Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: CHI Highline Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.8||4.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.8||3.3|
|3. Hospital Technology||3||3.3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.2||2.7|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.8||3.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.8||2.7|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.2||3.3|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.2||3.7|
|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?)||3.2||2.3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.8||2.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4||3.7|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.2||3.7|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.3||4.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.8||2.3|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.7||2.7|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.7||2.7|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.5||3.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3||2.3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.8||2.7|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||64.8(6)||61.4(3)|
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- I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. I'm a Surgical Tech in the main OR and this was my second assignment in Washington. When I first started here there were a lot of travelers, including nurses, but now it is mostly CST travelers. Staff is traveler friendly, surgeon's were nice and took the time to get to know you. Assignments were fair, they didn't give the travelers the crappy cases no one else wanted. On time starts weren't good, turnover seemed to take awhile and some surgeons were slower than others. Call was average, maybe one day a week and one or two weekend days a month. Call was self-scheduled by staff, seniority list rotated so it wasn't always the same person picking first. Weekend call was only for 24 hours but you usually did work on those days. People were willing to swap call shifts and you could pick up or give away call. Parking garage right by the hospital and parking was free. My only complaint was the location of sterile supplies and instruments really had no order to it and they were in all different areas. They are in kind of a weird transition time between the OR Manager retiring (will have an interim manager who is also a traveler) and in need of hiring permanent CST's. A couple people quit and a couple were injured and not back to work yet. I'm a small town girl and didn't really feel safe living in Burien or the surrounding areas. There are a lot of homeless people in the area and it looks sketchy. I stayed In Puyallup and commuted for a better living experience. Overall I would recommend at least the operating room to a traveler. 12/14/2020 Housing was approximately 22 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of Puyallup. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. NA
- I worked in the Special Procedures&PACU department(s) in the hospital. I’ve never heard so many people say “that’s not my job” and refuse to search for any answers. I worked with an older group of nurses that desperately needed to retire. All empathy was gone. There was one nurse in my department that was still wonderful, but the rest were rude to me, condescending, and unwilling to learn anything from a younger nurse except at the very end when I taught them how to use the vein finder. They talked to patients just as bad as they talked to me (one nurse in particular). I was straight up embarrassed to be seen nearby sometimes. The hospital doesn’t seem to have great leadership—I heard they had recently gotten rid of a lot of management.
On a positive note-my manger was a former traveler and was great. She truly listened to people’s problems and worked to fix them.
My job was overall easy because of my department, but the work environment wasn’t great. I ended up befriending the cath lab and Gi people which greatly improved my time there :) 09/24/2020 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb . Housing was located in city of Renton . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. Staff was awesome to travelers. There was a big divide between the nurses and techs - a lot of animosity. The techs were often unavailable and there was no regard to your patient acuity load. I had many dangerous patient load situations. The workload to get signed on was WAY more than most other hospitals plus they didn't even have me in the system properly my first day. EMS in that area is mostly BLS even when that doesn't seem appropriate...so your patients come in moderately ill with no line or medications. Respiratory therapy is pretty much non existent unless you have someone that is tubed or on bipap. Just a huge load for the nursing staff with not a lot of ancillary help....at least that's very much what it felt like. 4:1 ratio 05/02/2020 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AIR BNB. Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the pcu department(s) in the hospital. STAFF IN PCU WAS VERY FRIENDLY. VERY ACCEPTING AND APPRECIATIVE TOWARDS TRAVELERS. DOCTORS ARE EASY TO TALK TO.
WA HAS STAFFING GUIDELINES SO NEVER MORE THAN 3PCU PATIENTS. HOSPITAL IT SELF WAS VERY CLEAN AND IN A NICE LOCATION. I LIVED IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AND TOOK ME 20MINS TO GET TO WORK. EASY TO PARK IN STAFF PARKING GARAGE AT NO CHARGE. UNLIKE MANY DOWNTOWN SEATTLE HOSPITALS. 11/21/2016 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of SEATTLE. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
- I worked in the PCU department(s) in the hospital. Highline's PCU is definitely the hardcore variety, with a lot of pts that would be "easy ICU's" elsewhere. You'll generally have 3 patients, but they'll keep you busy. The hospital wing that ICU/PCU/Tele are in is old and overdue for a remodel (terrible ergonomics and not enough electrical outlets). The computer systems are very slow and buggy and tend to get in the way more than they help. Staff is mostly pretty pleasant and helpful. The CNAs in particular are the best I've ever worked with - Vitals, I/Os, turns and baths just get done and charted on and they'll come find you if they need help. At least on night shift, admin was pretty much absent aside from the nursing supervisor. I literally never met the unit manager/director. Not a bad place to work overall, I never felt unsafe, but definitely very busy. 05/28/2016 Housing was approximately 30 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Riverstone Apartments. Housing was located in city of Federal Way. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Tiny apartment with a huge bathroom. Noisy between a busy arterial being nearby and the airport traffic. Generally pretty clean/neat, but not great. Maintenance is pretty lax as well.
- I worked in the Telemetry department(s) in the hospital. Nursing office unwilling to work with traveler on scheduling - Some charge nurses did not like travelers - staff did not seem to care if you were a traveler and had questions on policy/procedures - No hospital orientation, whole 13 weeks and never knew where anything was located but the floor I was assigned - Staffing office called at all hours of the day - Pt load was good, rarely had 5 pts on Telemetry floor - Doctors where prompt in responding to pages - Hospital layout terrible - Located in decent suburb about 15-20 minutes from downtown Seattle 04/22/2016 Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Marq West Seattle. Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found own housing - housing near hospital more lower income, not updated, run down - plenty of AirBnB rentals in Seattle area