Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: stanford university medical center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.6|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.2|
|3. Hospital Technology||4|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4|
|5. Cafeteria food||3.7|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.6|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.7|
|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||4.6|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.8|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.8|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.6|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.2|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.9|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.9|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||73.3(20)||(0)|
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- I worked in the FGR department(s) in the hospital. I loved the my unit, FGR (hematology/oncology), as the staff, management, and patient population was wonderful to work with. My overall experience with the hospital unsatisfactory to the point I probably would not go back. Every week for about six weeks there was a new issue. My original assignment was cancelled but luckily a new assignment on FGR came up within 48hrs. The next week I was informed I needed to take a telemetry test and the assignment was dependent upon this test even though in the interview I was told no tele test was needed. Four one hour long tests and a 45 minute mandatory remediation later I was complete. The next week, three days before leaving my start date was pushed back a week. The end of week after that I was told my drug screen was no longer valid (one day off) due do the start date changing and I had two days to complete the new drug screen. The following week, four days prior to my start date and after driving 2,500 miles and with 400 miles to go I am informed I now need ACLS before I can even start on the unit. I ended up being granted a month extension but now will not be paid for the class because it was "not in my contract" even though I was verbally told the cost will be covered. I got the ACLS but because of another hospital rule I was unable to care for tele patients due to another test I had to take but it was not going to be offered to travelers until two weeks after my assignment ended. The final week of events I was scheduled several shifts during my contracted days off. The managers were easy to work with to adjust it but after everything else it was frustrating. The hospital orientation was not well organized nor run. The first day was truely a waste of my time. Although like I said, I have nothing bad to say about the actual unit, I would work FGR again if it was not associated with the hospital! 03/16/2018 Housing was approximately 9 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AirBnb. Housing was located in city of Mountain View. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Fully furnished. Everything I needed.
- I worked in the ITA (BMT/Hematology) department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the outpatient Infusion Treatment Area in the BMT/Hemetology department. I was also floated to their other cancer centers in Redwood City (5 miles north) and San Jose (20 miles south). Living in Mountain View, all locations were easy to get to, so not a big deal. Staff are very friendly and managers are very open and communicative with staff and travelers. I felt very welcomed, appreciated, listened to, and cared about at all locations. All scheduling requests were granted. I cared for 5-6 patients per day, administering chemo treatments, transplants, and managing care of BMT patient in the acute phase post transplant. Busy, but doable and always got a lunch! Great hospital. Good proximity to great restaurants, theaters, museums, concerts, professional and college sporting events, state and national parks. Biggest draw back was ridiculously expensive housing prices in Silicon Valley (2k/month to rent a room, 3-4k/month for your own studio) and lack of and pet friendly housing. If I did it again I would have rented in the East Bay for the cheaper rents and commuted in as most staff do. 01/16/2018 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Reserve. Housing was located in city of Mountain View. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Includes W/D, fenced in patio, small work out room, pool, allows pets.
- I worked in the Med Surg tele department(s) in the hospital. I was led to believe that this is the most awesome place for travellers. I think it just depends on the department and the people you work around. I think generally its the same as anywhere. You have to deal with people to don't trust travellers and don't treat them with respect. 07/12/2017 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of Santa Clara. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. OK
- I worked in the neurosurgical PCU department(s) in the hospital. Great staff and management. Loved my coworkers and mandated lunch breaks. This hospital was everything I wanted and everyone was very helpful. I'd work here again and recommend it to any travelers, especially new ones. 03/20/2017 Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was airbnb. Housing was located in city of Redwood City. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I had an airbnb that was mostly fine except for an ongoing rat issue for which the landlord was not very responsive.
- I worked in the ASC-OR department(s) in the hospital. Staff are incredibly nice and welcoming. OR is plenty busy so the days go fast. Was always getting offered OT. Area is very expensive and CA taxes suck so my pay didn't go as far as I had expected. Hospital parking sucks. You have to buy a permit to park in a garage then get shuttled to the hospital. Makes for a long commute even when you're only 15 min away. Truly love the hospital though. The more experience you have, the better you'll do here.
Palo Alto is a gorgeous area. Lots to do. Plenty of restaurants and shopping. San Francisco is about 45 min away. Plenty of options to entertain yourself on your days off. 12/21/2016 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was PALO ALTO Place Apts. Housing was located in city of Palo Alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Neighbors are rude and snotty. Layout isn't very efficient and parking is cramped. Pet fee is ridiculously high.
