Hospital Reputations in Phoenix - page 5

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I am curious to hear from other nurses on what hospitals have great images and possibly what hospitals need to a reputation overhaul! Thanks... Read More


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    I've lived here all my life too. However I didn't go to school here so I have no experience with doing clinicals and whatnot at the various valley hospitals. What I do have is personal experience as a patient and from being a family member/friend of patients at different valley hospitals.

    Please don't just go by what people say though. I see things on here like "I've heard to stay far away from County" and that makes me just cringe! County isn't what it used to be (for those of you that were around in the "bad County" days, a lot has changed). I worked at County for about 6 months and I really loved it. The only reason I left is because I got a better offer in the exact unit I wanted. It was extremely hard to leave though because the people I worked with were AWESOME! The only reason I wouldn't want to be a patient there is because, like Hoozdo said, the rooms have up to 4-6 patients. But the people that work there do so because they like to and they like working with that particular patient population .... I know I did.

    Go take a tour of the different hospitals, talk with lots of different people that have personal experience and/or have worked at the different hospitals. One person's experience might be totally different than another's ..... so talk with a few people. And remember, the recruiters are of course going to be nice ..... they are trying to sell you something. So look past that and dig deeper.
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    mesa genreal anyone?
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    I have quite a ways to go before I graduate.....

    That said, I know that Phoenix is definitely on our short list of where we are going to move. (the chandler area probably)

    Is is wishful thinking that I will be able to get a position in a children's hospital as a new grad?
    Should I stay here and get experience in a ped's dept before I move? How much exp?

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    Quote from supermo
    I have quite a ways to go before I graduate.....

    That said, I know that Phoenix is definitely on our short list of where we are going to move. (the chandler area probably)

    Is is wishful thinking that I will be able to get a position in a children's hospital as a new grad?
    Should I stay here and get experience in a ped's dept before I move? How much exp?

    You should have no problems getting a job in peds as a new grad. Try googling the website for Phoenix Children's Hospital and check out their openings. From my experience, the only specialties difficult to break into are psych and OR.
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    Quote from supermo
    I have quite a ways to go before I graduate.....

    That said, I know that Phoenix is definitely on our short list of where we are going to move. (the chandler area probably)

    Is is wishful thinking that I will be able to get a position in a children's hospital as a new grad?
    Should I stay here and get experience in a ped's dept before I move? How much exp?

    I agree with the above poster, you should have no problem at all getting into a pediatric area.

    I know Phoenix Children's Hospital has some tough requirements to get into their new grad programs, but only because there's only so many slots for new grads so it gets kinda competitive. There are some awesome pediatric units though at other hospitals in the valley, not just at PCH. What area exactly are you looking at getting into ...... general peds? PICU? NICU?
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    I just worked my first agency shift at John C Lincoln North Mountain and the charge wants to "block book" if not hire me on! I can't believe it having been a nurse for just over ayear!:spin: Everyone was great-including my patietns!
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    North mountain was one of my favorite places when i did registry. Did you work M/S trauma ICU or CVICU?
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    This is to the Scottsdale Shea poster, evidently you are a "perfect fit." Imagine being told after 4 months of employment, relocating from another state to take that job, that your jobs skills are excellent, "it's just sometimes people are not a perfect fit." Just like that, your job is gone!!! The nurses there are snobby, and most don't need the job. The patients are diamonds and suits. Precepting is horrible there, imagine having a different preceptor every day of your orientation with each telling you a different way to do things, even though you have been a nurse for 10 years. The night floor supervisors are catty and ******. They talk about the employees to each other. The pay and benefits were wonderful. It is just too bad that there are nurses out there like that, that won't let you just do your job unless you fit in.
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    anyone who works at the mayo clinic? what floor and whats the work environment like?
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    Quote from linda8532
    This is to the Scottsdale Shea poster, evidently you are a "perfect fit." Imagine being told after 4 months of employment, relocating from another state to take that job, that your jobs skills are excellent, "it's just sometimes people are not a perfect fit." Just like that, your job is gone!!! The nurses there are snobby, and most don't need the job. The patients are diamonds and suits. Precepting is horrible there, imagine having a different preceptor every day of your orientation with each telling you a different way to do things, even though you have been a nurse for 10 years. The night floor supervisors are catty and ******. They talk about the employees to each other. The pay and benefits were wonderful. It is just too bad that there are nurses out there like that, that won't let you just do your job unless you fit in.
    Oh my gosh!! I've had that happen to me before, but in a different hospital. My expereince in the ICU is completely different, but your experience is definately somehting others should know about in hopes that not only can someone else escape being treated similar, but maybe they'll change the way they operate. What unit were you on?


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