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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 11:50 am
Re: Salary Negotiations
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I've been working as an RN (ADN) consistantly for 25 yrs., excluding maturnity leave, in the metro NY area. I have an appt. with a manager for a hospital-based home care/hospice dept. in a couple of days. I've already met with HR & quoted an hourly rate of $30.75 as their best offer. I've done my "research", the dept. is short nurses; they want a nurse to see clients already in SNF's, rather than home visits; & I've obtained the pay schedule from another local hospital's similar dept. (unionized). Even if they gave me 1 yrs credit for every 2 yrs worked, this other hospital's scale would be $34.70/hr. The dept. has several of their nurses including dept. Director, that are familiar with how I provide care to their clients & family members. I recently left a Sub-acute/LTC & had a number of their clients. I've number crunched & find I financially need $31.50, only $0.75/ hr higher. I don't feel this is unrealistic or exhorbitant. I also know this dept. made the hospital's biggest profit last year, yet they pay home care/hospice nurses less than those in the hospital. I want & need this job, I don't want to do what I've been doing. How should I handle this? Should I ask to speak with the dept. Director? What do I do? I need a response quickly. Thank you.


Ok. Here is the challenge you are facing. Most employers have internal equity. This means that they may already have employees earning the wages they are offering. It makes it difficult for them to offer you more money than someone who is already working for them with less money. So one of the things you will want to figure out during your interview is the experience of the other nurses working there. The more nurses there are whom have more experience than you, the more difficult it will be to get the bump you are looking for.

With that being said, you know that the department is short staffed. This gives you a little leverage. In your case, here is what I would do. In your interview you need to really shine. Get the department manager really excited about the prospect of working with you. Tell her how excited you are abot the job, and how much you see yourself as a long term fit at their facility.

Once they are convinced that hiring you is critical to thier success, you can negotiate with them. Tell them exactly what you wrote above....that you have done yor market research and know that there are better offers out there.

Now...here is the important thing. Tell them that you don't expect them to match the other facilities wages (managers tend to get upset when they think employees are only motivated by money. They think you will jump ship as soon as you get a better offer.), but that their opportunity is not financially viable because you have assessed your own living expenses.

Stress to them how much you need this position, and then ask if they can work with you at all.
 
RN Recruiter
 
Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 12:05 pm
Re: Ask a Recruiter
msmelinda21 wrote:
RN Recruiter wrote:
I am a nurse recruiter. I am not here to promote my business. Instead I am here to provide free career advice. If you have questions about any of the categories listed below let me know.

* How to find your dream job?
* Interview Tips
* How to get leverage when negotiating money?
* How to see past recruiter speak to know if an opportunity is good?
* Make sure you are asking all of the important questions before taking a job.
* What is a fair signing bonus/relocation bonus?
* Anything else you want to know.


hello,
i am a new adn grad. may 2004. i have not taken boards yet, because of complications from back surgery, which i had one week from graduation. i am still currently on disibility. i have nerve damage to my left leg with a drop foot. i am doing a little better, but i have trouble walking for so long or standing for long period of time. i wanted to know what kind of job are available for someone like me, with no RN experience. i do have one year of LVN experience. any info will be helpful.

thanks
melinda blanco,lvn
texas


Unfortunately there are many physical requirements in nursing. I would see your physician to determine what activities he/she are going to restrict you from performing. That would be a way to gauge what positions are indeed vaible for you.

It is illegal for any employer to discriminate against you based on a disability if a physician declares that you are physically able to perform that job. I hate answering a question with a question, but what do you want to do? Do you want a traditional nursing job bad enough to fight through the physical pain/hardships you are likely to experience?

You may wish to try to use the knowledge you have gained from your training in another field. For example, contact hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in your area and ask if they have any positions where your clinical knowledge may come in handy. Is your disability expected to be long-term or short term? If it is long-term, then you should probably seriously consider a change. If it is short term, you can pursue some transitional positions.
 
Susan Savastuk
 
Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2005 08:28 am
Finding a international recruiter for canadian position
I am looking for a recruiting agency who deals with US to Canada relocation for RN's. Any help would be appreciated.

