Anybody know what's up w/ Queens?
- 0Mar 1, '10 by tieztohi, i was just curious if anyone else noticed Queens posting new jobs (even some "new grad ok" jobs) which evaporate in less than 23hrs? i've been interested in their institution for some time - yes i've read many of the numerous posts regarding the nursing market in HNL (very disheartening), but i continue to apply... yes, i'm not a local and yes, i'm med/surg - so i know my opportunities will be even more limited. i was just wondering if anyone can confirm these jobs are being filled just that scary fast. thanks in advance for any ideas.
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- 0Mar 2, '10 by SlobgobDon't try and make sense of anything... it will only drive you crazy.
Last time I checked... there was only ONE nurse recruiter for the whole hospital... so I doubt they would take down a listing that fast unless it was an automated program.
Is there a possibility that they got 10 applications in less than a day for a "new grad okay" position without even advertising?
No question about it.
- 0Mar 13, '10 by AegisI will confirm that. I experienced that too. I've been watching their job boards for an opportunity. I saw one, new grad okay, pop up. I held off applying for it as I was awaiting a letter of recommendation by post that I wanted to include in my application packet. I checked in a few days later, and it was already filled and removed. Astounded me. I know for a fact it couldn't have been up more than a week. So I started checking every single day. One popped up again, and this time I pounced on it, figuring waiting didn't work last time, and got an application in. It closed and was gone within 24 hours. No joke. So you are not hallucinating. I've seen it happening too.
- 0Mar 19, '10 by foreignRNI think the reason why that happens is that there are lots of RN new grad working at that hospt. as nurses aide/secretary/transporter waiting for an RN position and I think they prioritize their employees than people outside. I'm not that sure...but I know, even anywhere...that happens.
- 0Mar 20, '10 by WindwardOahuRNThese days Queens is hiring mostly from the inside but even those who have already been working for years in other positions at the hospita have a tough time getting a new grad spot when they graduate.
It is definitely a "who you know" situation for new grads.
The odds of an outsider getting a new grad position are extremely slim. Queens has lots of aides, unit secretaries, techs, etc, who are in nursing school. There are also many long-time Queens employees who have sons and daughters who are in nursing school. When these students become new grads they have an advantage over the outsiders, without a doubt.
I think the ads that are showing up briefly on the internet are just a formality and I would bet that they have been spoken for before they've been posted.
No harm in trying to apply for these positions and who knows---you might just get lucky! The odds are really bad but it can't hurt to try.
- 0May 23, '10 by tieztoThanks to all that have given their input. I've finally achieved a coveted position in this fine institution, it only took months of research, phone calls and a dozen or so applications. I have to say I'm very impressed w/ the bennies pkg and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the HNA and all HI RN's for their hard work achieving fair wages. Props to you all! Thanks again everyone!
- 1May 23, '10 by WindwardOahuRNQuote from tieztoYes...without those who walked the picket lines during the last strike we would be in pretty poor shape now.Thanks to all that have given their input. I've finally achieved a coveted position in this fine institution, it only took months of research, phone calls and a dozen or so applications. I have to say I'm very impressed w/ the bennies pkg and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the HNA and all HI RN's for their hard work achieving fair wages. Props to you all! Thanks again everyone!
We fought for it and we deserve it, more so now than ever before. Nursing is a tough road, in so many ways. For all those who scoff at union efforts? I'd like to show them my pay scale info from ten years ago and ask them if they think we'd have gotten any further than those numbers without the help of the Union.
Congrats on your luck in the job hunt and best wishes for success!
- 0Sep 24, '10 by pincush23I may be "off key" here on this thread, but I believe that the union/hospitals should adopt a similar model for nurses as in California...as far as nurse/patient ratio, overtime, and pay there after. Having 5 really sick pt's on a busy cardiac tele floor or being tripled up in the ICU is too much IMO...It would not only open up some positions for other nurses, it would give nurses time to effectively take care of their pt's and have time to document assessments, care plans, and all the other computer/paper/crazy work that is involved...But, that's just my opinion...