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I got a job at UC DAVIS ER!!!

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Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 11 years experience.

So after applying for jobs since early september...I got my dream job! UC Davis Medical Center ER! Very excited! It's a big change for me because my background is ICU, most recently at a case management job. :) Would love to meet some other nurses from the area as well as taken any advice from ER nurses.

TY!!!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

Congratulations! I know you've been searching for a job 'up north' for a long time, and I'm glad you made it happen!

nursel56

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 33 years experience.

Congrats, Nicki! That's quite a feat here in California these days!

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 11 years experience.

Thank you so much guys! I start Dec 3rd! My family and my husband's family is very excited to have us nearby. And my son (he's 2) is excited to be near his "best friends" all his little cousins! Persistence paid off. :)

Testa Rosa, RN

Specializes in Tele Step Down, Oncology, ICU, Med/Surg. Has 6 years experience.

I have several school mates who landed at UC Davis and the LOVE the facility and staff there. Also nice area to raise a family. Good luck on your new gig!

Did you do your clinical's or preceptorship in UC Davis?

Hi NickiLaughs

Congratulations on your job! I apologize for commenting on an old post. I tried to PM you but unfortunately I have to comment 15 times before I can PM anyone. I recently got called for a phone interview with the recruiter at St Bernardines for the CCU RN position. I am a New Grad who graduated last December. One of my classmates got hired at St B's and was able to put in a good word for me to the recruiter, therefore, I think that's how I was able to score a phone interview. I have been reading some of your past posts and noticed that you started out as a new grad in their CCU. I was wondering if you have any tips or suggestions for the phone interview? :) Working in the ICU has been a dream for me. I did my preceptorship in the ICU and fell in love with it. Once again, congrats on your new job (even though its been a couple months now :) ). Thank you for taking the time to read this post and any advice would be much appreciated :):):)

"doc"2rn

Specializes in ED. Has 15 years experience.

Congratulations!! I think UC Davis ER is actually located in Sacramento off 65th St. I've been to that ER on several occasions when I worked in corrections taking inmates there. They actually have a designated area that hold inmates along with the guards. From what I remember it's a busy place. It seemed pretty routine to have gurneys lined up and down the hallways. It looked like a place to get great experience.

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 5 years experience.

The UC Davis Medical Center is basically located at Stockton Blvd and V street in Sacramento. The actual ED entrance just to the East of that, along V street. I was in there last week and had a chance to look around just a little bit. Compared to the old ED, the current one is absolutely HUGE.

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 11 years experience.

Yeah it is huge...I think we're at 66 beds? Although we're usually not staffed enough to have the entire ER open. It's been a fun learning experience so far. Regarding St. Bernardine's, you will learn a lot, but some nurses do eat their young a bit, so prepare yourself mentally. It will take about 6 months to not hyperventilate every time you go into that ICU, you will become very efficient at taking care of cardiac patients, I view the experience I had there, while tough, very beneficial. It has helped me in all my roles since.

Yeah it is huge...I think we're at 66 beds? Although we're usually not staffed enough to have the entire ER open. It's been a fun learning experience so far. Regarding St. Bernardine's, you will learn a lot, but some nurses do eat their young a bit, so prepare yourself mentally. It will take about 6 months to not hyperventilate every time you go into that ICU, you will become very efficient at taking care of cardiac patients, I view the experience I had there, while tough, very beneficial. It has helped me in all my roles since.

Hi NickiLaughs

Thank you so much for the information :) I just had my phone interview and completed my online assessments. I am really nervous about starting in the ICU as a new grad if I get hired. I was wondering if it will be okay if I can ask you questions or advice about the ICU if I were to get hired at St Bernardine's :)? You have been very helpful! :) thank you again!