Working at the StX hospital?
My husband is interviewing for a transfer to StX with his Federal job. I am an experienced Labor and Delivery RN, and am wondering about the work conditions at the local hospital. Any info about nursing jobs would be great! Feel free to give general relocation advice as well.
i am not a nurse but i think there are some people on here who are a nurse-caps ( at work and never remember if they are on or not, nothing ever meant by them ). you find stories that are positive and you find stories that are negative. as patients of the hospital we have had both good and bad experiences.
i am just surprised no one who works there has shared their story
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I work in a hospital setting now and understand that there are good things and bad. I have found that in every employment situation I have encountered. I was just hoping to get some insight from someone actually employed there now. Maybe someone will reply. Or maybe there is a gag order on hospital employees. LOL 😉
I don't have any experience with the hospital on STX, but I did deliver both of my children at the hospital on STT. When my youngest was born 3.5 years ago the night nurse on the ward was a traveling nurse. I cannot recall where she was from…but I know that she had a very very hard time fitting in. Actually, she was in tears. She had been at the hospital for 6 months and told me in detail about her troubles with the other nurses that she works with (I know, not very professional). Not sure if others have the same kind of experience. She definitely was not prepared for what island life was going to be like and I knew she would be on the first plane out as soon as her contract was up. Hope someone else can chime in with some more relevant information for you.
I would take the time to read as much as you can on this forum. There is a ton of information here. And even if a lot of it might seem negative, I do think that most of the contributors here are trying to help people make an informed decision about a move here to prevent people from making a move, or signing a contract, that they wished they wouldn't have. Island life isn't for everyone. Some of us love it, some just can't stand it. I have lived on St. John (full time) for 15 years and am still considered an outside. Suits me fine though.