Any Kaiser nurses?

  1. I heard a rumor that Kaiser doesn't hire new grads directly into specialty units. Does anyone know if this is true? We won't have our job fair for over a month...


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    L&D RN; from US
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  3. by   nurse79
    I too also heard this. They prefer you to have a year or so of med surg if you are a new grad as well!!
  4. by   Amiejayrn
    Yes, Kaiser does take new grads twice a year. I went to their new grad open house in November but they only take them on their med/surg floors. Their November open house for the new grad start at the end of January for their Lakeview hospital.
  5. by   West_Coast_Ken
    Quote from Amiejayrn
    I went to their new grad open house in November but they only take them on their med/surg floors.
    The answer is "it depends" Oakland Kaiser has new grad positions in ER:

    Kaiser Permanente - Careers - Job Opportunities
  6. by   HididiScribbler
    I did clinicals at Kaiser-Anaheim...they said that since all positions are first opened up to current employees, usually only med-surg and maybe some post-partum positions are open to new grads.
  7. by   Amiejayrn
    Thank you Ken, I was only referring to Orange County Kaiser, not the entire system of Kaiser. I only can comment on what I learned from the Orange County New Grad Dinner that they had. Maybe Kirsnikity will move to your area? I doubt it but thanks for your info.
  8. by   Haunted
    Hopefully the new Sand Cyn facility is new and much improved. Lakeview is the scariest place I have ever been. The facility is very run down, the equipment is usually broken, the nursing stations are grid lock, the charts are usually missing from the floor. Many dangerous things observed, no sterile technique, bad patient id, wrong meds delivered to the "server" and the food department looks like they are diffusing a bomb everytime trays are delivered.

    It seemed everytime I was there they had a "code pink" which closed down elevators and stairwells. Parking was bad and it was frustrating dealing with the "Dougie Howser" docs that rotated thru the units. If Kaiser has tightened up the HIPPA laws, streamlined the charting and med delivery, maybe provided private rooms and computer charting like Hoag does, it will be a nicer place to work. I remember getting postcards from them with invittaions to open houses, new grads welcome. Go for it but make sure they provide you with full orientation and a preceptor that you get along with. If something goes wrong and you end your employment there, they are quite vicious about putting you on a regional "black list". Good luck
  9. by   fiveofpeep
    yeah I am eyeing that sand canyon facility. Cant wait til it opens so I can see if its worthy. I live right by it so it would be perfect. Its funny with Kaiser you either hear really great things or really bad things.
  10. by   nurse79
    Well if anyone hears anything about when the Irvine facility opens up let me know!
  11. by   Jme2007
    I just did a rotation with Kaiser Orange County and my preceptor told me that it was orignally supposed to open Fall 2007, buy now delayed until 2008.
  12. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    how much does Kaiser pay LVN's?