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    Good place to start RN career

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    I have been working at Benedictine Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many staff have been here a long time, which says a lot for the company and work environment. Opportunity to learn vent nursing. Most of staff can be very helpful and people seem to genuinely like and be committed to their job. Benedictine cares for people who have no insurance and are not eligible for Medicare, and are the cast-offs of society. I enjoy being part of that mission.

    Cons

    Staffing seems a bit erratic. Working short frequently. Admin is more family-like than professional, which has benefits and drawbacks. Needs more transparency and involvement from direct care nursing staff.

    Advice to Management

    There is no employee manual. I was told when I was hired that they were working on it, but other staff informed me that they always say this, and there hasn't been one for several years.


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    Registered Nurse Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Benedictine Health System in March 2014.

    Interview

    Very informal. Can send application via email address on website. Many employees hired because they know someone on staff already. Will do a thorough background check, including contacting references and criminal background check. Short tests, including dosage calc and nursing judgment, ethics scenarios. May give PT hours even if you are offered FT position. Staff are very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was too tough, frankly. They hire lots of new nurses and expect to train them, so you need to be qualified for entry level nursing job, have unemcumbered license, good references, and willingness to work hard. Will ask how you feel about working with chronically mentally Ill, addicts, and undocumented immigrants, because BHS mission is to care for poorest of the poor.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Nursing supervisor made an offer and staffing person said I would be paid less, so get the offer in writing.

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Website www.bhshealth.org
Headquarters Duluth, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

You don't have to be a postulant to enter this Benedictine organization. The Benedictine Health System (BHS) is a provider of senior care services in the Midwest. The health system mostly serves rural and smaller communities in seven states. It operates about 40 owned or managed long-term care facilities including nursing homes, assisted-living centers, and independent senior housing developments. Other offerings include adult day-care, child care, transitional care, and outpatient rehabilitation. Many of its facilities are integrated campuses that provide a spectrum ... More

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