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i am consideing moving to st thomas in a fewmonths,i have been an lpn for 16 yrs,can anyone tellme about the job market for nurses,and what can i expect as far as housing.any information would be greatly appreciated

Posted : December 24, 2004 12:35 pm
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Nurses are in great need here. I don't know what the pay is, but they are always importing those traveling nurses. Housing is comparable in pricing to NYC. You have to look very hard, but there are good deals out there.

Posted : December 24, 2004 1:26 pm
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Ann: There are opportunities with the government: (hospital) and other government branches such as Health, Education, Human Services, etc.) There are also opportunites in private organizations such as Seaview Nursing and Rehab (Medicare/Medicaid certified SNF and LTC- 340-777-3303), Seaview Home Health (340-775-1660), Continuum Care- Home Hospice (340-772-2273 is their number on St Croix- I don't have their St Thomas number handy, sorry.), also physician's offices, and more. But you are a definite candidate for a look-see visit as health care is very different.

Posted : December 26, 2004 6:16 pm
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Hi Ann,
I worked this summer on st. thomas at RLS and loved the experience, not the hospital per se but the island, etc. The hospital is a govt. hospital which mandates you working 80 hrs. a payperiod which, if you've worked anywhere else you know is bizarre. Unfortunately you end up working 5 days a week for fulltime or a mix of 12's and 8's. There is no such thing as part time there. I was quoted $25 an hour for regular staff but I am an R.N. so do'nt know what LPN wage would be. I do know there were two LPN's there who said they had to work as aides because they didn't hire LPN's but can't really say if that is true. The hospital doesn't offer any type of moving incentive, etc. so that is a bummer. I would def. suggest working there on a travel assigment before commiting. I know RN network staffs the nursing home downtown and several companies do the hospital. Abetta care is who I went with and would def. recommend them. They were awsome to us. Feel free to email me privately and I'd gladly answer anymore questions you might have, give you some contacts.

Posted : December 26, 2004 11:16 pm
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Hi Ann-

Do a International Search at for the Virgin Islands, US - there area few job listings for various levels of nurses.

Good luck!


Posted : December 27, 2004 12:24 am
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