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RN Job Hunt in SF Bay Area

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by jrm24 jrm24 (Member) Member

jrm24 specializes in Specialty Clinic.

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Anyone who is looking for a RN job in the Bay Area? I know it is hard and very competitive but just maybe someone can share anything like a job site to look for. We can share what we know and help each other get into our first RN job, no matter what. Thanks!

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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If you haven't already, start scouring Craigslist daily. I have 3 jobs that I found on there, and the experience from those helped me to find the full time job in a clinic affiliated with one of the major hospital systems in the area that I just accepted yesterday. Also, check the hospital system websites, the SFDPH (and other counties) website, etc. Let Craigslist inspire you to explore other options. I found a lot of random resources that way.

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jrm24 specializes in Specialty Clinic.

66 Posts; 1,939 Profile Views

If you haven't already, start scouring Craigslist daily. I have 3 jobs that I found on there, and the experience from those helped me to find the full time job in a clinic affiliated with one of the major hospital systems in the area that I just accepted yesterday. Also, check the hospital system websites, the SFDPH (and other counties) website, etc. Let Craigslist inspire you to explore other options. I found a lot of random resources that way.

Well I have been checking Craigslist every now and then. I just got interviewed this morning in a SNF and I am yet to know. The nurse-patient-ratio too is overwhelming. What kind of specialty clinic you got in? Congratulations. Are they still hiring?

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If you haven't already considered and able to, look far and wide. It's tough to get that first job in the bay area.

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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Well I have been checking Craigslist every now and then. I just got interviewed this morning in a SNF and I am yet to know. The nurse-patient-ratio too is overwhelming. What kind of specialty clinic you got in? Congratulations. Are they still hiring?

No more hiring; they were only looking for one nurse (to replace the one who is retiring- there is only one in the clinic, and one more in the sister clinic). It's a urology clinic, but I will float to general surgery and the breast cancer center (and possibly elsewhere). :)

I hear you on SNF patient ratios. I had a brief stint in LTC, and left within 2 months. Having 36 patients on PM shift was WAY too overwhelming, and I didn't feel like that was safe.

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jrm24 specializes in Specialty Clinic.

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I know, me too I find it overwhelming and not so safe. That's a great clinic to work with, considering all those exposures you will get. The next time you know, you are already working in a hospital. Congrats and I hope to find a good opportunity soon.

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I suggest try looking for jobs in nearby towns from bay area. I did a travel assignment in Doctors Hospital of Manteca and they were always hiring and training new grads!

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BrittanyNicole90 specializes in Postpartum, Maternal/child.

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I'm at a loss as well. I've been following a few major hospitals and applying to all their SN1 positions and new grad programs. I've found a few positions on Indeed but no interviews yet but currently being reviewed by a hiring manager for a new grad program. Any advice would be helpful. I'll try craigslist as well if others have had luck on there.

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