Nursing school in the Bay Area is exciting, as you learn new skills and explore a new career possibility. Nursing itself is even more exciting, as you begin helping patients and making real differences in peoples’ lives. But the part in between… the job hunting? That’s not always the fun part.
Google has made the job a lot easier (and the staff at Unitek College works hard to do so as well), but there’s still a lot of work to do on your part—namely identifying those potential employers, making sure your resume goes to the right person, and writing cover letter after cover letter. Then, of course, there’s the waiting.
Is it all worth it? Absolutely.
So if you’re a nurse in the Bay Area or nursing student in the Bay Area, and you’re getting ready to start the job hunt, here are three hospitals in the Bay Area where you could start your search.
- UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, CA
Who They Are: With over 183 beds, UCSF Benioff’s Children’s Hospital specializes in emergency care and special treatment for young patients in the Bay Area.
Bragging Points: A 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, recreational therapy, and multiple outreach clinics throughout Northern California.
How To Apply: All job information can be found here, including information on the training of RN’s who are just starting out.
- El Camino Hospital Mountain View, CA
Who They Are: According to their website, for more than half a century, El Camino Hospital “has had a reputation for high caliber physicians, innovative services and powerful commitment to meeting the needs of our community.”
Bragging Points: Home of the South Asian Heart Center, which provides screening, counseling, and education for Bay Area residents of South Asian or Indian descent, citing those populations as ones at a much greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also offer specialized healthcare to Bay Area Chinese community members through their Chinese Health Initiative.
How To Apply: Search available jobs by clicking here.
- Saint Mary’s Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Who They Are: The oldest continuously operating hospital in the city, St Mary’s Hospital was originally formed to care for a city suffering through cholera (later typhoid and influenza). Today, the hospital continues to operate on the belief that “all people deserve medical care, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or circumstances.”
Bragging Points: Part of a healthcare group called Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) with 400 care sites across 22-states, including 39 hospitals. The hospital’s mission is to go beyond medical care alone, offering Chronic, Palliative, and Spiritual care as a part of their holistic care program.
How To Apply : Search and apply for work by clicking here.
Of course, there are over 30 hospitals just in the Bay Area alone, and these three we’ve highlighted just scratch the surface (we’ll be highlighting more Bay Area hospitals in weeks to come). Hopefully, as you learn more about your local hospitals, their rich history, and their unique missions, you’ll come to appreciate the job hunt as something just as exciting as school and career.