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: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.5||4.5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||1.8||2.5|
|3. Hospital Technology||2||2.5|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4.5||4.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.5||2.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.8||3.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.2||2.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.5||3.5|
|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?)||2.2||3.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.2||2.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.5||4.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.2||4.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.8||4.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2||2.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.2||3.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||1.8||2.5|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.2||3.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1.8||2.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2||3.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||50.9(4)||65.0(2)|
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- I worked in the Operating room department(s) in the hospital. Na 07/09/2018 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 5. Na
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. First the pros-the regular staff nurses were nice, they would try to help you if you asked. But everyone was so busy....
Cons-Yes there were hall beds, and patients were placed in hall beds, without the ability to put them on a cardiac monitor. The department was busy and the workload very heavy. There was very little ancillary staff. The nurse had to do their own EKGS, draw blood, run it to the lab (no tube system)-transport patients to floor when admitted, walk to pharmacy to pick up medications that were not ER stock-which included almost all IV antibiotics,clean the rooms, empty trash, etc.
The parking lot flooded frequently and several time I had to wade through 3-4 inches of water to get to & from my car! Maybe got one lunch break a week, but you were actually paid if you didn't take a lunch break. That was a plus.
The ER was in the middle of a big renovation, so maybe it will improve! 03/14/2018 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was used AIRBNB. Housing was located in city of Fort Walton Beach. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Beautiful beaches, good seafood!
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Like a third world country. No supplies, no ancillary staff, hall beds are used as regular rooms, no decent management, one or two decent charges, AWFUL morale, no tube system, have to walk labs and to the pharmacy for practically anything. I had respiratory distress, late term miscarriage, rule out MI, and stroke pts dumped in hall beds by the "flow coordinator" without a tele monitor, call bell or even a quick, "Hey, you got these four at the same time, want me to help out for a second?" Nah. She goes back to the charge desk to sit and talk with the charge and the UC. I would not send my mortal enemy to work here. The perm staff are quickly disappearing and travelers are lured into this hell hole by the awful pay but beautiful beaches. 09/21/2017 Housing was approximately 15-20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Sea cove (found on my own). Housing was located in city of Destin. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Seacove is literally across the street from the beach. They will do short-term leases and are completely furnished for like $1000-1100/mo. Literally the only thing that saved my sanity while I was stuck at this dump of a hospital. www.destinseacove.net
- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Zero support from management. Nurses are often given 3-4 ICU patients at the same time. More ED beds are used for admission holds rather than ED patients. More often than not, I felt as if my license was in jeopardy due to having multiple ICU holds at one time. When concerns were brought to the attention of management, they were ignored. 03/09/2017 Housing was approximately 18 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was self. Housing was located in city of Destin. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Beautiful beaches.
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