Since North Alabama Medical Center opened in December 2018, the hospital has seen exponential growth. Staffing is a top priority and NAMC is rolling out new nurse recruitment initiatives in order to attract experienced RNs to work in Florence.
The programs offer competitive pay and flexible schedules.
“We’re expanding our traditional offerings in order to gain the best nurses to North Alabama Medical Center. We must be competitive and we believe these new incentives will entice nurses to work here,” said Barry Hawthorne, Chief Nursing Officer at North Alabama Medical Center. “We know a lot of nurses drive out of the Shoals for work and that just isn’t necessary. We want RNs who live in the Shoals to serve their community at North Alabama Medical Center.”
Nurses now have the opportunity to join the SWAT Team or be part of the Weekenders program:
The SWAT Team
The SWAT Team (Smiling, Willing, Able and Talented) is an advanced RN float pool with seasoned nurses. These nurses must have five years of training in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. The SWAT Team will be utilized throughout the entire hospital, including Medical-Surgical units.
-$40/hour day shift
-$40/hours plus $3.50/hour night shift differential
-Full time with benefits
The Weekender Program
The Weekender Program is the perfect fit for nurses with busy weekday schedules. Whether a nurse is still in school, has a family or wants to focus on other obligations during the week, they can now take advantage of the new Weekenders work schedule.
Two options will work well for those RNs who prefer a non-traditional workweek: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – or – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – which offers a $4/hour weekend differential to the RNs base pay.
North Alabama Medical Center is utilizing their nurse recruiter to identify experienced nurses and identify a position that may be available for the nurse. If RN’s are interested in learning more about these programs or working as a staff nurse, they can contact Charity Rutherford, Nurse Recruiter at 256-629-1851. Prospective candidates can also apply online.