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Old 01-12-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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My husband and I are strongly considering a move to PNW. I am not familiar with the hospital systems in WA. Any insight on the nursing job outlook in the Vancouver/Camas area? What do the hospitals typically pay? What are the reputable hospitals - which ones to avoid, etc. I have a masters in nursing and 10 years of varied hospital experience. I have been researching online but sometimes it’s nice to connect with someone with “real” experience.
Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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My HAPPILY employed nurse friends seem to prefer Adventist medical (Main operation in OR so = income tax) clinic in Vanc Wa.

Second is Emmanuel, then Good Sam.

Providence / Kaiser / Legacy / Van Clinic / Physician's group ... and in last place Peace Health.

VA has a small presence in Vancouver and bigger in Portland. They are good for bene's and paying for continuing edu. (my sis had the VA pay for (5) Nursing to PA education, then finally got fed up at age 64 and left the VA.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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My HAPPILY employed nurse friends seem to prefer Adventist medical (Main operation in OR so = income tax) clinic in Vanc Wa.

Second is Emmanuel, then Good Sam.

Providence / Kaiser / Legacy / Van Clinic / Physician's group ... and in last place Peace Health.

VA has a small presence in Vancouver and bigger in Portland. They are good for bene's and paying for continuing edu. (my sis had the VA pay for (5) Nursing to PA education, then finally got fed up at age 64 and left the VA.

Thanks for the info. If one works exclusively in WA do they pay income tax (for example, at Legacy in Salmon Creek)? I am trying to avoid paying income tax and also a commute over the bridge into OR.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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If you live and work in WA you will not pay state income tax. If you live in WA and work in OR, you will pay OR state income tax. There are many opportunities for employment for nurses in Clark County. I would check the HR departments at Vancouver Clinic, Legacy, Kaiser, Peace Health.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:56 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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As mentioned,,, live and work in WA, = no (WA) income tax.
Work from home for an OR employer, only income tax on trips to office (while in OR)

Working in OR, 9% income tax on ONLY the income from Oregon (or other taxable state), works out to about 5% 'effective rate on OR income after deductions, *But your pay may be 30% higher in OR...


Of our WA neighbors and tenants, 5 are nurses or in HC administration. ALL have worked at OHSU at one time or another (2 for length of Career) (2) got tired of the commute (bus from Vancouver). VA Portland is same commute. (not an easy one / Downtown Portland + the trip up the hill...)

Our Kaiser (WA) friends like the freedom of hours BUT the WA clinics are only open day shift (Except urgency and Pharmacy). I could never stand working dayshift (in WA rain) if there was a swing or night option. (gives you more hours in lighted environment if working nights + more pay + more responsibility + more freedom and LESS bosses! PLUS every DAY is a Day off! (to enjoy a snip of sunshine or at least daylight. ) and not crowds / traffic for errands and events.
Kaiser friends stay 5-15 yrs, but usually not for career.

VA friends stay forever if they can hack the managers. (Perks are good + early retirement)

Vanc Clinic friends seem to enjoy it (quite friendly / laid back, and good staff), but again likely have to work days.

Providence and Legacy can be fine is you get the right position within your interests / skills.

If you Luv2Read, Vancouver is a Nice spot (lots of indoor time...) 15+ locations in Ft Vancouver system (Camas is independent Library)
Fort Vancouver Regional Library
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_V...onal_Libraries
I hold (FREE) library access to Multnomah Cty, Ft Vancouver (new library near Ft Vancouver), + Consortium of private Colleges and U's in Portland (Including Concordia, which has a nursing and edu program and a GREAT new library (and very close to Vancouver . near Airport). Lots of wonderful libraries to get lost in. You will find me at the FREE Portland Art museum library on Wed Afternoons in summer if I need Air Con (nearby are free concerts and farmers market on Weds @ noon). Powell Books has lots of reading events, I schedule them so I can enjoy a nearby happy hour (Jake's or similar).

