Finding a peds job as a new graduate

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    Hey there,

    I'm graduating in 36 days!

    Things sure have changed since I started down this road two years ago, hiring bonuses and nursing shortages. I'm in the SF Bay Area, and there are practically NO jobs for new grads right now. And for someone committed to pediatrics, like me, the pickings are even slimmer. I had been hoping to stay here in the Bay Area and work at Children's Hospital Oakland, but think I need to be open to moving in order to get a job in peds. So I'm looking for some advice from y'all!

    What is the best way to get a job out of area? I've been around a while, and know it's all about networking, which is hard to do when the jobs are in Texas and WDC! Any other great job-finding ideas? And of course, if you know of any hospitals hiring new grads for pediatrics, let me know!

    Thank you!
    Rob
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    Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta still hires new grads. It's a great place to work. A bit far from you, but thought I'd let you know!
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    So does Cincinnati Childrens in Ohio: they offered me a job in the ER as soon as I pass NCLEX.
    I came from Florida to get it. I just kept calling and asking what I needed to do. Then I traveled up there to interview.
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    So how is the job hunt going? I'm kind of curious because I'm looking into peds myself.

    !Chris
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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    So how is the job hunt going? I'm kind of curious because I'm looking into peds myself.

    !Chris
    Yes, Keep us posted
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    The childrens hospital I work at in RI hires their Pedi nurses as float nurses.. so you are only guaranteed 8 hours a week. But at least you can get the experience and have the opportunity to post for a perm position is one opens up.
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    Quote from nkara
    The childrens hospital I work at in RI hires their Pedi nurses as float nurses.. so you are only guaranteed 8 hours a week. But at least you can get the experience and have the opportunity to post for a perm position is one opens up.
    Are you talking about Hasbro? I work for Lifespan at RI hospital and when I graduate I am looking for a position in Hasbro so that's why I am asking.

    !Chris
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    Correct - Hasbro. They hire new grads on the float pool. So you can schedule for 40 hours a week but only get 8 hours. I've heard that it doesn't happen all the time. It is a good learning experience since you are floated to all floors except ICU and the ED.
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    Quote from nkara
    Correct - Hasbro. They hire new grads on the float pool. So you can schedule for 40 hours a week but only get 8 hours. I've heard that it doesn't happen all the time. It is a good learning experience since you are floated to all floors except ICU and the ED.
    Now did you look into the critical care internship that they offer new grad nurses? I ask because I notice on the list of departments are the Peds. ICU and the Peds. ER on the CCI webpage.

    !Chris
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    I didn't actually. I only know this by working on the pedi side. I started on the adult side and they do hire new grads for the med/surg floors. But working with the kids is so much better. :wink2:


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