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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Renown Regional Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.7||4.5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.9||4.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||3||3.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.4||4.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||3||3.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.5||3.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.7||3.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.6||4.0|
|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?)||2.3||3.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.5||3.0|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.1||3.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.1||3.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.5||3.5|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7||3.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.1||2.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||1.9||2.5|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.1||2.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.5||2.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.6||3.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||56.9(15)||67.5(2)|
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- I worked in the Sierra 5 Medical department(s) in the hospital. I worked there for 6 months. Great Hospital. Has a tough time retaining core staff because of California requiring 2 years experience so nearly 60% of staff (on some units) is made up of travelers. Reno is less than an hour from Lake Tahoe, and half an hour from some of the best hikes in the Nevada area in the Tahoe National Forest. Reno is a nice city; friendly, progressive. Casinos provide a decent amount of tourists. Traffic is minimal except on the main interstate junctions during rush hour.
Renown is amazing. The staff absolutely love travelers. It is an extremely travel-friendly place. I highly recommend it. If you are looking for OT hours...this is the place. Out of 24 weeks I have worked about 16 OT shifts...never once got put on call. 05/01/2018 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Lots of Airbnb opportunities for long-term. Reno knows how many traveling nurses come here and they are happy to have us.
- I worked in the medical surgical, Ortho department(s) in the hospital. The hospital is huge with a high patient turn over. Most nights I worked, I had 6 to 7 patients. There is a lot of patient dumping and unfairness of the patient load. Often times, the patient assignment list is not ready at the beginning of shift. Many of the patients are elderly with mental alterations resulting in aggressive behaviors. The staff tries really hard but seems burned out. I would not recommend. 08/24/2017 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. There is constant noise and construction near downtown Reno. Several times came home to or woke up to having no water.
- I worked in the Telemetry department(s) in the hospital. This place is a nightmare! You are lured in by good pay, but it's not worth your license!!There are tons of travelers and you get dumped on. 06/15/2017 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing away from the seedy city of reno is best. Very small city but full of crime and shady people.
- I worked in the Neurosurgery department(s) in the hospital. Neurology is generally higher acuity so some nights were tough. Floated to med/surg a few times due to low census. Everyone very welcoming. Majority of nursing staff are travelers. Many extend. Reno is beautiful except for downtown. Roads/shopping areas laid out very well. Tahoe,hiking, skiing nearby. Many all you can eat sushi restaurants. Great Basin Brewery is a must. I have had no problems with safety. There is a homeless population in downtown area, but outskirts are very safe. Kids walk/ride bikes to school where I lived. Best thing is you can get anywhere you are going across town in less than 20 minutes. Each area has their own shopping centers (Kohls, Walmart, Home Depot, + many more, dining) within 3 miles. Not excessive traffic. Love it here! 05/31/2017 Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Fleur De Lis. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own housing. Got lucky with a short term furnished, condo. Beautiful, resort style amenities. Recommend South Meadows area (SE Reno), or NW Reno. Stay away from downtown or close to college.
- I worked in the neuroscience, med surg, orth, onc department(s) in the hospital. Very traveler friendly. Rent here in Reno is very expensive and rates are going up. 02/16/2017 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Manzanita Gate. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Wonderful staff. Would stay again just because of JoAnne that works in the office. She takes care of your needs and does so in a timely manner.
- I worked in the Med/Surg department(s) in the hospital. For me, this hospital is not as bad as some of the reviews here. I worked on Medical/Nephrology. Ratio was 5-6. My biggest issue was so many things fall through the cracks here. Really bad charting habits with some staff nurses (copy and pasting without actually assessing). Epic orders never get discontinued, so it's difficult to know what to follow. The staff was super traveler friendly. Very helpful and fun to be around. My housing was very comfortable. The drive to work was easy. Reno has a few nice bars I liked. Overall, I've been pretty happy here. Won't extend, but definitely didn't hate it. 11/15/2016 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Aviana at Tuscany. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I was very comfortable. Maintenance comes very fast to fix things. I heard a rumor you don't get your deposit back, no matter how clean you leave it. So, I guess we'll see what happens there.
- I worked in the Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. Reno is a large hospital and the only trauma designated hospital on the area so a lot of patients comes from the area and northern California area. I worked in the medical float pool. Was floated to 6 different units. I worked night shift, ratio was typically 1:6-7. The units are large and unorganized, spend time looking for supplies, waiting for the pharmacy to send meds that are not on the unit. The perm staff are understaffed and overworked. Lots of perm staff left while I was there. They have a union that they do not utilize. The staff are friendly and most are happy to have you there, but be prepared to get dumped on, they give you the worse patients and always the first to get admissions despite high acuity patients. The city of Reno is older, small town vibe. Lots of outdoor activities, has am airport. Lake Tahoe very close, also Sacramento and San Francisco. 08/22/2016 Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Manzanita Gates. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Decent apartments, overpriced. But take pets-no breed or size restrictions.
