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  1. Fleur-di-lisRN

    Children's hospital at Providence

    Hi everyone. I am seriously looking to move to Alaska within the next 1-2 years and wanted to get some feedback on pediatrics at Providence, specifically the OR. I am a pediatric surgical nurse at a level 1 trauma center and I specialize in general and heart surgery but can circulate in all surgical service lines. I have tried to research what Providence has to offer in the way of pediatric surgery but it looks like its not nearly as big a children's hospital compared to what I am used to where I currently work, which is approximately 1,200-1,300 surgeries a month with 17 ORs. One of the surgeons I work with has worked at Providence temporarily a few years ago and his feedback was that it was much slower than what I am used to and the children's area was 1 floor of the adult hospital. Is this still the same today? Also, how much of a need is there for pediatric surgical nurses and how hard is it to get hired? what is the pay scale for experieced OR nurses? I love being in peds surgery and would prefer to continue doing that while living in Alaska. Thanks for any help with this!