Nursing CareersTotal RewardsGuide
At Rochester Regional Health, we give our nurses the resources needed to build a rewarding career shaped by their talents, interests and goals. Our unique and valuable set of benefits fosters the professional development and personal growth of our nurses – enabling the continued delivery of exceptional care to our patients and their families.
On top of our competitive base rate, we offer many opportunities for our nurses to quickly increase their total compensation right from the start!
Newly hired nurses on designated units are eligible for monetary bonuses.
Premium Add-On Pay
Our nurses have the ability to earn premium add-on pay as an RN working in Emergency, OR or ICUS.
Rapid Pay Increases
Newly licensed nurses enjoy rapid pay increases every six months during their first year of employment with us, and then annually thereafter.
Nurses earn up to an additional $1.00/hour for each certification earned plus a $1,000 bonus for the first certification earned, and $500 for the second certification.
Clinical Ladder Pathway
Nurses who advance on our clinical ladder receive a promotion at the bedside through growth in their skillset, a new title and monetary recognition up to $3.00/hour.
Employee Referral Program
For every successful nurse referral with 6 months or more of experience, the referring employee receives a $5,000 bonus.
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Tuition & Student Loan Assistance
Growing a career means growing your knowledge. That's why we offer assistance to employees pursuing advanced nursing degrees.
Our tuition assistance coupled with tuition discounts, allow our employees to earn their degree(s) with little to no out of pocket expense. Tuition assistance rates for full-time employees are as follows:
- ASN to BSN: $4,000
- BSN to MSN: $10,000
Beginning in 2022, RRH will also make monthly contributions towards your student loans (available to select clinically licensed employees).
To ensure you achieve your goals, we’ve designed a variety of programs and pathways which provide the tools you’ll need.
National Certification Program
- Full support for our nurses in obtaining unlimited national certifications including: No out-of-pocket expenses, pay increases for each certification earned plus additional bonuses.
Clinical Ladder Program
- Nurses who advance on our clinical ladder receive growth in their skillset, a new title and monetary recognition of up to $3.00 an hour more.
Acute Care Nursing Pathways
- Defined pathways to help our nurses advance their careers in a clinical specialty, nursing leadership and beyond.
Awards and Recognition
We’re not the only ones who think our nursing team is a cut above the rest. We have received many awards for our talented staff and innovative work including the following:
Nurse of the Year Award
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses
AACN Beacon Award for Excellence
The Join Commission Specialty Care Excellence Awards
ANCC Pathway of Excellence
ANCC Magnet Pathway of Excellence/Nurse of the Year Award
We know a positive work environment is important to your ongoing success. That’s why we’re committed to building a culture that promotes the following five elements:
Leaders and providers are readily available to our nurses, and are eager to help them grow and succeed. We work as a team and strive to bring out the best in each other.
Differences are valued. Nurses at every level of the organization are encouraged to share ideas, are empowered to make improvements, and are rewarded and recognized for doing so.
Nurses and their families have regular opportunities to relax, celebrate and get to know their colleagues, both at work and after hours.
Our nurses are part of our family, and we treat them that way. We care about who they are and what matters to them – personally & professionally.
We offer a wide range of workplace environments and experiences to suit every nurse personality and aspiration, from fast-paced and high intensity to highly personalized and predictable.
Health and Wellbeing
Our comprehensive and competitive health benefits package gives you the tools to take care of yourself and your family, and maintain a good work/life balance. Take a look at some of the benefits we offer employees:
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