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: South Georgia Medical Center
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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?||3|
|3. Hospital Technology||3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3|
|5. Cafeteria food||3|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3|
|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?)||2.5|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||4|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||2|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||60(2)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. This ER is ridiculous. I have worked at several different emergency rooms from level 1 trauma centers to small community hospitals and this ER is busy and the people are sick. However, it's not the volumes that make this place horrible to work at, they have no resources to help you do your job, often times no techs, no house keeping services, (which is really concerning during COVID because they are not properly cleaning rooms with COVID patients and then throwing new patients in them), no behavioral health counselors or services. Also the charge nurses don't do anything to help you, I have not taken a proper break since I've been there. Everything is locked up in the pyxis which makes it really inconvenient and inefficient to do your job, like when you have to go to the med pyxis to get a flush out or search for a patient in the supply pyxis to get a bed pan! Most nights you'll spend half your shift running around like a chicken with your head cut off trying to find supplies! At times it's virtually impossible to find an IV pump!
They do have a lot of travelers which is kind of nice because everyone is in the same crappy boat together and will try to help each other when possible. Valdosta itself is nothing special. You can find what you're looking for as far as decent restaurants and basic shopping needs. Right on the interstate so not hard to go other places - about 2hrs from the beach. Oh, and it gets HOT in South Georgia, fyi! 08/24/2020 Housing was approximately 1.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was house. Housing was located in city of valdosta. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I found a furnished house through a friend of a friend of a friend and it just so happen to work out that I could split it with another traveler who started with me. It was all last minute but worked out. The people of Valdosta are very friendly and willing to help. However, it is a college town so there may be difficulty trying to find a place when school is starting.
- I worked in the CICU department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the CICU department, but I scored the hospital based on my own as well as what I heard from travelers on other units. My experience was good, I enjoyed the unit I was on and there was a very high percentage of travelers. Other travelers (ER and M/S) did not fare as well, and several quit their contracts the first month. On the CICU, many travelers had extended their contracts several times and I did the same. Biggest frustration was that all supplies are locked in the Pyxis so you can't even get a bandaid for your patient without getting into the pyxis. This significantly interferes with efficient patient care. Many of their policies seem to be stuck in the 90's...who still does Hep flushes? and double sign-offs for insulin?? Policies are gradually changing but many are outdated. They use EPIC as the EHR, but one of the lower-cost versions. They were going through a significant administration change and lost many staff but are rebuilding. Valdosta is a nice area, but not much to do here. Overall, if you are a flexible traveler and willing to put up with some idiosyncracies it's worth 13 weeks of your time to give it a try. 07/02/2018 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was my own RV. Housing was located in city of Valdosta. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Many travelers were in RVs, some were in hotels and others rented apartments in the area. There are many options, but this is a college town so you may be fighting for rooms with students during the college term. Plan well ahead.
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