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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Guthrie Robert Packard Hospital
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||4.8|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||1.5|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.2|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.2|
|5. Cafeteria food||1.8|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.2|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.2|
|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?)||2.5|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||1.8|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.8|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.5|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.2|
|17. How well staffed are they||2|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.2|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1.8|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||1.8|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||52.5(4)||(0)|
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- I worked in the icu / stepdown department(s) in the hospital. signed contract for ICU and got "displaced to 7-icu" aka their stepdown floor ratio 3:1 with alot of sick pts with multiple drains and can have an a-line 07/26/2019 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was airbnb. Housing was located in city of ulster. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. nothing to do in town, hospital staff was great, patients were poorly managed and night shift coverage got nothing done for their patients
- I worked in the 2ICU department(s) in the hospital. Contract ended 4/7/19
Well, where do I begin? Do not work here... I had problems before even starting the contract. If you are from out of state, this hospital is so particular on how they want their compliance paper work. Even though it was the same paperwork I used to obtain my state license. They wanted the same paperwork but in a different form, which means you have to resubmit and retake classes that you just did for your state license. I have worked for 3 companies all across the United States for the past 3 years and this facility is the worst. They threatened to cancel my contract if I didn't fix the "address" on my compliance paperwork. After starting the contract on "2icu" I arrived to find my badge saying "7icu," which they are refer there as their "other" ICU. That is far from the truth, it is a STEP-DOWN UNIT. Nowhere near an ICU. They lost their magnet status a few years ago because the staff is so unhappy, the staff is majority travelers now. Staff is leaving for better-paying position in home care and hospice care. There is a handful of travelers like myself that work only the step-down unit when told we were ICU.
The hospital itself is nice if you are actually in 2icu, the residents are nice, and so are the doctors. A lot of remodeling going on at the hospital. The nursing staff that is not managers are also nice. The CNAs are a joke. 2icu and 7icu have CNAs (they call them something else) that seriously don't do anything, they are gone half the time. I would honestly rather not have them, because this way I wouldn't spend time looking for them. None of the nurses live in the town because there is nothing there, most live in NY somewhere.
I called and gave them a 1.5-week notice that I was canceling my contract 2 weeks from end date because of personal reasons. They gave the contract company a 500 dollar fine and put me on the do not hire list. It personally makes me feel upset because I am not that type of person, but it has been one thing after another with this hospital. I would never work as a staff nurse for this system from seeing how they treat their staffed nurses.
Oh and the final thing is if you work days. You have to park OFF-SITE about 5 mins away in an open parking lot. That means all whether you are standing waiting for buses in the morning and then waiting in the lobby for the bus to take you to your care. Mornings you don't wait too long for a bus, but if you are done after 730 pm they drop down to one bus driver. You could be waiting an extra 15-20 mins to before you get to your car. That irritating when you want to leave.
Overall, never going back and I don't care that I'm on the do not hire list because I will never be traveling back to this organization. 04/10/2019 Housing was approximately n/a mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of n/a. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. I had friends 40 mins away that I stayed with, Otherwise, there is nothing around. Local PA travelers stayed in hotels while they worked then drove home, I didn't have that option since I was from out of state.
- I worked in the 7main department(s) in the hospital. I worked on 7 main. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help. The unit was short staffed or inexperienced. which caused some undue tension. 12/03/2018 Housing was approximately 1.6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Best western. Housing was located in city of Sayre. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the main ICU. 90% of the staff were very friendly. I arrived after a mass exodus of permanent staff. 11 recent resignations of RN’s. There just wasn’t enough staff for the number of patients. Ratio typically was 2:1, but at times was 3:1, and if patients didn’t have floor beds to transfer to, they would assign 4 patients to 1 RN. These patients were scattered amongst a 10 Bed pod in the ICU. There are 3 pods, with 10 beds per pod. Also you are pulled frequently to the stepdown ICU, where the ratio is ALWAYS 3:1. Patients in both ICU’s are typically very ill, needy, and demanding, with a sense of entitlement. You, as the nurse, do it all. There are a handful of what they call “Patient Care Partners” that are suppose to function as a CNA. They basically are useless. They don’t do vital signs, blood sugars, and rarely a bath. Rarely ever do they answer a call light. It’s ridiculous. But they do phlebotomy, if they have time. The charge nurses do ABSOLUTELY NO patient care, and don’t help staff at all. Every shift plays musical beds, shifting patients from pod to pod, to accommodate staffing. Charting is EPIC. However, they don’t utilize charting by exception. You must document something in every single “box” whether it is relevant or not. Overall, not the worst experience I’ve had as a traveler............ I won’t return, and declined the offer to extend. Staff is way overworked and understaffed. Oh! And if you don’t mind staying at least on to two hours past your shift to chart, then maybe this is the place for you. Not me. Not ever again. 08/17/2018 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Candlewood Suites . Housing was located in city of Sayre. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. There were some adjustments in management while I was here. There were frequent staff turnover during my stay. There was an interim manager while I was there, however a new permanent manager was to be starting the week after I left.
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