StaRN Apprenticeship for Graduate Registered Nurses

Englewood Community Hospital is located in a relaxed, beachfront community, just blocks from the Myakka State Forest Park which offers plenty of recreational opportunities for the whole family! Englewood is part of "Old Florida", located just 50 miles north of Fort Myers, 30 miles south of Sarasota and 80 miles from Tampa. When you're not enjoying the miles of tranquil beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, try boating, fishing or bird watching - or bring your clubs to one of the town's eight golf courses. -Trip Advisor

"Mother Nature rules in this beachfront community bordered by three bodies of water and miles of soft, powder white sand." - Coastal Living article on Englewood

HCA West Florida is proud to offer new RN graduates a way to kick start careers in their preferred specialties, such as ICU, Behavioral Health, Ortho, Neuro, PCU, GYN, PCU, Med/Surg.

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

The intensive, 14-week program for nursing graduates combines classroom instruction, a robust simulation experience and hands-on clinical training done in conjunction with a regional academic partner. Upon completion, the nursing graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skill set typically found in more experienced staff nurses. The first half of the program is spent in the classroom and simulation labs where you will receive hands-on experience in a very controlled environment. The last part of the program is spent in a clinical preceptorship. Our program will really help you to understand how to apply the knowledge in a patient scenario.

The schedule during the first part of the training is Monday through Friday, 8-hours a day, 40 hours a week. After this training period, the program transitions to 12-hour shifts during your preceptorship at the facility . All participants who successfully complete the program will move into a full-time role. During the program you will be considered a PRN employee. At completion of the program, you will transfer to the facility and your time in the StaRN Program will count towards your eligibility period for benefits when hired full time as an RN with the hospital. Nurses who finish the StaRN Program will have specific, hands-on experience in their chosen specialties, and will have achieved several certifications. Attendance is imperative and all days are required to remain in the program.

Starting rate of pay for the Tele track is $23.33 and Critical Care $24.21. StaRN learners will receive one year of credit upon completion of the program and any additional credit for previous healthcare experience, including, but not limited to: C.N.A., Monitor Tech, Unit Secretary.

Prospective candidates interview with the hospitals so they are pre-identified for the units in need. HCA West Florida hospitals participating in StaRN include: Citrus Memorial Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Medical Center of Trinity, Largo Medical Center and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, South Bay Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, Northside Hospital, Palms of Pasadena, Blake Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Fawcett Memorial Hospital and Englewood Community Hospital.

All who are selected for this program will be asked to sign a 2-year commitment with the facility that they are hired at. If a candidate chooses to leave the facility before the 2-year commitment is fulfilled, they will be required to meet a monetary responsibility.

Remaining cohorts of the year are scheduled as follows:
September 25
October 9
October 23
December 4

This job posting is ongoing and applications are welcome at all times. A recruiter will contact you upon receipt of application to discuss available opportunities, shifts and locations. To learn more about this opportunity, or should you wish to speak with a Recruiter, please contact Julie Rehbein at 727-249-2260, or .
Graduate of an accredited nursing school within the past 12-months.
Florida RN Licensure required prior to program start.
Previous medical or service industry experience highly desired, but not required.
Self-motivated and strong communication skills required.
Candidates who will love our patients are preferred!

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