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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Kingman Regional Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||4.5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.5|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.5|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.8|
|5. Cafeteria food||4.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||4.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||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?)||4|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.8|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||4|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.8|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.8|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.8|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.8|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.8|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||76.6(4)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Critical Care department(s) in the hospital. Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Arizona is the worst I've experienced when it comes to employee morale and patient safety~ especially within their critical care units. Their nursing staff was relatively easy to work with but a very frustrated, paranoid and dissatisfied group for reasons too numerous to mention. Their critical care units have gone through several managers in the last year and the latest CV manager Sara is in her 20's, inexperienced and no where to be found. She was the PCU manager when I was there and that unit was an absolute disaster. Their ICU manager Lanete is kind but an emotional train wreck who allows new grads to work as the sole charge nurse in ICU. Literally new grads with a only 1 year of nursing experience are in charge of this facility's ICU. This hospital's current Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a "D". Their on-call critical care physicians are frequently AWL so when you can't reach the on-call doc you go to the new grad charge nurse~ no joke, and it takes only seconds to realize she has no idea what to do. How could she? My point being if you accept a contract within this facility's critical care system your license will be at risk~ just know that going in. As a critical care nurse you will spend most shifts on float to their PCU which is a glorified Med-Surg circus. It's just so bad there. Don't do it. There are plenty of nearby travel jobs in the Las Vegas and Phoenix area. No reason to ever consider Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Arizona. One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made. 10/31/2016 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Local Motel. Housing was located in city of Kingman. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. For a small town Kingman had a very large homeless population. While most of their homeless seemed harmless, for peace of mind I would not recommend housing near downtown Kingman or what they call "Old Kingman". If you are going to do the motel thing stay at the motel directly next to the hospital which I believe was a Hampton Inn. Other than a Wal-Mart and a few mini-versions of stores like Maurices, JCPenny and Ross this little town as no shopping to speak of. Fortunately, Lake Havasu City was only an hour away and had some of the better department stores. There was a nice little sushi place called Sakura only a few blocks from the hospital. I bet I ate there a dozen times. I can't think of one other restaurant I would have went to twice. Ordered lots of pizza. No night life whatsoever. A few cute little antique shops downtown (if you can catch them open).
- I worked in the med/surg department(s) in the hospital. very traveler friendly hospital. Close to Laughlin, Las Vegas, 5 hours from LA. On historic Route 66. Lots to do on days off. 07/30/2016 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Copper Ridge Apartments. Housing was located in city of Kingman AZ. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. had a 3 br apartment with laundry in the apartment.
- I worked in the CVICU,ICU, & PCU department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the CVICU the majority of my time in Kingman. The doctors were awesome! The staff was very supportive and a pleasure to work with. If you showed the doctors and staff you were competent they gave you more responsibility which is not something I have usually experienced in a travel assignment. Housing is affordable and I felt like I was treated like a staff member not just "the traveler". 03/23/2016 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AIRBNB. Housing was located in city of Kingman. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I travel with a dog and there are a number of breed restrictions at apartment complexes. I believe the AIRBNB I stayed at was horribly overpriced. But after talking to other travelers, they found very affordable housing.
- I worked in the ICU/ CVICU department(s) in the hospital. staff was friendly, many other travelers, especially in the ICU but there were no major issues 07/28/2015 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of kingman. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Found my own housing without issues
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