Travel Nursing Hospital
ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for
a hospital is 100.
Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Community Regional Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||2.7||4.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||1.3||1.7|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.5||2.7|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||1.7||2.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.7||2.7|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2||2.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.3||2.3|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||1.5||2.0|
|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?)||2.7||3.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||1.8||2.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||1.8||2.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2.5||3.3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.2||3.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2||3.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.5||2.7|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.2||2.7|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.2||2.3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1.7||2.3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1.7||2.3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||43.5(6)||52.0(3)|
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- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. The hospital uses an intermediary company to hire travelers. First red flag should have been that they do not interview you so you do not have the opportunity to ask questions about the environment. This is NOT an ER job; it is a med-surg/tele holding job. You will not care directly for ER patients (with the exception of a handful of minor ESI level 4s, drunks and psych holds). You will be doing the job of a med-surg/tele nurse with all the charting and patient care that embodies that position. You will work with mostly new grads and nurses new to the ER (it is a 2-year process for their newbies to work their way into the high acuity, "real" part of the ER). They do not allow travelers to work in the "real" ER areas or triage. You will also be floated to the ER holding floor (yes, they have a holding floor) in the main hospital; they defy the floating rules and are able to justify it because the floor is "owned" by the ER. Patient are held in the ER for DAYS, not hours. Additionally, you will routinely be assigned 5 patients despite CA regulations; they are not union so the nurses have no advocate. If you are in the "higher acuity" hold area, you may have ICU holds, on cardiac or insulin drips, and still have 4 patients. They do not care about violating the law. As one reviewer posted previously, patients are loaded up along the walls, hallways and even in the elevator corridor. Equipment is old, and scattered around and shoved in every other nook and cranny that a bed will not fit in. God forbid there is ever a fire in this place as there is barely room to move. The pyxis is restricted to only what is ordered on the patient's MAR and rarely will you find all the meds you need in one pyxis; you have to go to other "zones" to pull additional meds and frequently beg pharmacy for meds that are not stocked. If you have a real emergency, emergency medications are not easily accessible (For example, Afrin, for a nosebleed, had to come from pharmacy, which took an hour; Lido 1% with epi has to come from pharmacy unless your provider is willing to use a higher % and it's only stocked in 2ml vials). If you want your 30 min break, you have to ask another nurse in your area to cover you; supervisors will not make sure you get your break. About the only positive things I can say about this assignment are the staff is super friendly and helpful (but very na´ve), you are provided with staff-only parking with security, and they have a state-of-the-art gym on site free for employees and travelers. 02/19/2017 Housing was approximately 9 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private. Housing was located in city of Clovis. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found private housing on the Gypsy housing site. I would highly recommend staying in Clovis if working in Fresno. Clovis is farmland mixed with upper middle-class new housing developments and is a low crime area. Everything you need (shopping, food, etc.) is conveniently located.
- I worked in the OR Trauma department(s) in the hospital. I worked a total of 10 months in the OR and thought it was pretty great. In reference to the other people's posts, I can only say that each dept can be different, and the OR (not CVOR) was a decent place to work. I felt supported by my managers, staff were helpful, and there are some newbies now but they just need time. I've been a nurse for 10 years, and traveling for 6. This hospital is ranked 2/16 on my all-time list. This hospital is: trauma level 1 and you will get one all to yourself so be ready for that aspect, residents... Residents everywhere!, huge facility, pay was fantastic but felt earned at times, breakroom was well stocked. 12/23/2016 Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Springs . Housing was located in city of Fresno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. The office staff are rude, and didn't trust me even though I didn't do anything to break it. My car got broken in to, and my travel nurse partner got harassed walking in from her car. There are vagrants walking around collecting trash and papers (assumedly for ID info)
- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Warning! Do not go to this hospital unless you like working with 90+ admit holds, constantly broken ice machines, fighting for equipment, pts in front of the elevator with no O2 hook ups and never allowed to have critical pts. Had a pt code on me in "the shaft" because of an order not done by a regular staff member and who got fired? Not them. Of course they said it was my charting being too honest in regards to a verbally abusive pt. 02/20/2016 Housing was approximately 18 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private house. Housing was located in city of Sanger. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found my own. Had fantastic landlords. If anyone wants their number, I would be glad to give it. Hopefully you would be going to st agnes though
- I worked in the neuro medsurg 9west department(s) in the hospital. serious staffing issues, everyone either on orientation, just finishing orientation, or a new nurse grad with no practical experience. Difficult unit managers, poor communication among staff/managers/supervisors. Regular staff on 9west frustrated and trying to switch to other shifts/units with their resumes posted on Indeed. Extremely risky patient assignments--protect your license and DO NOT WORK HERE. 10/25/2015 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Borgata. Housing was located in city of Fresno Ghetto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Gated
- I worked in the OR-CVOR department(s) in the hospital. Stay away...you will be lied too and have to fight for your pay. 04/20/2015 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I have a motorhome. Housing was located in city of Fresno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Fresno is an armpit of California and this hospital, for all their bragging about their status in the area outright stinks! Routinely holding patients in the ED for 2-3 days for lack of beds upstairs, it was rare for me to actually be an "ER nurse". It's a teaching hospital and many of the resident physicians seem to view the travel staff as "temporary girlfriends", making it even more uncomfortable if you are a male. The management treats travelers as disposible, refuse to provide a consistent and sane schedule, especially for night shift staff.
The one positive I can think of is the pay. It's such an armpit that they pay well. I would not come back here again, there are better places to work in CA, and I'd be willing to work for a bit less just to work in a decent facility. 11/01/2007 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Island Springs. Housing was located in city of Fresno. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. My agency has been fantastic, got me a great apt. but there's not much in Fresno except raisin groves and gang-bangers. Most people say that Fresno is a great place to be because of where you can go in a couple of hours, not because of what's here.
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