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thecrossfitrn is a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D Ninja.

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I'm in the process of researching hospitals for my move next year to AZ.  While I realize I'll be paying the sunshine tax and taking a pay cut to leave, a facility offering to cover relocation costs does help make it more appealing.  Does anyone who works for Banner Health know if they offer relocation assistance and if a contract is involved?

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Yes, they do offer relocation assistance. I don’t know what state you’re coming from but I’ve always thought AZ paid pretty well. However, federal pays much more. I made over 100,000 at Indian Health Service and when I retired, I got to keep my benefits for life. There is IHS in Phoenix. The patient load is wonderful too and grateful patients. This is just a FYI as information gathering is always good. Best of luck to you and I hope you enjoy AZ. 

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dream'n has 27 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych.

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thecrossfitrn is a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D Ninja.

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14 hours ago, jobellestarr said:

Yes, they do offer relocation assistance. I don’t know what state you’re coming from but I’ve always thought AZ paid pretty well. However, federal pays much more. I made over 100,000 at Indian Health Service and when I retired, I got to keep my benefits for life. There is IHS in Phoenix. The patient load is wonderful too and grateful patients. This is just a FYI as information gathering is always good. Best of luck to you and I hope you enjoy AZ. 

Good to know!  Thanks for the information!  Arizona does pay well, but coming from Washington, their pay just can't compare.  However, most of that is due to cost of living here.  Though with how home prices are going in AZ, cost of living is seeming comparable.  I'd be taking at least a $5/hr base pay cut and losing significant differentials.  It's interesting you brought up federal options, because I've been told similar as well.  However, I don't know many of those options that offer L&D.

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On 6/1/2020 at 10:50 AM, thecrossfitrn said:

Good to know!  Thanks for the information!  Arizona does pay well, but coming from Washington, their pay just can't compare.  However, most of that is due to cost of living here.  Though with how home prices are going in AZ, cost of living is seeming comparable.  I'd be taking at least a $5/hr base pay cut and losing significant differentials.  It's interesting you brought up federal options, because I've been told similar as well.  However, I don't know many of those options that offer L&D.

Yes, IHS has labor and delivery. Someone previously posted that Banner doesn’t offer relocation. I’ve received it myself so I know they do but it’s been a few years so maybe things have changed. I work in organ transplant which is a bit of an odd specialty so maybe that’s why? 
 

Sadly, our housing has really gone up the past few years and rent is ridiculous. I don’t know how adventurous you are but if you want to get completely moved, you could go to the Navajo Reservation and they will move you door to door. Also, housing is provided on the Rez and it’s cheap so it’s a really good way to save money. It’s usually a year commitment.Then you could transfer to PIMC, in Phoenix. Something else that not many people seem to know about it is the Commission Corps. IHS uses a lot of Corps staff and it’s a great way to set yourself up for retirement. I hope you like AZ. We’ve been here 20 years and came from Minnesota. 

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