Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Providence Newberg Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff5
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?5
3. Hospital Technology4
4. Location (A nice area to live)4
5. Cafeteria food2
6. Parking4
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient5
8. Hospital appeal (looks)5
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?)2
11. Reputation of the hospital4
12. How nice are the doctors to staff5
13. Friendliness of staffing office4
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?5
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio5
17. How well staffed are they5
18. How happy were you with your workload?5
19. Staff morale (overall)5
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?4
Total Score (number or rankings)85(1)(0)
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Newberg is a great little hospital. 44 beds with a whopping 4 bed ICU that usually has one legit ICU patient and 3 fillers to keep it staffed. Judged on it's own merits, it'd be 5 star for everything but the cafeteria food (looks like we're all on cardiac diet!). They even have a quiet staff room with a massage chair. The problem is with the partnership between Prov. Oregon and Cross Country. You'll be expected to float between any/all Prov. hospitals in OR without an orientation shift. In my case, that means I'm oriented into a rural general ICU and had to float to St. Vincent and Prov. Portland CICUs. And start the shift with a full load, not knowing the people, layout, phone numbers, doctors, etc. Also, it took their centralized IT 3 extra days after I was scheduled to start before I was given EPIC access. And then, the week before I was due to leave, it randomly expired necessitating several calls to the department manager at midnight to get it back. So yeah. I loved the unit and the people I worked with, but the hassles and the sub-standard pay weren't worth it. Oh yeah, for some reason they pay you about $200 a week less than at the city hospitals and wouldn't budge when I tried to negotiate an extension. I pretty much broke even for the assignment. 02/09/2016
  • Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Deveraux Glen. Housing was located in city of Portland. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Nice apartments. I think this is where Cross Country sticks pretty much all their staff in the Portland area. The commute to Newberg was a pain, but it's right next to St. Vincent if you take an assignment there. The hot tub nearest my apt was closed about 1/4 of the time for maintenance because it's outdoor and floods if it rains too hard (this is Portland, mind you). Really nice when it worked, though.
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