I worked the float pool and Total Joint/Ortho thru registry for many years. The staffers are all blond, beautiful and sort of cliquey. The units I worked all had overworked nurses and some conflict with the Docs. The CNA's were all top notch and the computer charting a breeze. The cafeteria was great, lot's of healthy selections and the beach location was convenient for me (Irvine).
The do require the RN's to wear either blue or white scrubs
, no big deal, parking was pretty reasonable and they seemed pretty good about education and in service. They also have what I consider state of the art telemetry set ups, they are super easy to apply, disposable, use blue tooth technology and reduce germs, artifact and the patient can actually shower with it in place.
Do expect to do a LOT of walking , the facility is huge and spread out, always undergoing renovation. I would say take a tour of the entire facility before you wheel and deal with them, make sure they put in writing the least amount of time they provide orientation, often they "throw you to the wolves" after 2 or 3 shifts. I would also say the patient demographics are pretty specific. You get a lot of spoiled, older patients who ride the call lite quite a bit.