Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: LewisGale Hospital Alleghany
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?3
3. Hospital Technology2
4. Location (A nice area to live)3
5. Cafeteria food2
6. Parking4
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1
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?)3
11. Reputation of the hospital2
12. How nice are the doctors to staff5
13. Friendliness of staffing office3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?3
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio3
17. How well staffed are they2
18. How happy were you with your workload?3
19. Staff morale (overall)3
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1
Total Score (number or rankings)53(1)(0)
  • I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. The OR director lied to 3 travelers, myself included, in order to get us there. The hospital is HCA so we were all guaranteed hours but I was specifically told in the interview that I would be sent home early on slow days. My first thought was great finally a travel assignment that I won't be worked to death... It was like a breath of fresh air to hear that. Unfortunately one they roped me in and I arrived, I found that the manager won't allow travelers to leave early. "You're getting paid for 40 hours so you might at well be here"... that was her logic even though I sit around doing nothing for most of my shift most days of the week. Travelers are also forced to do house keeping tasks in out patient. Hello!? I'm a surgical technologist not house kkeeping and I don't want to terminally clean your OR rooms while your ACTUAL house keepers sit in the lounge watching their favorite daytime soaps! I was also never told in the interview process that I would be required to do scopes (endo/EGD) and not anywhere on my skills checklist does it say I do eyes but was forced to learn those as well. 08/17/2015
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Travelers Haven. Housing was located in city of Clifton Forge. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing? Not affordable in the least little bit though the travel company unless you are traveling with a partner. $2200/month for a house that should only rent out for about $450. $500-600 is the highest rent in the area. The area on Virginia itself it beautiful but I would never recommend the hospital as a place to work.
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