Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Penn state Hershey medical center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff4.33.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?42.0
3. Hospital Technology55.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)55.0
5. Cafeteria food4.74.0
6. Parking55.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient55.0
8. Hospital appeal (looks)55.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?4.33.0
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?)4.74.0
11. Reputation of the hospital55.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff55.0
13. Friendliness of staffing office55.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?55.0
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?4.74.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio55.0
17. How well staffed are they4.33.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?42.0
19. Staff morale (overall)3.71.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?4.33.0
Total Score (number or rankings)93(3)79.0(1)
  • I worked in the Hvicu department(s) in the hospital. You get a 4 hour and 12 hour orientation on the unit. They use Cerner. The assistant manager was flexible with scheduling. Travelers mostly get IMC assignments. I think I took care of 1 ventilated patient the whole half year I was there. A few of the NP’s at night were mean and controlling, one going as far as to say “do not titrate any gtt without asking first”. Morale was very low and I do believe the travelers outnumbered the core staff. Traveler comments were often heard. There was really no opportunity to further your skills. I received report on a patient just to have the charge nurse yell that I was just a traveler and couldn’t care for that patient because of a gtt they were on, a gtt that I was well versed on by the way. 01/18/2018
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb . Housing was located in city of Hershey. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I used Airbnb for this assignment and had no problem finding clean, close and affordable housing options.
  • I worked in the PICU department(s) in the hospital. Not floated first, only floated a handful of times. Extended my contract, and was offered a permanent position(wanted to keep traveling). Gave travelers challenging assignments once they saw what you could handle. Children's Hospital is attached to the adult hospital. 01/12/2017
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Found my own housing. Housing was located in city of Harrisburgh. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found a wonderful in-law suite off of travel nurse gypsy Facebook page, fully furnished with a pool! Hershey is a vacation hot spot so expect to pay these prices during vacation season.
  • I worked in the hvicu department(s) in the hospital. Na 10/15/2015
  • Housing was approximately na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was na. Housing was located in city of na. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Several nice corporate housing options and hotels
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