Im disappoined thus far in my experience looking for RN positions on Oahu and looking for advice on getting a job at Straub or Queens.
I am moving to Oahu with my military husband, and forced to leave my current (and first) job with only 9 months of experience as an Emergency Room RN. I have EMS experience, GREAT references, internship in a level-1 trauma, my bachelors and even my CEN!
Yet, yesterday I was told, by Straub nursing recruiter, that she simply cannot forward any of my applications to ANY department because Straub has a "non-negotiable" 12 month experience policy. Her advice was "stay behind for 4 more months" and then she can get me a job..?
They currently have several ER positions listed, all night shifts, which I have and am able to work. I have worked so much overtime in the past 9 months that Im sure I come close to one year! I think Im an excellent candidate for these positions. Why are managers not looking at an entire candidates profile?
and probably the hardest fact-- I have a friend who worked at Straub, and said that some of the managers actually LIKE "new graduates"...so it once again comes down to who you know.
The recruiter at queens said something similar.
Im looking for any advice on how to get some contacts at Straub, Queens or another area hospital. My passion is in ER nursing , but I am a nurse first, and enjoy my profession regardless of the department .
Thanks in advance..Any advice is welcome..
Nov 28, '11
Hawaii is different. I would be really tempted to stay behind the extra 4 months, it will go really fast.
Last edit by NursePamela on Nov 28, '11
: Reason: Don't want to sound too discouraging.
Quote from WindwardOahuRN
Queens has hired quite a few EXPERIENCED RN's lately. They are pulling from the huge pool of very experienced former HMC nurses who were displaced by the closings of HMC West and HMC East.
Since Queens has recently purchased HMC West and the tentative re-opening is set for next Spring I imagine that there will be some hope for an increase in job opportunities here.
But still....not much hope for mainland wannabe-transfers.
The slots will be filled by the local new-grad-RN-unit secretaries/nurses aides/etc, who have been waiting in anguish for such opportunities. They will be hired first, over those from other geographical areas.
Which, IMOH, is as it should be.
This sounds discouraging to me. I was a Hawaii resident for 25 years, then moved to California in 2001. During my time here, I worked as an LVN for two years and am currently an RN for 8 years with psych, med/surg, tele, PCU, and trauma experience. I'm planning to move back in a year to take care of my parents. I'm interested in your recommendations and advices. Thanks!
Last edit by SDRN858 on Oct 16, '12
: Reason: incomplete