Opportunities for Career Advancement
Nursing Clinical Ladder Program:
Clinical Ladder is a voluntary career advancement program for registered nurses who deliver direct patient care. Its purpose is to recognize and compensate nurses who practice in a clinical role of increased autonomy and responsibility and to provide promotional opportunities in clinical nursing.
Patient Care Technician Ladder Program:
PCT Ladder is a voluntary advancement program for Patient Care Technicians. Its purpose is to provide recognition and compensation for PCTs that have demonstrated a higher level of commitment and responsibility for their professional development.
Nursing Pay for Credentials:
Nurses at Good Shepherd Medical Center receive market-competitive pay differentials for eligible Registered Nurses who have obtained an advanced educational degree or specialized credentials related to his/her area of nursing practice.
Some of these benefits include:
- Expenses related to obtaining and maintaining any credential which is mandatory, such as application fees, books, examination fees and renewal fees.
- Time spent taking the mandatory certification exam is paid by GSMC.
- ACLS and other certifications provided by Good Shepherd Medical Center are free for employees.
- National certifications exam costs are covered as approved.
Please contact the Good Shepherd Clinical Education Department at (903)315-5287 for more information.