Quote from christineBdriscoll
My husband and I are relocating to Detroit, Michigan from San Diego, CA! I have already interviewed for five positions, all of which I am extremely excited about, but completely at a loss for which position to choose. My background is in Critical Care, I have spent the last four years in a Level I Trauma/Surgical ICU combined unit (I am finding this is an extremely rare situation, though I'd ideally like to find a similar setting to work within). So here are my options:
Henry Ford MICU
Henry Ford SICU
DMC Staffing Group
Beaumont Cardiac ICU
Beaumont Neuro ICU
I know next to know about these hospitals (at least from a staff nurse perspective) and I'm looking for insight, advice, information about all or one of these. Please help!!!!
Thanks so much.
christineBdriscoll, Crazy girl, what made you leave SoCAL? (j/p...I left too b/c DF now works for GM)
where did you finally decide to work? I'm from Newport Beach, CA working in the ER for 2.5 years. It was not a level 1 Trauma just b/c of the location of the hospital in the beach communities made it difficult to navigate too (despite have a helipad). We were a stroke receiving center and a saw a lot of cardiac/stroke patients.
I'm taking a travel assignment while living in R.O. and have been trying to decide where to work. Henry Ford? Beaumont (R.o./Troy/whichever), St John's, Mc Laren, etc? I would love to stay in/around R.O. and getting my feet wet at a Level 1 Trauma is something I'd like to get into and get my TNCC and CEN.
Anyone know anything about these hospitals? I'm on my first travel assignment w/ Oakwood Annapolis ER and it's ok and they already offered me a job but I declined. Meeting other RN's (both staff and travel), they've told me that Beaumont is "crazy right now" b/c of the acuity in the ER can be 8:1 w/ 3-4 Level 3s and 2-3 Level 2's and maybe a level 1. That's just not safe to me. I heard Detroit Receiving has a "team nursing" approach which seems interesting to me. St. John's I've heard lots of nice things about, especially in Pontiac. Henry Ford and Mc Laren I haven't heard many things.
Anything you can contribute would be appreciated!
P.s. I'm posting this question to another forum as well. Thanks!