Where's all the great jobs?

  1. Where's all the great jobs with the great pay and great need? A three fold question indeed. seems as if poetry is my niche, LOL. No , but really where are some good jobs or where do they need nurses in WV?
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  3. by   Noryn
    Charleston for the most part. You have so many options, after you get some hospital experience you can then move on to many state based jobs like medicaid inspector, children with special healthcare needs, or occupational health nurse at a few plants and there are a few insurance companies you can work for.
  4. by   barefootlady
    I talked to a friend from Huntington this weekend, she is so tired of all of the crap with nursing she told me she can't hardly make herself go to work now. She work at Cabell, good pay and benefits but still the old do more, too many patients for 1 nurse, too much politics. She is thinking of going to Ohio for a weekend job. Any thoughts?
  5. by   Noryn
    That is kind of disappointing about Cabell, I have a good friend there and she loves it after working in Charleston. But I have heard they are losing quite a few to King's daughter's. Unless you work in a unit, I think any hospital is going to be horrid now. Sometimes I think I want to go back to the hospital, I miss the patients so much but just too much BS for me. But right now I have a great job, you dont necessarily have to be a nurse to do it--maybe that is why I am treated so well.

    So there are good jobs out there for us, sometimes you just have to be persistent.
  6. by   barefootlady
    Hi Noryn,
    I hear so much crap from the nurses I know around here. Yes, unless a unit is your goal, then floor nursing is and has been the pits for a long time. Too much paperwork. Not enought time to do what needs to be done for the patients. I hate the way policy can magically change in the blink of an eye, depending on which supervisor is on. I spoke to an old super last evening, she has finally retired, and it was not a moment too soon. She is up in arms regarding the ARH strike, towing the company line all of the way, but she had to admit that not enough was ever done to keep staffing at safe levels. Money is the bottom line, why have that extra nurse when you can demand the staff to take on too much of a load? Many doctors in the Beckley area are refusing to give the nurses concerns any validity. The whole situation stinks.

    Back to Cabell, I know a few nurses who left Charleston, drove there for awhile then moved closer because they loved it there. I think this nurse I know is just burnt out on nursing altogether.
  7. by   barefootlady
    Noryn,
    I heard Kings was hard to work at too. If they see you "not busy" then they find something for you to do. Now, I have no personal knowledge of this, but that seems silly to me. Sometimes you have to think about what you are going to chart, if you need to call the doctor, or just take a deep breath before you anser those 5 call lights the CNA have been to busy to get to for the last 30 minutes.
  8. by   Noryn
    Quote from barefootlady
    Noryn,
    I heard Kings was hard to work at too. If they see you "not busy" then they find something for you to do. Now, I have no personal knowledge of this, but that seems silly to me. Sometimes you have to think about what you are going to chart, if you need to call the doctor, or just take a deep breath before you anser those 5 call lights the CNA have been to busy to get to for the last 30 minutes.
    I havent heard too much about it. I think one of the reasons people have been going there is because of the pay. But yeah, there is enough work already without people having to make up extra work to do.
  9. by   Redneckmedic63
    You're gonna hear griping anywhere you go. I work one of the units at Cabell, and think its an excellent hospital to work for. Great bunch of staff to work with, and the pay / benefits are excellent. I wouldn't imagine leaving - especially if you like pediatrics or trauma. I work St Marys a little on the side, and they are just as competititve - so both Huntington hospitals are good...

    Some people burn out or just can't be pleased. get both sides before you would decide.
  10. by   blueheaven
    Quote from barefootlady
    I talked to a friend from Huntington this weekend, she is so tired of all of the crap with nursing she told me she can't hardly make herself go to work now. She work at Cabell, good pay and benefits but still the old do more, too many patients for 1 nurse, too much politics. She is thinking of going to Ohio for a weekend job. Any thoughts?
    Tell me about the politics at Cabell!!!!!!!! There used to be a LOT of politics at River Park too!!!!!!!!!!

