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- by registeredin06 Oct 9, '12I have been wanting to relocate to Portland for the last 6 months.
When job searching through the hospitals' intranet, there is very little open for RNs. Specifically, no critical care jobs at either Providence hospita and only 2 at OHSU. This cannot really be the case, is it??
Is the market so saturated with nurses they have no needs for experienced critical care RNs?? Should I give up on getting to Portland, OR for now and focus else where???
This is disappointing. What is the deal?
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- Oct 9, '12 by missnurse01I believe the market is a little saturated there...I work in the Seattle area and we have new grads from there as well as Cali come up to work with us b/c they can not get jobs in their locale. I work with 3 nurses now that are from the Portland area but could not find jobs so they came to my hosp. They have been there about 3 years now, but I do not think that they have tried to get jobs back at home. You could always come to WA then move down there-even closer to the OR border or more like Olympia.
- Oct 9, '12 by pacnwRNI don't know the situation at this present time, but I do know several years ago it was saturated as well. We had nurses commuting from the portland/vancouver area to Olympia- especially new grads. Good luck on your search! Don't forget to expand your search to some outlying areas (Tualatin/Gresham/Vancouver, etc.)
- Apr 26 by boogalinaI don't know if you are still looking, but Salem Hospital in Salem (hour south of PDX) is currently hiring in several departments, including ICU, etc. Salem Health | Salem, Oregon