Travel Nursing Hospital
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a hospital is 100.
Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: CPMC-California campus
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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?||2.7|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||5|
|5. Cafeteria food||2|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||4.3|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.7|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||4.3|
|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?)||4|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||4.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||4|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4.3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||4|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.3|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.3|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||4.3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||4|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.7|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||75.8(3)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ASU/PACU department(s) in the hospital. BEWARE! This organization will hire you for PACU and then you will only work in the ambulatory surgery unit (ASU). Staff is friendly but management cuts staff and doesn’t staff well. On evening shift the staffing is usually worse. You Rarely get all of your breaks. I’ve spoken to 4 other travelers from other CPMC campuses who also were told PACU but instead work ASU. If you’re ok with that this is not a bad group of nurses to work with. The unit works well when it’s staffed appropriately. The hospital also charges you $24 daily to park on campus. That’s a discounted rate! 06/20/2018 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Air bnb. Housing was located in city of Marin county. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. Worked in the NICU at CPMC California campus for 2 contracts. The clinician is who you need to go to for scheduling....they are very short staffed so she will always work with you to give you what you want to work! This is a hospital where they actually appreciate their travelers and treat them as full-time staff, with respect, and make sure you are doing okay. The NICU itself is a level 3, that is split in to 3 wings, with about 40 total beds. One of the wings is essentially a level 2, but only houses about 10 babies. It is a delivery hospital, but they will NEVER ask a traveler to go to deliveries...which is nice. Expect to find yourself feeding a lot of babies, and not seeing a lot of ventilators, as they don't do surgeries as this level 3.
The neighborhood is Pacific Heights, and it is one of the wealthier areas in SF. Very safe area, I had no problems finding street parking for my 12 hour night shifts. They do offer garage parking for day/night shifts, but it's free to park on the street at night.
Very friendly and welcoming staff. Extended because I couldn't find any other jobs I really wanted.
Would definitely recommend this hospital without hesitation! 07/14/2017 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was airbnb. Housing was located in city of SF. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Housing is extremely expensive. Expect to pay close to $4000 a month for a 1BR apartment, or $3000 for a studio. Get a roommate.
- I worked in the PACU department(s) in the hospital. Extremely easy going PACU. Overstaffed at times, therefore, I was floated to their ASU a few times a week where a lot of older nurses wanted the younger nurses to do most of the work. My rating for the PACU is 5. Rating for ASU is 2. Average case load a day for PACU is around 20 patients and very low acuity. Average case load for ASU includes preop and all of the phase II, average is 40-50 patients per day with about 8 nurses. Pros of the position are no call/no weekends, nice to travelers, and location of hospital. Cons of the position are getting floated to ASU for PACU being overstaffed, management doesn't care about travelers, day to day scheduling, and floating to other CPMC campuses when overstaffed. Overall the hospital has been good to me for 13 weeks. I wouldn't extend here due to having to make up hours at other campuses when overstaffed and getting floated to ASU every other day when PACU is overstaffed. If the position says PACU at this hospital, they really mean you'll be placed in the miserable ASU for 13 weeks. There are numerous travelers at this hospital who were supposed to be in pacu and ended up being stuck in glorified med-surg/ASU for 13 weeks. If ASU is your thing then go for it! 05/24/2016 Housing was approximately n/a mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was my own housing. Housing was located in city of SF. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
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