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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||4.3|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2|
|3. Hospital Technology||1.3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.3|
|5. Cafeteria food||1.7|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||1.7|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||1.7|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.3|
|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|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.3|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2|
|17. How well staffed are they||2|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.7|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||46.8(3)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Hospital is a small community hospital about 1 hour north of NYC. The hospital looks and feels run down. I was rarely given challenging patients, and I felt somewhat distrusted as a traveler (like I couldn't handle a sicker patient load). Also, it seemed staff nurses were also spending a lot of time talking about each other rather than doing work. It isn't a hospital I plan to go back to. 02/21/2017 Housing was approximately 17 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Tallyrand Apartmetns. Housing was located in city of Tarrytown. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The apartment was nice. However, there were multiple times that I tried to get a visitor parking pass and was told they didn't have any available. I was either asking too soon or they were already reserved. Also, it took over a week to be able to get my internet and cable installed because their were no maintenance personnel available at the times that worked for my schedule and the cable company.
- I worked in the Tele/ICU department(s) in the hospital. The hospital itself doesn't seem to have the best reputation with some of the community and yet others love it. The managers actually turned out to be very nice to us and tried to work with our schedules. It was tough at first as the computer system was very out of date and some of the ways they do things are very old fashioned. But the staff was so nice and great to work with. I would return in the future. 11/12/2016 Housing was approximately 9.6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 10486 Jonestown rd. Housing was located in city of Annville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. look on AirBnb for Harpers Tavern in Anville PA. great housing about 15-20 minutes from the hospital.
- I worked in the Medical Psych department(s) in the hospital. The staff are very supportive of travelers and agency nurses as the facility is chronically understaffed. There are no new skills to be learned here. Bryan Psychiatric is basically a baby sitting service for the mentally ill without the means to afford a better environment. Technology is largely out of date (nothing is computerized, no pyxis, no tie clocks, no readily available alcohol foams, one small "infirmary" room). The facility is located along a very isolated stretch of road between Columbia and I-26. Columbia is quiet and more of a big town than a city, but not a bad place to live. The cafeteria doesn't actually prepare food. Food is shipped in at meal times and the cafeteria is otherwise inaccessible. If you want to eat you'll need to eat from the snack machines which offer mostly candy. Even worse, the patients are allowed to use the snack machines. This wreaks havoc with the sizable diabetic population. As far as parking; the parking lots are well patrolled and well lit. However, they are also locked and gated from midnight until 6:00 AM. If you have an emergency you are just stuck. Many of the buildings are empty and the layout of the lodges is almost a maze. Add in the numerous fences, construction walls, etc and it becomes a challenge to navigate the site. At night the inner areas are very poorly lit. The facility looks much older than it is. Orientation is...special. There is a two week classroom intro that includes everyone from security to travelers. Much of the information covered is not relevant to nurses or to people who do not intend to remain with the facility. In several instances the orientation information doesn't match the reality of the lodges where you work. This is less the fault of the instructors and more the result of every lodge operating under it's own rules; complete with variant paperwork. Speaking of paperwork; there is a ton of redundant paperwork, Admittedly I am biased in this area because I have never worked anywhere without EHR. It takes almost a month to have any idea of what's going on because the place is incredibly disorganized and many of the "rules" are more like traditions. Each lodge functions differently and there is no central collection of rules or references. For example, I was unaware that all of our patients on a certain drug always received lab tests on Wednesday. It wasn't written down anywhere, it was just "what we do". The doctor's a generally easy to work with. Unfortunately, the facility is so paranoid about lawsuits that PRN's just aren't given to curb antisocial behaviors. They are very reactive rather than proactive in controlling these behaviors. In one case there was a specific order to remove ourselves and other patients from the vicinity of one of our ore aggressive patients when she became violent. She was not be sedated, restrained or otherwise intervened with. The patient in question was both aggressive and a high fall risk. I personally didn't see the wisdom in letting her run rampant through the unit. The staffing office routinely lost, mangled or otherwise delayed my hours being turned in in a timely manner. To process your time sheets you have to have them signed by your charge nurse and then drop in a large wooden box to be faxed by the facility. It is against facility policy to fax your own hours or to have more than 8 hours on a time sheet. Once again, they screwed my time up every week I was at this place. The facility also refuses to pay overtime. I was encouraged to get a second agency so I could work more hours. As I don't enjoy being exploited I refused to get a second agency so that they would work me more than 40 hours without paying fair compensation. On several occasions they altered my schedule or canceled without notifying me or my agency. Bryan Psychiatric was incredibly inefficient. Nurses are responsible for many details that are normally assumed by CNA's or secretaries. There is no central supply. If you really need something you simply have to search for it; often lodge to lodge. On a good day a nurse has 15 to 18 patients. I have been the ONLY nurse on a unit of 34 patients. During these times I acted as charge nurse, med nurse, and floor nurse. We were also required to "pull" the next shift's meds. I'm not sure the legality of this practice, but when I asked they told me it was the policy of the facilty and that "people who cling to what they learned in other places don't do well here". Staff morale was horrible. In my 13 weeks 8 people either quit or chose not to renew contracts with the facility. My manager was great. The infrastructure not so much. I can't recommend this place to anyone. 09/02/2013 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Granby Crossing. Housing was located in city of Cayce. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. http://www.granbycrossing.com/
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