Music? (Classical) lots of venues nearby + CMNW.org annually and Portland Baroque / Cello Project. (find out more on allclassical.org)
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/music/portland/

Singing?
Oregon Repertory Singers
https://www.travelportland.com/article/choir-scene/
http://www.portlandschoir.org/
The Dickens Carolers of Portland, Oregon, Christmas Carolers

Gardening is really great in Vancouver area (if you don't mind mud / or waiting until 15 May to plant_AND if you import soils (if you live in Orchards or Cascade Park). North of Vancouver has pretty good Garden soils.
https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/master-gardeners/

Does your DH need employment? We can suggest some options if necessary.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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Only two major hospitals in Vancouver.

Legacy Salmon Creek is newer, smaller, and seems to have the better reputation as a place to work. https://www.legacyhealth.org/locatio...al-center.aspx Legacy Salmon Creek is part of a 6-hospital group in the Portland area that includes Emmanuel and Good Samaritan hospitals which are probably considered the two best hospitals in the Portland area. I think the origins are Lutheran (Emmanuel) and Episcopal (Good Samaritan) so it is not a Catholic chain and I don't think has any religious connections anymore.

Peace Health Southwest is a large older Catholic hospital in Vancouver that is part of a 10-hospital Catholic Chain in the Northwest. They have a recent history of labor strife at some of their hospitals and have undergone some restructuring and downsizing after some apparent overexpansion. From news reports over the years they seem to have some troubling managment issues but I don't have any first-hand knowledge, just what I read. https://www.peacehealth.org/southwest-medical-center

Then you have a whole bunch of primary care clinics scattered about the area including Kaiser, Vancouver Clinic, Sea Mar, Legacy, Providence, and some I'm sure I'm forgetting.

My impression is that if you want hospital work then look first at Legacy. If you want clinic work then you have a bazillion choices, of which the quality of the job experience is probably determined as much by the local clinic directors as what chain they belong to.

You don't want to deliberately live in Vancouver and work in Portland. If you land a job in Portland you might as well move there and avoid the endless traffic headaches. You are taxed by where you work not where you live.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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As mentioned,,, live and work in WA, = no (WA) income tax.
Work from home for an OR employer, only income tax on trips to office (while in OR)

Working in OR, 9% income tax on ONLY the income from Oregon (or other taxable state), works out to about 5% 'effective rate on OR income after deductions, *But your pay may be 30% higher in OR...


Of our WA neighbors and tenants, 5 are nurses or in HC administration. ALL have worked at OHSU at one time or another (2 for length of Career) (2) got tired of the commute (bus from Vancouver). VA Portland is same commute. (not an easy one / Downtown Portland + the trip up the hill...)

Our Kaiser (WA) friends like the freedom of hours BUT the WA clinics are only open day shift (Except urgency and Pharmacy). I could never stand working dayshift (in WA rain) if there was a swing or night option. (gives you more hours in lighted environment if working nights + more pay + more responsibility + more freedom and LESS bosses! PLUS every DAY is a Day off! (to enjoy a snip of sunshine or at least daylight. ) and not crowds / traffic for errands and events.
Kaiser friends stay 5-15 yrs, but usually not for career.

VA friends stay forever if they can hack the managers. (Perks are good + early retirement)

Vanc Clinic friends seem to enjoy it (quite friendly / laid back, and good staff), but again likely have to work days.

Providence and Legacy can be fine is you get the right position within your interests / skills.

If you Luv2Read, Vancouver is a Nice spot (lots of indoor time...) 15+ locations in Ft Vancouver system (Camas is independent Library)
Fort Vancouver Regional Library
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_V...onal_Libraries
I hold (FREE) library access to Multnomah Cty, Ft Vancouver (new library near Ft Vancouver), + Consortium of private Colleges and U's in Portland (Including Concordia, which has a nursing and edu program and a GREAT new library (and very close to Vancouver . near Airport). Lots of wonderful libraries to get lost in. You will find me at the FREE Portland Art museum library on Wed Afternoons in summer if I need Air Con (nearby are free concerts and farmers market on Weds @ noon). Powell Books has lots of reading events, I schedule them so I can enjoy a nearby happy hour (Jake's or similar).