- I worked in the Float department(s) in the hospital. Two weeks of monotonous training, it was the most mind-numbing experience I've had. They have a huge ego and do not accept any alternative thinking, suggesting options, collaboration. Everyone loved it there but I was so disappointed to learn Stanford is all hype about academics. If you're a fast learned and very smart this is not the place for you. You will not be challenged and will have a hard time biting your tongue for everything. Staffing department cannot give you your schedule more than a day or two before, they were unorganized but tried hiding it. 05/12/2016 Housing was approximately NA mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NA. Housing was located in city of NA. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing is very expensive, the area has very little culture compared to other areas of the world you could travel.
- I worked in the Attic department(s) in the hospital. First the hospital made me wait one month to start because my CA license was 2 days late, only to sit in classroom orientation for 2 weeks. So as a traveler I lost my housing and practically went broke for 30 days..NEVER AGAIN. Next, I was Grosely DECEIVED BY MGT, I was told I would be delivering Chemotherapy and caring for Oncology patients, WRONG, I was floated to Oncology floor one day. Next, while on the 23 hr Observation unit that held 14 beds, EVERY SHIFT I would get 4 admissions with 3-4 RN's plus a charge nurse. They tried to sabotage me coming and going. Rumor has it that the same thing happened to the previous traveler before me. The staff would tell BLATENT LIES, and the Manager (who covers both units) NEVER SPOKE TO BUT sent numerous letters to my company about my competency and how she had discussed it with me. The HOSPITAL AND UNIVERSITY MAY. BE CONSIDRED THE TOP OF THE LINE, however, THEIR STAFF FROM SECURITY TO MANAGEMENT ANS STAFF ARE THE WORSE OUT OF ALL OF THE PLACS THAT I HAVE BEEN. They terminated my contract 1.5 weeks before it ended..THANK GOD, When I turned in my uniforms they lied again and said that I kept them and owed them for them. I had to give names and physical Descriptions of the workers that I gave the items to and they had to check it out before believing me. WHEN THEY CHOOSE TO HARASS AND RUN OFF TRAVELERS..THEY MEAN IT!! 04/19/2016 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was In Sunnyvale. Housing was located in city of Sunnyvale . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. It was one bedroom with one vent and one door it was like being on a Mitel 6.
- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Nursing staff very friendly and welcoming to travelers. Staffing ratios are 3-4:1 and there is always extra help if needed. ED attendings somewhat difficult to work with and many residents assigned to same pt from different specialities. Parking is difficult during the days, must park off campus and shuttle, also daily fee. Night parking is much easier and free with badge access. Surrounding area very nice, very expensive housing. I took the stipend and lived in San Francisco. Aprox 45 min drive(depending on traffic) 11/11/2015 Housing was approximately 35 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was own/airbnb. Housing was located in city of San Francisco. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. very expensive and difficult to find housing.
- I worked in the Neuro IICU department(s) in the hospital. The prior poster who described working on H1 is spot on. This is an excellent unit with awesome staff members willing to welcome you in and make sure you have an incredible experience. I have nothing more to add except to say that you will clearly hate finishing your assignment here and leaving. The management on this unit are the most professional I have ever met in my career. If I did not have to leave CA I would have stayed forever lol. 10/09/2015 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was NONE (took stipend and found own housing). Housing was located in city of Redwood City. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Take the generous stipend and find a room for no more than half the amount per month. Seriously, do you really need a whole apartment for 3 months?
- I worked in the H1 and B3 department(s) in the hospital. I worked 2 separate assignments here and extended both times. I love Stanford! First assignment I worked mostly days on H1 a neuro tele unit that also takes the clinic admits. split unit with some patients on tele and some med surg pts. ratio for tele is 3:1 and non tele 4:1. Very friendly unit. 3/4 of the staff are x-travel nurses so the culture is unique. near the end of my first assignment the unit became fully staffed and shut down 4 rooms for renovation so I floated nearly every shift for the last 1.5 months. Only floated to like units (other tele units), and I floated to every tele unit Stanford has. Most were welcoming. D1 was very busy and I was given a high risk pregnancy patient with heart issues. I did not feel comfortable with this patient, but I did feel that the other nurses and resource nurse were available to help if I needed them. I did not like the D3 day nurses. Not helpful and disrespectful of people's time during shift change. On my second assignment I worked nights on B3 a general IICU. Very friendly staff with a teamwork culture. Loved them! rarely floated this time around. Stanford hires travelers as rotaters instead of days or nights so that they can switch travelers to a different shift if there is a need; however, they change by the schedule. At most you would switch once a month, but I was only switched to a different shift once and only for one schedule. Doctors and Residents are friendly, and some go out of there way. One resident found me in another patient's room to let me know he had placed another patient on a bed pan (wait you did what, I think I was speechless), after a rapid response on a patient the Doctor called me solely to thank me for responding so quickly and taking care of his patient. Management is travel friendly and open to new ideas, even told me at the beginning of unit orientation that they love travel nurses because we come with new ideas. They stayed true to there word. Only thing that really bothered me while working here is the parking or lack there of. Day shift must pay to park about a mile away and either walk or take a shuttle bus into work. Night shift can park in the visitor parking lot for free which isn't bad at all. 10/01/2015 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Cherry Hill. Housing was located in city of Sunnyvale. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. For my first assignment I stayed at Cherry Hill. Don't stay here. Tiny apartment. No air conditioning (record highs that summer 90+ degrees). No microwave. Lots of kids and very loud, thankfully I was working mostly days. My apartment was right next to the laundry room. It smelled like laundry soap constantly because I had to keep the windows open. The pool was shaded and not heated so it was freezing. To cold to swim in even in hot weather. Parking was across the street, but I did have a garage. Only nice thing about it was that the area. Very safe area and nice looking town. Next assignment I lived in Mountainview (only a mile or 2 from Cherry Hill) at Reserve at Mountainview Apt. Loved these apartments. Much more spacious. Less noise. Nice pool and workout room. Window air conditioner in the bedroom. Still a little stuffy on the hottest days. Adequate parking with a reserved covered space, but also available extra spaces closer to the apartment.
