Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Yale-New Haven Hospital
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff32.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.52.3
3. Hospital Technology3.43.7
4. Location (A nice area to live)2.52.0
5. Cafeteria food2.63.7
6. Parking1.62.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.63.3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.13.7
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.92.7
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?)33.3
11. Reputation of the hospital44.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3.43.7
13. Friendliness of staffing office33.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3.64.0
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2.42.7
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2.82.0
17. How well staffed are they2.72.7
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.61.7
19. Staff morale (overall)2.52.3
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.42.0
Total Score (number or rankings)55.6(14)56.8(3)
  • I worked in the Neuro ICU department(s) in the hospital. The Neuro ICU was fantastic. The Drs were incredibly welcoming and respectful to their nurses. The staff wasn't really used to travelers. I was 1 of 2 during the first half of my assignment and the only traveler during the second half so they weren't overly welcoming. Yale is located in a really rough area. The lot that they make travelers park in has no security and no security camera. My car was vandalized the 2nd week I was there preventing me from actually traveling to neighboring cities and states during my contract. I started parking my car where the other staff members park and had to pay the full fee resulting in over $750 just in parking for a 3 month contract! 11/10/2016
  • Housing was approximately 25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Riverdale Family Campground. Housing was located in city of Clinton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I bought a camper prior. The reviews of Riverdale weren't entirely true. It was very clean, incredibly nice and helpful staff and community. The drive was very easy from there to Yale. I was very pleased.
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. The nurse to patient ration was overwhelming. First shift I had 9 patients. Majority of the time I had always 5-6 patients. Nurses are not friendly to the female travelers but support the male travelers. All the physicians in the ED were friendly as well as the midlevel staff. Support staff were not helpful to the travelers. Schedule was just fine as expected. Parking expensive $350 for 13 weeks. New Haven around the hospital is kinda sketchy area. Enjoyed the food and easy access to NYC for a visit. Plenty of shopping. 05/21/2016
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Found our own. Housing was located in city of Milford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Our house was great! Found it via VRBO. Lived on the beach and the owner was very accommodating.
  • I worked in the pacu department(s) in the hospital. Unsafe nurse to or ratio and demands made on nurses. Felt like an assembly line 04/14/2016
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was extended stay. Housing was located in city of meriden. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Some meals included, utilities included.
  • I worked in the critical care float pool department(s) in the hospital. The staff was all extremely nice and helpful. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was being floated to step down units as an ICU nurse. I was able to learn quite a bit as this is a major teaching hospital. 02/25/2016
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb. Housing was located in city of Branford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I found my own housing in the area. I ended up renting from one of the physicians that I occasionally worked with. They were very welcoming and accommodated for my needs. They even let my dog stay which was very nice of them.
  • I worked in the Bariatric Surgical department(s) in the hospital. Was misled that this was a "med surge" unit in the interview, got here and its Surgical Bariatrics. May get 1 med patient. They always give travelers 1st admit and first to get a 6th pt if staffing is leading us to get 6. Other than that, the staff was great to me, learned a alot. Food rocked, location was awesome, found own housing and walked to work. 11/01/2015
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was found my own. Housing was located in city of New haven. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. furnished, apt, 1400$, walking distance
  • I worked in the Tele Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. Worked at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital. I can't complain considering I knew I would be in a float pool. Floated to one of 12 different units in the hospital including 2 stepdowns, most tele but 4 were non-tele (2 gen med, 2 orthos). Staff was incredibly nice and the techs are awesome and do their jobs with dedication (except for the one tech I had once who was a bad apple and shall be nameless). Workload is very manageable. On days patient ratios were 4:1 max for RNs and 3:1 max on stepdowns. I would defintely work here again as a traveler and perhaps consider a perm position there too. 07/28/2015
  • Housing was approximately 0.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was my own housing. Housing was located in city of New Haven. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
  • I worked in the ER St.Raphael Campus department(s) in the hospital. Terrible experience. I was blatantly harrassed by the charge nurse on night shift, and when I complained about it, my contract was cancelled. The hospital made false allegations in order to cancel my contract! 12/29/2014
  • Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Super 8. Housing was located in city of Milford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I chose to stay in a hotel because I only worked weekends. It was in a safe area with lots to do, and good places to eat. The mall is less than a 5 minute drive away.
