RN relocating to Surprise, AZ...where should I work??

  1. Hi. I'm an RN moving from NY to Surprise, AZ in December. I'd appreciate any information on the best hospitals to work for. So far, been interviewed by St. Joseph's and working on an interview for JCL Deer Valley, PACU. Is JCL Deer Valley close to Surprise?

    Thanks!

    Barbara
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  3. by   mamma
    Come work with us here in SunCity West and or SunCity.Sunhealth Corporation is it.Have two hospitals mostly geriatric cases although we have an L&D at Del Webb.These hospitals are just a 5-15 minutes from Surprise.
    What unit do you want to work at?We also take new grads since we have our affiliation with the school of nursing.Come and give us a try.I have worked at the Del Webb campus for 11 years in ICU. Look me up and let us have a cup of coffee/tea/milk or whatever with the nurse recruiter.We are a good bunch of people.
  4. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from rnbabs
    Hi. I'm an RN moving from NY to Surprise, AZ in December. I'd appreciate any information on the best hospitals to work for. So far, been interviewed by St. Joseph's and working on an interview for JCL Deer Valley, PACU. Is JCL Deer Valley close to Surprise?

    Thanks!

    Barbara
    I agree with Momma. The Sun Health hospitals will be closest to you. JCL Deer Valley is not really close, St. Joseph's is far in downtown Phoenix.
  5. by   rnbabs
    I'm looking for something like PACU, Recovery, Endoscopy or Interventional radiology.
  6. by   mamma
    Try www.sunhealth.org and click on job opportunities.I am pretty sure there is a PACU opening.
    Good luck.
  7. by   Sunlover
    While the others are correct...those places are closer however the Abrazo hospitals are offering a HUGE SIGN ON BONUS! Check them out...

    Try Maryvale, gets a horrible and SOOO Undeserved..I've seen the place and the people are awesome...great management changes recently...

    Also Arrowhead and PV Hospitals...all good choices...Try Maryvale first...you might see me!
  8. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from Sunlover
    While the others are correct...those places are closer however the Abrazo hospitals are offering a HUGE SIGN ON BONUS! Check them out...

    Try Maryvale, gets a horrible and SOOO Undeserved..I've seen the place and the people are awesome...great management changes recently...

    Also Arrowhead and PV Hospitals...all good choices...Try Maryvale first...you might see me!
    How huge? I was looking recently at the sites for PV and Arrowhead and they don't mention a bonus. Thanks for any info!
  9. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from Hoozdo
    How huge? I was looking recently at the sites for PV and Arrowhead and they don't mention a bonus. Thanks for any info!
    I am answering my own question. In this Sunday's classifieds:

    We'll give you a lot to smile about.
    $15,000 RN Night Shift Sign-On Bonus
    Abrazo Health Care is changing the face of health care in Maricopa County. We're doing this by hiring the best people in the field and recognizing and generously rewarding their contributions. Join us on the night shift and you'll enjoy our dynamic and supportive working environment - not to mention our $15,000 sign-on bonus. Additionally, we are offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for day shift RNs.
    RNs - Night Shift
    We have openings for RNs at all of our facilities:
    Arrowhead Hospital
    Maryvale Hospital
    Paradise Valley Hospital
    Phoenix Baptist Hospital
    Phoenix Memorial Hospital
    West Valley Hospital
    Nowhere is there a system more committed to providing outstanding, accessible health care to its communities than Abrazo. For more information or to apply online, please log onto www.abrazohealth.com and click on "job search." EOE.
    Abrazo Health Care
  10. by   CoeliaPhineas
    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to Allnurses for a reason, I will be relocating, as well, to Az in the near future and have 18 years as a nurse in critical care among other areas. My family lives in Az and left me out here all alone on the Beast Coast (kidding kidding!). What are the starting salaries, mamma, for my years of experience and if anyone else can tell me, what will I have to do to change my license etc. No doubt, I will want to do ICU nursing when I get there.
    Thanks and it's really great to be here!
    Coelia
  11. by   jnette
    Quote from mamma
    Come work with us here in SunCity West and or SunCity.Sunhealth Corporation is it.Have two hospitals mostly geriatric cases although we have an L&D at Del Webb.These hospitals are just a 5-15 minutes from Surprise.
    What unit do you want to work at?We also take new grads since we have our affiliation with the school of nursing.Come and give us a try.I have worked at the Del Webb campus for 11 years in ICU. Look me up and let us have a cup of coffee/tea/milk or whatever with the nurse recruiter.We are a good bunch of people.
    Yeh... my Mom lives in Sun City West. Well.. until just a couple weeks ago, that is. Alzheimer has reared its ugly head and she's now staying with sis in Tucson until spring, when I'll take her in here for the summer mos. in Virginia.

    But they have a NICE dialysis facility right outside of Surprise on Bell Road, just before you enter SCW... I've visited it before, and it is awesome. It's Fresenius clinic (I worked for Fresenius for 9 years) and while I'm not crazy about the company, this particular facility was really, really neat, and I loved the folks working there. Might be worth a shot ! It's right in your very backyard!
  12. by   hogan4736
    Quote from Sunlover
    While the others are correct...those places are closer however the Abrazo hospitals are offering a HUGE SIGN ON BONUS! Check them out...

    Try Maryvale, gets a horrible and SOOO Undeserved..I've seen the place and the people are awesome...great management changes recently...

    Also Arrowhead and PV Hospitals...all good choices...Try Maryvale first...you might see me!
    I've worked at 2 Abrazo facilities (in the ED) 5:1 ratios...for profit...no thanks

    St Joes 3:1 in the ER...Their IR department is tops in Phx

    Sun Health may underpay you...
  13. by   RainDreamer
    I'd be leery of a HUGE sign-on bonus. Some hospitals offer such a bonus because they can't keep people and have a huge turn-around ..... for a reason. So, I'd at least ask about their turn-around. A big sign-on bonus is a HUGE HUGE red flag to me .... to stay away. But that's just me.

    Good luck to you!
  14. by   RainDreamer
    Quote from CoeliaPhineas
    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to Allnurses for a reason, I will be relocating, as well, to Az in the near future and have 18 years as a nurse in critical care among other areas. My family lives in Az and left me out here all alone on the Beast Coast (kidding kidding!). What are the starting salaries, mamma, for my years of experience and if anyone else can tell me, what will I have to do to change my license etc. No doubt, I will want to do ICU nursing when I get there.
    Thanks and it's really great to be here!
    Coelia
    Hi Coelia, welcome to allnurses!!

    A ton of hospitals here in the valley would pick you up in a heartbeat for all that experience you have!! If I were you, I would definitely call around to nurse recruiters and get more information, including starting pay for a nurse with your experience.

    Do you know where you'll be relocating to? I could give you a number of names of hospitals around here that you could look into, but it'd be easier to narrow it down with hospitals that will be close to where you'll be living.

    As far as changing your license, go to here: http://www.azbn.gov/Applications.asp
    Click on RN Application by Endorsement and that should be the application you need to fill out. It will tell you about the fees and everything else you need to do, also. If you have any trouble, just contact them and they should be able to tell you what you need to do.

    Good luck!

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