Jump to content

Tampa, FL Hospitals: HELP!

Posted

I'm relocating to the Tampa area from PA in January. I'm a young nurse, looking to work on Med/Sug, and Ortho units. I have interviewed and visited with some hospitals in the area, including St. Pete General, Northside Hospital, Brandon Community Hospital, and Florida Hospital of Tampa. Any suggestions for employment? I also was cautioned with the HCA healthcare hospitals. Does anybody have any information or opinions about this? I've been researching reviews and patient satisfaction for the hospitals, but if anyone has lived or currently lives in this area, I'd really appreciate your input. All the hospitals seem great. I'm just trying to choose the right hospital for me.

Thanks! :)

Rachel

I'm relocating to the Tampa area from PA in January. I'm a young nurse, looking to work on Med/Sug, and Ortho units. I have interviewed and visited with some hospitals in the area, including St. Pete General, Northside Hospital, Brandon Community Hospital, and Florida Hospital of Tampa. Any suggestions for employment? I also was cautioned with the HCA healthcare hospitals. Does anybody have any information or opinions about this? I've been researching reviews and patient satisfaction for the hospitals, but if anyone has lived or currently lives in this area, I'd really appreciate your input. All the hospitals seem great. I'm just trying to choose the right hospital for me.

Thanks! :)

Rachel

Baycare is the best system in the area.....

baycare.org I believe......is the site

Baycare is better.

Stay away from HCA.

As a nurse who works for an HCA facility, I agree with the posters^^above--stay away from HCA. It's a P.O.S. company and I (and many of my co-workers) are actively trying to get out of their hospitals.

I used to live in Tampa, but I'm not familiar with all the hospitals. University Community Hospital (I believe it's Florida Hospital of Tampa) has always had a horrible reputation. I'm not sure about how it is now, since it's under new management. You didn't mention TGH (Tampa General Hospital), but TGH is AWESOME! You should consider applying here, if possible.

Thanks!! This helps a lot.

CP2013

Specializes in ED, trauma.

Anyone know if TGH has a new grad program & if so when they open up applications???

Thanks!

I know they have a new grad ICU residency program, where you get to rotate to different critical care settings (MICU, NICU, ED, PACU, PCU, etc) and then settle on one of the settings. I don't know when the applications are open. I'm pretty sure it's closed right now though. However, to be really sure, I would look on the jobs page for TGH and if possible, try to get in touch the coordinator.

CP2013

Specializes in ED, trauma.

I know they have a new grad ICU residency program, where you get to rotate to different critical care settings (MICU, NICU, ED, PACU, PCU, etc) and then settle on one of the settings. I don't know when the applications are open. I'm pretty sure it's closed right now though. However, to be really sure, I would look on the jobs page for TGH and if possible, try to get in touch the coordinator.

Thanks! I will add that to my list of daily websites to check for residencies. I would like to keep options open as far as facility and location.

Thanks for your help!

AlaBro2010

Specializes in Public Health, Women's Health. Has 3 years experience.

We are in the same boat. I started applying out of sate recently. FH Tampa doesn't have the best reputation, lets say a relative works there and will not let me apply to any RN positions. I've decided to apply anyway because I'm desperate. I had a phone interview with someone from HCA. She wasn't very nice and Im glad to see everyone warns not to work there. Helps my ego a bit. If you'd like you can PM me and I can give you places to apply.

try baycare... baycare mobile pool does short term contracts, can provide housing if you are from out of the area and has great pay (no benefits though). I came down from Ky a year and a half ago and I think baycare is the best in the area... stay away from HCA. Florida Hospital has a good rep in Orlando but they have just assumed the Tampa Bay hospitals and so they have not had time to get up to the regular standards.

Agree Florida Hospital Tampa and HCA hospitals I would take a pass on. Tampa General only hires BSN RNs. Iasis hospitals advertise that they have a new grad program but they do not. Good luck!!

AlaBro2010

Specializes in Public Health, Women's Health. Has 3 years experience.

Agree Florida Hospital Tampa and HCA hospitals I would take a pass on. Tampa General only hires BSN RNs. Iasis hospitals advertise that they have a new grad program but they do not. Good luck!!

I saw that too. I was going to call and see if they actually hire new grads.

CP2013

Specializes in ED, trauma.

I will have my BSN next year...how do I find new grad residencies at Tampa General???

AlaBro2010

Specializes in Public Health, Women's Health. Has 3 years experience.

I will have my BSN next year...how do I find new grad residencies at Tampa General???

I haven't actually seen it anywhere on their website. You can call the HR department and ask about it.

CP2013

Specializes in ED, trauma.

I haven't actually seen it anywhere on their website. You can call the HR department and ask about it.

Thanks. I will do that. I live in Central Florida but know that the market is tough for new grads. Going to apply to very thing in hopes that I at least get an interview for a graduate residency somewhere in Florida!

AlaBro2010

Specializes in Public Health, Women's Health. Has 3 years experience.

Thanks. I will do that. I live in Central Florida but know that the market is tough for new grads. Going to apply to very thing in hopes that I at least get an interview for a graduate residency somewhere in Florida!

No problem! What part? Tampa is tough, that's where I'm at and I live in the very northern part so if I commute to St Pete area I don't have to just go across the bridge, I've got to go all the way south and then cross, so that's fun. A friend of mine though lives in Orlando and has two jobs already! I'm so jealous but in a good way. So happy she's had great luck! I hope by the time I finish my BSN I won't be eligible for new grad programs... I hope I'll have a job by then (I have my ADN).

CP2013

Specializes in ED, trauma.

No problem! What part? Tampa is tough, that's where I'm at and I live in the very northern part so if I commute to St Pete area I don't have to just go across the bridge, I've got to go all the way south and then cross, so that's fun. A friend of mine though lives in Orlando and has two jobs already! I'm so jealous but in a good way. So happy she's had great luck! I hope by the time I finish my BSN I won't be eligible for new grad programs... I hope I'll have a job by then (I have my ADN).

I live in Orlando. The market isn't too bad, pay starts around $21/hour. But I want ED at a Level 1 Trauma center. So TGH, ORMC...those are what I am looking for really. I know as a new grad it's hard to get there, but you have to dream, right?

Baycare and TGH are the best places around.