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MichelleOgorz

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  1. MichelleOgorz

    Parallon Per Diem vs Travel

    I'm not sure about the tax rate differences, but if you haven't yet applied to Parallon/health trust, there is a referral bonus that I would be willing to split with someone who uses my name on the application (Michelle Ogorzalek). Feel free to email me with questions, ogorzalek1@gmail.com, I think the stipulation is the new employee has to work 80 hours within the first 90 days or something similar. I personally work in Austin and I really like my recruiter, she is easy to reach and a good communicator.
  2. MichelleOgorz

    NICU nurse salary in austin, tx

    If you have 4 years experience I think you should negotiate moderately hard. The hospitals here in Austin, in my 3 years experience, are always looking for qualified nurses. I work in surgery so it may be different. I used to be full time at Seton but now I am part time there and part time at Westlake Hospital. Both facilities actually have a referral bonus, I'd be willing to split the money with you if you use my name on the application (Michelle Ogorzalek). You can email me if you're interested ogorzalek1@gmail.com I think the Seton referral bonus is $2000 and Westlake is $200
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    Seton RN residency July 2016

    I went through the seton Residency Program in June 2014 and I highly recommend it. I also still work for Seton, in the specialty that I started in (surgery). I'd be happy to answer any questions about the residency, Seton in general or surgery. Also, Seton has a referral bonus that I'd be willing to split with someone 50/50, just use my name on the application (Michelle Ogorzalek). Email me for details ogorzalek1@gmail.com
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    Seton Austin TX RN residency July 2017

    I went through the seton Residency Program in June 2014 and I highly recommend it. I also still work for Seton, in the specialty that I started in (surgery). I'd be happy to answer any questions about the residency, Seton in general or surgery. Also, Seton has a referral bonus that I'd be willing to split with someone 50/50, just use my name on the application (Michelle Ogorzalek). Email me for details ogorzalek1@gmail.com
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    How many ways are there to get into the OR?

    My dream job is to be an OR nurse for patients undergoing GYN surgeries. I understand the differences between the roles of circulating nurse, scrub nurse, first assistant, etc., and I think I would enjoy any of those positions. I'm graduating from nursing school with my BSN in 4 months and I'll be a new RN, meaning I have no official experience. My mom is a surgical technologist & first assistant (CSTFA), and I've shadowed her for about 4 years in a VERY small, rural surgi-center in a different state, so I have some unofficial experience. In fact, my mom's boss (a general surgeon who was also my boss since I also worked there as a secretary) offered me a job with him in the OR after I graduate. However, I don't want to live or work in that state (since I'll probably have to move back in with my parents), and so I'll be applying for work in a densely populated, more urban state (NJ). I've been told that the process for getting into the OR in NJ is basically: get hired as an RN on a med-surg floor, after 2 years transfer to ICU, after 2 years transfer to OR. But I've also seen people hired based on meeting the right person and networking, or shadowing/interning and making a good impression, or asking to be trained on the job. My back-up plan is to get into the OR the 'traditional way', but first I'm going to try shadowing surgeons at local surgi-centers, try to impress them with knowledge that I'm 'not supposed' to have, and then asking them to train me on the job. Unfortunately, my nursing school doesn't offer an OR clinical rotation. I've thought about going through a surgical tech program, but I've run out of money for school. I'm studying from textbooks for RNFAs and surgi techs, hoping to gain a little extra knowledge, but what else should I say or do to convince an OR team that I'd make a great intern/trainee/new hire? I want to be in the OR because I love the team coordination, the structure of a surgical case, the organization of all the steps and instruments. Microbiology was one of my favorite courses because asepsis is fascinating to me. I know I can stand on my feet for long hours. How else can I get myself into an OR?
  6. I will be graduating from a BSN program in 4 months, and I want to know if there's anything I can do in this time frame to be a more competitive new RN? My dream job is working in the OR as a RNFA but I know that takes years of official experience (I have tons of unofficial experience because my mom is a surgical tech and I've shadowed her for about 4 years). I was thinking I could get my ACLS, since I only have my BLS now. What else can I do to add credentials to my resume? What can I study for in 4 months, or a few days/weeks?
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