Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Natividad Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff4.2
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?4
3. Hospital Technology3.5
4. Location (A nice area to live)2.8
5. Cafeteria food2.8
6. Parking3.5
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3.2
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.5
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?3.2
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?)3.8
11. Reputation of the hospital3.5
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3.8
13. Friendliness of staffing office4.5
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?3.2
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio3.8
17. How well staffed are they3.2
18. How happy were you with your workload?3.2
19. Staff morale (overall)3.5
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?3.5
Total Score (number or rankings)69.7(4)(0)
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Their version of Meditech is archaic and requires you to double-chart a lot. Salinas is becoming a very unsafe area- a lot of drunk drivers and meth is a huge problem. They recently got their trauma designation, so they see a lot of trauma come through now. The cafeteria is only open during very specific meal times so I, as a night-shifter, had no chance of getting any food if I forgot my lunch. Parking was great- I parked a couple hundred feet from the front door. Since they are currently expanding, they are putting units in weird areas. For example, the second floor of med-surg is waaaaaaaay outside the main hospital. Quite a jog. Also, CT and IR are outside the hospital in trailers. Yes, that's right, trailers. When transporting a patient, I have to LEAVE the hospital in order to get to CT. In regards to scheduling, as a traveler, I literally got zero say in my schedule. Unless it was spelled out in my contract- I was at their mercy. I also got called most days off- sometimes twice a day- to come in for overtime. I also got called on my days on to come in early, and then if I did come in, I got pressured to stay until 0700. Most staff members were apathetic and only cared about going home. There was no passion about taking care of patients, just on getting tasks done and avoiding the attention of management. It's very difficult for me to work there, and I am counting down the shifts until I'm done. 01/07/2016
  • Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AirBnB. Housing was located in city of Prunedale. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the L&D department(s) in the hospital. Area is a bit sketchy but the hospital is good and I LOVED working in labor and delivery. It is a teaching hospital and there are lots of chances to learn new things, try new approaches, and confer with doctors. 09/10/2014
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was (private home). Housing was located in city of Salinas. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I stayed with a friend- housing is pretty limited.
  • I worked in the Labor & delivery department(s) in the hospital. I have been treated like a staff member not an outsider. Never dumped on, adequate staff most of the time and extra staff called in when needed. Nurse managers take patients and always help when needed, doctors respect me and my knowledge, very friendly hospital. My housing is the best!!! I live 1/2 block from the beach in Monterey. This is the first travel job I have extended my contract on and I would come back to this job as a traveler after I see a few more states. I would also consider a full time job here. 07/27/2013
  • Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Surfside apts. Housing was located in city of Monterey. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The ride to work is pleasant, no traffic and takes about 25 minutes, but I would rather live on the beach and travel to work than live inland. Small apt complex (only 50 apts) friendly and helpful management who take care of any problems immediately ( not that there have been many problems) and very friendly neighbors who all look out for one another, great bike path right near apt that is safe and takes you right to town. The apts are older and do not have in unit washer and dryer which was initially a deterrent to me but it does have multiple on site laundry rooms and again I love that it is at the beach so I can deal with not having a washer and dryer. It has covered light parking right in front of your apt. Overall I am very happy with both my apt and job and would recommend this assignment to anyone
  • I worked in the Labor and Delivery department(s) in the hospital. Very traveler friendly. When I first arrived, there were 7 to 10 travelers on staff. Includes travelers in all unit activities and gifts. I liked the nurse manager, who was really good about addressing concerns and providing feedback. Charge nursing on nights not so good for the most part. Some of the charge nurses dont mind dumping. Also, many times assignments are done according to buddy system. My pt ratio has gotten up to 1:3 with an 8cm, a complete, and a PTL. Many of the staff nurses werent "checked off" for c-sections so I spent a good majority of my time as an OR nurse. It irritated me because I would have to give report on my pt and then take a section. I would then end up staying late charting for both, while the other nurse went home. There was plenty of opportunity for overtime. The doctors were nice for the most part. A few of the anesthesiologists hate to wake up and do there job. About 90% of the pts speak spanish only. Have family practice residents so you have to make sure the plan of care for your pt is appropriate. Residents cover the whole hospital, so I have ended up delivering a couple of my own babies on rare occasion. Nurses very friendly and helpful. Made a lot of life long friends. Did more working than gossiping, which I can always appreciate. Overall, I had some great times and some not so great times but I would go back. 08/14/2008
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Northridge Apartments. Housing was located in city of Salinas. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Infested with spiders. My fiance and I were both bit by spiders. The bathrooms are so small that my fiance could not get in the bathtub if I was on the toilet (literally). The noise is ridiculous. Doesnt have air conditioning so you have to open the windows in the summer. Lady downstairs from me smoked and would blow smoke into my apartment. Management rude and not helpful. Lot of shady looking individuals living there. Parking can be scarce and dont be fooled by the your own personal parking spot bologne....your spot maybe dangerously/ridiculously far from your apartment. They advertise washer and dryer when my dryer didnt work half the time even after maintenance said they had fixed it. Numerous problems. Not recommended!!!
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