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: The Regional Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||2.3||1.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.3||1.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||2||1.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||1||1.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||1.3||1.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||1.7||1.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||1.3||1.0|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.3||1.0|
|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?)||1||1.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||1.3||1.0|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||1.3||1.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2||1.0|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.3||1.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||1.3||1.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||1.3||1.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||1||1.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||1||1.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1.3||1.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1.3||1.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||31.3(3)||20.0(1)|
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- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. Quite possibly the worst travel assignment I've had since the start of my travels. Poor communication between the facility and my agency regarding orientation, length, starting day and times, and orientation itself. Orientation is a joke with "sign here" "we'll cover that later" and duplicative testing requirements with what is required through my agency. Between 10-15 hours of on-line training that the facility expects new hires to complete but not pay for your time [check with federal wage about employee requirements and pay]. On the unit, a traveler is given the 2-3 days to orient to the equipment, flow and policies and this isn't nearly enough; being a stroke center and trauma center there are many. The full time staff have so many travelers through here they are apparently tired of being resources and will not answer questions. This is a busy ED and every staff nurse has a 4:1 ratio, the mix of acuity is poor, often with 2,3 and 4 ESI-2 patients, some that turn into 1:1, the staff do not want to help in any way and leave you to drown with your patient care while they sit around chatting [I'm caught up with my people.] Poor equipment that needs to be taken from service yet remains, frequently run out of supplies, and charting in Cerner on a system that is overloaded and runs poorly. Frequently understaffed for nurses [RN and PN], lots of OT shifts that staff ask for but are terrible to work with while they pick up these extra shifts, often no techs so 4:1 with primary nursing [look out when you have a code] RT is available but usually take a long time to respond. ED docs are so slow at throughput, trickling orders, LoS HOURS long. Frequent patient-holding in ED rooms due to low staffing on the inpatient side, the CDU is often more of a holding area for BH patients with r/o patients sleeping in ED rooms [again throughput hours long] wait times after triage 6 hours plus, and on and on it goes in this ED. Would not ever recommend this place to travelers and if you encounter problems, talk with your recruiter EARLY about cancelling - many travelers just don't come back after a few shifts. 07/31/2018 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was mixed. Housing was located in city of Orangeburg. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. I initially stayed at some of the local hotels - huge mistake. Continuous noise, yelling, music, banging, police visits, drug deals, prostitution and foul odors. Was told by other travelers to stay in Charleston or Columbia, NOT HERE! Eventually found a couple of BNB but still 45-60 minutes away.
- I worked in the Telemetry department(s) in the hospital. My least favorite assignment. Not great team work. Mostly staffed with travelers so the blind leading the blind. Remote area with barely any housing options and nothing to do on days off. Lots of falls on the unit and unsafe conditions. Wouldn’t recommend to anybody. 01/04/2018 Housing was approximately 40 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb. Housing was located in city of Summerville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing is hard to find. Most travelers commute from Columbia and charleston area.
- I worked in the M/S department(s) in the hospital. Staff was very friendly but understaffed and overworked. 01/03/2017 Housing was approximately 60 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Ingleside plantation. Housing was located in city of Ladson. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Chose hpusing outside of orangeburg due to unsafe area.
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