- I worked in the PACU department(s) in the hospital. I was told they wanted younger nurses there by their manager. She told me I was to old to travel, I am in my 50's. Staff in Main PACU not friendly, non of the travelers extended and some of the staff quit while I was there. Morale was Very low. They do it to themselves. 07/25/2015 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was extended stay America. Housing was located in city of Mountain View. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Nothing but the basics, did not go out of their way to assist with anything.
- I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. Patient ratios 1:2, float at times to the stepdown unit (feeder growers), lots of interesting cases, plenty to learn, lots of resources. Scheduling is not flexible so be sure to specify anything you need in your schedule. 12/16/2014 Housing was approximately 2.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Parker Palo Alto. Housing was located in city of Palo Alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Company housing was adequate, had pool/grill area. Laundry in my unit, spacious.
- Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was ?. Housing was located in city of San Mateo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. 06/01/2013 Travel with a friend that worked in downtown San Fran. This was in the middle. I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Had a blast. Busy ER. Assignments were fair and rotated to various areas in the ER, to include the PEDS area if you wanted.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. 12/02/2008 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was can\\\'t remember. Housing was located in city of mountain view. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
- I worked in the gen medical department(s) in the hospital. Worst assignment I ever had. I was floated with 5 minutes notice up to 3 times a shift. Floated to floors that I knew nothing about at least 3 times a week and I worked a 3day work week. They would talk bad about travelers infront of me. 04/29/2008 Housing was approximately .5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Oak creed. Housing was located in city of palo alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Loved the housing. 5 pools and a workout room. Really nice inside too. Next street over from hospital, you could walk if you wanted too.
- I worked in the ICU, Stepdown department(s) in the hospital. Bay area great. Would recommend commuting from san francisco if you are more the city type. Many travelers in the hospital. Can get floated a lot. Would not reccomend G2s but the ICU's are great. Oak creek really nice housing across the stret. 11/17/2006 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Montage/Marina Cove in SF. Housing was located in city of Palo Alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Oak creek is very nice with a workout facility 5 pools and is across from the hospital.Lots of access to bike and running trails. The montage is a bit far out close to numerous chain resturants and shopping centers. Apartmetn has laundry in each unit. The best is commuting from SF. A lot of travelers chose this
- BMT Unit is excellent! New area for me, but staff have been fantastic in helping me get up to speed. 3:1 ratio almost nightly. Rarely floated away. Make sure that the $2000 bonus is in your contract - it's offerred, but one RN found it hadn't been included in her contract beforehand. I worked in the Bone Marrow Transplant department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Montage. Housing was located in city of Palo Alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Small (<700sq.ft./~50 units total), secluded, utilitarian. Lots of restaurants walking distance. No pets allowed. No pool or weight room, office is not always staffed, even during M-F during normal hours. W/D included which is nice. Free covered parking.
- I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. The name of the housing complex was don't remember. Housing was located in city of foster city. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
- To work at Stanford, You NEED to be WELL Experienced.. it is a true challenge daily, frustrating at times but so rewarding and educating. Every case is the unusual of the most unusual... not a dull moment I assure you. I worked in the Operating Room department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Sharon Park Apts. Housing was located in city of Menlo Park. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The housing is a tad expensive but it is a College town so expect it, its a short trip to San Francisco, San Jose or even to Santa Cruz... the weather is great, tons of things to do and shopping and great resturants on every corner, Great Place, Highly Recommended!
- I was assigned to medical floor, I floated three times a week, to floors I had no experience in. They tried to float me 3 times in one shift, inconsiterate to travelers. travelers are the float pool. not what i signed up for. I worked in the medical department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was oak creak. Housing was located in city of palo alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
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