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Anyone here worked at PGH before? Looks like they're hiring. While waiting out the retrogression, might as well, right?

juan de la cruz specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

Worked there for 2.5 years from 1992-1995. Many years have passed since so don't know if the situation remains the same but all I can say is that I learned to be an independent thinker and acquired many skills. Started out working in the charity wards (Neurosurgery) - many patients to care for, very unsafe at the time. You have to rely on family members for much of nursing care. Indigent patients couldn't afford meds such as antibiotics. In six months, transferred to ICU (8-bed Neurosurgical Special Care Unit). Loved the experience.

Hi! I'm not working yet,just recently took the written exams, have to wait for 1 week,if i have pass or not.Yes! they're still hiring,i think if you want to be expose in many cases like what i want to be,PGH is the place to be.

juan de la cruz specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

coffeeaddict78, that's awesome. I'm sure you have a lot of great stories to tell about your experience. I loved it there. Believe it or not I still look back at many of the stuff I learned in the NSSCU at PGH. We were very independent as nurses there...we would change vent settings or extubate patients ourselves, run codes, and start IV drips. You probably know some of the people I worked with.

Hello everyone! I would like to apply in PGH!! Any advise on what shoul I do? Thanks!

coffeeaddict78, that's awesome. I'm sure you have a lot of great stories to tell about your experience. I loved it there. Believe it or not I still look back at many of the stuff I learned in the NSSCU at PGH. We were very independent as nurses there...we would change vent settings or extubate patients ourselves, run codes, and start IV drips. You probably know some of the people I worked with.

I can really relate to what you are saying....I believe that our experience there made us resilient and gave us the confidence that we can make it on the "real world." I also miss NSSCU.It's just sad that we dont have the technology and the resources in our hospital to provide the best possible care to our patients but we have very good doctors and nurses.I worked with Ate Tina Duenas,Lani Hernandez and Francia Pimentel...I'm not sure if you can still remember them!

uhm, what are the requirements for PGH... I also want to apply there.. and in Philippine Heart Center too..

juan de la cruz specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

I can really relate to what you are saying....I believe that our experience there made us resilient and gave us the confidence that we can make it on the "real world." I also miss NSSCU.It's just sad that we dont have the technology and the resources in our hospital to provide the best possible care to our patients but we have very good doctors and nurses.I worked with Ate Tina Duenas,Lani Hernandez and Francia Pimentel...I'm not sure if you can still remember them!

Definitely know Lani and Francia sounds familar although the one I remember had a different last name...she might have gotten married then if that's actually the same person. Yeah, we were a tough act to follow there...sort of like the bad ass nurses in the entire hospital since we were in the ICU. We may not have the greatest technology and equipment but we sure made up for it with our talent for innovation. I remember our chest tubes draining into water seal using actual glass bottles. And managing fesh crani's with no ventric drain and ICP monitors. It was pure reliance on physical assessment skills to detect increasing ICP. I was also great at setting up vents although at the time we only had a few available units. So what are ya doing here in the US?

Definitely know Lani and Francia sounds familar although the one I remember had a different last name...she might have gotten married then if that's actually the same person. Yeah, we were a tough act to follow there...sort of like the bad ass nurses in the entire hospital since we were in the ICU. We may not have the greatest technology and equipment but we sure made up for it with our talent for innovation. I remember our chest tubes draining into water seal using actual glass bottles. And managing fesh crani's with no ventric drain and ICP monitors. It was pure reliance on physical assessment skills to detect increasing ICP. I was also great at setting up vents although at the time we only had a few available units. So what are ya doing here in the US?[/quote

Working in one of the hospitals here in SC.I got here last October 2005.I'm planning to relocate to a different state once my contract is finished.How about you?

;)

juan de la cruz specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

Working in one of the hospitals here in SC.I got here last October 2005.I'm planning to relocate to a different state once my contract is finished.How about you?

;)

Been in Michigan since 1995. I left PGH in January of the same year. I started working there in 1992. I am currently a nurse practitioner for the intensivist group in the Cardio-thoracic Surgical ICU at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. I live in the suburbs which is kind of the typical arrangement for Pinoys in this area. Can't say I love the weather here in Michigan but I have made many lasting relationships with people I consider family here, not to mention the real family I have. I may relocate somewhere warmer in maybe two years, who knows...

angel1966 specializes in Neurosurgical ICU.

Hi PinoyNP, I also worked in NSSCU from 1988-2000 and I am very proud to be part of this unit. I learned a lot during my years of stay there and I will always cherish the memories that I had when I was there. I moved here to UK 8 years ago and luckily, still working in Neurosurgical ICU here in Sussex and my experience helped me a lot. I am sure we know each other.

Panel Interview

I'm scheduled for a panel interview this Feb 2009.

Anyone here working / know someone who is working at UP-PGH as a nurse and the like?

How's the Panel Interview?

What are the things that I should keep in mind before and during the interview?

What preparations are needed to pass the panel interview?

Please enlighten me, anyone? Thank you very much.

Happy Holidays!

juan de la cruz specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

Panel Interview

I'm scheduled for a panel interview this Feb 2009.

Anyone here working / know someone who is working at UP-PGH as a nurse and the like?

How's the Panel Interview?

What are the things that I should keep in mind before and during the interview?

What preparations are needed to pass the panel interview?

Please enlighten me, anyone? Thank you very much.

Happy Holidays!

Panel interview eh? Gosh, mine was in 1992 so that's a long time ago. I remember the Assistant Director for Nursing, the Chief Nurse from the Division of Nursing Education and Training, a few of the Rotating Chief Nurses, and the President of the PGH Nurses Association or something like that were present. Basically, a bunch of old nurses gathered around me, a new grad. Just dress smart and act smart without sounding too cocky. If the question is in English, answer in straight English and pay attention to your grammar.

thanks pinoynp!

what are the questions about? is it the tell me about yourself stuff? or is it about technical questions about nursing? Thanks! :up:

juan de la cruz specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

thanks pinoynp!

what are the questions about? is it the tell me about yourself stuff? or is it about technical questions about nursing? Thanks! :up:

I don't remember any technical questions or nursing questions aside from being asked where I graduated from. I remember the usual "tell me about yourself" and "what are your future plans?". PGH mandates that each hired nurse keeps the 2-year employment commitment prior to leaving for any reason during that time and this was definitely stressed during the interview.

rxzza_louizze specializes in Emergency.

hi!

i've worked in PGH ER from 2004 to 2007. i must say it has really help me a lot, especially in my skills and knowledge, since its my first job right after passing the board.

PGH is hiring non-stop,especially now that there are many nurses resigning who are going to Saudi, UAE, Canada, UK n US. You just have to submit the needed requirements then pass the wriiten exam and interview.

tobby_walter specializes in medical surgical nursing, MAN-MSN.

how can i get the accomplished dean's form? im from province and wanting to apply at the said hospital. can anyone give me the email add where i can request the said application form.

angel1966 specializes in Neurosurgical ICU.

Hi Tobby Water,

You can visit PGH website and go to the Oppurtunities then click Nursing service for all the informations and requirements that you may want to know if you want to apply or call them personally . I worked there for 13.5 years in one of the ICUs there and I am very proud to say that I really learned a lot from this instutuion. So go for it and ring them to inquire. Goodluck!

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