Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Kern Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff1.51.5
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?1.21.2
3. Hospital Technology11.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)11.0
5. Cafeteria food1.81.8
6. Parking2.32.3
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient1.71.7
8. Hospital appeal (looks)11.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.51.5
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?)1.21.2
11. Reputation of the hospital11.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff1.71.7
13. Friendliness of staffing office1.71.7
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?1.51.5
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?11.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio11.0
17. How well staffed are they11.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?11.0
19. Staff morale (overall)11.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?11.0
Total Score (number or rankings)26.1(6)26.1(6)
  • I worked in the Emergency Room department(s) in the hospital. ER travelers--avoid! This is a level II, county teaching hospital. PROS: the staff nurses were very friendly and offered to help out. Most had less than 2 years experience and an ADN. The patients were great, very appreciative, understanding. For the few that were upset, I would be too if I was a patient there. The EM attendings were very friendly and welcoming. Some of the residents were awesome and some were rude and burned out. CONS: Serious through-put problem at this hospital. It is normal for patients to hold 48-72 hours in the ER once admitted, for floor-ICU patients. A good portion of that time might be spent in the hallway. Most of the rooms are not private and are separated by curtains. Frequently your whole assignment is all inpatients. The holding of patients thus backs everything up right back to triage.It would be very common for patient to wait 30min-1.5 hours just to be triaged. Most patients would be sorted to their "Immediate Care Center" which is intended to be a fast-track area. It is a secondary WR holding 20 patients, who are pulled into a handful of exam rooms for exams and procedures. Unlike other ER's, there would be a lot of ESI 3's (all abdominal pains, vag bleed in pregnancy, basically any patient that did not need to be put on a monitor) in addition to typical fast track. There were supposed to be 3 RN's and 1 CNA for this area with 20 patients, but it was more frequently 1-2 RN's. The charting was split between electronic (OpenVue, very counterintuitive, kind of like meditech, for assessments and procedures) and paper (MAR, I/O, restraint/seclusion, belongings, OR checklist, critical results). Some of the other terrible things: RN smoking e-cig at nurse's station, CNA's going over discharge instructions but RN must chart it, suicidal patients being told by triage or charge RN to not register in ER and walk to crisis center across the street, patients being able to leave ER anytime they want for a smoke break without losing their place, pts on 5150 psych hold escorted outside by security for smoke breaks, LVN's practicing outside scope of practice (giving IV push meds and asking RN to sign off, taking a full patient load of standard ER patients without any RN involvement), antibiotics from pharmacy taking 2-3 hours which was considered normal, tele patients being placed on portable bedside monitors that do not alarm anywhere other than in the room, regularly cared for pts that had surgery here that presented frequently for complications such as retained surgical sponges and surgical site infections. 07/12/2017
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Whispering Meadows Apartment. Housing was located in city of Bakersfield. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I got a 2b/2b unfurnished with washer/dryer for $1,050/mo on a month-month lease. They also had 1b/1b furnished apartments for $1,500/mo available. Lots of travelers stay here. The neighborhood is kind of run down but the apartment complex itself is safe and well-run.
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. One of the worst assignments I have had. The hospital is old located in the worst part of town. Computer system is old charting is confusing as you do both paper and computer. Charge nurse is lazy does not offer any help. Shows favoritism has travel nurse working at all times while staff nurses goes out to smoke any play games and browse the internet. Staff nurses are rude and unfriendly guess that's why they are so short staffed. Agency refuses to listen to your concerns when your license is on the line. Would never recommend any travel nurse to go here. 01/11/2017
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Apt Complex. Housing was located in city of Bakersfield. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing was secure but you could not ignore what was going on outside with the gun violence and gangs.
  • I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Worst hospital I have ever worked in. Hospital is in the ghetto section of Bakersfield. Not much full time staff not much ancillary help. Travel nurses are treated with disrespect given the hardest patients while staff nurses are on the internet or on their phone playing games. No break no lunch period is given. One of the worst places I have worked would never recommend to any other nurses. 11/18/2016
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Na. Housing was located in city of Bakersfield. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is easily found
  • I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Worst hospital I have ever worked in. Hospital is in the ghetto section of Bakersfield. Not much full time staff not much ancillary help. Travel nurses are treated with disrespect given the hardest patients while staff nurses are on the internet or on their phone playing games. No break no lunch period is given. One of the worst places I have worked would never recommend to any other nurses. 11/18/2016
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Na. Housing was located in city of Bakersfield. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is easily found
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. Travel nurses!!! Be aware of Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield CA. Staff nurses are rude unfriendly unwelcoming patients are warm and friendly. Wish I had known all this before I did my assignment there. They need to work by themselves without any outside help. You will be working from 7am-7:30pm. No one even offers help assignments are distributed unfairly. You will lose your ER skills as a simple motor vehicle accident is classified as Trauma??? Wish I had known about this site before I went there. They will trap you into a 26 weeks contract that you will regret. Please do your research. 10/14/2016
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of Bakersfield. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Housing is easy to find
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. 10/03/2016
  • Housing was approximately 10 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 2. The nursing staff needs to retrained. I've seen a more unprofessional set of nurses. They are loud and obnoxious and very disrespectful to patients. I have never met the Nurse Manager the whole time I was there. The schedule is revised about 7 times a month so you have to keep up with that. The hospital is located in ghetto part if the city. You're afraid to even walk in the parking lot to and from your car because there is always some unknown person asking for a quarter. Assignments are distributed unfairly. Travel nurses gets the worst assignment. While you are working there are groups of nurses including the charge nurse paying games on their phones. Don't count on getting a lunch break and I was told this is the norm. They will give you assignments that you have never done before and no regards to your license. To sum up its seems like everybody does what they want to do with no supervision. Travel Nurses this is not a facility you would want to work in.
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