Is it possible to get a job at CHOP?

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    I really want to work at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I work nearby and I love the area. I'm not a nurse but I'm studying to be a nurse and I want to start at CHOP to get my foot in the door. Every nurse that I know that works at CHOP appears to be happy. It seems so hard to GET IN. Is it possible to work at CHOP?
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    Several girls I will be graduating with received job offers from CHOP. So, yes, it is possible to work your way in as a new grad! Best of luck.
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    Yup... I know 2 of my good friends that will be starting at CHOP in JULY as New Grads! So it is def not impossible.
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    OK next Q-- what steps should be taken to get a job at CHOP? Obviously apply and follow up with phone calls... then what?
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    Quote from tarapom
    Obviously apply and follow up with phone calls...
    I think that pretty much sums it up...apply, then call about your resume...it will get forwarded to the appropriate recruiter who will in turn contact you and the process will begin from there...the only thing that I was advised from HR is that unlike experienced nurses who can submit applications to multiple departments, they ask that new grads choose and pursue only 1 department.

    They are a very new grad friendly facility.

    Good luck!
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    Don't forget to apply at Children's Seashore House, right behind CHOP> they do peds rehab staus post trauma, spinal cord, cva, trach, vent, feeding difficulty, locked brain injury, I loved that job!!!
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    yeh someone reminded me about seashore, but i thought it was a part of CHOP and I would have to go through them.
    are they a seperate entity?
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    seashore house is part of chop...you would still go through the chop application process / new hire process
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    Ling07,
    I worked at CHOP through school as, what is now called a 'patient service rep' and a 'Senior Nursing Assistant' and then just had to do a department transfer when I graduated. Working in various departments in the hospital gave me a great opportunity to check things out to see where I would (and would not) like to work as an RN. When I graduated, I worked on the oncology unit. It was a great experience and the hospital has a great orientation program for new grads.
    Hope this helps. Oopps. I see the orginal post was May '08. Hopefully, you're already working here!
    If not, check out the positions on their website www.chop.edu
    Good Luck!
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    Quote from KeniRN
    Ling07,
    I worked at CHOP through school as, what is now called a 'patient service rep' and a 'Senior Nursing Assistant' and then just had to do a department transfer when I graduated. Working in various departments in the hospital gave me a great opportunity to check things out to see where I would (and would not) like to work as an RN. When I graduated, I worked on the oncology unit. It was a great experience and the hospital has a great orientation program for new grads.
    Hope this helps. Oopps. I see the orginal post was May '08. Hopefully, you're already working here!
    If not, check out the positions on their website www.chop.edu
    Good Luck!
    Hi Keni,

    I've applied to several jobs and I haven't heard anything yet. I nkow other people that said it's hard to get in Chop. Do they look at applicants from the Internet??


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