Music? (Classical) lots of venues nearby + CMNW.org annually and Portland Baroque / Cello Project. (find out more on allclassical.org)
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/music/portland/

Singing?
Oregon Repertory Singers
https://www.travelportland.com/article/choir-scene/
http://www.portlandschoir.org/
The Dickens Carolers of Portland, Oregon, Christmas Carolers

Gardening is really great in Vancouver area (if you don't mind mud / or waiting until 15 May to plant_AND if you import soils (if you live in Orchards or Cascade Park). North of Vancouver has pretty good Garden soils.
https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/master-gardeners/

Does your DH need employment? We can suggest some options if necessary.

Thanks for all the wonderful info! Very helpful as I research. My DH does need employment. He will be changing careers. He has run his own outdoor recreation business for 10 years (located in midwest- selling when we move). Prior to this he was in medical sales. He has an MBA. With my experience and education I know I can find employment relatively easily, I am worried about him. In addition to his business he is an adjunct for undergraduate business students. He would like to teach full time but doesn’t have the credentials.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Thanks for all the wonderful info! Very helpful as I research. My DH does need employment. ... He has an MBA.... he is an adjunct for undergraduate business students. He would like to teach full time but doesn’t have the credentials.
Get the credentials TO TEACH and he will have a LOT more time to enjoy PNW recreation opportunities (and business ventures).

With MBA, he can still adjunct in the MANY local business schools and CC. (There are some great local post-sec. programs and a lot of Adult degree / weekend offerings. ) Some only 20 min from Vancouver. (most in Portland.) (Concordia, Multnomah, UoP, George Fox and Linfield satellite campuses, Mt Hood CC, PCC, Clark, Warner Pacific, Western CB, WSU-V, PSU, OHSU, Reed, L&C...)
https://www.collegesimply.com/colleg...egon/portland/

Outdoor recreation businesses are a hobby of my kids and myself, and PNW is ripe pickings. (founding base of REI)

DH might like this info:
...BTW: I still wear / use this gear I made as a kid in 4-H ...(while in Colorado in the 1960's)
Frostline Kits were based in Boulder,Colorado and Denver, Coloradofor many years and they even had a store in Portland Oregon for awhile since there are so many big mountains nearby like Mt Hood and Mt St. Helens
Alp Sport and Alpine Designs and Camp7 all sprung from the Boulder gear pioneering camp
https://www.outinunder.com/content/g...ort-and-camp-7
https://www.etsy.com/market/camp_7_down_vest
https://basecampvintage.com/tag/camp-7/

There was a great "History Pub"* on Burley Bike Trailer Manf Co-op (Oregon founded and based)
History Pub: Inside The Burley World (28-February-2011) - Dave Knows Portland
https://bikeportland.org/2010/12/07/...spective-43819

* https://ohs.org/events/?event_type=A...mit=2018-12-31

(I am an International business / housing co-op developer in my free time)

Also developing a line of recreational equipment for camping / RV / Off road packing.

A local business that is dearly missed... Daisy Kingdom!!! Wow, it was so great!

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Old 01-19-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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A local business that is dearly missed... Daisy Kingdom!!! Wow, it was so great!
I really miss this business too! Finally I live in the Portland area and it is gone!
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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[quote=StealthRabbit;54188810]Get the credentials TO TEACH and he will have a LOT more time to enjoy PNW recreation opportunities (and business ventures).

I do believe that ESD112, located in Vancouver has a teacher training program for those who decide later in life to become teachers and who do not hold an education degree.

https://www.esd112.org/

https://www.esd112.org/news/teacher-...summer-cohort/
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