Quote from newgrad2005
Any experience or thoughts on hospitals you do or don't like in OC? I am looking at Saddleback and UCI in particular, but am open to suggestions. Thanks!
Hi, I am a registry RN with years of experience in local hospitals. I have worked at both that you mentioned. First, what area do you want to work in?
UCI is going to be moving to a new facility, the pay is not great, benefits are below area standards and they have a contract which you must sign. The employee parking lot is across a busy street in a very unsafe area and the patient popuation is pretty dodgey.
Saddleback is very nice for L and D and you will also be treating a lot of older patients. The facility is OK, but for the area I would try Mission over Saddleback, only because it is a great facility with happy employees and the cross training is paid for and encouraged. They also have in house registry which offers a lot of flexibility as well as higher pay.
I have had unpleasant experiences at Hoag and South Coast in Laguna is nice but a lousy cafeteria, bring your own food or starve!
Any of the Tenent facilities will currently be a disappointment, low pay and lower morale. You will also be contacted 24/7 on your days off to come in and cover so don't give out your cell phone number!!
Hope this helps. Let us know what you find ...