San Antonio, TX which job to choose.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I recently got 4 RN residency offers in San Antonio , 2 with Methodist and 2 with CHRISTUS Health. I narrowed it down to Neurosurgical ICU at Methodist Main campus and ICU (recruiter could not specify what kind) at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center.
    I m very excited, ICU is my dream job, but I need your help to help me choose best one, as I am in a different state and unfamiliar with these hospitals.

    Both are supposedly days , or at least until 16 weeks training is up, which I like. Methodist offers relocation bonus but Christus pays almost $2/hr more.. Christus hospital is a Magnet and Methodist one is well known for their neuro procedures.

    Where do you think I would like it more as far as experience, friendly atmosphere, ability to move within the system, benefits?
    Anything you can add/shine some light on, please do. Thank you!!!

    Jane
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Atl-Murse
    $ 2/ hr equals about $7500 over your 2 year commitment and will set you a a higher pay scale. What about benefits ? I got about $8000 more per year in benefits going with my employer
  4. by   OldDude
    Knowing what I know about the Christus organization, I'd jump on the Methodist offer with both feet.
  5. by   Jexusjane
    Could you tell me more? Thank you!
  6. by   Jexusjane
    Hard to tell about the benefits by looking at the offers.
    3K relocation will cover that difference for 1 year. But yeah, it will take a long time to have a raise by $2/hr probably.
    With Christus, the recruiter is not very helpful, she wasnt sure about the pay as far as differentials go (some palces here pay 2nd shift differential starting @3pm or 5pm), what ICU is it, what shift is (he didnt know if its days only for 16 weeks training or a full year). So, I dont know what my total shift pay would look like for each.
    But, again, its not just the money. I want to stay at the place I choose and actually like it..
  7. by   JocelynM
    Do you know if this past week was the only week they were notifying people for Christus?
  8. by   Jexusjane
    Quote from OldDude
    Knowing what I know about the Christus organization, I'd jump on the Methodist offer with both feet.
    Could you tell me more as to why? I would really appreciate it, it's a 3 year long commitment.
    Thank you!
  9. by   Jexusjane
    Quote from JocelynM
    Do you know if this past week was the only week they were notifying people for Christus?
    I do not know, sorry. I was told that the official offers will go out next week.

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