those floors and i work with great nurse's in the ER I am proud to say that i work at PMC and love my job. And i always do my best to take care of my patients and the family s needs if i can we cant make everyone happy but i think all of us at PMC work hard at our jobs.

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