Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Good Samaritan - Multicare
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff4.23.8
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?3.32.8
3. Hospital Technology43.8
4. Location (A nice area to live)3.53.2
5. Cafeteria food2.82.6
6. Parking4.25.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.82.2
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4.24.6
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?44.8
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?)3.13.4
11. Reputation of the hospital3.54.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3.64.0
13. Friendliness of staffing office3.63.8
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3.23.6
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?3.23.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio3.33.2
17. How well staffed are they3.23.2
18. How happy were you with your workload?3.23.0
19. Staff morale (overall)3.22.8
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?3.33.2
Total Score (number or rankings)69.4(13)70.0(5)
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. . 02/19/2017
  • Housing was approximately . mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was .. Housing was located in city of .. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. .
  • I worked in the PCU/5 Dally department(s) in the hospital. Very traveler friendly, lots of other travelers were there when I started. By the time I left there were fewer. Lots of new nurse grads on the unit, not many with >2 yrs experience, especially on nights. ANMs are friendly, helpful, supportive. Rarely interacted w/director, but interactions were professional. Scheduler has been known to make last minute changes to traveler schedules, whether they are available to work or not. Contracted days off were honored. Block scheduling not guaranteed. Ratios 3-4:1. Sicker "ICU-light" PCU patients would be placed in a 3:1 run about 50-75% of the time. PTCAs on nights did excellent work for the most part. Excellent teamwork. Never felt abandoned by my co workers, everyone is willing to jump in and help. No relief/break nurses. Breaks on nights are not always easy to get and coworkers on days said it was worse. Rapid Response/STAT nurse available as resource. No IV team at night. Place own IVs. Most MDs were respectful, any that were not were reported to House Sup and documented. Floated occasionally to CCU (took PCU level of care patients) and had 4:1 runs there, also Zone 3 of ED (hospital boarders, usually PCU). Use Epic EMR. Tele monitor techs. Bedside monitoring on all PCU patients (or tele box if ambulatory). COPD, CHF, GIB, PNA, sepsis, sepsis, sepsis, ARDS, EtOH w/d, polysubs w/d. Adult population. Decent palliative care team. No uniform, any color scrubs will do. Downtown Puyallup is a quaint town, small town feel (did not experience the Seattle Freeze here, people are friendly). Lots of coffee drive-thru huts, tons of froyo, be sure to go to Pho Puyallup! Get the Vietnamese iced coffee. 02/19/2017
  • Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Bella Sonoma. Housing was located in city of Fife. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Spacious apartments with lots of closet space. Thin walls. Thin enough to hear your neighbor snore. Lawn company comes early Tuesday mornings and they're loud. Get a noise machine if you work nights. Gated community. Safe. Covered parking. Furnished by Travelers Haven (I do not recommend TH). Not much to do in Fife. BUT you have to go to Johnny's at Fife for dinner or breakfast at least once. Old school diner type food. Poodle Dog is also recommended but I never went. Husband preferred Johnny's. Tacoma is not far though. Seattle is at least a 45 minute drive away without traffic. With traffic it could be up to 90 minutes. You'll get great views of Mt Rainier when the sky is clear in the mornings.
  • I worked in the emergency department(s) in the hospital. They are union. A union nurse was caring for 1 of my FOUR critical patients and she messed up. The level 2 patient was turned back over to me because she had to go cover breaks, even though I was totally overwhelmed. The warming blanket she placed on my patient was blowing cold air, thus dropping her temperature. This was found upon transfer about 30 minutes later. The next morning they sent me home and cancelled my contract stating I didn't ask for help when I needed it. I lost 4-5K in pay and had to borrow from my mother to pay my bills. I will never work with multicare again! 12/04/2016
  • Housing was approximately na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was na. Housing was located in city of na. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. I stayed with family. No housing was utilized.
  • I worked in the emergency department(s) in the hospital. They are union. A union nurse was caring for 1 of my FOUR critical patients and she messed up. The level 2 patient was turned back over to me because she had to go cover breaks, even though I was totally overwhelmed. The warming blanket she placed on my patient was blowing cold air, thus dropping her temperature. This was found upon transfer about 30 minutes later. The next morning they sent me home and cancelled my contract stating I didn't ask for help when I needed it. I lost 4-5K in pay and had to borrow from my mother to pay my bills. I will never work with multicare again! 12/04/2016
  • Housing was approximately na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was na. Housing was located in city of na. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. I stayed with family. No housing was utilized.
