StaRN Apprenticeship for Graduate Nurse (RN) STAR
Palatka , Florida
October 20, 2017
Come and join our StaRN Program ! We invite new graduate RN's to apply for this unique opportunity. The next program begins on November 13, 2017, and is comprised of didactic training, high definition simulation and clinical preceptorship at Putnam Community Medical Center. Note: the first 7 weeks of this program may require travel to our training center in the Gainesville area.

Military & Spouses of Military are now being offered a New Hire Bonus to join our HCA team of hospitals!! (See below for details!)

This intensive training program is designed for new graduate Registered Nurses interested in starting their career in Med/Surg or Critical Care nursing. Certifications will be gained throughout this program, such as: BLS/ACLS, CPI and NIH Stroke Scale. This paid program will allow new graduate RN's to obtain experience through an intensive internship program (typically running for a total of around 14 weeks). Upon successful completion of the program, nurses will transition into an available full-time role at Putnam Community Medical Center, and will get credit for one year of RN experience (increasing the pay rate), plus we'll take into consideration prior healthcare experience at that time (such as CNA or LPN)! All who are selected for this program will sign a 2 year agreement with PCMC. If a nurse chooses to leave the facility before the 2 year commitment is fulfilled, they may be required to meet a monetary responsibility.

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school within 1 year preferred
  • Florida Registered Nurse license is required prior to program start date
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required
Putnam Community Medical Center, a 99-bed, acute care facility, located at 611 Zeagler Drive, in Palatka, provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness. The hospital provides individualized care directed to the specific needs of each patient. Putnam Community Medical Center offers a 10-bed Intensive/Critical Care Unit, Step-Down Care Unit, Cardiac Cath Lab, medical and surgical units, family birthplace center, and a 24-hour emergency department. We also provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

We realize that in the Florida market a significant number of new nursing graduates are licensed and passed their boards, or waiting for their sit passes to take the NCLEX. However, a shortage of positions for beginning nurses leaves many graduates unemployed or under-employed.

HCA North Florida has partnered with HealthTrust Workforce Solutions (formerly Parallon), a subsidiary of the parent company, HCA - Hospital Corporation of America , offering a range of business and operational solutions, to offer StaRN: Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses - a unique educational opportunity to meet a critical need for specialty nurses in Florida and put new RN graduates to work!

Military Bonus Info & Eligibility:

HCA is dedicated to hiring our American Heroes and bringing those iconic military branch values and work ethic to join our teams and provide care to our communities while ensuring our military and their families' success in the civilian work sector.

Bonus Amount - 24 month commitment to an HCA facility - RN: $5,000

Qualified Active Duty Military, Reserves or Veteran / Spouse of Active Duty Military, Reserves or Veteran (Registered Nurse, Certified Surgical Technicians and Paramedic) recruits will be eligible for a sign-on bonus when hired to join our HCA team of caregivers. Minimum of 1 year RN experience, or equivalent calculated experience, in military or civilian setting required. Preferred Military experience: Navy Hospital Corpsman, 66 Series Army Nurse/Medic, Coastguard Health Services Technician, Airforce 46 series Nurse or 4XXXX Series Enlisted Medical. Ask your Recruiter for more details!

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Keywords: new grad, residency, registered nurse, graduate nurse, RN, Med/Surg, ICU

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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