Quote from Larry77
Wow I'd drive the 35 min to Vancouver for $19/hr! And if it was a well run facility. Where should I check for openings...The Oregonian? And I wonder if any are in North Vancouver or maybe Hazel Dell?
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I'll keep checking on jobs down south...I take my NCLEX-PN next Wednesday so should have my license soon
In my experience (in Vancouver) if a facility is paying big money it is NOT because they value their employees. A common strategy for facilities in crisis is to inflate the pay scale to fill all the slots a little while down the road once the pressure is off they start finding ways to get rid of the high paid staff (I have seen this tactic used both as a floor nurse and management).
And to be completely frank, I would be suspicious of any offer that is way outside the area norm. There is very little new blood in the form of facility owners, Admins & DONs in the area and word gets around. I no longer choose a position based on the pay or facility, I base my decision on who the DON/Admin is.
Yes, there is a nursing shortage but in this area it is not sever as there is a concentration of schools turning out new grads every term (8 at my last count).
I would check the Columbian over the Oregonian for Vancouver jobs.
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