Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff3.63.4
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?21.9
3. Hospital Technology3.63.6
4. Location (A nice area to live)3.13.5
5. Cafeteria food3.43.9
6. Parking3.94.1
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3.33.2
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4.64.8
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?3.23.2
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?)3.84.1
11. Reputation of the hospital4.34.4
12. How nice are the doctors to staff44.1
13. Friendliness of staffing office3.33.1
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2.72.5
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?3.13.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio4.24.2
17. How well staffed are they3.43.2
18. How happy were you with your workload?3.83.9
19. Staff morale (overall)3.12.9
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?3.23.0
Total Score (number or rankings)69.6(12)70.0(8)
  • I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. Great experience, learned a lot. Very organized with supplies and carts. Strong support staff. Only downside is that I never got put on the work shift that I was told I would have. Rural area but has a lot of character. Vermont is 7 miles away. 05/17/2017
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Stone Farm Apts.. Housing was located in city of Lebanon, NH. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Very cozy in the Winter. Thin floors.
  • I worked in the CVCC department(s) in the hospital. Dartmouth is very receptive to travelers and has a great reputation in the community. All of their nurses work "rotating" shifts- meaning the ones with greatest seniority work straight days, and as a traveler, you will primarily work nights. Self-scheduling is done online & varies by unit; 80% of my preferences were changed. Dartmouth is located in a quaint mountain area- it's a very outdoorsy focused place to live. Many of the nurses commute 45+ miles to work- so there isn't much for a social scene after work. EPIC charting system with increased charting requirements. Old-school IV pumps. Staffing is outstanding. Staff and most travelers love working at Dartmouth. 05/10/2017
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private. Housing was located in city of .. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. .
  • I worked in the PICU department(s) in the hospital. There is a very big "this is how we have always done it" attitude. I was denied an extension even though they were in severe need because "our staff is made up of newer nurses who don't know the difference between different and wrong, you do things different and that makes them uncomfortable" I attempted to discuss with staff, medical team, leadership, and ancillary staff to recieve feedback on what I could do better. I was told I am doing a great job but they don't want me to stay based on the opinions of new grads. The manager is not an ICU nurse, she is a pedi nurse who doesn't know how a PICU is ran, the Clinical Nurse Specialist is unwilling to let others vollunteer for quality improvement or educate staff in an organised way. The NICU manager does the schedule and "we put you were we need you because you are here for us" I was denied self scheduling even though I was told it was an option. 04/06/2017
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was air BNB. Housing was located in city of white river junction. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is extremely expensive in the area, I rent a room for 1K a month and have 3 roommates. Will not be returning to this hospital.
  • I worked in the Pediatric ICU department(s) in the hospital. There is a very big "this is how we have always done it" attitude. I was denied an extension even though they were in severe need because "our staff is made up of newer nurses who don't know the difference between different and wrong, you do things different and that makes them uncomfortable" I attempted to discuss with staff, medical team, leadership, and ancillary staff to recieve feedback on what I could do better. I was told I am doing a great job but they don't want me to stay based on the opinions of new grads. The manager is not an ICU nurse, she is a pedi nurse who doesn't know how a PICU is ran, the Clinical Nurse Specialist is unwilling to let others vollunteer for quality improvement or educate staff in an organised way. The NICU manager does the schedule and "we put you were we need you because you are here for us" I was denied self scheduling even though I was told it was an option. 04/06/2017
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I did air BNB. Housing was located in city of white river junction. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is extremely expensive in the area, I rent a room for 1K a month and have 3 roommates. Will not be returning to this hospital.
  • I worked in the Pediatric ICU department(s) in the hospital. There is a very big "this is how we have always done it" attitude. I was denied an extension even though they were in severe need because "our staff is made up of newer nurses who don't know the difference between different and wrong, you do things different and that makes them uncomfortable" I attempted to discuss with staff, medical team, leadership, and ancillary staff to recieve feedback on what I could do better. I was told I am doing a great job but they don't want me to stay based on the opinions of new grads. The manager is not an ICU nurse, she is a pedi nurse who doesn't know how a PICU is ran, the Clinical Nurse Specialist is unwilling to let others vollunteer for quality improvement or educate staff in an organised way. The NICU manager does the schedule and "we put you were we need you because you are here for us" I was denied self scheduling even though I was told it was an option. 04/06/2017
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I did air BNB. Housing was located in city of white river junction. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is extremely expensive in the area, I rent a room for 1K a month and have 3 roommates. Will not be returning to this hospital.