Susan
 
RN Recruiter
 
Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2005 06:13 pm
Re: Finding a international recruiter for canadian position
Susan Savastuk wrote:
I am looking for a recruiting agency who deals with US to Canada relocation for RN's. Any help would be appreciated.

Susan


That will be very hard to find. Most staffing agencies are financially motivated. Because Canada has socialized medicine, I have not heard of any agencies that do what you speak of.

Your best bet would be to contact the hospitals you want to work at, and see if they can sponsor you for employment.
 
HeatherLPN
 
Reply Tue 20 Sep, 2005 10:22 am
Here's my situation:

I haven't been a nurse for very long, although I am 32 Laughing I've worked MR/DD for 4 years and I love it, but I can't get the hours that I need. I've been applying everywhere, but not getting the offers. My only experience is MR/DD and a few weeks at a nursing home. I precepted at a surgery center and loved doing recovery, but I'm finding that positions in places like that are pretty much limited to RN's anymore. None of my local hospitals are hiring LPN's anymore--they are phasing them out. I plan to get my RN after I get my personal life more settled (recent divorce), but I need to be working full time NOW.

So my question is, what other options do LPN's have without much experience? I am IV certified also. I prefer to avoid home care because of bad experiences when doing MR/DD home care. I've been turned down for doctor's offices due to lack of office experience, although I also have a business degree. I'm just not sure where to go from here. I don't want to be overly picky, but I don't want to get stuck into a job that I hate either.
 
rascal
 
Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2005 10:05 pm
i finished with pca (assistant to the RN), and STNA , nurses aid. Am I being premature in attempting to locate a job, as i continue to work toward my RN degree? Is there a great need for assistance for RN's?
I am guessing, it probably only pays about 9/hour but this ok by me.
what suggestions may you have for someone college trained yet not experienced physically, when attempting to land employment? thank you for all suggestions you may have.
 
julia2006
 
Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:37 pm
cgnsf
which state can we work without cgnsf?
 
recruit
 
Reply Wed 1 Feb, 2006 11:11 pm
recruitment
A few questions about your job if I may.
Do you work for a recruitment agency? Or independently?
Is there a website that may offer a business model on recruitment, especially of nurses?
I am a partner in an expert witness recruiting agency and we are updating our business plan, looking for information on recruitment. Interviewing assistance etc. criteria to use and how to measure skills of applicants.
Any suggestions? Thank you in advance for any help.
 
mlhf7
 
Reply Wed 15 Mar, 2006 06:45 am
Career Advice
What would you advise for a 52 year old seasoned nurse who is finding that she needs to relocate and start all over? I have had many positions. Currently nursing supervisor for Alzheimer's and Dementia- have done this for 1 year. Previously had gone through all kinds of training for Labor and Delivery, Postpartum . I am diploma graduate RN. I would like to communicate via my email and yours if possible.
 
acuteboy101
 
Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2006 10:07 pm
OR or Peds
can you help me out. im grad this semester and not sure where to go as for job. right now im thinking about or or peds... im a very well rounded person..how do i choose which field..
 
habibi
 
Reply Fri 7 Apr, 2006 08:33 am
Re: Finding a international recruiter from malaysia
hi,
i am malaysia nurse and working in operating room for 2 years, and i want working outside from malaysia and i heard a lot of vacancies in a europe or US. can u give me a tip for me how to get the job. i hope i can working there in end of this year.
thank you.
habi
Laughing
 
QFastic
 
Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2006 07:29 pm
RN Pay for Males vs Females
Do you find that hospitals pay males nurse more than females?
 
QFastic
 
Reply Tue 25 Apr, 2006 07:58 am
RN Recruiter
Are you still out there? Please let us know.
 
RN Recruiter
 
Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 06:44 pm
Re: RN Pay for Males vs Females
QFastic wrote:
Do you find that hospitals pay males nurse more than females?


Sorry about the delay in responding. I think that male nurses and female nurses earn the same level of income.

You have to keep in mind that hospitals employ hundreds of nurses. When any organization has a pool of employees, the entire staff generally is on the same payscale.

