Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Queen of the Valley Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.7||4.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.3||2.5|
|3. Hospital Technology||3||3.2|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4.3||4.8|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.6||2.8|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.9||2.8|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.9||3.2|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.4||3.5|
|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?)||3.6||4.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.6||3.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.6||3.5|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.7||3.8|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.4||3.8|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7||3.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.6||5.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||4||4.2|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||4.3||4.8|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3||3.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.7||4.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||69.6(7)||74.2(4)|
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- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Great ICU to work in. Staff are friendly and helpful. As mentioned in a previous comment, they do keep the higher acuity patients for core staff. This hospital is really great about making sure the nurses get breaks (1:15 total). Will occasionally get floated (MS/Tele/ED Holding - all fair game). Orientation is only 1 day on the unit, 1 day on Tele. They use Meditech but its more advanced than some other versions out there - you can use the mouse and you don't have to hit the F9, F12 stuff. MD and/or NP are on the unit for both shifts. Manager was accommodating with schedule requests. The town of Napa obviously has alot of good wine and food but it's definitely pricey. 02/05/2018 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was RV Park. Housing was located in city of Napa. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. If you travel with a RV for housing, the RV park situation can be a little complicated (especially in the summer months!). There are 3 RV parks in Napa proper (Expo Center, Skyline and Elks) and all have a maximum number of days that you can reserve (Expo being the longest at 28 days). If you stay in a RV (like I do), you will have to move around every 14-28 days to one of the other parks. They don't flex on this at all (I tried). In the summer months, they book up quickly however winter was not a problem. There are other options but they aren't as close. Expo and Skyline were nice in their own way - Expo is nicely located to downtown and Skyline has great trail access.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I extended my first contract for another full contract. The ICU treats their travelers well and includes them as part of the team. Scheduling is pretty accommodating and staff are willing to switch when needed. Over 6 months working here I floated only about 3 times, and when I did I was used as a break nurse and did not take patients. I noticed this was mostly the norm for anyone who floated to other units. 24/7 intensivists and/or nurse practitioners in the unit make for efficient attention to patient care. My biggest complaint was and continues to be that the core staff are very closed off to letting travelers take sicker patients under any circumstance. However, it usually makes for very easy shifts. 06/17/2017 Housing was approximately 25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was air bnb. Housing was located in city of Angwin. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own housing with airbnb and absolutely loved the rural seclusion of Angwin. The commute is easy and rarely had any traffic, and took about 35 minutes.
- I worked in the Med surg department(s) in the hospital. Very friendly, helpful staff. Uses meditech. Short on CNAs at times. You get 1.15 hours of breaks total throughout the day and they make sure you take them. 04/22/2017 Housing was approximately 0.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Montrachet . Housing was located in city of Napa. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Offers washer/dryer in unit, fitness area, pool, outside kitchen. 15 minute walk to Queen of the valley hospital.
- I worked in the L&D department(s) in the hospital. 03/10/2017 Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Lodge. Housing was located in city of American Canyon. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. On the one hand, mandatory staffing ratios and breaks make the workload ridiculously easy. On the other, I feel like to get around the staffing laws they may have eliminated ancillary staff so the ICU has no PCT. I often had a hard time getting things done because I could never find anyone to help. Layout of the ICU is weird- it's very new and high tech but because there is no centralized nurses' station I often felt lost as to what was going on with anything else in the unit beyond my 2 patients. I also had an issue with the amount of patients that were 'off limits' to travelers because of lack of orientation when they didn't necessarily need to be (ex. craniotomies, come on). This caused staffing problems often because there are so many travelers on the unit and so few full time staff who are 'authorized' to take care of those patients. They make a lot of work for themselves when they don't have to. 02/15/2017 Housing was approximately 25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of Petaluma. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found my own housing in Petaluma due to cost and proximity to other activities. Highly recommend the city.
- I worked in the Tele/MS department(s) in the hospital. Give you heaviest load. Unwarranted accusations. Let you be on Stand-bye by mode for 10 hrs. Inhumane !!! Half a day, you can't sleep waiting on the phone. Staff are bullies. Rediculous expectations of you knowing all their policies in 2 orientation days ??? 12/16/2016 Housing was approximately 65 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of Baypoint. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2.
- I worked in the Nurse Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. The hospital is very traveler friendly. Everyone seems very happy. Fellow nurses and doctors were accepting and lovely to work with. I worked in the Float pool, but was mainly sent to the Telemetry unit on 2North. 10/23/2014 Housing was approximately 31 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was River Oaks. Housing was located in city of Vacaville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The housing was nice, but the location was awful. The apartment was 31 miles from the hospital and a good 40 minute drive with no traffic. The location was sold as an easy 30 mile commute, but no commute in CA is easy. My first day of orientation it took me 1hr and 30 min to get there.
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