I was thinking about moving home and going to work for West Jefferson Medical Center. If you have worked there recently (since the hurricane) as a R.N., or know some that that has and can give me any idea of what it is like there, please write me back.
Nov 25, '06
I'm also thinking about moving back home. I actually was down there this week. Most of all my family live on the westbank in Jefferson Parrish. I don't know much about the Nursing Conditions for RN's but I do no that the Picayune Times newspaper had atleast 3 pages wanting for RN's,LPN's and CNA's. Also my cousin just got her CNA certs about 2 weeks ago and started a new job that next week starting off at 10/hr at a Nursing Home from 10pm-7am. This being said just image the pay for Hospital jobs in Nursing and pay rates. I know in Memphis TN as a new CNA your lucky to even start with a base pay of 8.50/hr. Also I have family members who work at West Jefferson Hospital and they seem to be doing fine. New Orleans is slowly recovering. I would say that most people are on the Westbank and they are doing wonderful. I plan on moving back in Feb.
Hope this helped you out!
Nov 25, '06
Thanks for the reply MaleSudent Nurse! I have accepted a job down there and I am going to be starting it January 8th. Keep in touch and I will let you know what I think about it. I will just be happy to have a job with benefits as I have been a travel nurse for over a year now.
Nov 27, '06
I'm glad to hear the great news. I probably will return back home in Feb or early March. Yes I agree benefits are always a plus. You never know maybe we will run into each other on the floor! Best of wishes to you.