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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Georgetown University Hospital
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.8||3.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3||3.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.4||2.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4.1||4.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.4||1.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.4||2.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.5||2.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.1||3.0|
|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?)||3||2.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||4.1||4.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.5||2.5|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.6||3.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.4||3.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.9||2.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.7||4.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.3||4.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.9||3.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.9||3.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.9||2.5|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||61.5(11)||57.0(2)|
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- I worked in the Pre Surgical Testing department(s) in the hospital. The staff is extremely friendly. Work is overloaded as they are short staffed and do not seem to be able to hire anyone. The manager was passive aggressive and you could not trust her. Manager had no idea how to manage the clinic and focused on the wrong things instead of what mattered-flow of work and efficiency. GUH pinches pennies and will not have adequate staff for the job. They will promise to extend contracts then not do it and want you to work PRN. Patients surgeries are constantly put at risk because of the disorganization in this area (patients need clearances, echos, labs, PST appts, but are told last minute and are unable to complete these requirements). Recently there is now a new interim manager in place, as the other manager took a higher position in PST. She sunk this ship before she bailed.
The clinic has a lot of potential, but needs someone that can lead them in the right direction. It is a nice change from bedside nursing. There is no cafeteria, the hospital is old. The system is old, some things are still on paper. Students are everywhere, as it is a teaching hospital.
02/17/2018 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 3. Housing is extremely expensive. Expect to pay anywhere from 1500-2800 per month. The commute into the hospital is a disaster. Parking is non existent. They are shuttling people in from Arlington and making you park off sight. It adds additional unpaid time to your work day. Parking at the hospital is $68 monthly. if you have to get back across the Key Bridge to VA, it can take 1.5+ hours due to traffic, 2 lane roads, and frequent accidents. DC traffic is crazy!
- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. The area is safe and Georgetown is well known so I was surprised the ED was so small with curtained rooms and dated equipment, methods and very little axilarry staff. The person who ran the orientation assumed I was a tech because I was one of the two dark skinned African American in the room. inwasnthe second person, first black person, to introduce myself, after staying my name she ask if I was the ortho tech. I would never go back or recommended it to any traveler. I did not meet one traveler who enjoyed being there. They are very stuck up and rude . Including some of the manager. Mike the director was approachable but not really involved with the travelers. No transport to test. No phlebotomy. Little scanners NC45 I think they were called to given meds and print labs. Oh you have to find a little printer to carry and print labs. There was one WOW/COW in the whole ED. MD sit in a area and don't really talk to you and when consults come to the unit they will simply take over you area. That's the culture. They also don't start drips in the ED. You push meds until they get transferred. Some of the consult doctors are very very rude. Mostly transplant , oncology and ped patients. Anything seriously acute goes to Washington Center. People only stayed for the money and schedule accommodation but I got Washington hospital to pay be more and they were very accommodating!!! 07/22/2017 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb . Housing was located in city of D.C. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. None
- I worked in the PACU department(s) in the hospital. Every hospital has it's issues, but the PACU staff was very welcoming and helpful to me, good hours with the ability to request a specific day off when needed, and the work load was very reasonable..lighter than most hospitals where I have worked. OVerall, really good experience. My only complaint would be the parking...atrocious. Took me at least 30min every shift to find a spot and they do charge for parking, which my company reimbursed. 02/17/2017 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was none. Housing was located in city of Alexandria. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own housing and stayed with a friend
- I worked in the C41 department(s) in the hospital. This was a great assignment! The nurses on my floor were very welcoming and friendly. Charge nurses did not take patients and easy to ask for help. patient ratio was four to one on the tele floor. Only had to float to medsurg twice. Once on medsurg had to take six patients; however, other nurses stated that this was not the norm and rarely happened. Sufficient support staff, but no phlebotomist. Night nurses are responsible for lab draws. Techs are also train to do lab draws and assist. I extended my assignment here and would work here again. If family were closer, I would have considered staying. 10/01/2015 Housing was approximately 30 minute drive mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I don't Remember . Housing was located in city of Alexandria. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Alexandria, VA is a nice town and not too far from DC. Must drive to work. No metro to George town.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. The location is wonderful. Nice city life and safe neighborhood where the hospital is located. The nurses are 50/50. Some are welcoming and others will ignore you. If I ever needed help I can get the help. I love the idea of a charge nurse, a resource nurse, and an circulating nurse. There is always help around if needed. I don't like how the residents demean nursing or the attendings talk down to nurses. I don't appreciate being equipped to work as an ICU nurse but basically being assigned stepdown patients. The charting is basically double and triple charting with Cerner. The nurses themselves are not satisfied with their work environment. 03/22/2015 Housing was approximately 7.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Point in Silver Spring. Housing was located in city of Silver Spring, MD. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing is pretty decent and accessible to the metro. Spacious. Walk in closets. Concierge in building. Gym on site. Rec room on site. 2 minute walk from downtown Silver Spring. Lost of surrounding restaurants.
- I worked in the Neuro ICU department(s) in the hospital. Paper vital and I/O charting in the ICU. Double rooms with some F/M shared rooms. Tele patients get discharged from the ICU at times. Travelers are always first to float and 75% will float. ICU travelers only get 3 patients on the floor. 01/19/2015 The name of the housing complex was None. Housing was located in city of Washington. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own place on Craigslist. Georgetown is not metro accessible. Either bring your car or spend extra money and live closer to the hospital
- I worked in the SICU department(s) in the hospital. Ancient equipment and ancient policies and procedures. Still had paper charting. Lots of mistates made by RN's and MD's in this hosital. MD's quick to place blame on RN's and change charting to do so. Sue worthy things that I have seen. I was surprosed being such a well known hospital. 12/28/2013 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Equity Apartments. Housing was located in city of Alexandria. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. It was a long commute because there is no metro station in Georgetown so it was quicker to drive. Would have liked to be closer to the actual district. Apartment was very nice though! Bus station to metro right outside the door. On the blue line.
- Housing was approximately 35 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was chattsworth park. Housing was located in city of manassas va. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. 11/11/2012
- Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Reserve. Housing was located in city of Alexandria. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. 06/26/2012
- I worked in the MICU/NSICU department(s) in the hospital. Staff on C42 (MICU) is awesome. Like any healthcare facility, they have their issues, however their staff work hard to make travelers and newcomers feel welcome and a part of the team. C63 (NSICU) has a lot of travelers, but they, too, work hard to make a collaborative effort. LOT'S of interns/new docs, but, just like anything, the experience here will depend on what kind of a team player the nurse is. 10/04/2007 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Millbrook at Hilton. Housing was located in city of Alexandria. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Beautiful housing. Gated community, work out room, pool, friendly housing staff.
- I was given a full assignment before being given a minute of orientation - was my first assignment, so I did not know this was unusual. It was a dirty hospital, and hectic with far too many student doctors. Inefficient changes of shift lasting almost an hour each time. People were friendly, but I would not go back. Prehistoric computer system. I worked in the Oncology department(s) in the hospital. 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 3. I stayed with friends, so cannot speak on their housing. This system forces me to rank, so ignore the 3.
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