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Old 02-21-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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Hi Floridians, I am planning on moving to Florida in the fall 2013. The areas that I like are Clear water / Tampa. My question. Is what are the better hospitals to work for in that area and what is the pay Like for nurses with over 20 yrs experience in recovery room . Also, I plan on renting a house for a year and would like to know the best areas with the fastest commute time as being on call is usually a requirement. I want to mention that in all of my visits to Florida I find the people to be some of the friendlies I have ever encountered,

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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search previous threads regarding nursing jobs and salary - there have been a few threads discussing this and the best hospitals to work at.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: St Pete, FL
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Just don't be too shocked when you see the payscale. I moved from Indy..worked as an L&D nurse for 17yrs and took a pretty good paycut down here. The thing is, we don't have state tax and the COL is pretty comparable to where I came fromMy health ins. is also less expensive here for the family.. It reallly all evens out eventually.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply... I did figure the pay would be less, I live in the pacific nw and I made close to 85,000 last year working part time, the cost of living is much higher here and no we don't have a state tax. My desire for Florida is to be closer to family and ofcourse the sunshine :-)
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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There are several hospitals in the area - and a new one being built right now in South Hillsborough near Apollo Beach (Big Bend Road). St Joseph South, I think. They're probably recruiting now.

http://www.sjbhealth.org/body.cfm?id=2927

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQezr...ayer_embedded#!
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the tip, I have read that Bay Care is one of the better co.to work for and I think St Joseph's is part of that system.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I recently visited Plant City's little hospital for a health fair (last week). I think it is part of Bay Care as well. Looked like a nice, small friendly place to work. Plant City has a small town feel to it, but is only a short trip into Tampa via I4.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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There is a new Hospital in Wesley Chapel off of Bruce B. Downs, but that would be a long way to the beach. There is another off HWY 54 in Trinity, numerous hospitals/medical centers right next to USF. Even working on the military base could be an option and allow a nice commute (off peak hours of course) from Clearwater.

Does being a nurse bring the typical 9-5 job? If you have shift work and need to commute around peak traffic hours, I would think that you could live just anywhere in the area and still not get to frustrated with traffic.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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MacDill no longer has a hospital. There is only a "super clinic" for outpatient care. They do hire, though - but I don't think they have much for a PACU/Recovery Room nurse. There are several outpatient surgical clinics throughout the area - many up in USF area, too - probably good work for a PACU nurse.

There is also the VA Hospitals near USF and out at ST Pete along w/ all their outpatient clinics up and down the Gulf Coast.
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