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Specializes in Pediatrics and PACU. Has 13 years experience.

I am considering an offer for a 13 week travel position at the IHS facility in Fort Defiance, AZ. Has anyone worked at this facility? Pros and cons?

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

WELCOME to allnurses

Good luck with your Travel Nurse plans. Others will come along and give you some advice. Hope you enjoy the site.

Jenfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, ER, Hospice, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

I currently work at Fort Defiance Hospital in Fort Defiance AZ. What would you like to know?

Jen

Hello Jenfire,

Are you still working on Ft. Defiance?

Jenfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, ER, Hospice, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

Yes I am! working full time in the OR now. Part time in ER. Have worked peds clinic. What would you like to know?

You work in 2 units at the same hospital? That's amazing. I wondering about the cost of the housing, the salary for a new nurse, the schedule, the benefits and about the community (is safe)?

You been there for 4 years. Wow

Jenfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, ER, Hospice, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

Yes, I have the experience and have been cross trained in 2 units. I have been working at this hospital since October 2011 as a full time employee. it is not like working in a larger hospital. Here you cultivate excellence across the board and work to your highest potential. I love it, it fits my style. Challenges: the nursing culture of "Good enough". the current CNO is working to change and challenge that. 2) the poverty and educational level of our patients - not at all what you would expect. They are wonderful hard working people who at their best are doing their best. At the worst they are drug and alcohol addicted. Housing is safe - one of the nicest places I have lived. Granted I am from a backwoods place. If you are full time you live on campus. 375/month for shared housing. 500/month for a one bedroom place.

Here the nearest grocery store is 32 miles away. It is RURAL! Come check us out. People who come here either love it or hate it - there is no middle ground.

:)

I'm a new grad. I got a interview soon. I'm very interested to start my nursing career at Tséhootsoí.

The salary is good? Cause the housing looks expensive for one bedroom.

Jenfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, ER, Hospice, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

I am going to be brutally honest. Sit down and take a breath. This is a difficult place for a new grad. You need to learn the critical thinking skills and wide base of experience you can get here. This is medicine from 10 years ago with very high level of frustration for a new grad because we are working very diligently to upgrade. If you pay attention you will learn sooooo much!

Having said that if you want to start here come on down! Get into a specialty like labor and delivery and have at it! Either way we would welcome you and give you some great fundamentals!

How I can work full time in one unit and part time I'm another one?

How I can work full time in one unit and part time I'm another one?

You sleep around 56 hours a week,right? That leaves 112 to work. Less another 36 for your full time gig still leaves 76 hours to divvy up between a part time job and Netflix.

How I can work full time in one unit and part time I'm another one?

You sleep around 56 hours a week,right? That leaves 112 to work. Less another 36 for your full time gig still leaves 76 hours to divvy up between a part time job and Netflix.

Jenfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, ER, Hospice, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

I work 40 hours a week on my home unit 0630 to 1500. Then at least 20 hours on the second unit usually split by 1900 to 2300 and one full shift 1900 to 0330. The great thing about here is that my commute time is 5 min walking. Believe me if you really want to do something you find a way. I may be a workaholic also.

Jenfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, ER, Hospice, Pediatrics. Has 33 years experience.

1) Establish a great reputation as a nurse. 2) make friends with the managers and take certification courses. 3) Read EVERYTHING you can. 4) Have an amazing outlook on your work ethic.

That is how I have earned this.