RN Jobs: INOVA Fairfax Hospital

  1. 0 Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone can offer me insight about the INOVA Fairfax Hospital. I am a new grad and I am interested in working there but I have a few questions. I'll appreciate any information you can offer.

    1. Do new grads have to sign a contract? If so, what is the general length of time?
    2. What is the RN salary? (now in 2010 with the recession)
    3. What is the work environment like in terms of nurse-patient ratios?
    4. And is the training good in your opinion?
    5. What unit would be the best to work at?

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Visit  racknroll profile page

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    Joined Feb '10; Posts: 31; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Not sure that Inova is hiring new grads right now. Did you actually see an open RN 1 position, or have you spoken with a recruiter? It would be nice to see them hiring! In any case, new grads started at $25/hr plus shift differential two years ago. Not sure what the rate is now; it could be the same for all I know!
  5. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from racknroll
    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone can offer me insight about the INOVA Fairfax Hospital. I am a new grad and I am interested in working there but I have a few questions. I'll appreciate any information you can offer.

    1. Do new grads have to sign a contract? If so, what is the general length of time?
    2. What is the RN salary? (now in 2010 with the recession)
    3. What is the work environment like in terms of nurse-patient ratios?
    4. And is the training good in your opinion?
    5. What unit would be the best to work at?

    Thanks in advance
    I work at Fairfax. Right now they are really trying to avoid hiring new grads. The department I work in, and our 4-5 "sister" units are not hiring any new grads at all right now. Many units are no longer staffing a new grad nurse educator. I'm sorry to be so dismal, but I think chances of getting in at Fairfax are grim. Unless you know someone, worked their as an intern, etc, you're better off looking elsewhere.
  6. Visit  0402 profile page
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    I don't know where you live, or if DC is within your commuting distance, but Sibley just posted 2 new grad positions (ortho and med/ surg), if you're still looking for a job. WHC still has their residency program on their job listings, but I don't know if they've already filled all of their positions or not.
  7. Visit  Misyhun20 profile page
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    Inova is hiring I am going through the new grad fellowship right now with at least 25 new grad nurses
  8. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Yep, we have a new grad/RN 1 orienting in our ED right now. I believe the new grad hiring is finished for now, though -- and they've combined a lot of the fellowships into one, as I understand it, where they used to be completely separate (i.e., ER, ICU, OR, etc.). I think each specialty area will eventually break out into its own section.
  9. Visit  racknroll profile page
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    Quote from Misyhun20
    Inova is hiring I am going through the new grad fellowship right now with at least 25 new grad nurses
    @Misyhun: congrats! that's awesome...I've been looking/talking to a couple nurse recruiters but haven't heard anything back. I'm really frustrated with this job situation. I feel like I'm loosing my skills being out of practice for so long. Do you mind sharing how you went about it? I mean did you apply online or talk to recruiters or attend any job fairs/events to get the position? What unit did you get hired for? Oh, isn't the new-grad contract for 18 months? you can private message me if you prefer.

    Thanks alot in advance.... would love to hear from you.
  10. Visit  Singangel28 profile page
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    Yes Misyhun, how did you do it!!?? I've been looking for months. You can send me a personal message if you want.
  11. Visit  mcbrinson7 profile page
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    Hi,

    I am also a new grad w/ no experience and wanted to know how I can get a fellowship with INOVA? Thank you so much!
  12. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from mcbrinson7
    I am also a new grad w/ no experience and wanted to know how I can get a fellowship with INOVA? Thank you so much!
    The process is explained here: How to Apply - Inova Health System


    You basically have to apply and be hired by Inova to attend a fellowship.
  13. Visit  Misyhun20 profile page
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    Basically what I did was work at a long term care facility/sub acute rehab center for 10 months when I graduated. I was still under the year mark so I was able to get in. The pay wasn't bad at the SNF and I was able to get some experience. I think that gave me a little edge up on some of then new grads applying for the fellowship as well. It was really compeitive and I think the entire system only hired like 35 newer nurses for this October fellowship. So take my advice and get experience wherever you can get it. I was also offered a job at Washington hosp center and Virginia hosp center and they said it was because I had a little experience as well. Its terrible out there and it took me 4 months to even get that long term care job. I was really discouraged in the begining but it worked out for the best.
  14. Visit  mcbrinson7 profile page
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    I also ended up working at a LTC facility b/c it was the only place that would hire me as a new grad nurse. I lasted 7 months then went PRN. It was the worst job I have ever had in my entire life and nursing is my 2nd career. I was initially in admin working for government contracting companies. I went into nursing after working w/ people whom had PhD's and wanted to have a "career". Wrong. After seeing numerous people get mistreated, fired and resigned was just plain horrible. The new grad nurse that was in the same orientation with me quit after only 4 months. I mean I got written up for not clocking in and out from break when it was a new company-implemented policy. They could not have just given me a warning! No, they wrote me up! The long term care facility kept implementing all kinds of rules and regulations that just seemed unfair and always put employees at odds. In addition, I didn't get paid nearly as much as my last job. To them, all the employees were just another number, expendable and replaceable. I would like to work some where where I felt irreplaceable and recognized for my blood, sweat and tears like the other jobs I have had previously. The headache wasn't worth it to go in every day to get experience. Before getting the job at the LTC facility, the requirement was atleast one year experience for a new grad nurse with an ADN at most hospitals. Now in my search, I have been seeing BSN preferred w/ 2 years experience. There was no way I could work at that LTC facility for 2 years getting paid how much I was for experience. My goal now is to go full-time to get my BSN and hopefully once I graduate with a BSN, I can be more marketable. Hopefully in a year, the market has also turned around in my favor. Wish me lot of luck! B/c it looks like at this point, I need it!!!!
  15. Visit  Humaneclowninscrubs profile page
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    Anyone know how much currently in 2014 almost to be 2015 Inova is paying new grads hourly in Alexandria and is the hourly rate increased once training in period is accomplished? Some places give like 24.95/hr for 6 week training and if you do well they ask you area of interest then have you apply in the unit. Once you get in then your salary is increased to around 29.32 and more if you are a bachelors degree. But this hospital posts like once a year and only takes 8-9 new grads. Way to small.


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