Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.5|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||3.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3|
|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?)||3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||4|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||3|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||61.5(2)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. It's busy and has a lot of neuro patients which is interesting. 10/21/2018 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Air Band B. Housing was located in city of Phoenix. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Lots of options to live
- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Cons:
Orientation was horrible. It was basically one big lecture on we'll cancel your contract if... and then they test your skills with more threats of dismissing you! I also had to do at least 20 hours of online modules, really? Whatever, they paid me for it but what I should have received was more time on floor orientation with someone who actually knows how to orient (you only get 2 days of floor and 1 of my days was with a nurse who didn't have a clue how to orient). We also spent multiple hours doing CPI training, which I enjoyed but again, I'm a traveler!
If you're looking for trauma because it's a level 1 trauma center, DON'T come here. You don't ever see the trauma patients or the trauma room. They are known for their neuro center and do MRI's on everyone. To be honest, I don't know how they get away with ordering so many? Neuro is extremely busy and it takes forever to get the MRI and consult completed. I took mostly headaches, med surge patients, psychs, drunks, homeless, fast track and belly pains. I am highly skilled in trauma and I never used my skills there once, very disappointing.
Sadly it is one of the dirtiest ED's I have ever worked in. They are an extremely busy ED and they "cattle" patients through, there's no dignity in the way they fast track. They utilize hallway beds and chairs all the time and there are no resources for most of their hallway beds. Again there's no dignity with multiple drunks, psychs and homeless lying in the hallways. Their supplies are scattered all over the ED and you have to utilize multiple omnicells to retrieve all needed meds. Even IV sets and Normal Saline were locked in the locked med room. To get floor meds for admitted patient from pharmacy took hours, it was a complete joke! It's extremely unorganized and time consuming to gather all needed supplies to do the simplest tasks. It hinders your ability to get the job done in an efficient time and takes time away from the patients.
A majority of the staff is very nice. They are so used to travelers asking questions and were so helpful. They allow you to self schedule and you were scheduled for the days you requested for the most part. I actually got a lunch break (not all the time but when they had available staff to relieve you) which was nice. I liked that the providers seen the patients right away after triage and they were pretty quick to see ambulance patients so you had orders put in right away. This is the first hospital I didn't have to do protocol orders which was nice. They have EKG and lab techs that draw all the blood and do all the EKG's, that was awesome. They have what they called "Wheeler" which was staff that did all the casting, splints, crutches, etc., another great feature. They have what they called "BESTU" for stroke patients which was super cool. Patients received CT's in a van PTA and they have stroke SWAT nurses who did all the tasking for you and would also will start hard IV's using ultrasound when available. I really enjoyed the nightly prayer overhead. The admitting ICU, med surge and neuro rooms were super nice especially in comparison to the run down ED.
Phoenix was a great city to explore and hike with amazing weather! I will definitely come back to Phoenix. 03/16/2018 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Extended Stay Biltmore. Housing was located in city of Phoenix. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Typical Extended Stay with riff-raff tenants and business tenants. Was on 1st floor and it was loud. Staff was nice. Pool was nice. Nice area.
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