Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: St. Joseph's Phoenix
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||4|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.5|
|3. Hospital Technology||4|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||3|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.5|
|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?)||3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.5|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4|
|17. How well staffed are they||4|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||4|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||67(2)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. I worked afternoons and pretty much worked in the priority 3 areas. (Enemas, NG's, med-surg patients, etc.); as a travel nurse you will not work in the trauma area. Nurses are very friendly and helpful for the most part. You don't always get a lunch. Charting is Cerner which is easy. Super busy ED, they cattle patients through. Sadly, you will not get much time to truly give proper patient care but that seems to be the trend anymore. You only get 2 days on the floor for orientation and the rest of the time is wasted on tests, modules and policies. They threaten you with a pass or fail practical skills test, ekgs and sedation test. I had to take the ekg and sedation test prior to starting (without pay) and then again during orientation? They make you do this self-defense training which I thought was cool but I would have preferred more floor orientation time. There was a lot of miscommunication and a lot of threats about how they will cancel your contract if you don't do this or that during orientation. I mean come on, I read and signed the contract and I know what I'm responsible for! In the ED, there are multiple omni-cells for meds and you have to go to multiple zones to collect all the different meds, super time consuming especially for floor order meds on patients you're holding. Your supplies are scattered all over the place to, super inefficient. You transfer all your own patients to CT and do the forms and you also do all the MRI paperwork, and they do more MRI's then I have ever seen in my 10 years as an ED nurse. They have an EKG tech that comes right away to do ekgs and lab draws all your blood, pretty fast too! Xray is pretty fast also! US and MRI take forever it seems! You can only use transport for certain patients, really! Patients are seen by the Doc right away, which was awesome because you don't have to do any protocol orders! Parking was hard to come by during the day (unless you want to pay) but you used the garage for afternoons/nights which was well lit but they did have vehicle break-ins. Security was great and you get a panic button which was another great feature. The supervisor I worked with was super nice and very helpful (Ruth). Their short staffed just like all hospitals are but I haven't had more than 4:1 ratio so far but you can have a couple priorities (ICU patients) and still be responsible for 4 patients! Didn't get our orientation schedule until just before and once I got there I was already schedule 8 weeks out so make sure you put in your contract the time off you want because it's difficult to change it, other than that it's self scheduling. I really liked the nightly prayer over the intercom. I'm glad I came just to see how this Level I trauma center worked. It gave me insight on different ways to do things and/or not to do and will help me in my goal to manage my own department once I complete my Master's! It's definitely not the best ED I've been to in my years of travel and I wouldn't go back or sign on longer but that's just me. The weather on the other hand was amazing in AZ. The hiking opportunities are amazing! The pay wasn't much because it seems everyone wants to be in AZ for the winter but I wasn't in it for the pay. 01/25/2018 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Extended Stay. Housing was located in city of Phoenix. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Get the top floor, floor boards are very noisy. Rate was around $1500/month.
- I feel in recommending the hospital, it goes without saying that you have to rank it according to the unit. Units within a hospital vary so much with staffing, ratio's, nurse friendlyness. I worked NICU.
The nurses, physicians and everyone else was great. I really should give a 5 on this I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. The name of the housing complex was can't remember. Housing was located in city of 17 miles. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The houseing was great. But I wanted to be closer to the hospital. Phoenix traffic is heavy and it takes a while to get parked in their parking complex and get to the unit.
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