Moving to Seattle - job advice please

  1. 0 My husband and I are moving to Seattle at the end of October. I have just under a year of experience in Cardiac ICU so far I have applied to a number of ICU/ED jobs at Swedish, Virginia Mason, and Northwest. Am I missing any hospitals/medical centers? I'd hate to miss out on a potential job opportunity! Also, what has the job market been like? I have just started applying this week - I think I sent in 10-12 apps just for ICU/ED so it looks pretty decent but I don't want to speculate.
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  4. Visit  tokmom} profile page
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    How far are you willing to commute? There is Harborview and the U of W medical center. VA hospital. Those are in the immediate Seattle area anyway. There others further out, aka South Seattle-ish area (Highline). Everett has Providence hospital but that is roughly an hour away.
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    Thanks! I applied to a couple positions at Harborview and UW. We'll see... I have had call-backs on other jobs I applied for and still need to interview with the managers. Looking promising so far! I'm so excited to move! Seattle is such a beautiful city in a gorgeous state!
  6. Visit  CCL RN} profile page
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    Also Evergreen. Don't forget to include parking costs in your pro/con list...
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    Good point and that brings up another question I have. We're planning on living somewhere downtown (where I get a job will help guide where specifically)... Is public transportation a reliable resource to get to/from the hospitals i.e. UW, Harborview, Swedish, etc? We are only taking one car when we move and I'm hoping to either walk or use public transportation to get to and from work.
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    [QUOTE=musician's wife;6781559]Is public transportation a reliable resource to get to/from the hospitals... I'm hoping to either walk or use public transportation...QUOTE]

    Public transportation is mostly reliable in downtown Seattle. My wife and I live downtown, and we use the bus system frequently. There are bus stops very close to each of the hospitals. There is a bus stop about 25 ft. away from the ED entrance at Harborview. When you say "somewhere downtown", do you actually mean the downtown district? The majority of the hospitals are on First Hill, which is very close to downtown. If you were to live in First Hill or certain areas of Capitol Hill, you would be most definitely within walking distance. Many people would consider living in Capitol Hill as living "downtown", even though it's not technically downtown... make sense?
  9. Visit  simonemesina} profile page
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    Have you thought of Tacoma or Olympia? Tacoma has Tacoma General, Marybridge (a children's hospital), Allenmore, Franciscan Health Systems St Joseph, FHS St Clare (in Lakewood), FHS St Francis (in Federal Way). Olympia has Capital Medical Center and Providence St. Peter's.

    Public Transportation in the Sound is, IMO, one of the better transit systems out there.

    Just my $.02
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  10. Visit  tokmom} profile page
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    Quote from simonemesina
    Have you thought of Tacoma or Olympia? Tacoma has Tacoma General, Marybridge (a children's hospital), Allenmore, Franciscan Health Systems St Joseph, FHS St Clare (in Lakewood), FHS St Francis (in Federal Way). Olympia has Capital Medical Center and Providence St. Peter's.



    Public Transportation in the Sound is, IMO, one of the better transit systems out there.

    Just my $.02
    Don't forget St Anthony and Elizabeth!


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