    How many patients are too many?

    BUT!! I never wanted to work in administration nor ever care to, so the politics usually never affected me. Floor nursing has NEVER been easy. I have worked in every hospital in Huntington at least once, and at River Park since it has been a psych hospital and when it was a acute care hospital. One thing a very wise doctor in Ironton, Ohio told me...usually the amount of crap you have to put up with in a hospital is directly and proportionately related to the size.
    All hospitals I have ever worked in have the same issues, it's just different faces. I remember in Huntington (before the Cabell strike) hospitals were paying nurses horrible wages. When the union got in at Cabell and the pay improved there, St. Mary's and Huntington Hospital had to step up in order to keep their nurses. So the union at Cabell directly affected the pay that Huntington/Ashland nurses receive.
    Last edit by blueheaven on Nov 16, '07 : Reason: none
  11. by   blueheaven
    Quote from Redneckmedic63
    You're gonna hear griping anywhere you go. I work one of the units at Cabell, and think its an excellent hospital to work for. Great bunch of staff to work with, and the pay / benefits are excellent. I wouldn't imagine leaving - especially if you like pediatrics or trauma. I work St Marys a little on the side, and they are just as competititve - so both Huntington hospitals are good...

    Some people burn out or just can't be pleased. get both sides before you would decide.
    I loved Cabell Huntington and some units there are better to work on than others (just like everywhere else) I see you work at PICU there. When I was there, I loved the critical care areas and the unit I worked on. Amen on the griping thing, it is EVERYWHERE you go PERIOD
  12. by   blueheaven
    Quote from barefootlady
    I talked to a friend from Huntington this weekend, she is so tired of all of the crap with nursing she told me she can't hardly make herself go to work now. She work at Cabell, good pay and benefits but still the old do more, too many patients for 1 nurse, too much politics. She is thinking of going to Ohio for a weekend job. Any thoughts?
    She going to Holzer? or Portsmouth? I am sure I can put you in contact with some of my former coworkers that will have nothing good to say any of them. Is this weekend job in addition to her job during the week??? If this is the case, sounds like she is headed for major burnout if she already isn't there.
  13. by   barefootlady
    Hello Blueheaven,

    I am sorry I did not understand your post. Yes, I am sure every facility has its own problems, gossip and politics never go away. You have been at River Park how long?
  14. by   blueheaven
    Quote from barefootlady
    Hello Blueheaven,

    I am sorry I did not understand your post. Yes, I am sure every facility has its own problems, gossip and politics never go away. You have been at River Park how long?
    talked to a friend from Huntington this weekend, she is so tired of all of the crap with nursing she told me she can't hardly make herself go to work now.
    Clinically depressed??? Caregiver burnout?? Time for a change??
    She work at Cabell, good pay and benefits but still the old do more, too many patients for 1 nurse, too much politics.
    I was wondering what the average patient per nurse load was these days at Cabell.
    Gets back to my point
    Floor nursing has NEVER been easy. I have worked in every hospital in Huntington at least once, and at River Park since it has been a psych hospital and when it was a acute care hospital. Whether you are in charge or have a patient load it has NEVER been easy. How come she doesn't post on allnurses?
    She is thinking of going to Ohio for a weekend job. Any thoughts?

    I am sure I can put you in contact with some of my former coworkers (who are spread all over southern ohio) who are working at many different facilities and will probably say the same thing...too much work...not enough help...etc. Is this weekend job in addition to her job during the week??? If this is the case, sounds like she is headed for major burnout if she already isn't there.

    I worked for 10 years at Cabell, 3 years during nursing school at St. Mary's + having various family members as patients there. 2 years at Huntington Hospital (when Cabell still had the Baylor plan-I worked 2 full time jobs) 1 year per diem at River Park. 1.5 year in a local nursing home. 14 years at River Valley Healthcare System in Ironton. 2 years at Huntington VAMC and currently working in Baltimore, Md.

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