- I worked in the Medical department(s) in the hospital. First and foremost, I was warned by people who worked here as permanent staff, I read Glassdoor comments, I read the comments here, and I also was warned by other agencies about this hospitals reputation. Yet, I took it upon myself to come here as "How bad could it be?". Trust me it is BAD. They treat you like cattle the first second you walk through the door. No thank you for coming. Plan on filling out paperwork while holding your pee for yet another drug screen when just took one. Sit there and wait till after lunch to be administered a test by a person who is not even a person who can even grade them? OK. Finally, when you ask questions prepare to be bitten back. I was there for two days of orientation in which I was not given a schedule because I was suppose to work at South Meadows. I was emailed by an educator the incorrect schedule. In turn when I emailed the Manager for it she wrote a lengthy email of how unprofessional I was for "emailing" her that I must find her during her time. Clearly use to New Grads that have to put up with power trip treatment. So I decided that this obviously was not the place for me. They lied to my agency/vendor and said I did not show up for "any" of the orientation. LMBO! Stay clear from this place as obviously they have a chip on their shoulder. You do not need this in your life. 05/16/2016 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Horizon. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. If you have a moving truck you cannot park it here unless you are unloading it. I suggest paying the extra for a garage as parking seems to be an issue. They seem to make you sign the lease and other paperwork but do not give you a copy of what you sign.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Lots of floating, lots of unnecessary lateral transfers of patients between ICUs, making for extra work. Unsafely tripled multiple times, doubled with patients who should have been 1:1. Told by manager that Renown ICU does not have 1:1, ever. Staff was hardworking and great, but overextended and unsafely understaffed. CVICU is downright dangerous for patients. Was asked to extend, did not. First and only contract where I've counted down the days. 05/04/2016 Housing was approximately 9 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was RV park. Housing was located in city of Sparks. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Lots of nice RV parks in the area, felt very safe. The area is beautiful, and I enjoyed my time off very much. I would go back to vacation, but not for a job.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Be prepared to work hard. Lots of brand new nurses. 01/07/2016 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was found own. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. More than half this hospital is staffed by travelers. The ICU alone is 60% travelers. Just goes to show you they can't keep their own staff. You will get floated a lot. Very unsafe. Have a lot of "hidden" crap they do not tell you about. Expensive to live here...had my car broken into. The compliance/payroll or you want to call her, Stevie Webber is one of the most rude ***** I've ever met. Very unprofessional. I actually cancelled my contract with this hospital due to the safety issues of this facility, they do not need to be in business. 12/01/2015 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was hotel. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is expensive, if you want to save money you are better off staying in a hotel. People are rude as **** out there.
- I worked in the Telemetry department(s) in the hospital. You have to be flexible and be willing to float frequently. Almost all the floors are gigantic, poorly stocked and you have to run all over the units all day just to find supplies and medication. The units are exhaustive cause of poor CNAS and because thet are short staffed CNAS and you don't have that support system. They are frequently short Unit Clerk's and the charge nurses are inexperienced and very few help the RNs. Most of the shift you run around trying to find your meds and find supplies. Get good shoes! 10/15/2015 Housing was approximately 3.3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private Realtor Cindy Nitz. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Check with Realtors. They often have good leads on housing!
- I worked in the Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. Patient ratios way to high. Death that I know of (not mine) attributed to being sent to floor with no one notified. Only 4 computers on some floors to share with 8 to 10 nurses. I will never come back here and, if there was a way to report a death I would (I didnt know the family name or the nurse involved) 06/06/2015 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Rented Own. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Cost of living is a little high, lots of shady characters. Be very careful. If you have a buddy bring them. Lots of beggars. None of them hostile, but I worked the day shift and I have a gun. In my area, a little trailer court called Lucky lane, I felt very very safe. But we are all living indoors there. When on hospital grounds its safe, just be careful of where you live. Lots of drunks, gamblers, prostitutes in certain parts of town. Do your homework on housing
- I worked in the CVICU department(s) in the hospital. tripled up a lot 04/09/2011 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. rented my own house
- I worked in the Neuro, but floated alot department(s) in the hospital. I'm over 1/2 way thru the assignment. Reno has a lot of outdoor activities available. It's surrounding landscape is beautiful. It is a city for people who really enjoy being outdoors. Beautiful Lake Tahoe is about an hour away. The city itself has a small and old feel with what seems to have a greater than average amount of homeless citizens and ETOH abuse. I feel safe at the hospital and parking garage but not the surrounding neighborhoods. I don't feel comfortable walking around downtown and it is no where near as glamerous as Las Vegas. At Renown, unless you work in Med/Neph expect to be floated there OFTEN. Travellers float first, no exception. I'm floated more than I worked in my own unit. Neuro unit is great and I wish I could work more shifts there. Staff (nurses and CNAs) are nice, friendly, and helpful. Med/Neph needs a lot of work on staffing, assignments, staff morale, and organization of unit. I was also floated to Ortho. Nurse to Patient ratio is high in all those units. Usually 1:8, even on days. I have heard of 1:9-10 on nights. I usually have 1:7-8. Charting is both computer and paper. MARS are hand written out and that is time consuming to do. Other than that charting system is ok. I would only recommened this hospital to people who love the outdoors, and don't like going downtown. The cost of living is higher than Las Vegas which is suprising to me. I would be cautious of the high nurse to patient ratio. 07/06/2007 Housing was approximately 8.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Manzanita Gait. Housing was located in city of Reno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I can here everything my neighbors do. Numerous complaints to the office and the neighbors with no results. My neighbors are overly loud most of the time, but I can also hear normal activities like walking, running water, and doing laundry. Apartment complex buildings are 3 stories. The apartment itself is nice and spacious. balconies and washer/dryer included. Nice view. Good location. Close to resturants, groceries, and shopping. Parking for one car per apartment is covered but spaces are very small. Close visitor parking is sparce. Pool, gym, and hottub is ok. Easy drive to work with an average commute being 13-15 minutes. A lot of travellers are housed here.
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