Vero Beach/Sebastian area?

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by Whusak Whusak (New) New

My family is moving to Sebastian, Florida(from Texas) and I have decided to move with them, no since in being the only family member 1500miles away. I am looking at hospitals in the area from Vero Beach to Melbourne, and dont know where to begin. I would really like to have something lined up before I get over there. I am working on finalizing my paperwork to send off for my license. I am open for opinions from anyone regarding the hospitals in the area, I have worked at small hospitals and medium size hospitals. I am not a job hopper, been nursing since 2008, any help?

heatherp75

heatherp75

Specializes in Neuro, PCU. Has 5 years experience. 38 Posts

Good luck on your move! I live in Palm Bay, FL (just north of Sebastian) and have worked at both Palm Bay Hospital (smaller, community based hospital, where I am currently at PCU and very happy) and at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne (Larger, level 2 Trauma Center, with state of the art heart center). Both hospitals are part of the Helath First network, and I am very happy working for Health First. I would recommend you check either out. There is also Indian River Hospital, but I don't know anything about them.

misty2370

misty2370

4 Posts

There are also the Sebastian River Medical Center and Indian River Medical Center in Vero. Good Luck

Whusak

Whusak

9 Posts

Thanks. I like hearig some of the same names over again. Its a good sign to me. Florida isnt a nursing union state is it? also off the record what is the pay likein the area ? I looked at salary.com and got a range of 30-130,000 a year so whats 100,000 between friends? lol.

2brn09

2brn09

288 Posts

I was born and raised in the sebastian & vero beach area. Try going to usajobs.gov and apply for nursing jobs. You will not have to change your license. With federal jobs you can work in any state without having to endorse your nursing license. If you want to get a job in one of the local hospitals you will then need to get a license for Florida. Indian River memorial is a great place to work. I saw some job opening recently in melbourne with veteran administration. My mom lives in melbourne.

Whusak

Whusak

9 Posts

Thanks, i always forget about usajobs.gov I have my fl license now, just waitig on realestate now. found THE house, just waiting on their lawyers to say it is ok to sign the contract