HELP...Need info on Tampa/St. Pete Hospitals - page 3
I currently live in Laurel, MD and work as an OB RN with a BSN. I also have experience working long-term care Per Diem. My husband and I are trying to move to Tampa/St. Pete this August and are in... Read More
0Jun 7, '05 by JenKattDon't take ACH off your list. Most of us that work here really do like it. The pay isn't great, but the experience you get here is incredible. It is a bonus to get the experience you get here vs TGH or St Joe's. We get the kids no one else can handle.
I live over by Brandon, actually Apollo Beach 35 minutes usually to ACH/Bayfront. Great housing market out there. There has been alot of issues buying/ building houses in Manatee county lately (good friend is a realtor there). Better to look in Pinellas or Hillsbourogh. Tarpon Springs is nice, but out of the way for most things.
Anyways, ACH is actually a pretty good place to work. The overtime policy isn't 1/2 bad either. Benefits are pretty good too. The regular peds floors seem to be nice places to work, the ICUs are wonderful. I work NICU and have to say we have our politics and crud, but make the best of it. St joe's is a good hospital, but not the easiest to get to. I would stay away from TGH, I have friends who work there and can't stand it.
0Jun 9, '05 by whartonjellyQuote from nursen_99I too would love to hear from the nurses in that area.I currently live in Laurel, MD and work as an OB RN with a BSN. I also have experience working long-term care Per Diem. My husband and I are trying to move to Tampa/St. Pete this August and are in dire need on info.
We moved here from Philladelphia last year for his job. In that process, I took a pay cut from $26/hr base to $22 and had to give back a huge sign-on bonus ($15,000). I figured that was ok since we were moving to this supposedly fabulous area and was told by everyone I would get a pay increase. Not! What I got was a pay CUT, NO sign-on bonus, an increased weekend-committment (from 1 a month to every other), higher and less pleasing childcare, RIDICULOUS HOUSING COST (avg 3 br/2ba home is upwards of $400,000), less to do with my daughter, no family nearby, etc... Needless to say, I am pretty unhappy here. To top it all off, my husband's job has announced they are moving his whole division into Rural, Virginia in a town where there is 1 K-mart and 1 gas station. That's it for me. I can't take anymore. With our 2nd child due in June, we've decided to relocate to St. Pete where we have family and life is more enjoyable. I know I will take another paycut but my quality of life will be much better.
Now, I have spoken to Bayfront and Children's in St. Pete. I am interested in both. Does anyone know about these 2 hospitals? Reputation among nurses? Pay? Staffing? Bonuses?
Any other hospitals in the area with better pay and benefits? I am interested in a Baylor program if I can find any in a hospital or nursing home. I'm open to night shift too.
Any places in Tampa? I would like to find somewhere that i can stay for a while as I will most likely be the breadwinner while my hubby looks for a new job (in case he doesn't get one while we are still here). I know this was a long one but I really could use some help. I scan the papers my sister sends me but I need more info than that. ANY help would be appreciated!