Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Samuel Simmonds Memorial
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.6
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.1
3. Hospital Technology2
4. Location (A nice area to live)1.6
5. Cafeteria food2.8
6. Parking2.1
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.6
8. Hospital appeal (looks)2.9
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?2.4
10. Simplicity being initiated into the system (Do you have to do lots of unneccessary paperwork, drug testing, criminal background checks, etc. in addition to what the agency requires before you can start working?)2.4
11. Reputation of the hospital1.9
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.2
13. Friendliness of staffing office2.1
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2.1
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2.8
17. How well staffed are they2.3
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.6
19. Staff morale (overall)2
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.1
Total Score (number or rankings)45.6(9)(0)
  • I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. You go to Barrow so you can say you've been there. The people don't want to hear about health care and well being. They want their shot of toradol and a script. The doctors aren't even licensed, they work under the IHS umbrealla and go there to get their student loans paid off. The nurse mgr is a nasty lazy rude person that personifies unprofessionalism!!! and to top it all off, it is incredibly $$$$$$ and there is NOTHING to do!!!!! 11/24/2014
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was hospital housing. Housing was located in city of Barrow. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. housing wasn't too bad, be leary of being placed in an already occupied apartment, they do NO screening for potential roommates!!!!
  • I worked in the inpatient and outpatient department(s) in the hospital. Let me start by saying I made lots of memories I will always cherish, and lots of friends. Do not judge this book by it's cover!!!! The hospital is new, modern with level 4 trauma rating. There is no OR. All serious cases are flown out. RNs will do it all: inpatient/outpatient/ED, from maternity to hospice, all ages, all health conditions. Bring books and sewing; many times there will be nothing else to do. Then you will be overwhelmed. The housing is not bad, travelers get vouchers for rides to/from work - you CANNOT bring a car, to rent one is crazy. You can walk the entire town. I recommend everyone do one contract here; many get off the plane and are back on it the next day; and I was tempted to do the same. Just stay for the 13 weeks, you will be glad you did. Barrow is a once in a lifetime experience, I am glad to be here but will probably never come back - not even on vacation. Bring lots to do, it is a very basic remote town with no activities. Bring lots of money, it is VERY expensive. There are no road in or out of this small remote town. You cannot hike on the tundra due to dangerous ground conditions and the wildlife. There are no trees, no mountains, no moose. Polar bears are chased away before they even come close enough to see with binoculars. Whales go by in late September and early spring migration. You may not see them then either. The northern lights can be seen if you are diligent (Fairbanks is better for that.) Bring warm clothes, a backpack, and mosquito spray. Bring a good sense of humor and acceptance. You will then enjoy this unique experience as I did. 08/10/2014
  • Housing was approximately 1 1/2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private housing. Housing was located in city of Barrow. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Foil and tape will block the sun in your bedroom. People are loud all night, they sleep in the day. Do not judge the town or housing by the outside, Mama is right, it's the inside that counts here. Outside the town looks not great, but the insides are nice. Experience it and you will understand.
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Best place in the world if you need a break from high acuity/busy ER. This is my 2nd time in Barrow, will be coming back when I need a break from the "rat race" ERs! 07/25/2014
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private house. Housing was located in city of Barrow. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. They put me up in a 2 bedroom house-Loved it!
  • Happy-great pad! 01/04/2014
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Old Hospital. Housing was located in city of Barrow. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Free transportation
  • I worked in the 1 department(s) in the hospital. 1 03/19/2013
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 1. Housing was located in city of 1. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. 1
  • 1 03/19/2013
  • 1 03/18/2013
  • One of my worst assignments. Full time staff are a bunch of gossips, back stabbers, whisper behind your back, start rumors and bitch about life in general and loved to write anything and everything up. They "know it all" so its either their way or the highway... Nurse Manager could care less about anything - she never speaks or makes you feel welcome, could never get her to return any of my phone calls or notes and would change the schedule w/o telling you! Wow! Housing was a joke. They love to move you from one apartment to the next apartment with only a few days notice no matter how long youve been living there. Very disruptive having to re pack everything. Smelly, old old furniture and kitchen supplies - if you were lucky enough to have anything in the kitchen. No microwave. No t.v. There is a common room that you can go watch t.v. Yeah right. They provide 3 wonderful meals a day (Go Carter the kitchen Man!)..but no food provided after 5pm so night shift better get up early and go get your meal. One work out room but ca not ever use it b/c the Doctors are usually having a staff meeting in the next room. Only nice people were the other travelers who were "stuck" there counting the days to leave. Native population over all were rude & unappreciative to any medical advice youd try to give. Groceries are Crazy...Gallon of milk $8.00 no kidding. The money was good but not for the constant run around from those freaks! They can keep their 30-something bucks an hour.... I worked in the ER and inpatient. The housing was connected to the hospital. There are two buildings connected to the hospital that house the staff...the new and the old a.k.a. The Kennel b/c thats where anyone w/a pet was housed. Loud loud place w/ kids and dogs running up and down the halls all day as you tried to sleep. Miserable - everything about that place was miserable.
  • The housing was attached to the hsopital and was terrible. Holes in the couch and urine stains in the rugs. Stunk like a dog pound. Mismatched furniture. $500 fee to have a pet and nothing gets replaced.Telephone provided by ASNA. Your not to connect your PC to it. If you do have another phone line installed ISP costs $50.00 monthly. No TV is furnished and if you get one it is $65.00 for the installation and $65.00 a month for cable. I had one burned skillet and two scalded pans without lids. No glasses. One cup without saucer and it did not match the two dishes. No microwave, coffee maker or toaster. Mismatched eating and cooking utensils.
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