Comparing 3 hospitals-Evergreen, Harrison, and St. Peter's - page 2
Hello all, I am considering relocating and am looking for information on the following WA state hospitals. Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Providence St. Peter's in Olympia, and Harrison Medical... Read More
Jul 22, '09Occupation: RN Specialty: LTC, Med-Surg, IMCU/Tele, HH/CM ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 224; Likes: 132I'm at PSPH (St pete's) in Olympia. Please feel free to PM me with questions. I like the city of Olympia -- it's metropolitain without being too large, but it's close to Seattle so you could go for a day trip.
Aug 8, '09From: WA ; Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 10; Likes: 1I did some clinicals at Evergreen and really enjoyed it. It is also a very nice facility. I used to work at Harrison while I was in nursing school (as a nurse Tech) and really loved it. I found everyone to be friendly and helpful. I graduated nursing school a couple of months ago and I am trying to get back on with Harrison. I am working somewhere else for now but if and when I get the call I would go back in a heart beat.
Aug 14, '09Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 8; Likes: 6Just spent thirteen hours on telephone interviews and panel interviews with Evergreen ER.
I was applying for a clinical manager position. During the recent panel interview I discovered that
the position has been open for a year. The director of the er has only been there since October and prior to that his position was also open for about a year. At first after the panel interview, I was told by the
director that he would telephone me personally the following Monday. He never called. On tuesday I
called his secretary and she explained that the director wanted me to interview in person with
the staff who were on vacation for the panel interview. On wed late pm, the director called and
said"regrettably" we will have to stop the interview process. He stated that I did not have enough
experience--I guess my most recent job as an er manager for the last 3 years did not qualify.
What I dont get is...why did they prolong the process. Evergreen is a beautiful (looking) hospital
but the only multicultural faces i witnessed were in the cafeteria and houskeeping. Furthermore,.
their recruiters are not Nurses and they do not know how to judge level of experience. I applied
for this job June 16 and was not called until a whole month had passed. In Wa it seems that
there is a different schedule--relaxed, mellow.
However, when I applied on line for Providence hospital in Everett, the RN nurse recruiter telephoned
me fifteen minutes after I had submitted the application. The environment at Providence is also
caring and the staff and patients are from all cultures and backgrounds. So check into Providence,
check into Evergreen if you want the polar opposite experience.
Oct 22, '09Specialty: CVICU, SICU, PCU, ER ; Joined: Oct '09; Posts: 20; Likes: 5Quote from R*Star*RNHello - I'm new to the forum and am very interested in working for Providence, as I've heard good things about it, and my father-in-law lives in Olympia. We will be relocating and I will have 1 year of SICU experience, concurrent with 1 year of Med/Surg at the VA (yes, I am working 2 full-time jobs). Is your hospital still hiring? Do you happen to know what travel agency it uses (I thought that would be a good way to begin before I go permanent, because I have a wife, a 3 year old, and a baby on the way coming with me).I'm at PSPH (St pete's) in Olympia. Please feel free to PM me with questions. I like the city of Olympia -- it's metropolitain without being too large, but it's close to Seattle so you could go for a day trip.
Nov 17, '09From: US ; Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 28; Likes: 17I used to work at Evergreen. It was the best job I ever had (besides my current job). I was at Evergreen for 5 years... I only left my job because I had to relocate, but was always told that if I ever wanted to come back, there would be a place for me. My experience was great. It had a small-hospital feel, though it was the largest hospital I have worked for. One of my best friends still works there... she loves it!
Best of luck to you!