  • I worked in the MICU. Saint Raefael's Campus department(s) in the hospital. This assignment was not good. I worked at the Saint Raefael Campus which is part of Yale-New Haven. I was hired for the Medical ICU but rarely worked there. The unit had a step down area where patients weren't sick enough for ICU but not stable enough for general medical floors. This is where the travelers worked 75% of the time. Their staff hate this area so they staff it with travelers. Also, I was pulled from the ICU about once a week to work on a Tele floor. Not a good travel experience. Staff were friendly & helpful but the patient population was horrible. 10/17/2014
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Avalon. Housing was located in city of Milford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
  • I worked in the ACE department(s) in the hospital. nursing policy and procedures should be done during orientation and not on the nurses own time 06/17/2014
  • Housing was approximately 30 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Home. Housing was located in city of Prospectt. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. live at home
  • I worked in the Operating Room department(s) in the hospital. 05/19/2014
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Stoney Brooke . Housing was located in city of East Haven. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. I was assigned to the Saint Raphael campus. It was AWFUL! Yale just bought this place, so don't be fooled-this place and it's employees are NOT, by any means, Yale caliber. Apparently, after the buy out a lot of personnel left, so that's why they need travelers. And, what's worse is the recent aquisition gives some of the staff the impression that they are now Ivy leauge quality. It's basically a small hospital that Yale has designated to serve the local geriatric population and the most you'll ever see, as far as acuity goes, rarely goes beyond an admittiing diagnosis of a UTI or pnuemonia. Most of the nurses (about 95%) only have an AD, and they are openly hostile to travelers (esp if you have a BSN and are more educated, knowlegable, and skillful than they are). They make the biggest deal over minutia that really has nothing to do with patient safety. It's almost as if your patient could be in resp. failure and turning blue, but they're more concerned about whether you've documented that patient's change in pallor adequately in the chart. Plus, they will dump on you, so that they can sit around at the nurses' station and chat. Some of them were very helpful, however, there is a core of young nurses there that care more about documenting patient care than actually giving it. And they seem to rule the roost. They are annoyed by any questions you may have about required paperwork, that changes fir each unit, or any other unit specific practices. They view this as incompetence on your part. They use the EPIC computer system, but in the most inefficient way, as if they truly believe that Yale incorporated this technology solely as a means to make it easier to increase their volume of progress notes. They don't seem to understand that copious note writing opens the door for unfavorable litigation, so make sure you invest in malpractice insurance. (And, since when does a care plan have to be updated every 4-8 hrs?). Yale seems to support this enviornment of adopting "a questioning attitude", but even if you go about it in the most professional way, the other nurses view this as a threat to their "just put the pill in the cup" mentality. And they stick to their guns as far as their automoton style of practice goes. I had a pt whom the doctor had ordered a Heparin drip to be started before I even assumed care of the patient. The RN who gave me report stated the pt needed a baseline PTT. I had only taken care of this pt for 3 hrs before the end of my shift, and had paged the doc about the order (with no call back) and when the night nurse came on, he quoted this load of bull crap about Heparin being weight based and that the PTT didn't matter, blah, blah, blah and proceeded to hang the drip. Turns out, when a follow up PTT was ordered, they had to stop the infusion because it was so high. And of course, I was reported because I didn't hang it. Like following the order was way more important than considering the patient's safety. Stay as far away from this place as you possibly can! They are rude, unprofessional, and downright incompetent! 05/02/2014
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Townwalk. Housing was located in city of Hamden. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Housing was awesome!
  • I worked in the Operating Room department(s) in the hospital. It is a pleasant and safe enough city to live in, but the traffic and parking situation at the hospital and throughout the city is horrible. Drivers are very rude and reckless. People here are arrogant and the quality of the healthcare delivery is not as "top notch" as I have seen in much smaller facilities. 12/05/2013
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Reach. Housing was located in city of Hamden. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. If you choose to come to Yale, be prepared to run your legs off for everything that most places would have stocked nearby.
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Town Walk. Housing was located in city of Hamden. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. 12/20/2012
  • Housing was the best part! They housed lots of travelers in the same place so when you met people in general orientation, you could hang out with them on days off! The apartments were clean, fairly large. There were sufficient amenities. It was fairly close to the hospital and a cheap cab ride from downtown.
  • I worked in the operating room department(s) in the hospital. parking is expensive, the hospital is not in a nice area of town. Pizza here is great, the proximity and train to NYC is a plus. the OR is not a good place to work at all. 05/08/2007
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Avalon Walk . Housing was located in city of Hamden . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. The apt is beautiful, the complex is very large (700 apts) nice pools and a nice gym for residents. Hamden is very convenient as far as shopping, etc.
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