Travel assignment at Oakland Kaiser...wanting to live in San Fran - page 2
by palmbeachRN 4,469 Views | 16 Comments
Hey all! I have about a week or two left until I get my CA license and was offered a job in Oakland at the Kaiser facility starting August 15. I've heard mixed things, but I feel like that is with any hospital. Been to San Fran... Read More
- 0Sep 23, '12 by palmbeachRNThanks a lot. Actually, I didn't get this particular job but just accepted one with a later start date in the same facility. I got a place in San Fran since I really want to experience living there, not particularly Oakland, even though I hear it does have a lot to offer. I will be on the tele floor. I'm used to having 7 patients here on our tele floor in FL...I actually wouldn't mind doing primary nursing since I feel you can get to know the patients better. Then again, I've never done it!!! (We have two CNAs per 35 pts on our floor, and only a few competent ones, so I end up doing a lot of my own vitals, accuchecks, etc.) I like hearing everyones experiences!! I'll let you know how it goes!
- 0Nov 1, '13 by NedRNNot much has changed, but in the last 6 weeks or so showed the dangers in commuting clearly. The Bay Bridge was shut for the new span to open and BART was jammed with a record number of passengers. Then a couple weeks ago BART went on strike jamming the roads. It is far better to live near where you work.
- 0Nov 29, '13 by danisweetcheeksThanks for your response Ned.
I actually declined the position at Kaiser and accepted at Cal Pacific main campus, although the pay is ridiculously low.
Just a better option for me as you said "live where you work" and i always wanted to live in SF.
Do you have any experience with Cal Pacific? you are very well travelled!
- 0Nov 29, '13 by danisweetcheeksAlso... how do you feel about these pay rates
I am talking to a few different companies about a couple jobs in the bay area..
oakland kaiser er $34 an hour, blended rate, EV shift
cal pacific $33 an hour blended rate, 12 hr D/N
cal pacific $23 an hour, blended, days
all 36 hour work week