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Anyone here worked at PGH before? Looks like they're hiring. While waiting out the retrogression, might as well, right?... Read More

  1. by   xfactorgirl
    actually i followed up my status there and the secretary showed me the log book,, i was saddened when i saw that those who passed the panel interview last sept 08 still don't schedule for final interview.. i passed the panel int at january 09.. so for now, i think im going to apply to other hospitals..so, just good luck for me..
  2. by   gambutrol
    so the priority date moved back to september 2008.. don't worry many pgh nurses are bound to go to Canada, especially those in the ICUs. I assure you that there will be vacancies soon.
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from gambutrol
    so the priority date moved back to september 2008.. don't worry many pgh nurses are bound to go to Canada, especially those in the ICUs. I assure you that there will be vacancies soon.
    Think you may have the wrong year PD has gone back to 2003 for all but India and that remains at 2001.

    However i do think if you are going to look at another country to work that it is done for the right reasons and not just use it as a stepping stone to the US. Going to Canada will not make it any easier unless you gain Canadian citizenship and can use the NAFTA treaty but that will take approx 5 years
  4. by   chinita
    I think what they are referring as PD 2008 here is not the PD for immigration but the PD for PGH applicants. As gambutrol stated in his post, PGH is still processing those applicants that applied before September 2008. :typing
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from chinita
    I think what they are referring as PD 2008 here is not the PD for immigration but the PD for PGH applicants. As gambutrol stated in his post, PGH is still processing those applicants that applied before September 2008. :typing
    Thanks for clarifying this,
  6. by   gambutrol
    Yup, that's true Ma'am. What I was referring to was the priority date for PGH applicants since this thread is all about PGH application. Actually, I just coined the term just to relate it to the retrogression in the USA. This only means that the retrogression in the USA has greatly affected application for local employment. Turnover rate here in PGH (which means the rate of resignation per annum) has decreased drastically.
  7. by   Supernoypi
    Hi! new RN here... To whom it may concern...where can i send my resume for initial application? is there an e-mail address or do i better go @ PGH and where? THANKS BROTHERS/SISTERS! helllpppppp.....
  8. by   burbeestar
    I'm a new RN too. Yesterday, I visited our dean who was the former directress of nursing service at PGH. According to her, PGH accomodates online applications. Try to look it out at their website. They will send you an e-mail or give a call for the schedule of your interview, exams, etc. But the downside here is, you will have to wait for a very long time before you can start working with them.
  9. by   gambutrol
    I am currently working in pgh and I saw an announcement at the HRDs bulletin board that applications will be entertained at the yahoo groups of PGH applicants. I'm not sure specifically what the name of the yahoo group is. I'll try to confirm the exact name of the yahoo group so you can add it. I do advise walk-in application just to make sure.
  10. by   joy_smile22
    I dont think PGH will entertain emailed application or even if you submit your resume personally for staff nurses position because as far as I know this March, they are only entertaining applications for nursing assistants and they are very strict with it because they said that there will be separate dates/ schedule for passing applications for staff nurses but as of now they don't have schedule for it yet. If you doubt this information, you can contact them or if you're near pgh you can go directly to their office. hope this helps..
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Please be aware as per terms of service you can not post the name of the yahoo group
  12. by   gambutrol
    Thank you for the reminder sir silverdragon.

    Ma'am joy_smile22, I don't know that they are not currently entertaining nursing applicants. I will check on this tomorrow since I am on duty. But what I am sure of is the thousand of applicants who are currently on hold to accommodate previous applications.

    I hope all of you still consider PGH and to not be discouraged.

    I don't know if this will help, let me share to you what happened to me. I was a 2006 graduate and took the December 2006 Board Examinations. I started applying right after I passed the board examinations. Due to the fact that I would have to wait for my schedule for registration I didn't have the necessary requirements to pass to different prospective hospitals. I applied as a Korean English Instructor at first so that I can make ends meet before venturing into the field of nursing. After a month, I did my registration and carried on applying to different hospitals. It was very difficult since I had to really scout different hospitals and schools (I included schools to increase my chance of getting hired).

    I was thinking of applying in Philippine General Hospital, Makati Medical Center, St. Lukes Medical Center, The Medical City, Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, Asian Hospital and National Kidney and Transplant Institute. But I thought to myself to trim down my perspective hospitals to those who are quite near at my residence. So, I trimmed it down to MMC and PGH. I know that it will take several months before I will be hired by the said hospitals so what I did was to apply at a hospital within the vicinity of my house. I worked at a private tertiary hospital within the vicinity of my residence for several months. It took about 3 months before PGH and MMC started to call me. I had to choose between the two so I chose PGH. After formally resigning to my current work, I transferred immediately to PGH.

    Bottom line: The road to your preferred career path is long and winding. I know that most of you are already discouraged on how things are turning out. I have suffered the same fate (but I know that it is more competitive nowadays). Their are days that I have given up already. Don't let these hindrances get in your way. Strive harder and God will surely do the rest.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    I don't know why I suddenly wrote my experience. I just felt the urge to do so.
  13. by   bettyboop09
    Quote from joy_smile22
    I dont think PGH will entertain emailed application or even if you submit your resume personally for staff nurses position because as far as I know this March, they are only entertaining applications for nursing assistants and they are very strict with it because they said that there will be separate dates/ schedule for passing applications for staff nurses but as of now they don't have schedule for it yet. If you doubt this information, you can contact them or if you're near pgh you can go directly to their office. hope this helps..

    i agree. if they're entertaining online applications, i wouldn't have to travel to manila just to pass my application. i have an aunt who can pass my application already but insisted that i should have to do it myself, and that yahoo group only contains the requirements that are needed to be downloaded and done. also, through that group, that's their way to tell it's members that they're accepting applicants cos they only set a specific date on which they will be accepting your papers, therefore, if yours could either be submitted late or even earlier than the given date, it won't be absolutely accepted, well unless if you really knew somebody, or even depends on their moods, and right now, they are accepting applicants for nursing attendants ONLY!

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