Any Nurses worked for JCL North Campus? - page 2

Hi, I am considering moving to Phoenix to take a job at JCL North. If you have any input, good or bad, please write back and let me know before I sign on the dotted line! Thanks So Much!... Read More

  1. by   RNfaster
    I have a friend that lives in the Deer Valley area. Her new pickup was broken into twice when it was parked on her driveway (one time it had Christmas presents in it --a very tempting lure). I think that when you get in the more central areas of Phoenix you have to be careful and sensible. Don't drive a flashy car, don't leave things in it that will tempt thieves. Arizona has the highest car theft rates in the nation, much in part, because of our proximity to Mexico.
    I think Deer Valley has some nice places to live nearby, e.g., Arrowhead (check out http://mark-taylor.com/properties.asp ). When I first came to Arizona from California, I lived in two different Mark-Taylor apartments in Scottsdale. I have visited several others (as well as those by other apartment management firms) throughout Phoenix, and overall, I think they offer some of the better accommodations at a reasonable price. (There are some even pricier places, but at those rates, I'd buy a place.)
    Good luck!
    Last edit by RNfaster on Feb 9, '07
  2. by   zacarias
    I've worked at several hospitals and I've heard stories of people's cars getting broken into at everyone of them. And two places I've heard of staff getting attacked. It is horrible when these things happen but hospitals are not immune to them.

    I have a personal philosophy on this. You know how a lot of hospitals seem to be in not-so-good parts of town? I believe the reason is as follows:

    We as healthcare providers in hospitals treat everyone regardless of anything. Criminals, illegals and even politicians can receive care here. Of course if it's a GSW or knife wound, we'll phone the authorities. But generally we are a haven for all. Thus, wouldn't it make sense for the hospital to be admist all these urban goings-on? Plus a level 1 trauma center better be near high crime so that the ambulance so far to drive.

    The previous paragraph sounds sarcastic in parts but I don't necessarily mean it to be.

    BTW, I work at JCL North Mountain and while it's not perfect, it's defniitely doable. There's been nurses for everyplace that say "oh it's horrible, the short staffing is awful, the nurses are horrible, the charting is horrible, the cafeteria is horrible, the patients are horrible, the docs are horrible." Did I miss anything. At those place when I worked there, I enjoyed it. There were problems but I didn''t feel the way those quoted nurses did. Is that my attitude is better? I hardly thought I was that rational of a person lol.

    Any thoughts?
  3. by   mugg54
    Zacarias,

    It could be that your attitude is better! I know attitude does account for a lot! I tried to have a positive attitude at first, but over the months it has only become more unbearable working at JCL!


    I have worked at jobs I absolutely loved and the only reson I left them is because my husband was transferred (military). I just don't feel this way at JCL and I know a lot of other nurses don't either! Why do you think they have wwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more travelers than staff nurses? They can't keep staff nurses there!

    Well good luck and I hope you continue to enjoy it there!

    Bri
  4. by   mytoon38
    Hey Zac,

    I have to agree with you about the JCL post! I haven't been at JCL long, but I don't think it is a bad place to work from what I have seen so far! I think every hospital or work environment has it's positives and negatives! You know it depends if you are one of the people that sees the glass as half-empty or half-full! I always chose the one half-full... I want to think I am getting as much as possible...LOL!

    Hope Cupid is good to you today!!!!!!!!

    MJ
  5. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from sonoran
    I have a friend that lives in the Deer Valley area. Her new pickup was broken into twice when it was parked on her driveway (one time it had Christmas presents in it --a very tempting lure). I think that when you get in the more central areas of Phoenix you have to be careful and sensible. Don't drive a flashy car, don't leave things in it that will tempt thieves. Arizona has the highest car theft rates in the nation, much in part, because of our proximity to Mexico.
    I think Deer Valley has some nice places to live nearby, e.g., Arrowhead (check out http://mark-taylor.com/properties.asp ). When I first came to Arizona from California, I lived in two different Mark-Taylor apartments in Scottsdale. I have visited several others (as well as those by other apartment management firms) throughout Phoenix, and overall, I think they offer some of the better accommodations at a reasonable price. (There are some even pricier places, but at those rates, I'd buy a place.)
    Good luck!
    I live in the Deer Valley area. I have to say I feel relatively safe. I live in a nice neighborhood. My mom was here and her car did get broken in to however, she had left stuff visible and had a window that was partially down. Other neighbors have had cars broken into. Having said that, I don't believe it's any worse in any other area of town. I mean why would a criminal go to the "hood" to break into a car as opposed to a nicer area of town? well, probably in the hood people are more aware of what not to do like leave things visible and doors unlocked whereas some may be more less street savvy in an upscale area,as to know about those things. Crime happens everywhere, you just cannot get away from it, that is my point. Im a little off the point of the original post but I wanted to defend this area of town. Not to mention, I had surgery at JCL (the deer valley location) and I was very impressed with the nurses that cared for me! I have no clue if they were Travelers or not but they seemed to like their jobs and did them well......
  6. by   Curious1alwys
    Anyone know anything about the new grad pay here and the new grad orientation programs/times??

    Thanks!
  7. by   bettyboop
    I am also thinking about taking a contract with J C Lincoln at dear valley, would like to hear any thought about this hospital from anyone who has or does work there. A couple of friends work there and they love it but appreciate any input. How many other UK nurses are going to be working there? we are just waiting for the retrogression to be sorted.
  8. by   IrishItalianRN
    Quote from thrashej
    Anyone know what the new grad RN pay is at JCL?
    I was told a month ago that it is $24.50 for a new grad...

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