Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

Each ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for a hospital is 100.

Feel free to rank any hospital. You are not limited to the ones below.

Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Kaiser Downey
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff1.5
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?1
3. Hospital Technology3
4. Location (A nice area to live)2
5. Cafeteria food1
6. Parking2
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.5
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4.5
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.5
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?)1.5
11. Reputation of the hospital2
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3.5
13. Friendliness of staffing office2
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 ratio2
17. How well staffed are they1
18. How happy were you with your workload?1
19. Staff morale (overall)1.5
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1.5
Total Score (number or rankings)38(2)(0)
  • 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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