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Pioneer Staffing Services - Centinela Medical Center New Grads

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Hello All, 

Wondering if anyone has signed a new grad contract with Pioneer Staffing Services for the Centinela Medical Center? I have been offered a position but am a bit nervous about signing a 2 yr contract with them... 

Or if you have any experience working at Centinela? Any advice? 

Thanks in advance! 

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Hi! Well I interview with the same staffing agency soon and had the same questions. However I did speak to a nurse who works at Centinela in the ER who also was hired by them who said she does like Centinela, loves her coworkers, that it's a great place to master all the nursing skills, however the only downfall potentially is the pay.

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I have the same questions because I’m in a similar position. Is there any updates about this? How’d your interview go? :)

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It went well! I signed the contract for a few reasons.

1. As a new grad I cant be picky

2. The other new grad programs I applied for also had new Grad contracts 

3. Job market for new grad nurses is competitive in Southern California 

4. Centinela was actually my 2nd choice hospital, and is a teaching hospital 

5. Nurses who I've talked to who work there enjoy it and boast about the experience they are getting 

6. In 2 years I'll have my experience to actually work at hospitals which arent as New Grad friendly and require more experience (Ex: Kaiser Permanente)

 

Good luck to you all!

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Thank you for this info! I agree with all of this especially being a new grad too! 

how did the interview go with them? I have it soon! Do we get to pick which unit? 
 

also, is the pay well? 

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It went fine it wasnt difficult! There is one with pioneer and one with Centinela. The Centinela one was more in depth. Also you somewhat get a choice of which unit, but it also depends on need! Definitely voice your preference though that doesnt hurt. The base pay is on the lower end for a nurse if you work only 3 shifts a week for the entire year. But if you work a little extra the pay isn't too terrible.

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On 3/18/2020 at 3:41 PM, Jay310 said:

It went fine it wasnt difficult! There is one with pioneer and one with Centinela. The Centinela one was more in depth. Also you somewhat get a choice of which unit, but it also depends on need! Definitely voice your preference though that doesnt hurt. The base pay is on the lower end for a nurse if you work only 3 shifts a week for the entire year. But if you work a little extra the pay isn't too terrible.

Hi again! Sorry for all the follow up questions! I got offered with Pioneer in Centinela ER!!

When you say that you got interviewed with Centinela, what do you mean by that? Because all he mentioned in the interview with Pioneer is that they're just gonna orient me around the unit at Centinela.

Also, how is it so far? I'm gonna start the process end of April.

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CONGRATS!! I'll be on the DOU at Centinela! I interviewed with the clincial supervisor At Centinela as well since the unit I will be on , the DOU, is a critical care unit and they have to make sure I can preform the duties necessary to work on that unit. I was supposed to be on Tele so I guess they wanted to see could I step up and be successful on that unit instead. So far there was some delays with but I finally start next week with orientation, training, and then of course meeting my preceptor and starting on the unit!

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I appreciate your replies, thank you so much! CONGRATS to you as well! Maybe we will run in to each other! 🙂 

During the interview with Pioneer, did he mention anything to you about getting interviewed by them?! Because he only told me that they will orient me around.

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