Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Kaiser Downey
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff1.7
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?1
3. Hospital Technology2.3
4. Location (A nice area to live)1.7
5. Cafeteria food1
6. Parking2
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.7
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.7
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.3
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?)1.3
11. Reputation of the hospital1.7
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3
13. Friendliness of staffing office2.3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?1
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio3
17. How well staffed are they1.7
18. How happy were you with your workload?1
19. Staff morale (overall)1.7
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1.3
Total Score (number or rankings)37.4(3)(0)
  • I worked in the Icu float department(s) in the hospital. Do not take an assignment here in any capacity your nursing license will but put at risk. 12/12/2020
  • Housing was approximately .25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb. Housing was located in city of Downey. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. It is a hospital in name and function but the staff that fill it are the people who graduated bottom of their class and passed the nclex after 3 attempts. Never any CNA to help no ceiling lifts. Tele techs are good if it a Travler who filled the role for that shift otherwise good techs are hard to find. Md is covering the Ed tele MS AND ICU. One doctor all units extremely unsafe. I can count 5 ppl who were nice and helpful but you are garbage to everyone else. I was told to put in comfort care orders for palliative extubation with morphine drip on a patient who had not had a code status changed by an md over the phone. When I refused the md asked me my name and how long I have been a nurse. this was my first day following week I was given a sepsis patient that had no functional IV who had received a documented 4 L of fluid and 500ml of albumin x3 had one bp with a SYS >90 no report called pt arrived and crashes. I was reported for causing a tx to a higher level of care. I never received report. If there is a code everyone that is staff disappears only Travler’s help during codes Stay away from this place I was in ms or tele 75% of the time. The hospital is in a food desert. There is a recently built shopping center beside the hospital This area is directly beside Compton CA.
  • I worked in the MS/tele department(s) in the hospital. No CNA's, they are always pulled to be sitters, it's primary care nursing so you are expected to do everything for the pt. Resource RN's are there to help when they aren't covering for breaks but they do not carry phones so you are expected to search for them if you need help. They have a lift team but it's only 2 people that cover the entire hospital so I found myself turning and positioning my pt's by myself which was hard on my back. Monitor techs unable to recognize a rhythm change. Many pt falls and line infections. Double and triple charting. Unrealistic charting intervals. They want bed alarms on every single pt so the alarms are constantly going off so you are running around unnecessarily to chase alarms. Zero critical thinking allowed. Shame on administration for thinking this is ok. 04/04/2017
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of Lakewood. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The housing was decent.
  • I worked in the Tele/MS department(s) in the hospital. multiple unorganized and unnecessary floating at any given time during your shift. never had any nursing assistants due to over assignment of sitters throughout the hospital (everyday), which left all the work on nurse (bedpan, feeding bed bath, vitals, getting water, on top of nursing work). Unnecessary meetings throughout the entire shift (known as huddles) that fall to address any nursing interventions. dual, triple, and quadruple charting. Delayed medication delivery. Micromanagement by supervisors and charge nurse. Discharge rounds performed at untimely intervals of your shift. Most MDs never informed RN of new orders, prognosis, or plan for patients. MDs avoid speaking with patients leaving RN to blame for inadequacies. Over prescribing pain medications. 06/03/2016
  • Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was found my own. Housing was located in city of norwalk. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I was originally thinking of moving to California, so I found my own housing. Nice area, but not a lot of food options unless you're very fond of Mexican, Asian fusion, or burgers.
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