Travel Nursing Hospital
ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for
a hospital is 100.
Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Regional One Health
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hospital. You are not limited to the ones below.
(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||2.2|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.5|
|3. Hospital Technology||1.5|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||1|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||1.8|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||1.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||1.2|
|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|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.2|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4.2|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2.2|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||1.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||1.5|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||1.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1.8|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||39.8(4)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Med/Surg/trauma department(s) in the hospital. Worst experience I have had since traveling and the only place I have ever seriously thought about trying to cancel contract. Actually went so far as to start looking into what was involved in that process. During interview I was told they were hiring many travelers as they had "extra funds" so staffing would be 1:4-5. Never had less than 5 pts. Usually 6 and occasionally 7. Very high accuity of most patients. Mostly post shootings or MVA with a few sickle cell crisis and wounds thrown in. Most of the other new travelers told the same thing. My 1st day on floor was told by the nurse orienting me that "you will hate it here." Moral was awful. Doctors would not listen to you. Residents and interns were so so. Equipment old and often not working. Only 1 B/P machine for 14pts. Usually one tech/CNA per 14pts. Facility old and spread out. Not clean. Not sure how they have passed inspections. Parking in highrise about 1block away. Guess felt safe as there were always police cars and officers present with the shooting/stabbing/mugging and other accidents they brought in. Orientation fair. Geared to full time staff so travelers were expected to get most of their info from staff on floor. The nurse manager left the 2nd week I was there so had no real person to go to regarding schedules or other questions for most of the 13weeks I was there. New manager came 2 weeks before I left. There is alot to do in the city but as others have mentioned crime rate is VERY high so best to go out in daytime and even then be very aware of your surroundings. We went to Southhaven MS (about 8miles south) or Germantown for most of our shopping as it was a little safer. 03/12/2018 Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Wheel Estate (trailer park). Housing was located in city of Memphis. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. We travel in our 5th wheel so this was an older trailer park, gated, in south Memphis near airport. We had no problems there. Easy access to interstate. Reasonable rates but no amenities
- I worked in the Med surg/trama department(s) in the hospital. Staff there wasn’t friendly at all. Some reason this place decided to hire over 70 travel nurses in a month. Which brought the morale down for permanent staff. I had to go through several different people to get my schedule made. I was cancled due to a patient complaining about me not giving them pain meds. When I had no recollection of them even asking or needing anything for pain. 09/30/2017 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was House . Housing was located in city of Southaven. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Rented privately.
- I worked in the PCU department(s) in the hospital. Frequently putting ICU patients on PCU unit. Vents on PCU unit and did not care if you had vent experience or not. Changed name of unit mid assignment from PCU to "Medical Surgical Trauma ICU Stepdown"??? 04/03/2017 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was InnTowne Suites. Housing was located in city of Memphis. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Extended stay hotel, not much but cheap with refrigerator , sink and stovetop.
- I worked in the Emergency Trauma department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the Level 1 Trauma Center, Critical Care Assessment area. Be sure when you work with your recruiter that you're in the right place. I was placed in trauma, and thought I was doing more medical ED. Regional One (a.k.a. The Med) has four EDs (medical,trauma, burn, L&D). I stuck it out and learned Level 1 trauma, and trauma ICU nursing. Trauma is not for the faint of heart. You will see some of the worst cases and things you thought were not possible that the human body can do and then survive. The staff are willing to teach you and let you learn skills like shock trauma, but you need to be fast and hard to survive here. There are times when the traveler will be left alone to deal with the unit while all the other nurses are in shock trauma. You will deal with unit patients and multiple vented ICU admits with ICP monitoring, ventrics, and chart on two different systems (MedHost in the ED, Soarian for the admits). This is the nature of the job, but I adjusted with no trauma experience and barely any ICU experience. If you like to be challenged, great at figuring things out, and love to learn, this is the place for you. This is the third busiest trauma center in the country, lots of GSWs, crazy MVCs, amputations, stabbings, whatever else you can imagine. And traumas come from neighboring states like Mississippi, Arkansas, and even Missouri, as Regional One is the level 1 trauma for the region. I worked nights where the challenge is really getting through the night with fewer nurses and resources, but be part of the team fast and prepare to work hard. This was the hardest place I've worked, but I got to work with some of the brightest in trauma, and overall very cool and helpful people. It helps to have trauma and trauma ICU experience, but if you're willing to learn, they are willing to teach. Doctors have been cool as well. I wish that I could stay longer, but the city is tough to fall in love with. There is so much to do in Memphis, outdoors, live music, and more, but it's not very safe. Look for housing in midtown or more east of the city, like Germantown or Cordova. Hang out in midtown, see Beale St. during the day, but get out at night, or you could be shot. People are generally nice, but there is racial tension, and a lot of poor. Overall, I will miss the nurses and the docs that I worked with at night. Such a great team to be part of. 06/17/2016 Housing was approximately 14 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Extended Stay America . Housing was located in city of Memphis. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The Extended Stay America was in Memphis, but on the Germantown border. It was like 30 minutes to downtown on the local road (Poplar Ave) or accessible to two highway routes that will cut almost 10 minutes off your commute. It's clean, decent, the staff are absolutely wonderful here! The clientele could vary, and can be rowdy certain weekends depending on which festival is going on. Lots to do here in Memphis starting in May. Also makes for a busy trauma season.
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