  • I worked in the 5 Dally PCU department(s) in the hospital. I recently extended at Good Sam on 5 Dally PCU, and I am very impressed compared to other places I have been. PCTs have a low patient ratio (Avg 8 patients on nights). I have never went over 4 patients as an RN. There is a surplus of medical equipment on this floor, I have never had to spend unnecessary time looking for equipment. I am not micromanaged here, I am treated like the independent licensed professional that I am. There is also a lot of support here. Most nights, there is a flex nurse devoted to floating around the unit and helping out. The charge nurse is also out of staffing. There is also a "STAT nurse" that floats the hospital and helps watch critical patients. Overall, I would highly recommend Good Samaritan to travelers. I have had a very pleasant experience here overall. 08/28/2016
  • Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private housing off of Craigslist. Housing was located in city of Tacoma. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I chose to rent out a basement from a private home in North Tacoma.
  • I worked in the 6 Med surg department(s) in the hospital. Terrible nurse managers, very poorly staffed, and bad nurse ration 6:1 on day shift. Staff is very catty. 05/12/2016
  • Housing was approximately NA mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of NA. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. NA
  • I worked in the PCU/5Dally department(s) in the hospital. Where do I start? I was sooo disappointed with this hospital bc it had received such good reviews. And my recruiter said "all my nurses love it there!" I think other units of the hospital may be much better as I know other travelers in other units often extend or even become perm staff. ICU travelers get floated to this unit all the time bc ICU perm staff will pick up extra shifts and travelers are 1st to float so 1-2 days a week/3 they are floated. Don't count on getting your breaks here. The ICU travelers and float pool RNs will tell you the same, one of many reasons they hate being pulled to PCU. It's a good day when you get to have your lunch, a great day when you can manage a lunch and a break. Per their union, all staff is supposed to get a lunch and 3 breaks (ha!). Ratios are 4:1 and pt's are VERY ill. The unit will take many ICU level pts just bc there are no ICU beds. "Stable" ventilated pts are here, lots of them. It's a 40 bed unit and a zoo. The unit manager could not care less you are there. She smiles a lot but it is not genuine. You are a warm body filling a hole. When I asked the scheduler for a specific day off, she said "You're a traveler. Travelers don't get requests." Wow. So a traveler = not a human being I guess. New nurses to get into the residency program have to commit to 1.5 years. So they stick it out and then run when there time is up. It's a 280 bed hospital filled with 70-80 travelers. I was so full of anxiety the 1st 6 weeks I was almost vomiting before work. It's calmed down some, but I will still be SO happy to be done this week. What is the silver lining here is the staff is very friendly and helpful as are most of the charge nurses. And the unit is newly updated and beautiful. And there's a Starbucks in the lobby lol. The PCT's have low ratios, 4-6 apiece generally which helps, but RN's will constantly bust their @ss here. There is a "flex" nurse most times, and they are a good help. They are an extra pair of hands nurse w/o a pt ass't that runs around to help with meds, IV sticks, trouble shooting, etc. Docs are very friendly and want nursing's input on pt care which is nice. Though I am still absolutely stunned when I hear of a nurse extending here. I really wanted to like it. 03/26/2016
  • Housing was approximately .60 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Hamptons. Housing was located in city of Puyallup. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. My apt's back porch faced the busy main road of Meridian which was very noisy with ambulances running at all hours to the hospital down the road. Other than that the apt itself was beautiful and updated. Pool, jacuzzi, and workout facility. Property mgrs were just ok. They have doorside trash pick up "trash valet." WA is very grey and I knew this going in but I was really surprised at how this affected my mood. I became lazy and wanted to stay in, and I love the outdoors. Drizzle and grey. 85% of the time. I have had a difficult time with this. I noticed my mood improved greatly the few times the sun came out. WA is a beautiful place but not for me. The mild winter with 40-50 degrees and no snow or ice was nice however.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. This hospital does NOT need ICU staff. This hospital has plentiful ICU staff was is completely deficient in step-down (PCU, CCU) staff. If you are hired to work ICU be prepared to rarely see that unit or have ICU patients. Be prepared to repeatedly be floated to a lower level in which you will have the worst assignments. There will be very few people to help you when floated and there are one to none other ICU level nurses there for you to reference if you do take care of ICU patients there. You will have patients, multiple, going bad, that are of ICU status without proper ICU status recognition and they will attempt to still give you admissions on top of these 2-3 other patients. Its unsafe. And, you stand alone when you stand for your self, your license and the safety of these patients. The charge nurses will be little no help. You will literally have to refuse to take another patient. On the odd chance you have ICU patients on the PCU floor, the pyxis is not adequately stocked with ICU level meds; i.e., Diprivan, levophed, etc. 03/26/2016
