My significant other approached me about getting a job with IHS. He's native American, owes them money from scholarship, and can get a sweet deal going to work for them. I looked into it myself and think that Shiprock would be a great place for us to go (basically only place I could see hospital jobs for both of us). I like what I've researched about the hospital. I think the surrounding area would complement our lifestyle. (I have two young kids 6 and 3). I'm excited at all the prospects for outdoors and hiking.
Information I'm looking for.
1. I would love to hear from anyone who has worked at this facility, knows about this facility, especially in regards to ICU where I would like to work. I'm interested in hearing about the application process, what they are looking for in an ICU nurse. I mainly have worked stepdown, currently in a special care unit at a community hospital. I am trained to work in higher acuity ICU's at the bigger affiliate hospitals and float and pick up hours there (technically PRN status there). I am assuming that Shiprock ICU does not hold higher acuity patients, but then again, we all know about assuming right?
I really hope my experiences would be sufficient enough to get me into their ICU. I have been an RN for almost 4 years. At my current hospital I am responsible for attending codes, and I also do MET/RRT calls.
2. I would love to hear about the area. I am finding it somewhat difficult to find information about schools and neighborhoods. Just would be great to hear about it from some locals!
Thank you for any information, and please send me a PM if you are more comfortable with that.