Rhode Island VA

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    Does anyone work at the Rhode Island VA? I am really interested in applying and want to find out more about the working conditions and hiring process
    Thanks!

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    I currently work in the Va in Providence as an ICU RN. The working conditons aren't bad. I love working with the vets. The hiring process is long..it took me 2mos to start working. If you have anymore questions let me know
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    Hi,
    Do you know if they hire for the LTC home in Bristol? I really like long term care. i am just sick of working and not getting any perks at all.
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    Hello - well my father is a patient at the Bristol Veterans Home and I am a dental hygienist at the Providence VA. I am hoping to get into Nursing through a government program through the Providence VA. I know you can go direcly to the VA website www.va.gov and search for job listings. It is a long process but it is worth it. The entire process from application to hire took me 6 months.
    You can probaby call the Bristol Veterans Home directly to inquire how you could learn about emploment options; 401-254-8000.
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    Thanks! That is great. I love long term care. I really can't see myself doing anything else. I give everything I have when I go to work. I do it because I love it, but it would be nice to have some real benefits.
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    Quote from ver401
    I currently work in the Va in Providence as an ICU RN. The working conditons aren't bad. I love working with the vets. The hiring process is long..it took me 2mos to start working. If you have anymore questions let me know
    I was wondering what I could expect from the process. I heard they do crazy things like ask for your Highschool guidance counseler and childhood friends info?
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    No, that is a bit crazy...just lots of forms to fill out - eventually I did bloodwork, and a evaluation by the Employee Health Nurse.
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    Oh thats a relief LOL.... how about past jobs history. I took some time off here and there between jobs, will that hurt?
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    If you have a period of about three months, as I did, you have to attribute it to something....like label that period of time. I'm not sure what my options were but I did have to account for my lack of employment. Your work history has to be complete from beginning to end w/o gaps of nothingness. Hope this helps.
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