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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Mercy Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.6|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.4|
|3. Hospital Technology||3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.1|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.9|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||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?)||2.6|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.8|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.6|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.2|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.4|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.1|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||57.8(11)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Med/Surg department(s) in the hospital. Absolutely the most horrible nursing care and habits I have ever seen. Gasp worthy. The manager is the most toxic person I've ever met. She strolls in late at 0705 every morning and uses the morning huddle to scold her staff instead of lift them up to have a great day. Her lack of punctuality and ridiculous huddle causes the night shift travelers to leave late every morning, and she doesn't approve the overtime. Ratios are 1 to 4-7. Sometimes 8. Really hit or miss; staffing is a disaster. The nursing assistants sit on their phones in the corner. No one helps to turn patients, so everyone gets pressure ulcers. The only time they reposition and clean patients is at 1800 and 0600, and they're proud of that. They think that's "hard work." I asked a CNA to help me clean up a patient after an incontinence episode at 2300, and she said, "No, let's wait until I do everyone at 0600." I said, "Absolutely not, I can't let her lie here in her own poop for 7 hours in good conscience." They openly provide horrifying care, and don't think anything of it because that's just their culture. Doctors are rude to nursing. Called an MD for a bladder scan of >800, and he said to "Wait until morning. The day shift can deal with it." Just unreal "care" here. Cried many times. DO NOT go here. I've been a traveler for 5 years and I promise you, this is a rough assignment. A nightmare, in fact. 06/01/2020 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AirBnB. Housing was located in city of Jamaica. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found an Airbnb in Jamaica for $1900/month. Studio basement apartment. VERY tiny, but comfortable and had just what I needed for my 8 week assignment.
- I worked in the Surgery department(s) in the hospital. The hospital surgery was travel friendly. The staff and managers are welcoming and accommodating. Free parking. The hospital is near Basketball hall of fame, MGM casino, Armory museum and lots of restaurants to choose from. The area is safe if you keep yourself safe. 05/06/2019 Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AIRBNB. Housing was located in city of East Longmeadow. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. The AIRBNB i rented is a studio with private bathroom, entrance and a kitchenette. no kitchen sink or stove but owner will allow the use of kitchen in main house.
it is in a great neighborhood.
- I worked in the Acute Hemodialysis department(s) in the hospital. Laura, the ICU/Dialysis Manager cancelled my CONTACT WITH NO NOTICE! NOW I'M IN CANTON WITH NO JOB! AHS recruiter said he fought for me but ultimately that they were allowed to do this with the contract!!?
AHS Staffing needs to prove themselves at this time, or I'm done with them! All Dialysis staff were great...except one! Laura, a peer, tried to get my contract cancelled after my being there only 5 days. 08/23/2018 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Woodspring Suites . Housing was located in city of Akron . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Jim, of Woodspring Suites is phenomenal! truly a great place to stay!!
- I worked in the Pcu department(s) in the hospital. PCU. I do not recommend. No one speaks to me except the break nurse. No nursing assistants answer my call lights, feed patients, change beds.. nothing. They do occasionally take ambulatory patients to the shower. I do vitals, blood sugars, a lot of waitressing as well as my own job. Night charge nurse very condescending and unprofessional. Im counting shifts.... the pay is outstanding.... it's not worth it to me. 01/07/2018 Housing was approximately 11 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 14043 kennington park drive. Housing was located in city of Redding. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1.
