long beach memorial

  1. does anyone have experience working in this hosp? if so, how do you like it? i'm debating whether or not to work here after i graduate...does anyone know what they pay new grads? i tried calling their HR dept, but the person was unavailable..
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  3. by   denija2000
    the recruiter from the children's hospital there quoted me 28.33 with a shift diff. of 4 dollars.
  4. by   jahda_ph
    I'm an RN from the Philippines. Does anyone of you know if Long Beach Memorial sponsors foreign nurses? I inquired in their website, but no they didn't answer. Thank you.
  5. by   pinoyRN_23
    Quote from jahda_ph
    I'm an RN from the Philippines. Does anyone of you know if Long Beach Memorial sponsors foreign nurses? I inquired in their website, but no they didn't answer. Thank you.
    I recently got hired at Long Beach Meorial Medical Center. Im a new grad and the HR told me they dont sponsor nurses anymore from other countries. I also studied in teh philippines but right after graduation i went back here to take my nclex-rn and luckily pass on my first take. I have papers thats why the HR said Im lucky to be a US citizen because they said that they dont petition foreign nurses anymore since its costly.
  6. by   pinoyRN_23
    Quote from mommy_xo
    does anyone have experience working in this hosp? if so, how do you like it? i'm debating whether or not to work here after i graduate...does anyone know what they pay new grads? i tried calling their hr dept, but the person was unavailable..
    i recently got hired an is currently assigned at the adult medical diabetes unit.. the rate in all memorial care hospitals are the same for new grads since they ahve a union for nurses.

    this is actually a great steeping stone for new grads since this is the second largest privately owned medical center in the whole westcoast and is also part of the top 1% of the best performing medical centers in the whole us,which means you'll get all the exposure and experience you need to start your career as an rn.

    on my first night i already know how to troubleshoot and use the infusion pump,use picc lines,use the pixis medication distribution system, use sam for charting >> now these are the things that ive learned in school but never had teh cahnce to see in real life and on the unit where i work at,i get to experience everythin in a night..

    so i think workin here is a win-win situation for new grads!
  7. by   Jme2007
    Quote from pinoyRN_23
    i recently got hired an is currently assigned at the adult medical diabetes Unit.. the rate in all memorial care hospitals are the same for new grads since they ahve a union for nurses.

    actually Long Beach Memorial is the only unionized hospital in its own memorial health care system in OC. I work at another MHC hospital and are rates are different. Saddleback, Saddleback (san clemente), and Orange Coast have all different rates.
  8. by   pinoyRN_23
    Quote from Jme2007
    actually Long Beach Memorial is the only unionized hospital in its own memorial health care system in OC. I work at another MHC hospital and are rates are different. Saddleback, Saddleback (san clemente), and Orange Coast have all different rates.

    hmm..thats strange,coz i had a friend whos also a new grad but he works at saddleback and hes rate is the same as mine and im in long beach.. $28.33.. oh well, maybe its just coincidental..

    thanks for the info though :spin:
  9. by   Jme2007
    Yeah, it is probably coincidental. I think sometimes pay rates vary for whatever reasons. A friend was offered more just for the reason of having experience as an LVN. I just know that Long Beach is unionized and the others are not. Your pay rate sounds really good though for new grad rates.
  10. by   pinoyRN_23
    Quote from Jme2007
    Yeah, it is probably coincidental. I think sometimes pay rates vary for whatever reasons. A friend was offered more just for the reason of having experience as an LVN. I just know that Long Beach is unionized and the others are not. Your pay rate sounds really good though for new grad rates.
    its quite low as compared to st.francis medical center that gives new grad RN's a starting rate of $31-33 + 2.50 with night dfferential... and at LBMMC the rate is $28.33 + 4.50 for differential...good thing i work nights..

    i should have applied in downtown LA where they give as much as $35 per hour for new grda RN's excluding night diff's. but i dont take freeways so ill just stick with LBMMC..
  11. by   Jme2007
    For some reason LA hospitals pay more but I dont like to spend a big chunk of my day on the freeway coming and going to work. I didnt pick the hospital I work at for the pay, thats for sure! It was close to home. Also, some of the hospitals that pay more, dont have that good of reputation, so be careful of that. I looked into CHOC in Orange and they had the lowest base rate of all (of all the many hospitals that I researched), but they have an excellent reputation. Long Beach has an excellent reputation as well so I think you will be compensated in other ways besides monitary ones.
  12. by   pinoyRN_23
    Quote from Jme2007
    For some reason LA hospitals pay more but I dont like to spend a big chunk of my day on the freeway coming and going to work. I didnt pick the hospital I work at for the pay, thats for sure! It was close to home. Also, some of the hospitals that pay more, dont have that good of reputation, so be careful of that. I looked into CHOC in Orange and they had the lowest base rate of all (of all the many hospitals that I researched), but they have an excellent reputation. Long Beach has an excellent reputation as well so I think you will be compensated in other ways besides monitary ones.
    travel time is also somethin that i consider. and i couldnt agree more that everything is not just about the high rate. i could not be more thankful that a big hospital like long beach would take me and yeah i already learned alotta things in long beach on my first night of work and so im certain ill be stickin with long becah for quite some time.. where are ya located by the way?im in La Miarad and i drive 35-40 mins sidestreet to go to work..doesnt bother me though coz at least im not takin the freeway since im just a new driver.

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