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: Navicent Health Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||5||5.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||4||4.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||3||3.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3||3.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||3||3.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3||3.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3||3.0|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2||2.0|
|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?)||1||1.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3||3.0|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4||4.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3||3.0|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4||4.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3||3.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4||4.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||4||4.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||4||4.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||4||4.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3||3.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||65(1)||65.0(1)|
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- I worked in the neurosurgical/trauma department(s) in the hospital. I worked on a neurosurgery/neuro/trauma unit. The ratios were 4-5:1 and the techs were usually 6-7:1 (if fully staffed). Travelers are the first to float, but I haven't had to float very much. They did float me on the very first day, though, which wasn't very nice. Staff have been very friendly and welcoming. There is no charge nurse on days...the unit manager doubles on manager and charge duties, and the night charge takes a full load of patients along with everyone else. So, basically that extra resource is not available. The other units I've floated to had day charges, but they took a full load of patients, and were also generally unavailable as an extra resource. Patient assignments don't seem to take into account patient acuity or current nurse load, and you'll find you have a new patient simply because it's assigned a room where you just discharged a patient. I sometimes had a very impulsive patient in one hall, and then assigned the rest of my group on the far end of another hall...so a lot of inappropriate assignments like that, without the charge nurse asking about our groups before making the assignments. There are more general systemic processes that could be more efficient, like stocking and getting necessary supplies in a timely manner...often I've had to go to another unit to find an item, or I have to wait an hour or more to get an IV pole delivered to the unit, etc.
We used Cerner for charting, which I was already familiar with.
This unit has a lot of travelers, so it's a fairly easy-going environment, with the staff being used to accommodating travelers.
The teamwork between techs and nurses is very lacking, though, with nurses not wanting to do tech work. Also, people tend to not answer other people's call lights, making the patients wait an unnecessary long time.
With all that being said, I see that many travelers (usually the local ones) extend here often, so it seems many like it here.
As far as the orientation, they require you to do several hours of e-learning ahead of time, before you're even allowed to get information on where to report for orientation, which I didn't think was right.
Parking -- most employee lots are on a far corner/end of campus, and it's not the best area of town. You probably wouldn't want to park there for a night shift. The other option is paying for parking in one of the on-campus parking garages. 05/13/2019 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Forest Pointe Apts. Housing was located in city of Macon. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. My company recommended this apartment complex to me since other travelers had stayed here and liked it. It was one of a few fully-furnished apartments, with included washer/dryer and cable/internet. The office staff were friendly, but the office manager was evidently very new and somewhat disorganized, so it seemed to take a while to get everything I needed in the beginning (the internet hadn't been set up and it took two weeks to get that taken care of). They have regular pest control services. I still see a roach once or twice a week, which is why I won't be staying past this lease. The apartment itself is nice. There is an on-site office center, fitness center, pool, and barbecue area. It seems to be a relatively safe area.
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