- I worked in the Operating Room department(s) in the hospital. I have added this hospital to my "do not return" list. The manager and surgical services director seem to have no idea about surgery procedure and protocol. Manager did not know what CNOR stood for on my badge. MH emergency cart and logs are labeled "malignant HYPOthermia"...maybe they have bair huggers, warm saline, and succs stocked on it? There is no positive pressure in any of the OR suites. Manager expects to staff with half the required amount which turns into the OR nurse taking care of ICU overflow patients in PACU. I am not ICU trained and neither are the PACU nurses. Surgical tech gave the surgeon local anesthetic for a intraoperative cholangiogram instead of the dye---faulty labeling ICU staff did not know what a LMA is during an emergency. Schedule is not handled appropriately so be ready to work 14.5 hours with one pee break. Don't recommend this facility. 03/18/2016 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Morningside Country Estates. Housing was located in city of Sioux City. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Should be condemned
- I worked in the Operating Room department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the operating room as a circulator for 13 weeks. The staff is very friendly and accepting of travelers, as are the surgeons (often preferring the experienced traveler over staff). However, the OR at Mercy is very disorganized and led by a manager who is pretty much incompetent. The OR circulators are all brand new to either the OR, or nursing, or both. The staffing in other departments relating to the OR (PACU, Pre-op holding, same day surgery, etc) are so understaffed that often the circulator has to get their room ready, then go wait with the patient in pre-op holding and essentially get the pre-op done as well. I also had to help the PACU staff recover patients and take care of ICU overflow patients in the PACU with the PACU nurses. Sterile processing has no idea what any of the instruments/supplies are when you call for something. The manager is not versed on OR protocol or AORN guidelines (examples being: none of the ORs are positive pressure, manager had to ask what CNOR credential stood for on my ID badge, and their MH emergency cart is labeled malignant hypothermia (I can only assume it is stocked with bair hugger blankets, warm saline, and succinylcholine. The attitude of the OR was very pleasant but there is just a lot of staffing/educational problems at this facility (ICU nurses not knowing what a LMA is when asked by anesthesia to have one available during an emergency intubation). 03/09/2016 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Morningside Country Estates. Housing was located in city of Sioux City. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. The apartment that my company secured for my assignment was abysmal. I can't say enough things about it to convey the level of disgusting. That being said, I'm sure it depends on the travel agency used. Also, most of Sioux City is the same as far as housing goes.
- I worked in the Oncology/ surgery department(s) in the hospital. The staff is rude to travelers that do not fit the mean girl style. The staffing is horrible, and the staff morale is even worse. They cannot keep staff, and they cannot recruit staff. They pay big bucks for travelers, but it is a one term job. 09/01/2015 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Cedar River Tower. Housing was located in city of Cedar Rapids. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. The building is from the 70's and is run by elderly ladies that treat the tenants like children. No dogs allowed. The air system is old, and the windows drafty. It is still a nice view of the river and city, and is secure. There is a theater within walking distance as well as some nice bars and restaurants. Over all a nice place to live.
- I worked in the STICU, MSICU, CSICU department(s) in the hospital. This hospital is going through a lot of changes in management, therefore morale is very low. 07/15/2013 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was hotel. Housing was located in city of Redding. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Find your own housing.
- Housing was approximately 2.3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was found private housing. Housing was located in city of Redding. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. 07/10/2013 found a cottage to rent on craigslist I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. I was hired to help integrate the new computerized charting system (was previously paper). The staff had a hard time accepting change. Everyone seems upset with management. However, I other locations I've worked runs the ER similarly. Again staff just didn't like change. Nurse pt ratio 4:1 and 1:1 for critical patients. Staff was friendly to travelers. Patient volume was only an average of 130 per day. ER has 30 beds. Some ancillary staff but for the most part nurse draw labs, do EKGs and transport patients after 2200pm. I you waited for phlebotomy to draw labs you could be waiting 2 hrs and that isn't acceptable in an ER setting. Overall this wasn't a hard place to work. LOS for patients are long and wait time in lobby was long considering there were 30 beds and only 130 pts per day.
- Constantly short staffed. Often no tech on staff with a 1:6 ratio. The name of the housing complex was River Knolls. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Redding is a beauiful city. Much to see and do. The housing was nice. The manager very accomodating.
- FLoating was not a big problem for me. The times that I DID float, I went to Cardiac Telemetry where the ratio was 1:4. Everyone here was very traveler friendly! I hear the housing situation has really improved there since I was there.
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