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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Trios Southridge
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2|
|3. Hospital Technology||1.3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.7|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.7|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.7|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.3|
|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?)||2.3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||1.7|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.7|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2.3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||1.7|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||1.3|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.3|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||49.3(3)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. ICU is mostly overflow Med/surg patients, and as a traveler, you'll get them more often than not. Sometimes 4 of them at the corners of the unit with no aide and staff that ignore call lights. I think maybe 5 times in the contract I got patients that were intubated or on pressors. There are a fair number of good staff, but also a few that are downright cancers. Charting system is McKesson, which is positively archaic. Equipment is all the cheapest stuff they could possibly find. Maybe not as bad as some of the horror stories I've heard from the south, but this is the only place I've counted the days until my contract was up. 06/26/2020 Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Housesitting for a friend. Housing was located in city of Kennewick. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the Icu department(s) in the hospital. Charting system is ancient. More of a PCU than ICU but ratios aren't bad at all. Very relaxed environment, staff is great. Only contract of 5 that I have extended. 01/06/2020 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Trios hospital. Housing was located in city of Kennewick. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Hospital has free RV hookups that I stayed at for the last half of my contract.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. First off this is not a “real” ICU. This is more of a Stepdown unit/med-surg overflow. The Manager, Gene Bauman, flat out lied in the interview process stating that it “was a very busy ICU, and that occasionally you will take care of a Stepdown patient.” In the 13 weeks I was there I maybe took care of 5 ICU patients, and that’s only because they were intubated. The rest of my time I was saddled with 4 Med-surg patients, and it was not uncommon for those four to be transferred or discharged and then get four more. Secondly, Gene directly told the House Supervisors to load the ICU up with these patients, so he could justify productivity to hospital administrators. Thirdly, they are very far behind in evidence based practices, have no PNP’s in place fir things like Insulin gtts for DKA, or discontinuing lines and foleys. Their charting system is McKesson Allscripts, but the ER version doesn’t cross over to the floors, or the lab, thus making it very difficult for continuity of care. For the most part the staff is great, but their morale is low because no one wants to stick around for more than a year or so. This again is in part because 1) it’s not a real ICU, and 2) the Mgr never comes out of his office to truly know what’s going on. There are a few particularly rude and undermining staff members who go out of their way to throw people under the bus for whatever their reasons are. The intensivists are a trip and not in a good way, they ONLY place femoral arterial lines, and prescribe precedex for everyone. There was one patient that had nausea and vomiting from DKA and they literally prescribed a precedex gtt for it. There are some questionable safety issuues in regards to sitters and suicide patients, you are constantly being pressured by admin to score them so they don’t need a sitter, but the policy states they must have one. There’s also a lot of questionable fraud going on by keeping patients ICU status so that the Intensivists can have a patient in the unit. Did I mention that they’re locum tenems and that this a hospitalist/internal medicine resident training site. This hospital was recently bought out by Lifepoint which is just like HCA, worked to death employees, minimal supplies, they don’t even stock couse catheters. You have to hope that the OR has some. Bottom line, if you want to take care of med-surg patients then this is your place, but if you want ICU patients don’t come here. The best part of this assignment was days off to go somewhere else in Washington or Oregon. Kennewick is located in High Desert plains, no scenery and low humdity. Short term housing is nil. Take home pay was around $1700/wk. No self scheduling, do expect to work a crazy schedule like two on two off four on two off then four in a row again. 09/13/2019 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. Housing is almost nonexistent for short term people. Costs are totally absurd for it if you can find it.
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