VA Hospital in Denver

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    Does anyone here currently work at the Denver VA Hospital? I am currently working for the VA on the east coast, and considering a transfer---my fiance got a job in Denver...

    Any input as to job satisfaction, pay, specialties would be appreciated. I am currently working as a BSN on a Med/Surg Tele unit. Thanks!
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    I work at the Denver VA and love it! I've been there almost 3 years as an ICU nurse. I think the pay is very good, especially compared with other local hospitals. Our med/surg floors are very busy. 4South is mostly surgical, 5North is mostl medical, and 5South is medical/rehab. Not sure how many openings there are right now, but you can check out www.denver.va.gov We are building a new hospital, estimated completion in 2014.

    Feel free to email me for more info.
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    Thanks for the response! I love our hospital's ICU, and would like to work critical care as well. I have emailed the nurse recruiter at your VA. Could you possibly tell me what a grade 1 step 4 makes in Denver? That is what I am. I am currently making 58,195 at that level here. Also, what are some affordable neighborhoods close to your hospital. His grandma has a house in Wheatridge, but we aren't too familiar with close/safe areas in Denver.
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    Are most units 8s or 12s? What units run 12 hour shifts?
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    Our VA (in the Northern VA/MD/ DC) area is unique unit to unit. Some moms like to work only 8 hour tours, I prefer 12. Are you in CO Summit? If so, where at? Where do you work? Any advice on finding a job?
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    Grade 1 step 4 RN at the Denver VA $56418 (without any of the differentials)
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    Hey, I am looking to move to Denver from Birmingham AL where I am about to finish nursing school from UAB. I currently work in the VA ER as a tech, and I am involved with the VA valor (or sometimes called the VA VANA program). I would like to work in the ER at the VA in Denver if at all possible, but would also not mind working on the floor or an ICU. I was wondering if any of you have the contact names (and maybe extensions) for the nurse managers doing the hirings right now?

    Also, www.usajobs.gov is the website I use to look for jobs. Are there any other websites I should use? Thanks.
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    Quote from RNlovesherPharmD
    Our VA (in the Northern VA/MD/ DC) area is unique unit to unit. Some moms like to work only 8 hour tours, I prefer 12. Are you in CO Summit? If so, where at? Where do you work? Any advice on finding a job?
    I am in CO, but I am in school right now... one of the zillion who will be looking for a job.
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    Quote from scrapqueen
    Grade 1 step 4 RN at the Denver VA $56418 (without any of the differentials)
    Thanks!!! That would only be a small pay cut Also, I emailed the nurse recruiter---is she worth a call?? (ours is super friendly and approachable)
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    How do you like your job at the VA in DC? I am hopeing to get a job there soon If I can ask, DId you start there as new grad?


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