Moms who work at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington

  1. Are there any nurses currently working at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington who have small children? I have just moved to Arlington and I'd like to work at this hospital. Can you tell me, are there any swing shift positions? Do any of you take your little kiddos to the Bright Horizons day care?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   SvSanchez
    For employees the rate for their child care is 12$ Or 15$ I can't remember exactly an hour. And vhc shifts work on 12 hour shifts. So you basically work 7:00 to 7:30 three times a week. And schedule varies on your unit. It's a nice hospital to work at.
  4. by   Char Li
    Thank you for the information! I accepted a PRN position at Virginia Hospital Center and enrolled my toddler at the Bright Horizons daycare on Carlin Springs. I love the people there! I have never placed any of my kiddos in daycare before and I was a little nervous about leaving my son. However, from the very beginning the staff was excellent. Reena, in particular, was very accommodating and helpful. After researching daycare centers in Arlington, I quickly discovered that it would be almost impossible to get my soon into a place part-time, let alone hourly as needed. Bright Horizons not only has been able to accommodate my sporadic schedule, but they offer very reasonable rates. Only $12 hour and they feed him three meals. He seems to love it. The caregivers are excellent and the staff to child ratio is very low - I think its 1:4 in the toddler rooms. The place is clean, well organized, and safe. I would recommend this place to anyone. I appreciate how much they have helped me get back to work.
  5. by   SvSanchez
    Congratulations! Good luck, I enjoyed my time there as a pca. Working on getting my nursing now.
  6. by   DHeisler
    Char Li, I am in a similar position... I am about to move to Northern VA, and as the major breadwinner for my family and mom I am wondering the most affordable location to live and best places to work. Any suggestions?
    THANKS!
  7. by   SvSanchez
    Quote from DHeisler
    Char Li, I am in a similar position... I am about to move to Northern VA, and as the major breadwinner for my family and mom I am wondering the most affordable location to live and best places to work. Any suggestions?
    THANKS!
    What is the price range you're looking for? Woodbridge is pretty affordable and some parts of DC and MD but the traffic for the commutes are very bad.
  8. by   Char Li
    I'm new to Northern Virginia as well. I have lived in Virginia in the past, but that was closer to Fredericksburg where housing is MUCH cheaper and new and bigger. However, the commute on the 95 is soul crushing. I now live in Arlington but the houses are old and small -- and rent is expensive. Schools for the kids are excellent and location is wonderful. I absolutely love working at Arlington Hospital Center. They really care about employee morale and wellbeing. Nurse to patient ratio is 1:5 on my unit and I believe that to be true of must units. If you are looking to live inside the beltway, it's going to cost ya. Many of my coworkers commute from places like Fairfax, Vienna, Springfield, and some places in Maryland. (Schools in Fairfax county are really good, too.) If you'd like to contact me outside of this forum, I'd be happy to help in any way. What is a safe way to share our contact info?

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