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  1. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Where can I buy scrubs in Northern VA?

    Thank you for the link....I found a good place with a ton of scrubs. (Gallo's in Seven Corners) :)
  2. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Where can I buy scrubs in Northern VA?

    I can't seem to find many places to buy scrubs in the Arlington area...I have looked online and even in the phone book. The only place I saw was NOVA Uniforms in Bailey's Crossroads, and they didn't have much. Any other suggestions--I am getting desperate!! Thanks.
  3. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    No LTC jobs??

    I was there for 8 years, and it was in another state. When I first interviewed for the job there was a nursing shortage, and Nurses could pretty much pick and choose where they wanted to work. How things change!
  4. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    No LTC jobs??

    The issue is that the applications are asking for a salary history. They aren't asking what I would like to make. Trust me, at this point I am really willing to negotiate! Unfortunately, on the online application, there is no room for any comments about being willing to negotiate-- it's just a fill-in-the -blank question about how much I made at my last job. I am wondering if that is why nobody is calling me for an interview... Thanks for your info on how much LTCs are paying. It helps.
  5. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    No LTC jobs??

    Thanks. I also noticed that the Cameron Glen and Commonwealth facilities suddenly stopped listing positions on the Inova website. One day there were positions listed...the next day, nothing. Makes me wonder what's going on with the sale of those two facilities. Kind of hard to fathom that they were hurting for nurses one day and then fully staffed the next!
  6. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    No LTC jobs??

    I've been looking for a job for over a month now, and still nothing. I've only been called for one interview, and I am trying to figure out why. I am looking for a job in LTC, and have several years of experience as an RN in that field. I've submitted online applications at a bunch of places, and haven't heard back from them. Is it because I am from out of state, and all my experience is from other states? Is it because my experience is in LTC as opposed to sub-acute? Is it because my prior hourly rate ($33)-- which they ask for in the applications--is too high? I've been checking the ads on Craigslist and Indeed, as well as whatever individual facility websites I can find. Is there anywhere else I can be looking? Any feedback would be welcome. I am really starting to get worried about this situation.
  7. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Manor Care Questions

    Thanks for the responses. i was wondering whether I would be pushing a cart, or if it was an actual supervisory position. It's good to hear that not all Manor Care facilities are nightmarish! Thanks.
  8. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Manor Care Questions

    I am looking at job listings, and I see that Manor Care has several openings for "RN Nurse Supervisor." Does anyone know whether this is just ManorCare-ese for plain 'ole charge nurse/floor nurse, or if it is a bonafide supervisory position (i.e. supervising nurses and not being assigned to a particular unit.) It also seems like Manor Care mainly focuses on subacute now, as opposed to a SNF/LTC combo which I am used to. Is this correct? I am looking for any info from people who are familiar with Manor Care. I have searched and read all the previous threads that have mentioned Manor Care...I am looking for more recent info. Anyone work there?? Thanks.
  9. I have an interview set up for an RN Supervisor position in an assisted living/SNF facility. I know it is a salaried position, and there are "occasional" on-call responsibilities. I've always worked hourly positions, never for a set salary. I've also never worked in Virginia, so I don't know how the pay here corresponds to my pay rate in my previous state. Does anyone care to wager a guess on the salary range for this type of position? Thanks. :)
  10. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Inova --> selling two of their nursing homes??

    Thanks, Lunah. Guess I'll hold off on applying there for now...the large numbers of vacant positions kind of raises a red flag with me anyway. Appreciate your response, though!
  11. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Inova --> selling two of their nursing homes??

    I've heard that Inova is in the process of selling two nursing homes--Cameron Glen and Commonwealth--to another company. I am interested in applying to these places, but I am wondering who is buying them (i.e is it Manor Care? ) Does anyone know? You can PM me if you don't feel like posting in the thread... Thanks.
  12. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Where are jobs listed for LTC facilities?

    I recently moved to Arlington, and I am starting to look for a job as an RN in a LTC/SNF. I have been looking at the listings on the Washington Post site, as well as Craigslist, but the majority of nursing jobs are for acute care. Is there another source I should be checking that would list nursing home positions? Or do I need to check each individual company's website? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  13. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Hawaii RN new to Kailua Kona area and internet networking

    I agree that the island of Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit, as are all the Hawaiian islands. However, there is an enormous difference between visiting and "living, working, and retiring" there. I lived in Hawaii for the past eight years, and recently moved back to "the Mainland." At the time I moved to Hawaii, there was a nursing shortage, and I was able to find a job easily--that is no longer the case, as the market has become much more competitive. There is definitely a preference for hiring "local" people in most facilities, as well as immigrants from certain countries. I chose to leave Hawaii for a number of reasons. It's expensive. It's in an inconvenient location for keeping an eye on my elderly parents. I don't like being treated as a second-class citizen based on my race. (One positive outcome of living in Hawaii is that I have developed a whole new perspective and understanding of racism that most people in my demographic would never experience otherwise.) And healthcare in Hawaii is far behind the continental US in terms of quality, in my opinion as a nurse. I would never encourage people to retire there, no matter how appealing the idea might sound. I don't regret the time I spent living in Hawaii because it was a rich learning experience. I have met, worked with, and cared for people from all over the world--the Philippines, Japan, China, Korea, Micronesia, Tonga, Samoa--the list goes on and on. I also don't regret moving back to the Mainland. Yet. I'm sure in the midst of winter I'll be missing those white sand beaches! Good luck!
  14. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Need Opinions on LTC/ICF in Northern Virginia

    Thanks, Lunah! Appreciate the feedback. :)
  15. Nurse!Nurse!Hello?

    Need Opinions on LTC/ICF in Northern Virginia

    Well, I am moving to Arlington (from Hawaii) this Saturday, the 24th. Naturally, I am nervous about finding a job. I have many years of experience in LTC/ICFs as an RN. I was looking at the Inova webite for possible job openings, and see that they have several LTC/ICFs in Northern Virginia. Does anyone have any firsthand knowledge of which places would be the best to apply to? Or any other suggestions? (You can send me a PM if feel like it!) Also, what constitutes an RNII ? I am not familiar with the numbering classification for RNs. And my third question: Virtually all of my scrub tops have a bright Hawaiian print--will this be OK to wear in Virginia, or do I need to run out and get some scrubs that are more plain? Seriously...
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