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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Parkview Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.8|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||4|
|3. Hospital Technology||3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.2|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||4|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.5|
|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?)||4.2|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.8|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.2|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.2|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.8|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.8|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||62.7(4)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Telemetry department(s) in the hospital. I had a good experience up until a patient complained about me when she couldn't get her pain meds as frequently as she would've liked. She was there for morphine withdrawal and there were specific orders that needed to be complied with. Patient claimed that I was withholding her pain meds if she didn't agree to taking her antibiotic. This was a false accusation but the way the hospital handles these kinds of situations was to call the police! I gave my statement to the cop who showed up and when he tried to interview the patient, she didn't even understand why he was there in the first place! I was assured by the director and the charge nurses that 'this situation would blow over and everything would be fine and no, you're not in trouble.' While I was in Houston visiting my cousin, I got the news from my agency that I had been offered another extension on my contract. And the next day, the hospital DNR'd me! WTF? I got no answers as to why I was DNR'd especially since everyone at the hospital told me that this incident 'was nothing.' So now I had to pay my agency $500 for a broken contract and I'm still left stunned and bewildered. This was a very sad experience. 08/30/2016 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 157 Idaho Ave Apt 2. Housing was located in city of Pueblo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. There's no washer/dryer so you had to wash your clothes at the laundromat down the road which becomes a very inconvenient process.
- I worked in the 4E department(s) in the hospital. It was nice in the beginning but they can and will DNR you and cancel your contract for ANY reason. I was DNR'd while on vacation in Houston. The problem was they DNR'd me right after they offered another contract extension! I felt like the reason they were giving any examples to cancel me. The original reason was a patient compliant that was clearly unsubstantiated. The patient claimed I wouldn't give her pain meds if she didn't take her antibiotic which did not happen. I documented everything appropriately including time and dose of next pain meds due. The way the hospital executed this was EXTREMELY shady and they wouldn't respond to my repeated requests for an explanation. I had to pay back my company $500 for a cancelled contract! THIS PLACE IS VERY SHADY. they will smile in your face and tell you 'everything is ok and you're not in trouble,' and then when you're on vacation, they'll turn around and cancel your contract! 08/23/2016 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 157 Idaho Ave . Housing was located in city of Pueblo . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Housing that allows pets and it's super close to the hospital.
- I worked in the 5T department(s) in the hospital. The hospital staff was great. Super friendly. They used meditech for charting- which i dont love, but they had the new version of it. Once i got used to it, it was not bad at all. For med administration, they used patient touch with the iPhone5. Super convenient and easy to pass meds. It was also useful to contact other nurses, CNAs, RT, etc. The patient load was reasonable. About 6 patients per nurse on night shift. I never felt too overwhelmed. Everyone was also very helpful, which alwasy makes a difference. Pueblo is a small town, but only about 40 min from Colorado Springs, so i was able to go there often. It is about 2 hours from denver, so I was able to take a few weekend trip there and loved it. Lots of hiking and outdoor beauty. 11/30/2015 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was the Villas at Parkwest. Housing was located in city of Pueblo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. They apartment complex was really nice, but walls are paper thin. A few of the staff in the housing office are very rude and not helpful. Neighbors were also rude.
- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. Parkview is an interesting place. Horribly understaffed, some downright terrifying ER physicians, everything 20 years behind the times as far as technology... and yet I loved working there. The nursing staff is wonderful, very young and fun and open minded. And somehow despite all the downfalls, it was possible to provide adequate patient care. I very much enjoyed this assignment and have recommended it to many of my other friends. 03/31/2015 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 3. I found my own housing.
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