Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: University of Missouri
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.7|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.7|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.7|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.3|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.8|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.7|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.7|
|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?)||3.3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.8|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.3|
|17. How well staffed are they||3|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||59.3(6)||(0)|
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- I worked in the CICU department(s) in the hospital. I am only speaking on behalf of the ICU travelers looking to take an assignment here. I am from Columbia but I would NOT recommend this hospital for ICU travelers. You will float all over the hospital and maybe work in your unit 1/4 of the time. The ICUs will hire travelers during their slow time so prevent having to float their full-time staff (I was told this by a charge nurse in another ICU than where I was hired). If you do not mind floating to the floor then ignore this post. They will say in the interview that it does not happen often but I can say from experience it does. It is impossible to expand your ICU skills here because you do not get the opportunity. Please avoid the same mistake I did by taking an ICU travel assignment here. Your skills will be better suited in another hospital. 01/13/2019 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the Neuro ICU department(s) in the hospital. University Hospital is hands down the most travel friendly hospital I have worked in. If a treaveler gets floated to another unit then the staff of that unit generally give the traveler an easier assignment rather than dumping on them. I have NEVER been excluded or treated unfairly in this hospital. 06/26/2017 Housing was approximately 30 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private rental. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the PICU department(s) in the hospital. Morale here was terrible. I LOVED my coworkers but they ALL hated their job and only stayed because they had no other options for a PICU within 3 hours of Columbia. Charting was ok- they use Cerner. The ratios were unsafe at times and there were absolutely zero policies in the PICU that were tailored for the unit itself. Very scary. The regular staff was audited on EVERYTHING including whether or not they had time between their busy assignments to stock their rooms with diapers for the next shift. Travelers are first to float like most hospitals, however this hospital will make you float more than 50% of your shifts. The PICU and Peds units are seen as one big entity and share educators, management, etc which was troublesome at times. 05/20/2017 Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Campus view. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Tons of college kids but reasonably priced for the city and close to many amenities.
- I worked in the MICU department(s) in the hospital. I only worked on the assigned unit about 25% of the time. They said they did self-scheduling, but when you signed up for shifts you still got moved to where they needed you. I was assigned to night shift, and they would somwtimes schedule me one on, one off, one on, one off, one on. I floated to the floors 11/29/2016 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. N/A
- I worked in the MICU department(s) in the hospital. Scheduling is not the best. During the interview I asked to have my nights all together and was told that was not possible. They plug you into the schedule where they need you, which means your days are rarely together. I worked nights so that was aggravating. Was also told I would have to work 2 weekends a month. Was told that ALL staff works 2 weekends a month. I was scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday every week. I asked them about it and was told that was equivalent to 2 weekends a month. Then found out from various staff that not everyone works 2 weekends a month like I was told. Each unit does their own staffing schedules. Travelers in other units were getting to schedule themselves just like the regular staff so scheduling is going to depend on where you work. Travelers ALWAYS float first. I am in week 7 of my assignment and have only worked in my home unit 4 times. Parking is horrible.Parking permits are $21 a month. The hospital sits on the University of Missouri campus. During football season the university sells the hospital parking to football fans...which means hospital employees have to find somewhere else to park. Traffic is horrible as well. It can takes upwards of 45 minutes to travel 5 miles. There are a lot of travelers at this facility for all professions. The staff is mostly friendly although there are a few (non nursing staff) that made it known that they did not like travelers at all. The staff is very helpful and team oriented. Equipment and supplies were plentiful on every unit. The physicians are very nice and interact well with nursing and other disciplines. The orientation was more than sufficient. I spent half a day listening to things that didn't apply to me. Would rather have spent that time on the floor. I was offered an extension, but because of their unwillingness to work with me on scheduling and refusing to grant any time off, I declined the offer. 10/16/2015 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Suburban Extended Stay. Housing was located in city of Columbia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. The Suburban Extended Stay is across the street from the Women and Children's Hospital in Columbia. They have a hospital rate of $44 a night but you must call them and mention it to get the rate. The place is very clean, large and spacious. NO noise issues at all. Always felt safe.
- I worked in the NSICU department(s) in the hospital. Major college town--Mizzou is located here and it is always packed with traffic. Housing can be difficult to attain close to the hospital. The hospital is nice except that you have to park so very far away and walk--about 4 blocks. Be prepared to float A LOT. Travelers get floated first and they will try to send you all over the hospital. I only worked about 50% of the time on my assigned unit. Also they require travelers to work 50% of the holidays from November to New Years. 09/24/2015 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Cottonwoods RV park. Housing was located in city of Columbia . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Large RV park with clean showers and laundry. Also has large outdoor pool and small store on site. Down side is that this park is extremely overcrowded. It is the only RV park within 50 miles and it is packed awning to awning on game day when the Mizzou tigers play at home. Surprisingly as crowded as it is, the park is amazingly quiet and no issues ever arose. Sites have full hook ups and owners will do month to month rentals for $550.