Jobs in Mobile or surrounding area??

  1. Hi, I am a new graduate from Birmingham, just took NCLEX and passed and I was wondering what the job outlook was like for New Grads in Mobile. I completed an ICU preceptorship, worked as a PCA ( Med-Surg) and I am willing to work any shift.
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  3. by   bamaRNguy
    Why not Birmingham? Not your cup of tea or are you like me......it's hard to get work there. Where have you applied? If you are really serious about moving to the coast, the Mobile Infirmary usually has a wide range of positions open in all shifts on all floors, and they own the Infirmary, Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, North Baldwin Infirmary and Infirmary West in West Mobile. If you are more into Baldwin County, there is a huge need at South Baldwin right now in certain areas on certain shifts.

    But I ask again....why no Birmingham?
  4. by   SDA3694
    Quote from bamaRNguy
    Why not Birmingham? Not your cup of tea or are you like me......it's hard to get work there. Where have you applied? If you are really serious about moving to the coast, the Mobile Infirmary usually has a wide range of positions open in all shifts on all floors, and they own the Infirmary, Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, North Baldwin Infirmary and Infirmary West in West Mobile. If you are more into Baldwin County, there is a huge need at South Baldwin right now in certain areas on certain shifts.

    But I ask again....why no Birmingham?
    Birmingham= No jobs, Mobile=BEACH + SCHOOL...I was just wondering if my luck would be as bad in Mobile as it is here in Birmingham and another thing is I was hoping to hear from someone who knew about Mobile so they could tell me which hospitals/ apartments etc. to avoid. I mean I DO want a job but Im not so desperate that Im willing to take a job somewhere that isnt safe or where Im not going to be happy! How is your job search going?
    BTW, Thanks for the info!
    Last edit by SDA3694 on Jul 3, '09
  5. by   bamaRNguy
    I've been here in Mobile for about 6 years, but only one year as an RN. The hospital you want depends on the job you want. At Springhill Hospital, they hav an excellent cardiology program, and electronic charting. That's where I did my preceptorship. It's a more upscale hospital in a nice part of town across from Springhill College. With any of the Infirmary Hospitals, you get higher pay.....I've never worked for one, but I hear they work you to death. They are the biggest hospitals. Infirmary main campus is in an ok part of town, lots of doctors offices and stuff around, about 5 minutes from downtown. Thomas Hospital on the Eastern Shore is by a lot of good fishing on the bay, only been there once when a friend had her baby there. Providence Hospital is out in the western suburbs, a nice place to live, catholic hospital, made in a round circle. Instead of hallways, all of your patients would be within a few steps of each other. They offer a new grad internship where you go to class and float around the entire hospital for about 6 months. USA is the teaching hospital, not a great part of town (it's not on campus). You'll see a lot, especially in the ED, it's the trauma hospital and sees a lot of shootings, car wrecks, etc. but it's probably a great place to learn I would think.

    If you decide to come live here, most apartments are ok. You can see if you drive thru them which ones are not safe. In west mobile there are a lot of great apartments, they're all pretty much 550-600 for a one bedroom, and then on up for multiple bedrooms. As always, check police reports before you move somewhere; you may be surprised.

    So what's the deal with birmingham anyway? Why no jobs?
  6. by   SDA3694
    Thanks so much!! If you are looking for a job in Birmingham, let me save you some time and energy... apply to St. Vincents (since you do have some experience) if you dont get hired there, dont even worry about it. They seem to be the only hospital even trying to fake you out w/ their "open positions". IF you like psych you can always try Brookwood hospital they have about 10-12 open positions it is a nice hospital, I can honestly say I have no idea if they're really hiring cause I didnt apply for any of the positions they had posted. I think they do have one or two positions open for neuro.BUT Birmingham has recently done ALOT of job cutting Cooper Green just cut 150 jobs UAB has fired 250 ( 2 different times since I graduated in May). Carraway Hospital shut down and that left a ton of experienced nurses out of a job...so who could blame these hospitals for closing new grad positions and hiring someone they dont have to train. However alot of people started looking for jobs while they were still in school and I just wasnt even sweating it, I didnt even really start thinking about looking for a job until after I took NCLEX. So much for job security!! Good Luck!

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