Hello everyone! I am a fairly new nurse (1 year experience in the PICU) currently living in Pennsylvania and planning on moving to LA this winter. I applied to the PICU at CHLA last Tuesday, got a call back from HR on Wednesday, and just scheduled and interview *today* for the end of the month. This is so very exciting, considering it took me months and months to get my first job after graduation. I am planning on moving to los angeles with my boyfriend, who is from Palos Verdes and knows the area quite well. I could really use some insight on CHLA and the Los Angeles area, as I have only been out there a couple times!
First off, regarding CHLA: Does anyone here work in the PICU? I was just curious about the interview... whether the questions will be more behavioral or clinical-based? Any tips? Any info on the unit? Also, payscale. I have heard that CHLA pays significantly less than other hospitals in the area, but am not sure if this is true. Does anyone know what the pay is like? I am trying to figure out where I will be able to afford to live..
Any recommendations on areas to consider living in? I really don't know much about the area. All I know is that traffic is a pain, ha.
Thank you in advance for any information!