Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: St. Vincent's East
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff3
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?3
3. Hospital Technology2
4. Location (A nice area to live)3
5. Cafeteria food1
6. Parking3
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)2
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?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?)2
11. Reputation of the hospital2
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3
13. Friendliness of staffing office3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?4
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?1
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio1
17. How well staffed are they2
18. How happy were you with your workload?2
19. Staff morale (overall)4
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?3
Total Score (number or rankings)49(1)(0)
  • I worked in the CVICU and 4 North department(s) in the hospital. 4 North is a CV step-down floor. It's understaffed, and the unit is very fast paced with very high patient turnover rates. Nurses have 4 step-down patients on a good day, but usually 5, and 6 on a bad day when the unit is short-handed. The patients are mostly post op CABG/CV surgery, and most have chest tubes, pacing wires, etc... Lots of chest pain admits and random ER admissions. There isn't much team work on this unit, and everyone hates their job who works there. The techs aren't helpful either, and most have very bad attitudes... So be ready to do everything for yourself with up to 6 step-down patients! Also worked in CVICU some. This unit has some awesome nurses who are great coworkers/team players, and some overly dramatic ones that really drag down the entire experience of working there. However, it's still a better place to work than 4 North. From what I hear, most of the issues are that the workers complain of poor management, disorganization, poor pay, and understaffing, which makes many of them resentful of their jobs. This is a very busy 8 bed unit, with lots of CABG, valve replacements, thoracotomies, and CEA's during the week; the weekends it gets filled with ER admissions (lots of overdoses). It's fast paced, and stressful to work in. It doesn't matter if you're short staffed, if there's an open bed, they will slam this unit and have the nurses working under incredibly unsafe circumstances... The nurses often pull together to survive, but it's definitely not safe for your nursing license to work under some of the conditions I've seen these nurses work under. I do know there are issues with unprofessionalism regarding the CV surgeon and his assistant, and that they have a long history of accusing the RN's of making mistakes when their patients do poorly, which has caused multiple RN's to seek alternative employment. I never personally had an issue, but I've heard lots of horror stories about this, so my advice would be to watch your back and document absolutely everything! 11/20/2016
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private. Housing was located in city of Trussville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Stayed with a friend.
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