Frustration - page 2

First of all thanks to all you who made suggestions about were I should live and places I should stay away from. I've hit a wall and am pretty frustrated. First of all It's next to impossible to... Read More

  1. by   kellis99RN
    Craig, I know of a position (13wk) in Marietta at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Shift is 11a to 11p. Just under 500 bed facility.
    PM me if interested.

    Good luck on the move!
  2. by   brown eyed girl
    Quote from CraigB-RN
    I got an email from a hospital outside of Atlanta. Get this, they are expecting their ER census to increase so they are looking to hire more nurses, to stay ahead of the curve. It's nice to see at least some hospitals and administrators have a clue. This might be a place I actually want to work. Plus it's only 14 miles from the apartment we found.

    I've got an appartment, Have all the arrangements for phone, cable, internet and all that kind of stuff done. I"m not as freaked about moving without having a job, I'm sure something will come up.

    It still amazes me how poorly the HR departments at these hospitals, handle people applying for jobs. One of the hosptitals actually told me they get hundreds of applications and it takes awhile to sort through them. It's now been 3 weeks since they got my application and I've still not heard from them.

    Thanks for all who have responded. This is the 1st time in almost 30 years that I've not walked into a place and started working.
    Amen to that!
    Last edit by jb2u on May 31, '07 : Reason: fixed quote
  3. by   mandasueRN
    Quote from CraigB-RN
    I'm an ER nurse. According to human resourses there is no openings in the ER. Has me confused. Not that it sounds like I want to work there anyway.

    I interviewed at Peidmont and Northside. I'm hoping. I've got a line on a 13 week travel assignment in marrieta also. We'll see what happens.



    Craig, as onmywaytoRN said, speak with the nurse recruiter at Grady if you really want results. As far as having openings in the ER, they might tell you there aren't any right now because they did just hire a large number of new nurses. You have to remember it takes time and money to train a new employee--even an experienced RN. Just keep trying.

    Also, I can only imagine what kind of negative things you have heard about Grady, but I happen to be proud to be a GRADY NURSE.
  4. by   CraigB-RN
    Quote from mandasueRN
    Craig, as onmywaytoRN said, speak with the nurse recruiter at Grady if you really want results. As far as having openings in the ER, they might tell you there aren't any right now because they did just hire a large number of new nurses. You have to remember it takes time and money to train a new employee--even an experienced RN. Just keep trying.

    Also, I can only imagine what kind of negative things you have heard about Grady, but I happen to be proud to be a GRADY NURSE.
    I've worked in hospitals like Grady before. I was at Hightland in Oakland, the Old Denver General back in the "Knife and Gun Club Days". It does take a special type of nurse (some would say warped) to thrive in those environments.
  5. by   CraigB-RN
    Well I got an offer. Gwinnet in Lawrenceville. A little farther than I wanted to drive but I'll prob take the 3-3 shift and shouldn't have to deal with to much of the traffic. They'll give me the sign on bonus up front as "moving expenses" so now I can offord for someone to move me and not have to do it myself. Yeah!!!!!.

    I guess the Prius in going to be a good option. I"ve got a small SUV now. Since I won't be spending my time driving in snow.
  6. by   tria06
    Quote from CraigB-RN
    First of all thanks to all you who made suggestions about were I should live and places I should stay away from.

    I've hit a wall and am pretty frustrated. First of all It's next to impossible to talk to a live person at these human resourse departments. And then with the current nursing shortages to be told that they don't have any positions. One hospital even told me that they had filled all their openings with new grads. I've been doing this for almost 30 years now. Is it normal for the specialty areas like the ER to not have any openings. or is it just a bad time of year to be looking for a job?
    Also, a lot of nurses are just graduating school...
  7. by   CraigB-RN
    Quote from DestinyNoelle
    Also, a lot of nurses are just graduating school...
    I did have one nurse manager ask me why I hadn't applied a month earier. She had just hired a bunch of new grads and didn't have any holes in the schedule.
  8. by   kellis99RN
    Excellent news craig!! And even better on the bonus for moving expenses!!

    I also have an SUV (Expedition) and am looking into buying a hybrid.

    I was in Atl Monday morning & traffic wasn't bad when I sailed thru around 6:30 am. Normal flow --

    Good luck with the move and new position.

    Kim

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