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rstmarine
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Considering a move and employment in the Medical Field as income (if that could be a consideration there) What is the take on the hospital, medical facilities, & private doctors on these islands as both providing care for the residents and as potential employers? I'm currently a registered nurse with licensure in 2 states in the US, 8 + yrs experience, and with specialty primarily in Emergency Medicine with some background in Home Infusions, & Med/Surg.....

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Topic starter Posted : January 17, 2013 6:02 pm
speee1dy
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which island would you be considering?
a lot of gripes about the hospital on stx these days.

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Posted : January 17, 2013 7:15 pm
Exit Zero
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Both the STT and STX hospitals have a good amount of traveling nurses on short term contracts - you might want to investigate that as an avenue to come down for 6 mo. or so to check it out on a temperary basis and decide if staying is a workable plan.

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Posted : January 17, 2013 7:22 pm
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For St Thomas: Check out the SRMC website: http://www.rlshospital.org/Home.aspx. There is supposed to be a new CEO coming on board soon, so things may be in flux a bit at the moment. The territorial government is the employer. Maybe the pay isn't the highest, but the perks are unbelievable.

There are also opportunities in home health, home hospice (esp. with home infusion experience), doctor's offices, etc.

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Posted : January 17, 2013 9:38 pm
sheiba
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A couple of the public schools were looking for nurses. Pay is not great but benefits are good, and lots of days off including summers.

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Posted : January 17, 2013 11:37 pm
rstmarine
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which island would you be considering?
a lot of gripes about the hospital on stx these days.

Was actually considering stx over stt to live and work on, although not clear into which islands have which facilities. Have not even heard of any facilities on stj as of yet (still pretty early on with my research). My interest right now is mostly on employment, since like I said that would be my source of income. Hope to stay healthy (knock on wood) and not have to need much as far as health services for myself, but it's smart to be well informed just in case...

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2013 7:16 am
rstmarine
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Both the STT and STX hospitals have a good amount of traveling nurses on short term contracts - you might want to investigate that as an avenue to come down for 6 mo. or so to check it out on a temperary basis and decide if staying is a workable plan.

You read my mind!! Traveling nursing has always been a consideration & was not aware that they had them there, so this is very good news. Thanks so much. Will dig deeper into this!

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2013 7:18 am
rstmarine
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For St Thomas: Check out the SRMC website: http://www.rlshospital.org/Home.aspx. There is supposed to be a new CEO coming on board soon, so things may be in flux a bit at the moment. The territorial government is the employer. Maybe the pay isn't the highest, but the perks are unbelievable.

There are also opportunities in home health, home hospice (esp. with home infusion experience), doctor's offices, etc.

A couple of the public schools were looking for nurses. Pay is not great but benefits are good, and lots of days off including summers.

Thanks you guys! I'm very glad to hear (read) all of this!

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2013 7:23 am
STXBob
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Be sure not to apply at the United States Virgin Islands Hospital.

"Elaborate USVI Hospital Website is a Fake, DLCA Warns"
http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2013/01/17/elaborate-usvi-hospital-website-fake-dlca-warns

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Posted : January 18, 2013 12:58 pm
East Ender
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On the SRMC website, look at the tab for Myra Keating Community Health Clinic. It is the St John arm of the SRMC family.

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Posted : January 18, 2013 9:16 pm
rstmarine
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Be sure not to apply at the United States Virgin Islands Hospital.

"Elaborate USVI Hospital Website is a Fake, DLCA Warns"
http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2013/01/17/elaborate-usvi-hospital-website-fake-dlca-warns/blockquote >

Thanks for the heads up on that fake website. I read the article. Damn scammers!!

On the SRMC website, look at the tab for Myra Keating Community Health Clinic. It is the St John arm of the SRMC family.

Great! I'll check them out too! Txs.

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Topic starter Posted : January 22, 2013 11:20 pm
BajanBlood
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STX hiring nurses ~~ Article that may be worth reading for you.
Also, the real STX hospital website... Juan F. Luis Hospital

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Posted : January 24, 2013 1:55 pm
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