Civilian RN jobs at SAMMC (Brooke Army Medical Center)
- 0Jan 14 by godbless-yuteHello,
I was wondering if any of you have ever been employed as a nurse at SAMMC (formerly Brooke Army Medical Center) in San Antonio. I have been speaking with a private company that states they hold all the nursing contracts with the hospital for civilian nurses. Basically, they say they exclusively staff civilian nurses at the facility. If I were to take an RN position there through them, then I would be their employee and not an employee of SAMMC. I was wondering if there is any other route to be employed as a civilian RN at that hospital other than with this company. I don't have anything against the company, i just would feel more comfortable being a direct employee of the hospital. I have seen jobs at that hospital posted on cpol and USAJobs, but I am not sure how it works. Also, if you have worked there (or know what company i'm referring to) what are your thoughts on being a civilian RN at a military hospital and/or being employed by that company. Any info would be appreciated....Thanks in advance!
- 0Jan 15 by bristolroverI worked at SAMMC ten years ago for 18 months and loved it.I worked on the ortho floor and found everyone great to work with.As a civilian RN probably working on an open ended contract with the company you mentioned I enjoyed working with the military staff and patients but happy in the knowledge that I could not be deployed to a war zone and be the object of enemy fire as the brave military people I was around,whatever my political beliefs were which swayed to the 'blood for oil'persuasion.I was working among friendly courageous people and knew it.The only way I know to work for the military facilities as an RN is as a private contractor as I did or joining the military as an RN and being subject to transfers at anytime,which could mean Seattle,San Diego,WashintonDC,or Germany or any other base around the world but I don,t think they give you the option of where or when and I don,t believe they pay well except for the excellent benefits.Hope that helped.
- 0Jan 17 by isharRNI am also trying to find employment at BAMC as a civilian. My husband is stationed there and it is convenient for me. I've been looking at USAjobs but I didn't see many openings. Then I went to the contracting agency website and saw that they have tons of job openings at BAMC. But, like you I rather be directly employed with BAMC than with a third party. If you find any additional info please share Thanks!
- 1Jan 18 by Dranger, BSN, RNQuote from ishar86I think you fill find it very hard to get direct GS jobs right now at .mil hospitals. I would take the contracting job to be honest...I am also trying to find employment at BAMC as a civilian. My husband is stationed there and it is convenient for me. I've been looking at USAjobs but I didn't see many openings. Then I went to the contracting agency website and saw that they have tons of job openings at BAMC. But, like you I rather be directly employed with BAMC than with a third party. If you find any additional info please share Thanks!