Rhode Island Hospital

  1. Hi,

    I'm a newbie here, currently working as a RN here in London, United Kingdom, and recently passed the NCLEX exam....the agency here offered me a job at Rhode Island Hospital and I am requesting for any information about the hospital, environment, cost of living and compensation package. Any bits of information is highly welcomed and your ideas will truly be helpful to me. Thanks a million....
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  3. by   suzy253
    Hi Christie.
    I live in RI and RI hospital is a level-1 trauma center; it's a big hospital, about 750 beds, teaching hospital. I'm a new grad and several of my classmates went there to work and love it. I don't work there, although I'm interested in working their Burn Unit at some point. I'm working at a smaller hospital that is associated with my school's diploma based program...just to get my feet wet sotospeak.

    Here is the website so you can read more about it if you'd like.

    Rhode Island Hospital

    If you want any more info, I'd be glad to help you if I can.
  4. by   chris_NC0112
    Hi Susie,

    Thanks for the information, I would definitely explore the website about Rhode Island Hospital and get more more details about the place. Do you have an idea as to the cost of living in the area? currently am weighing different options presented to me by the agency and such information would be of great help indeed....Thanks again...
  5. by   Euphrosyne7
    Hi Christie:

    I think you can google in cost of living in RI to find out more info about that versus other areas. Apartment rental in the area is anywhere from 700-950+ for a 1 bedroom apt depending on the area, etc.

    As far as RI Hospital goes, I did one clinical rotation there in peds (Hasbro), and it was a good experience. I do know a few of my classmates that have accepted positions there and most are scheduled to work on either ICU/CCU floor. It is a very busy hospital and has a union, and is also a teaching hospital. You can pm me if you have any other specific questions that I may be able to answer.

    Good luck!
    Carla
  6. by   drmorton2b
    RI Hospital is a Nursing Union Hospital also. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with Brown University.

    The ER is divided up into a few areas and sealed off from the other wards of the ER (From my Visit there):

    Acute Care: Patients who may be admitted, need testing, etc.

    Chest Pain Center (Or something similar to that): Emergency Cardiac Care Center

    Level 1 Trauma: May I say more

    Fast Track: Sprains, Bumps and Bruises, Stitches

    From my experience there as a family member of a relative there, I was impressed with the caring of the nurses. From the seasoned older nurses to the younger nurses, they all did an exceptional good job and made it feel like she was the only patient in the ER.

    RI Hospital also has a Critical Care Transport Ambulance, in reality its similar to a ground form of Life Flight (OR MEDEVAC) its mostly used for critical transports involving RI Hospital or Hasbro Children's Hospital. Its called Life Guard EMS. They rotate with MD Resident, Medics, Nurses I think also.
    Last edit by drmorton2b on Jan 13, '07
  7. by   Clarecartwright
    Hi

    I have read your post with interest as I am also a UK nurse and I have a phone interview with Rhode Island Hospital tonight, May I ask what agency you are going through as the agency I am with have sent me a huge info pack on Rhode Island that details all the taxes , cost of living etc etc, If you dont have this Pm me and I will forward you a copy from email

    Clare XX
  8. by   RNshark
    hi~ i just had an interview at RI hosp today...i am a new grad, and would love to hear some feed back from experienced nurses who work/ed there.

    i grew up in RI and I can say to all from the UK and out of state, its a great place to live, lots of fun stuff to do, and its all a quick drive away
  9. by   cmo421
    Good Luck in your new jobs. I have been employed by RIH. Worked both in the Trauma ICU and the ER. You will learn alot and grow in your profession at a level 1 center . May I say that it has the same problems as any other hospital,just bigger walls. I advise a few years experience before specializing in a critical care area. I admit I am old school ,but it really helps. This place ,like many,does not have much back up help available for new people on off shifts. The union really runs the place in many ways, more then I have ever seen in other union facilities. OT is very well paid and readily available. Mandation is rare. It is now undergoing many administration changes at high levels, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the next year or so. Good luck,watch ur back and have fun!
  10. by   Geena
    Quote from christie_DM
    Hi,

    I'm a newbie here, currently working as a RN here in London, United Kingdom, and recently passed the NCLEX exam....the agency here offered me a job at Rhode Island Hospital and I am requesting for any information about the hospital, environment, cost of living and compensation package. Any bits of information is highly welcomed and your ideas will truly be helpful to me. Thanks a million....
    Hi! I know I'm picking up an old thread but!
    I'm looking into relocating. I remember this agency from last year and was wondering if anybody was placed at RIH. How was your experience with Adevia?
    I'm hoping to find a good level 1 facility ON THE EAST COAST. I have been in Cali for a year and I miss my four seasons!
    Hope to hear from you... Geena
  11. by   cmo421
    Quote from Geena
    Hi! I know I'm picking up an old thread but!
    I'm looking into relocating. I remember this agency from last year and was wondering if anybody was placed at RIH. How was your experience with Adevia?
    I'm hoping to find a good level 1 facility ON THE EAST COAST. I have been in Cali for a year and I miss my four seasons!
    Hope to hear from you... Geena

    I do not know about the agency but I do know that agency nurses work 4 12hr shifts, are floated first to anywhere in the hospital and can be moved as often as every 4 hrs. I often wondered how the agency people tolerated the shifts they did. The mind set of many was"they get paid more ,so let them take the garbage". Treatment by other nurses was fine,except when it came to agency nurses being brought in to offset OT. Like I have said before it is very much a union run hospital,many rules when it comes to agency nurses and what they can and can not do. I would research the agency well and check ur contract before u sign it.
    The hospital itself is a level 1,inner city,serving a large radius. You can expect to see alot of trauma. There is lots to see and do in the area. Providence has come a long way but is expensive to live in still. Research where they will have u living and try to stay in an area close by like Cranston,North Providence,or East Providence. Easy highway and local access from all to RIH. Good Luck!
  12. by   Geena
    Thank you so much for your reply. I apologise, I was not quite clear. The agency I referred to is an agency staffing the hospital from the UK. RNs are employed by the RIH and the agency is just the middle man.

    I noticed there are no ER vacancies at RIH at the moment - well, not according to their website anyway.

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