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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Stamford Hospital
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.8|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.2|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.6|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.8|
|5. Cafeteria food||2|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.6|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.6|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3|
|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?)||3.4|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.2|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.2|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.2|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.6|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.8|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.8|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.6|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.2|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.4|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||58.6(5)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Oncology department(s) in the hospital. Be careful with housing allowances in this area, as Stamford housing is MUCH higher than average. I came to this hospital from the DC area, and was shocked at the cost of a 1-2 bedroom apartment here. I recommend staying on the outskirts of the city, as you will get a much nicer apartment for your money.
Don't come to this area for the beaches. Most of them require a permit to park at, which is expensive, and it's Long Island Sound - the water is pretty gross. However, up the coast at Hammonasset, it's much nicer.
This facility is one of the most backward hospitals I have ever been at. The staff has been friendly, but the unit lacks basic nursing equipment and supplies. This hospital is still using Meditech (in my opinion one of the worst-designed and obtuse systems out there), and plans to continue to for the forseeable future. So many policies here are backward from what I've seen in the rest of the country. It is common for techs to not complete tasks like vitals and blood sugars, and there appears to be no follow-up or consequence for these omissions. I regularly got the less desirable assignments and out-of-turn admissions as a traveler. And although this unit was described by my recruiter as med-surg, it is, in reality, where most of the hospital's end-of-life cancer patients are placed, as well as ETOH withdrawl. Very few patients here are actually true med-surg patients.
06/13/2015 Housing was approximately 0.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Morgan Manor. Housing was located in city of Stamford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. We like our apartment, but there is no central air in the building - there are three window units in our apartment. The building is one of the better kept ones that we looked at, that wasn't over $3000/mo for a two bedroom. The leasing office was incredibly bad and rude.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. The hospital was nice to work at. The clientele were decent. You always have your co-workers that won't lift a finger to help, but you get that everywhere. 95% of the staff in the ER were a pleasure to work for, the other 5% were tolerable. The clinical director is AWESOME!!!! She works with you as though you were one of her very own staff members, not just a traveler. It can get chaotic, but it is an ER. 12/11/2013 Housing was approximately 1.6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Morgan Manor. Housing was located in city of Stamford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I felt that the parking was not sufficient. When you get off work at 3 in the am, or 1 in the am, I would have to park across the street in a parking lot of an office building because all of the spots were taking. The apartment had great amenities and it was a safe place to live.
- I worked in the IMCU department(s) in the hospital. 02/07/2009 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Village. Housing was located in city of Stamford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
- I worked in the Tele/SCU department(s) in the hospital. Low morale, staff jumping ship, high pt ratio w/very SICK pts, open heart program is dangerous to the entire hospital, inadequate ancillary help, way too much charting, would not take my dog to this hospital 04/03/2008 Housing was approximately 1.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Morgan Manor. Housing was located in city of /stamford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. safe, quiet. Average apt, clean. Laundry facility and small gym on site. Inadequate parking.
- I worked in the CCU department(s) in the hospital. THE ASSIGNMENT STARTED OFF WRONG FROM THE FIRST DAY. I GET TO THE ICU AND NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT ME. SO AFTER THAT WAS CLEARED UP I TRIED TO MAKE THINGS WORK. BUT THE PEOPLE ARE SO FAKE AT THE HOSPITAL THAT IT MAKES THINGS HARD. EVEN THE NURSE MANAGER IS FAKE. SHE SMILES IN YOUR FACE AND THEN TELLS OTHER STAFF THAT SHE ONLY HAS YOU WORKING THEIR TO FILL A SPOT UNTIL HER NEW GRADS START. FOR THE MOST PART THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WERE REALLY NICE WAS THE NURSES ON SPECIAL CARE IN WHICH I WAS FLOATED TO MOST OF THE TIME. BUT STAMFORD IS LIKE 30MINUTES FROM NEW YORK, AND THE AREA IS REALLY NICE, PLUS THE PAY WAS GREAT. 07/15/2007 The name of the housing complex was THE FAIRFIELD. Housing was located in city of STAMFORD. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
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