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: The Aroostook Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||4|
|3. Hospital Technology||4|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||4|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||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?)||3.5|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||4.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||5|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||4.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.5|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||4.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||4|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||4.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||4.5|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||83(2)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I worked night shift. Every one here has been super friendly and helpful. They use Cerner for charting. This is the most low key, low stress hospital I've ever worker at. Their acuity is very low and I have only had two patients that I would actually consider critical while here. Regardless of the status of the patient you never have more that two patients, and since acuity is low be prepared to have lots of conversations with your fellow nurses and time to read. I floated a few times to MS/Tele, which is actually a remote Tele; all in house Tele's are monitored in the ICU. I've never been made charge, but I have worked as secretary/monitor tech one night when census was low; super easy. My contract states "float to ED." I requested orientation to ED and the ICU manager, who is very cooperative, gave me two nights of orientation. I actually had two full weeks of orientation here, which was a first for me while on contract. There aren't ICU doc's, as the doc's are all hospitalists, but they are very good and really friendly as well. One thing to know is that there aren't many ACLS nurses on staff per shift so check the sheet at the beginning of each shift to see if you're on the code team; they may put you on the code team if you have ACLS even if you aren't working in the ICU for the shift. Not a lot of opportunities in the actual ICU to get overtime as the manager awards the shifts to staff first, but there may be more opportunities if you agree to work MS/Tele. Ask the staff and they'll tell you how to apply for extra shifts. The area is very quaint, and its definitely a small town with a small town feel but all the necessities are there. The nearest "large" city is Bangor. The area is beautiful and I recommend this hospital to anyone. 08/18/2016 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Fieldstone Rental. Housing was located in city of Presque Isle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Housing here is super limited and there is this thing about Presque Isle where they tend to not put a lot of stuff online so searching the net might not always give you results. Search multiple sites for available housing. It may be best to get a hotel for the first week or so and then proceed from there as both travelers and agencies have trouble locating housing. There is a Budget Motel on Highway 1 that is ok; ask for Gary the manager to better good rates for their suites. There is an Executive Apartments place on Academy that intermittently has furnished housing; when you reach the answering service it sounds like you called a doctor's office, but thats because a doctor owns it and he often rents these apartments to the doctor's that rotate working at TAMC. I would just suggest seeing all of the other places before you actually proceed in renting it. A lot of places can be run down and unsafe; a lot of people have had problems with properties rented out by Fieldstone.
- I worked in the ICU/CCU department(s) in the hospital. Very Traveler friendly on the ICU/CCU unit. Staff very welcoming. Best nurse manager I have worked for in a long time. Wasn't happy when I was placed on dayshift although my contract says night shift. Found out from other travelers this was a regular occurrence. No OT it is a small unit only 9 beds rarely full there is never any OT. Nurses have a union but yet they fail to let the union know that when housekeeping leave at 10 pm the charge nurse has to clean rooms for admissions. Also not all the rooms have toilets so u have to walk down the hall with excrements to empty it in a trough in the dirty utility room. Don't trip while you walking with it, GROSS!!! 07/20/2015 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was apt. Housing was located in city of Presque Isle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. very hard to find housing in this area. You literally have to get info from locals or the local newspaper.
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