Travel Nursing Hospital
ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for
a hospital is 100.
Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||1||1.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||1.7||1.7|
|3. Hospital Technology||1||1.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3||3.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||2||2.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2||2.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3||3.0|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.7||2.7|
|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||3.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.3||3.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||2||2.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2.3||2.3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.7||2.7|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||1||1.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.7||2.7|
|17. How well staffed are they||2||2.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||1||1.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1||1.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1||1.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||40.7(3)||40.7(3)|
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- I worked in the Oncology department(s) in the hospital. Orientation was wonderful and long enough but once getting to the unit the preceptors are horrible. They set travelers up to fail and the hospital believes the staff...just prior to my arrival there were TWELVE travelers let go. Mostly from the unit I was assigned to be on. The staff are very immature, picture the movie Mean Girls but in a hospital setting. They chased off travelers and then had the nerve to complain about their own schedules being bad..well..if you hadn't gotten those 12 travelers let go, you'd have more relief help! I had TWO charge nurses tell me to leave patients from home narcotics unsecured are the nursing station or on the med room counter and they got upset when I insisted on securing them in pharmacy. Preceptors will punt a traveler to another staff during the orientation preceptor shifts just because. I heard one say about a traveler to a fellow staff nurse "wellll..she knows her stuff but I don't know..you want her for a night?" Stay away from this facility...not worth going there only to be dismissed by brats. I did renew but ONLY to get thru the holidays..after that I fled! 05/08/2017 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was ESA . Housing was located in city of Monrovia . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. N/a
- I worked in the M/S Tele department(s) in the hospital. The staff was unfriendly, bullying was frequent. Schedule gets changed without warning. Some patients are not assigned to travelers per doctors/ surgeons request, Allscripts EHR is obsolete and not user friendly and some units refuse to have travelers. 01/04/2017 Housing was approximately n/a mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of n/a. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. n/a
- I worked in the MS/ONCOLOGY department(s) in the hospital. I worked night shift on EHA. The classroom orientation was organized and welcoming. What a change I walked into... once on the floor! The few staff nurses they have left, were very childish, lots of whispering behind your back and eye rolling. Constant complaining and talking about other staff. It's like an episode of mean girls. My first 15 mins on the floor I watched the charge nurse and my preceptor advise a patient to write another traveler up and gave her the paperwork to do it. The patient was admitted at change of shift and the traveler didn't attach the SCDs. OMG, life threatening. She was ambulatory by the way.
The orientation on the floor sets you up to fail. They focus so much on their horrible All Scripts Charting system and fail to mention the basics. My preceptor was rude when I asked her questions. She yawned all shift as if she was telling me how bored or how cool she was. Constantly looking at her phone and texting. Would have been nice if she spent a little time explaining the protocols, instead of sitting across the room. Worst assignment ever! It's very sad as this hospital is suppose to be tops in Cancer Treatment in the US. Even the shift supervisors and managers were new travelers!
Not sure what the massive exodus of regular staff nurses is all about, but they better get it together with the traveler treatment or they'll be on their own. 5 staff RNs and the rest were new, very unhappy travelers, who couldn't wait for their assignment to be over.
Do not take this assignment unless you want to risk your license. I wouldn't trust the staff nurses for a minute. RUN!!! I wouldn't recommend this hospital to anyone I loved who was ill. Theirs better places! 10/14/2016 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Extended Stay . Housing was located in city of Monrovia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. it was either this hotel or do my own housing. New to the area nad housing is pretty pricey. Wasn't bad for a hotel, a little small for a lengthy assignment. No couch, small kitchenette, stove top, large fridge. Bathroom was big. Clean and quiet.
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