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charlie & brenda
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can anybody tell me about the working conditions at Juan F. Luis hospital for a main lander. looking to retire in 8 -10 yrs. thanks

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Topic starter Posted : July 31, 2013 11:05 pm
briantroy
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I am going for an interview this summer. I live in San Diego and I am an RT. I am looking for info as well. I have had a few responses and spoken on the phone with a very nice person that was about to start work there. I come from a very old community hospital where we make due with what we have. Things don't always work, we run out of supplies, the building has literally been condemned and we do what we can do. I get the sense the same is true for JFL. I wouldn't expect anything fancy or state of the art. But, again, I am used to that.

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Posted : July 31, 2013 11:37 pm
Alana33
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Sounds like you'll fit right in.

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Posted : July 31, 2013 11:39 pm
Island Star
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You will need to drop some of your "Stateside" thoughts about Joint Commission. You should get the book "Life In The Left Lane" and read it over and over. It will help you get along with Islanders, both bahn hyea and Born Again Cruzans. Good luck, it's a great place.

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Posted : August 2, 2013 2:14 pm
charlie & brenda
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that sounds great, where can I find a copy of that book, life in the left lane...thanks

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2013 2:42 pm
DanielB_STX
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"Life in the Left Lane"...........Go to the top of this page and look for "Order USVI Books/Videos".............Welcome to the neighborhood..........

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Posted : August 2, 2013 3:28 pm
charlie & brenda
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Thank you my friend...

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2013 4:56 pm
AgentGarbo
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The hospital is bankrupt and had some massive layoffs, disputes this years. It is in turmoil. I am surprised the hospital is still open. FYI

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Posted : August 2, 2013 6:58 pm
East Ender
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Garbo: Where do you think care would come from if the hospital closed? No one will let Juan Luis close. There is always turmoil in the VI.

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Posted : August 2, 2013 9:12 pm
charlie & brenda
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hey you guys, thanks for the input. we are trying to make a life changing decision and an educated one at that, with no education. this seems to be a very tight lipped subject, any input at this point is very welcome... thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2013 10:38 pm
Island Star
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I am a retired Biomedical Eng. I spent many, many years in the Healthcare industry. I worked all over the US and at every level hospital you can imagine. There are many facilities with money issues. Most hospitals are all alike with very, very little that makes their day to day operation dramatically different. The biggest factor for stateside healthcare professionals is the fact that Juan Luis has just passed Joint Commission in recent years and still struggles with getting it together in this area. Charlie and Brenda, just don't come to this Island with big ideas of making things better for everyone already here. Move here to enjoy the pace, the weather, the people and the water.

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Posted : August 5, 2013 1:22 pm
charlie & brenda
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thank you island star, Don't want to change anybody or anything. just want to look forward to retirement. we don't want to live ON THE ISLAND, we want to live WITH THE ISLAND.

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Topic starter Posted : August 5, 2013 5:27 pm
mutig25
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What position are you seeking? Perhaps someone with a similar position at the hospital can share their thoughts with you openly or in private.

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Posted : August 5, 2013 7:05 pm
charlie & brenda
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that's what we are hoping, this job is for my wife. her resume is already in and has been notified they seem very interested, she has been in nursing for 36 years loves patient care, ICU, MED SURG and or maybe ER. she is waiting for phone interview....

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Topic starter Posted : August 6, 2013 12:01 pm
Island Star
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Awesome, you will be just fine. I did hear they had an emergency in the ER recently and had no sutures. I have a friend you needed a Pin for his broken leg. after 2 weeks one of the local Veterinaries dropped one off. If I need a stitch or two that is where I go. Just saying.

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Posted : August 6, 2013 3:57 pm
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