Alberta or manitoba? - page 3

by new2012grad

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Where is the perfect life for an LPN? Alberta or Manitoba ? Job wise, security wise , weather wise and of course saving some bucks wise ? Thanks :)))... Read More


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    I'll take just about anything to get my foot in the door. But I can't even get an interview on a geri unit or ortho.

    The AHS homecare nurses inform me that there are loads of jobs posted on the job boards.

    To those thinking of moving to Alberta there are plenty of LPN homecare jobs but these require your own vehicle and are non-union.
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    I'm shocked that it's been that challenging for you. AHS is cutting back, but you have experience and new grads are still hired. E people has been up and running for a couple months, so that's not an issue. Have you tried LTC units through AHS also? They need people too. Well casual is the way to go then.
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    Its rare that casual LPN positions are posted on the AHS public site.

    At any one time I've only seen at the max 24 LPN postings in my city on the AHS site.

    I just noticed a casual position posted for a transition unit. I have all the qualifications they're looking for. So I'll submit my resume tomorrow and see what happens.
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    Also, the new South Calgary site will probably continue to have some openings for casual LPNs.
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    Quote from joanna73
    I'm shocked that it's been that challenging for you. AHS is cutting back, but you have experience and new grads are still hired. E people has been up and running for a couple months, so that's not an issue. Have you tried LTC units through AHS also? They need people too. Well casual is the way to go then.
    New grads are cheaper to hire. New grad LPN is around $24/hr. Final step, experienced LPN is $32.

    Budgets cuts.
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    Do you think they are overlooking Juli's resume based on the fact that she costs more than a new grad? Sneaky. I never thought of it that way. Experience should count for something!
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    I think I'd be at step 2 or 3 since I've only been here 2 years and nursing for almost 4 yrs.

    Will let you know if I get interview for this casual position.
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    I hope you get the position! Have a good night.
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    I wanna scream and shout and let it all out And scream and shout and let it out!!
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    Don't be too discouraged, new grad. Despite hard times, nursing jobs exist everywhere. However, you may not get your ideal position, and you should be prepared to relocate to a smaller city or town if you want to work sooner rather than later. It's tough for new grads and experienced nurses everywhere across the nation. We can't change that at the moment. In fact, there was an article as recent as a day or two about the restructuring occuring in AHS. In Newfoundland, nurses are facing layoffs. ON has been the same through 2008-2010. We have to learn to make the best of things to move forward sometimes.
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