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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: North Memorial Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.4||5.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3||5.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||4||3.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.4||4.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.4||2.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.4||3.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4||4.0|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||1.6||3.0|
|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||4.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.6||4.0|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4.2||4.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.2||3.0|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.4||5.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.8||3.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.6||4.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.4||4.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.6||4.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3||4.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.2||4.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||66(5)||74.0(1)|
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- I worked in the Interventional Radiology department(s) in the hospital. I loved all the staff except for one specific person who will likely die in the position. It as my first IR position, and they were amazing about onboarding me and training me into the position. The schedule was cake, 3 10hr shifts a week with no weekends and no call required, I actually wanted to take call, but the facility had some financial issues making it to where they couldn't extend me long enough to get on the call schedule. Their cafeteria food is some of the worst I've had in all of my assignments, but it wasn't a huge deal...its near enough a lot of restaurants you can ubereats!
covered garage parking, lots of it, $3/day, underground tunnel available for the snowy/cold days which is essential in MN weather!
the techs were really sweet, I hadnt worked with techs that had as much autonomy before but it was really nice. 02/12/2020 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private residential . Housing was located in city of St. Paul. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the Med/Surg department(s) in the hospital. It was a nightmare. Worst assignment I've ever had. "Minnesota Nice" is apparently not a thing in Minneapolis. 12/27/2017 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was (found my own). Housing was located in city of Anoka. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found my own.
- I worked in the Med/Surg Float Pool department(s) in the hospital. They don't precept their travelers, and then get upset when you have to ask questions. I was surprised how unwelcoming they were towards travelers. On my very first day for orientation, I spent only 2-3 chaotic hours with HR, watching them run around in circles just trying to get me a badge and access to the computer system. Then they sent me away to a Med/Surg float to "shadow" for the rest of the day. I didn't even have access to the computer or medications, so I couldn't do any actual work. I literally had to just follow someone around like a puppy for less than a full shift, and that was the extent of my precepting. Now I float to 6-7 Med/Surg floors with next to nothing for training. It wouldn't be so bad if they were welcoming and helpful, but I've just been treated like a burden. Would not recommend float pool at this hospital. Some positive things: the nurse to patient ratio in Minnesota is very decent. EPIC charting. Very nice patient rooms; mostly all singles. However, none of this is worth no training and not feeling safe as a nurse. 10/07/2017 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of N/A. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Took housing stipend.
- I worked in the Trauma Neuro ICU department(s) in the hospital. My girlfriend and I traveled to North Memorial Med center (NMMMC) from april/2016-august/2016. I had one shift of orientation, 4 hrs with a staff nurse and 8 hrs with another traveler. Luckily i already had epic training at other hospitals. Their EPIC system was one of the best I've ever experienced compared to California. Their ICU units were great, friendly staff, made many friends and that really made working in the ICU a joy some nights. Their MD's were very prompt in calling back and were open to suggestions and listened and spoke to you when available. This isn't a teaching hospital. ICU ratios were 2 patients to One RN every night. They have great equipment that works and is fairly new. I really liked the ICU. But their scheduling and floating was another story.
The whole hospital ran on three 8 hr shifts. Us travelers besides a few charge nurses were the only 12 hours, which meant that your whole assignment could change on NOC shift at 2300. That would include floating to the medsurg/ tele floor and floating the whole 12 hour shift between non icu floors, with ratios going up to 6 patients after 2300 every night. We ended up floating 2 out of 3 days a week towards the end of our contract. The floating got to us and we couldn't do it anymore. I'm ok with floating to sister units and floating with the consideration that their staff floats with us, but ICU travelers ( there was a lot of us, basically staffing Half of all ICU's) Would basically be the whole hospitals float staff. We ended floating to every unit besides OB and women's, including a unit that had no native staff travelers or otherwise, basically a complete overflow unit with no staff that knew were anything was including the charge nurse.
This Hospital has very high pros and very low cons. Basically just know and be OK with floating before you take this assignment.
09/02/2016 Housing was approximately 4.8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AirBNB NE Minneapolis. Housing was located in city of North east Park. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the All the ICUs department(s) in the hospital. Beware !!!. If you are offered a position and ICU position here, this is a FLOAT position. You are floated twice between one shift due to their core staff mostly working 8 hours. This happens almost every single shift even though you are told this is not a float position. If you like to float and be treated like a ping pong ball then this is the position for you. I wish I would have known how awful this assignment was before taking it. 06/04/2016 Housing was approximately 9 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was ESA. Housing was located in city of Brooklyn Center. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Housing is expensive due to a small number of apartment complexes not offering shorter then 6 month contracts.
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