Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) owns about 20 hospitals and manages several more. The ones within a 20 mile radius of Charlotte are
CMC Northeast -Concord
CMC Union (Monroe)
The above all have ER departments
Apart from Presbyterian health system other hospitals in the area are
Gaston Memorial Hospital (Caromont Healthcare)
Lake Norman Regional Medical center (private-not worked there but wouldn't send my dog through ER there)
Iredell Memorial Hospital
Davis Regional Medical center.
My DH has worked for CHS for 4 yrs now (not as a nurse) and it's a well known fact within the system that the HR department leaves a lot to be desired. They receive 30,000 job application per week, so unless you go the extra mile then you may find that non of your applications ever get forwarded to the manager.Make sure that you put your skills in the box where it asks you about additional work related skills and interests ,and also that in the work history section you put in responsibilities AND at least 1 ACCOMPLISHMENT for each position you've held.Even if you're a new grad you'll have some!
Monster have some good examples.
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I have my suspicions that some applications may never be given more than a cursory glance by the recruiters as they are so busy. Prt of the reason for this is that the requirements on the job postings are minimal ie they tend not to ask for a certain number of years experience or expereince in that speciality,so they get lots of applications. Maybe the job descriptions go back to the days before Charlotte was as big and had so many people moving here.
I would contact HR and ask to speak to the recruiter for any jobs you apply for that don't get forwarded to managers.
Additionally , I was told that I hadn't applied for enough jobs. I had applied for 10 over the last year and , as I need a work visa, was only applying for jobs that require a BSN -which there aren't too many of as most just say BSN preferred.
The system will only let you have 5 active (ie the status of your application doesn't say position filled by another applicant)applications at any one time and they aren't good about updating the system. I know that one of the positions I,ve applied for has been filled , but it doesn't say this on the system,therefore I "withdrew" my application so I could apply for another position. The recruiters should be able to tell you if something you applied for has been filled.
As for Presbyterian acccepting ADNs- they have Magnet Nursing status so I would have thought that a higher percentage of their nurses have BSNs as that's part of the criteria. CHS don't have Magnet status.
As regards new grad nurses- I have a friend that recently qualified as ADN and there were 20 people in her class and they all got jobs.
They may not have been at the main hospitals , but when you're a new grad or moving somewhere then sometimes you have to take what you can get for a year or so.