Bottomed out, BSN, RN 5,646 Views
Joined Jan 29, '12.
Posts: 278 (24% Liked)
I really want to apply for this... how far is uc davis from sf?
The OP ended up in Neuro-Trauma step down nursing.
plus I'm looking forward to the extra money. I know how much I'll get paid for on call time, and the unit manager assured me that staff members can trade call time with each other.
I received an answer from the facility without asking... Thanks, Rose Queen you are right...it is a hodge podge of cases which has its pros and cons. Head and heck, GI, GU, GYN, thoracic, ortho, laps, and robotics. I will have to ask about the chemo exposure. I know the MD's give chemo in OR RN's have zilch to do with that.
Oh geez chalk it up as lesson learned. I myself am looking at switching into procedural nursing or OR nursing. I always hound the manager about the call requirement for weekends and weeknights...I turned down a job two weeks ago because the call requirement wanted me to stay awake for 74 hours straight (Friday 6am-Monday8am), I can't do that. I stay by myself and have no one to wake me if my pager goes off. I can't function and I have a pet. I would like to do something else other than ICU but, that kind of life is not going to work for me. I am starting to see that and I am now thinking about Peds, if I can't find a reasonable call requirement.
I can't find anything about what this job entails..Is this just general surgery? Is there a heavy amount of repositioning the patients? Is there a lot of radiation exposure? Chemo exposure?
Does anyone ask for the highest taxable amount possible for an assignment which means you will not receive Housing & M&I? Then at tax time you write off your housing expense and M&I because you did not take any from the company.
Maybe I should call my lawyer and ask.
How much are they paying?
Los Angeles/So Cal may not pay as well as Nor Cal, but all of California (except for maybe rural health areas, I don't know, really) pays better than pretty much anywhere else in the country. Plus, as someone else mentioned, we're the only state with mandated staff/patient ratios. That makes a huge difference.
You will have a hard time without Newborn exp. Couplet care is becoming the norm. You will be limited, however you can still try. I just don't see any good rates available in that area at all.
To answer your question. There is no best hospital, I never heard of such a thing. There might be a really good unit within a hospital and thats it.
Cedars sure thing, they are starved for nurses with experience. LA area does not pay well. You make more in Nappa Valley than LA.
NO, I am currently in California. Shands as in Gainesville, FL pay is crap. Never asked people I know about the working conditions. I just didn't understand getting paid like that. Move around in California. Don't waste your time moving to FL unless its for love.
cali. working conditions in FL suck right along with the pay.
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