  • Housing was approximately 0.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Hampton Apartments. Housing was located in city of Puyallup. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I was in a downstairs apartment; you can hear everything happening in the apartment above you from walking, music, to the toilet flushing. Apartment itself is nice. They are pet friendly, though I don't know about additional fees and the apartment has carpet only in the bedroom so its good for pets that may have accidents. Office people are flighty so you have to be persistent if you have questions or concerns
  • I worked in the Emergency Room department(s) in the hospital. The ER is 3-4:1. You are guaranteed your lunch and occasionally a 15 min break. The staff is super friendly. They are starting to work travelers into triage. Great 1st assignment. Mt Rainier is just down the road. 10/15/2015
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Hamptons. Housing was located in city of Puyallup. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. They do not work with night shifters for inspections. They allow 2 pets. No a/c. Down the road from the state fair.
  • I worked in the Labor and Delivery department(s) in the hospital. This was an excellent choice as my first travel assignment. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They love travelers at this hospital and on this unit. The manager of the unit started as a traveler on the unit. I wasn't thrilled about they way my scheduling was done but there are worse things. They used Epic and Centricity for fetal monitoring. The hospital system itself is well known in WA and has a very good reputation. 09/22/2015
  • Housing was approximately 11 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Metroplitan. Housing was located in city of Tacoma. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I loved my apartment and found it myself. It was an easy 20 mintue drive to work and was walking distance to several restaurants and bars. It overlooks Commencement Bay too which was heavenly. Like most places in WA there is no central AC so I had to buy some fans. It is one of the pricier places to live but I loved it here. Tons of amenities. I will say however that this complex is close downtown TAcoma, which is very nice, but also close to the county jail. So watch your surroundings at night. There is also security in the area but I still don't walk alone just to be safe.
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. I loved Good Sam's ER. They use EPIC. They generally have a 3:1 nurse to patient ratio with an ER tech for about every nine to twelve patients and usually a float nurse that takes up the patients that have to be monitored and escorted by RN. Only twice on my 13 week assignment did I have to take four patients and they were incredibly apologetic (which I found hilarious as four is your bare minimum in most ERs). A lot of travelers I know just kept re-upping because it's a sweet gig. 07/19/2015
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was can't recall . Housing was located in city of Puyallup. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the CCU department(s) in the hospital. This is my second contract at Good Sam. I wrote the first and only review of this hospital so far. I'm still very pleased with my contract at Good Sam. Since I had recently worked at this hospital I did not have to go through orientation. I worked in CCU instead of the Float Pool - great staff & charge nurses 7p-7a. This hospital uses EPIC, which is a plus! All good here as far as Im concerned. This time I was able to stay at Rainier View RV Park, nice quiet park in Graham, WA. 04/09/2015
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Own RV. Housing was located in city of Graham. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
  • I worked in the Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. Nice hospital, enjoyed working there. Staffed & stocked well. Nurse - Patient ratio is good. Friendly to travlers, you don't get dumped on. Local area is pretty easy to get around and you are very close to some of the most beautiful land in the USA. Traveled with hubby and stayed in our RV, summer 2014 :) 08/29/2014
  • Housing was approximately 13 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Own RV. Housing was located in city of Graham. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Most RV parks that have month to month rates are pretty dumpy. Ranier View in Graham, Wa is one of the nicer ones...but stays full during peak summer season. Nice easy commute up 161 to the hospital (20 minutes).
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