Experienced CVICU RN from NY looking to relocate to Palm Beach. Advice needed!

  1. Looking for some advice, I don't know anybody in healthcare in FL. Currently I live in NY but my boyfriend recently moved to Jupiter FL and I'm looking to relocate by him! I currently work as a CTICU nurse, have a year & a half experience with heart transplants, bypass surgery, valve replacements, LVADS, ECMO, ballon pumps, TAVRS, etc. I come from a level one trauma center, our unit is very busy, 22 beds, do about 8-10 cases a day. Previously before CTU I worked in med surg for a year & half in NYC, I have been a nurse for 3 years total, have a BSN...I would like to continue doing open heart surgery. I researched JFK medical center, Palm Beach Medical Center, and Delray do open heart procedures. I saw Delray medical center was offering a $15,000 sign on bonus for experienced nurses. Anybody have any suggestions on hospitals I should apply to? also, how is the nursing market for specialized nurses in CVICU in the palm beach area? Worried I won't get hired! Thanks in advance.
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    Joined: Feb '18; Posts: 2
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  3. by   cha_cha
    hi im from palm beach gardens (near jupiter )and im an ICu nurse , yes job market is good here for specialized nurses , u would know bec market is offering 15k bonus for ICu rns here , im just not so sure what hospitals do open heart procedures, we dont ,
    i think ull be hired give or take 1 -2 months , hopefully
  4. by   nursefromcali
    True me too! One of the nurse recruiter from Florida hospital is also contacting me and wanting to conduct a phone interview. I'm from california and thinking if I should move to Florida. They have 10K$ sign on bonus too.
  5. by   cha_cha
    hi nursefromcali , 10k is i think for day shift and 15k for nights (specialized nurse)
    3k- 5k relocation
    im have some questions about cali too coz im planning to move there by jan 2019

    i have started a thread in california asking some things
    i was hoping we could exchange infos to and from cali / florida
    i could answer ur questions and hope u could answer mine , im planning to move in sacramento btw
  6. by   nursefromcali
    Quote from charade_cha
    hi nursefromcali , 10k is i think for day shift and 15k for nights (specialized nurse)
    3k- 5k relocation
    im have some questions about cali too coz im planning to move there by jan 2019

    i have started a thread in california asking some things
    i was hoping we could exchange infos to and from cali / florida
    i could answer ur questions and hope u could answer mine , im planning to move in sacramento btw

    So for the relocation is it on top of the sign on bonus? how come it's 15K$ at night, is it more hard work? and which hospital in florida you're working for now? Did you accept the sign on bonus and job contract?

    And yes you can ask me about life as a nurse here in california
  7. by   cha_cha
    Quote from nursefromcali
    So for the relocation is it on top of the sign on bonus? how come it's 15K$ at night, is it more hard work? and which hospital in florida you're working for now? Did you accept the sign on bonus and job contract?

    And yes you can ask me about life as a nurse here in california
    *i know hospital varies but as for my experience last two years the relocation was on top,
    *as for night yes they offer more as far as i know just bec less people prefer working at graveyard
    *i work in a hospital in west palm beach ill just mention to u what in a PM :P
    *yup 2 yrs contract for the sign on bonus ,

    i think we are thread jacking here hehehe but i dont know how to private msg maybe my post is not 15 , pls do PM me if u can ,


    nways where do u work in california ?
    i know the pay there is way bigger there ? why are u planning to trasnfer , florida doesnt pay nurses much and a little over worked as there are no clear patient ratios ,
  8. by   nursefromcali
    Quote from charade_cha
    *i know hospital varies but as for my experience last two years the relocation was on top,
    *as for night yes they offer more as far as i know just bec less people prefer working at graveyard
    *i work in a hospital in west palm beach ill just mention to u what in a PM :P
    *yup 2 yrs contract for the sign on bonus ,

    i think we are thread jacking here hehehe but i dont know how to private msg maybe my post is not 15 , pls do PM me if u can ,


    nways where do u work in california ?
    i know the pay there is way bigger there ? why are u planning to trasnfer , florida doesnt pay nurses much and a little over worked as there are no clear patient ratios ,
    I work here San Diego, beautiful Sunnyego lol.

    Okay so today, nurse recruiter called me and we had like brief discussion and screening, and she said she will forward me to a international nursing recruiter since I'm a IEN. I was like okay lol

    So she asked me if it's okay or if I want to work in Med-Tele, my preferred schedule, when I can leave my current job or start with with the new job? HAHAHA I was like okay.

    Then asked my why I want to work Florida Hospital . Then she said how do I like working in Florida Hospital East Orlando?

    Then yeah, waiting for next call from another nurse recruiter HAHAHA

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