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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Brattleboro Retreat
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff33.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?22.0
3. Hospital Technology22.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)33.0
5. Cafeteria food33.0
6. Parking44.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient22.0
8. Hospital appeal (looks)22.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?33.0
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?)33.0
11. Reputation of the hospital11.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff22.0
13. Friendliness of staffing office22.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?11.0
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?22.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio44.0
17. How well staffed are they11.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?33.0
19. Staff morale (overall)11.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?33.0
Total Score (number or rankings)47(1)47.0(1)
  • I worked in the Tyler 1 department(s) in the hospital. Nurses and techs at the Retreat absolutely hate working there. When I was at the facility, there was a lot of talk of strikes, nurses and techs would regular say things and leave messages on the doors pull of profanity about the hospital. It's a very difficult atmosphere to be in for too long because of the negativity. Core staff were frequently very unhappy with travelers being there but a lot were still nice. Several managers had less nursing experience than the new grad nurses (tasked with being charge nurse) and frequently went on vacation. Apparently the core staff there are required to join the union and help regular union meetings. Travel nurses received the news updates about agreements made between the union and BR administration which is nice but also a bit daunting when you'll only be at a facility for a temporary term. Shifts are 8-hour (x5) each week and Tyler 1 does not allow travelers to do double shifts so that's a full 5 days of work a week with an additional day for OT unless you agree to an OT double shift on another unit. Pay at the BR was phenomenal so it makes 13 weeks worth it but for me, not worth it enough to extend past the 13 weeks! 07/28/2019
  • Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Eco House. Housing was located in city of Brattleboro. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Eco House had each traveler renting a room in the house and travelers each had their own bathroom. It was a beautiful house with a washer and dryer in the basement, rooms were fairly cheap and home was about a 7 minute drive from the hospital.
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