  • I worked in the SICU department(s) in the hospital. STAFFING RATIOS WERE GREAT COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES I WORKED. HOWEVER, MANY OF THE STAFF WERE TRAVELERS. THERE WAS A LARGE AMOUNT OF FLOATING, BUT NEVER OUTSIDE OF THE CRITICAL CARE AREA, AND I WAS NEVER ASKED TO CARE FOR PATIENTS I WAS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH. MINOR ISSUES WITH ONLY ONE DOCTOR, BUT SYSTEM IS EFFICIENT AND EVERYONE IS GREAT. SWING SHIFTS WERE NICE, BUT MANY WORKERS CHOSE TO WORK NIGHTS. MANY TRAVELERS EXTEND HERE. 01/06/2017
  • Housing was approximately 35 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of KILLINGTON. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. N/A
  • I worked in the SICU department(s) in the hospital. This hospital is a good place with a bunch of quirks. Do not come to the SICU expecting to work in the SICU. There is the step down unit and the over flow unit in the PICU. Let's just say I spent over 80% of my contract in step down or PICU overflow. The acuity of this hospital is very low and do not expect to get a single sick patient. The staffing at this place is insane. In the step down they only give you two patients and in the ICU there is always more than two nurses with only one patient. Their charge takes no assignment, they have a resource nurse on every unit that just floats around and helps, AND nurses called flex nurses who just walk around and help people out (and they wonder why they are in a money crisis). The biggest thing to beware about is in the SICU these are very young nurses with all under 2 years of experience. As a traveler you will be walking onto the floor with way more experience than your peers. 09/29/2016
  • Housing was approximately 30 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Vacation Rentals. Housing was located in city of Canaan/Newbury. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. My boyfriend and I just used vacation rental properties. Housing was insanely hard to find out here. It made it even worse to have a pet. Do not come in the summer time with a pet hoping to find housing. I emailed over 60 people in the fall time and I had two possible houses.
  • I worked in the SICU department(s) in the hospital. Hospital is well staffed and very friendly to travelers. Everything is very spread out around Lebanon but the outdoors activities are plentiful. 07/02/2016
  • Housing was approximately 14 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Rest N. Nest Campground. Housing was located in city of East Thetford, VT. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. We travel in an RV and the Rest N Nest Campground is great. The owners are amazing and the site is beautiful and well kept. Laundry on site. It is relatively remote with the closest stores being 10-15 miles away down the highway.
  • I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. 03/20/2015
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Days Inn. Housing was located in city of Lebanon. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. The housing situation is prohibitively expensive, no matter what you do. I stayed at the Days Inn and strongly advise all travel nurses to stay away from it! The management is dishonest, unfriendly, unhelpful and customer service of any kind is non-existent. The price for what you get is also ridiculous!
  • I worked in the Med Specialties 1E,2E,3E department(s) in the hospital. Management here leaves a lot to be desired. No interaction b/w travelers and management. They do not try to work with your schedule, especially if you rotate. They stated they wouldn't rotate me in the same week or month between day/night but did do so even post email communication asking for "preferred shifts" as they indicated would be possible. Staff is excellent and friendly; lots of new graduates. The work on nights is not bad. Days can get busy with admits/discharges but the ratios are always managed 1:4 on MSTele. Good facility overall with lots of support staff. Staff is happy there, just a big hospital in a rural area it is difficult to keep it staffed. Travelers float first and often. Epic. 01/20/2015
  • Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Birchwood Condos. Housing was located in city of Queeche, VT. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Area is difficult to find housing especially if you have a pet. Where I stayed was older, more rural. Good because of the dog.
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. You will float first, but nurses on other units very helpful, just really busy themselves, which is hard when you have no experience in that area. As far as the town goes, unless your into winter sports and go when it is snowing, NOTHING to do. Nowhere to shop. Housing less than adequate, especially if you have pets. Then housing next to impossible. 08/04/2008
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was studio in a house. Housing was located in city of Lebanon. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Horrible time finding housing due to pets. Ended up in a crackerbox, which was filthy. No blinds on windows. A/C is not the norm here. Gets into 80's and is really muggy If you like A/C, don't assume it is in the apt...ASK!!!
  • Nice facility. Use a lot of travelers and are traveler friendly. The hospital just recently went exclusively with one travel company. I did not extend did not like being forced to use their choice of a company. Staff and doctors were helpful. Great Hospital beautiful complex but Lebanon is very rural and does not offer much in the way of social activities besides outdoor things! I worked in surgery. The housing was called Stone Farms 2 miles away from the hospital in Lebanon. I would rate the housing a 3. Location convienent to hospital Apts numbers 500 and up have air conditioning and washer dryers so ask to be housed in one of these.Has a small fitness room onsite. Fairly quiet fair number of children. House majority of travelers, residents hospital personnel. Finding Apts in Lebanon is tight with Dartmouth College and Medical School only a few miles away
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