Obviously, hospitals would never descriminate, but I have heard hiring managers say that they prefer female staff members to male staff members because sometimes male clinicians need a female staff member in the room in certain circumstances.

For example, when I was recruiting ultrasound sonographers it female sonographers are preferred for gyno studies because male sonographers needed a female staff member to be in the room to prevent any unnecessary liability.
 
crazi daizi
 
Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 12:18 pm
Please help! UK Registered Nurse Child Health
Hi I was wondering if you could help me. I'm a UK trained and based Paediatric Nurse who's been trying to apply to work in the States for over a year.

From what I understand no matter which state I wish to go to, I have to sit the NCLEX but before doing this I have to have my credentials assessed by the CGFNS - then they will say yes I can sit the NCLEX or no I can't. My problem is my training, I've been told in the past that because I'm not general trained, I won't be allowed to sit the NCLEX. However after much searching I found an American agency willing to take me on. We are trained differently as student nurses in the UK to the USA, we specialise half way through our training into the field we wish to work in, in my case, Paeds.

I'm currently waiting for the CGFNS response which seems to be taking forever! Can I do anything else to help my cause? I don't want to work in any other environment in which I'm trained to - I've been working in Neonates for 6 and a half years. Is there any other UK Paediatric nurses who have been through this? Half of my nurse training was general, does this affect things?
 
ngalangum
 
Reply Mon 22 May, 2006 10:10 am
Re: Ask a Recruiter
RN Recruiter wrote:
I am a nurse recruiter. I am not here to promote my business. Instead I am here to provide free career advice. If you have questions about any of the categories listed below let me know.

* How to find your dream job?
* Interview Tips
* How to get leverage when negotiating money?
* How to see past recruiter speak to know if an opportunity is good?
* Make sure you are asking all of the important questions before taking a job.
* What is a fair signing bonus/relocation bonus?
* Anything else you want to know.
 
ngalangum
 
Reply Mon 22 May, 2006 10:24 am
Re: Ask a Recruiter
ngalangum wrote:
RN Recruiter wrote:
I am a nurse recruiter. I am not here to promote my business. Instead I am here to provide free career advice. If you have questions about any of the categories listed below let me know.

* How to find your dream job?
* Interview Tips
* How to get leverage when negotiating money?
* How to see past recruiter speak to know if an opportunity is good?
* Make sure you are asking all of the important questions before taking a job.
* What is a fair signing bonus/relocation bonus?
* Anything else you want to know.


1. How to find your dream job
2. How to see past recruiter speak to know if an opportunity is good.
3. Interview Tips.
2.
 
ngalangum
 
Reply Mon 22 May, 2006 10:29 am
Re: Ask a Recruiter
ngalangum wrote:
ngalangum wrote:
RN Recruiter wrote:
I am a nurse recruiter. I am not here to promote my business. Instead I am here to provide free career advice. If you have questions about any of the categories listed below let me know.

* How to find your dream job?
* Interview Tips
* How to get leverage when negotiating money?
* How to see past recruiter speak to know if an opportunity is good?
* Make sure you are asking all of the important questions before taking a job.
* What is a fair signing bonus/relocation bonus?
* Anything else you want to know.


1. How to find your dream job
2. How to see past recruiter speak to know if an opportunity is good.
3. Interview Tips.
pls this is all about the questions i will like to know. thanks
 
curlysin
 
Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2006 09:38 am
direct placement
i am currently with ogp. ive passed my nclex and im waiting for next step. i need to plan ahead and o grady peyton have told me direct placements with hospitals in usa. can you shed any light?? do they give you same support and package that ogp do?

reagrds
 
vivi314
 
Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2006 12:00 pm
hi rn recruiter
I am new in this forum
Living in Israel for 15 years. I am a RN for 5 years here.
Interesting to move to US with my husband and a cupple of twins.
Can you , please tell me about immigration through agency?
I have an offer from Onward Healthcare for 3 years in Miami.
I cant find direct hiring by myself to this area.
What can you say about this?
Thanks
vivi
 
 

 
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