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: Palmetto Health System (Richland)
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hospital. You are not limited to the ones below.
(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||2.4||1.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.3||2.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.9||3.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.3||1.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||3||2.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.4||2.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.9||3.0|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.7||2.5|
|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||1.5|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.3||1.0|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||2.7||2.5|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3||3.0|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.1||2.5|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.6||2.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.3||1.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.1||1.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.1||1.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2||1.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1.6||1.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||50.7(7)||37.5(2)|
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- I worked in the 10 east department(s) in the hospital. The staff was not helpful unless was convenient to them. Most of the people I worked with were very unprofessional, not wanting me to watch narcotics being wasted after I had signed off. Nurses found sleeping in pt rooms or watching TV while their other patients were calling out. The patients and sitters could spot travelers because they were different from the regular staff, (better). 02/20/2017 Housing was approximately N/a mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/a. Housing was located in city of N/a. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own housing for this assignment
- I worked in the Ortho/Step down trauma department(s) in the hospital. This facility utilized many travel nurses. The permanent staff were most often unapproachable and unfriendly. Smiles and eye contact were rare. Nurses were overworked and expected to do it all. CNA's set the standards for the units. Nurses were not supported in delegation or leadership roles. Overall, as a traveler, I was floated to all the medical units and usually assigned the highest acuity of care. I completed my contract with disappointment in my observations of management disregarding the low morale in this facility. The entire 13 weeks spent there were toxic and I left feeling deeply effected by the toxicity. 01/13/2017 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was a house rental. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
- I worked in the neurosurgery department(s) in the hospital. Before accepting the assignment I was told that there was a lot of travelers on this unit, I did not realize that this meant that they were unable to keep regular staff on the unit. Very unorganized, dirty and difficult to obtain the necessary items I needed to complete my job effectively. Only a few of the nurses were friendly. If I asked a question, it was either not answered or I was treated as "bothering them". Most of the nursing assistants were a joke. Sat at their computers and ignored call lights and bed alarms. If asked to do something, there was always an excuse why they couldn't do it at that time or they acted like I just asked them to cut their arm off. My work load was doubled because I had to do my job plus the assistants. I was treated like a child and not like a seasoned nurse. Instead of just answering questions, there was always some long drawn out comment. Most of the staff had poor attitudes and just didn't want to be bothered. 01/22/2016 Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Well Springs. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Nice housing with friendly staff. Located near long walking trails.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the ER. This is ER is WAY understaffed.They will overwork the travelers in one or two pods of their ER while staff does nothing in another pod. The staff is so miserable that every shift I worked I heard of another staff member quitting. The patient population is rude and abusive to the staff. One large pod has cardiac monitors in the room, but no central monitoring. Too busy for effective nursing care.
I tried two different extended stays in the area, both were disgusting. They smelled. They had become low income housing. I ended up traveling home on my days off and staying at a higher end hotel when I came back to work.
Columbia is a dirty, somewhat gross city. I never felt safe. I do not recommend this city or this hospital.
09/16/2015 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Extended . Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Smelled. Had become Low income housing.
- I worked in the STICU department(s) in the hospital. The nurses in the trauma ICU had very strong personalities, about tough to get along with and work with, however I will say they cared about doing things the right way and had great teamwork with each other and helped me out alot. Most of my frustration came from dealing with the doctors who expected me to flirt with them and do whatever tehy asked me to. Also this unit was very "cut throat", the only way to get things done was their way, not open to different ideas and changes. 01/23/2015 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Rented room. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Small city, hard to find temporary housing. I stayed in downtown columbia area, clean area, but very small and boring :) lot of homeless in the streets.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Travelers placed in critical assignments with 3 rooms, and possibly 2 hallway patients. You are responsible for all unless there is a "hallway" nurse. No area in this ED is safe. Would not recommend this hospital at all. 01/10/2015 Housing was approximately n/a mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of n/a. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. n/a
- I worked in the ST-ICU department(s) in the hospital. OVer-all I had an average experience, the staff are well mannered and easy to get along with, however lot of back-talking and gossiping (the usual amount hehe) so I kept to myself. The doctors are not the easiest to work with, slow to take action and don't mind putting nurses on spot and even blaming them. 09/05/2014 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Took stripened and rented out a room in downtown. Not the most exciting place but it's not bad by any means.
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