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: University of New Mexico
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hospital. You are not limited to the ones below.
(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.9|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.4|
|3. Hospital Technology||3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.1|
|5. Cafeteria food||3|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.9|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.9|
|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?)||3.2|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.9|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.6|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.4|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.9|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.7|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.7|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.6|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.3|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.6|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||65.4(10)||(0)|
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- I worked in the 3S Ortho department(s) in the hospital. This was my first time working as a travel nurse. There was some hesitation at first on my part, but everyone here has treated me fairly and I have come to feel like a member of their staff. The hospital is decent, but the equipment is not the best. Cerner is also not my favorite for charting, but the good far exceeds the bad here. I have found Albuquerque to be a decent place to live, just need to be cautious as there is a fair amount of crime in the city. The homeless are also quite numerous here, so don’t be shocked when you see them everywhere. They mostly keep to themselves though and only occasionally do they ask for food or money. 02/25/2021 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Furnished Finder. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing is a bit hard to find right now as there are so many travelers in the city for Covid. Definitely try to research the area before renting as there are some not so nice areas to live.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Probably the worst travel assignment I’ve ever had. Orientation went well, but it’s your typical “travelers help travelers” type of place and core staff will watch you fall. First day of work, five travelers get floated including myself, and we always get the short end of the stick. I have never experienced a more unfriendly staff than this place 12/09/2020 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/a. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I found a location from furnished finder!
- I worked in the Neuroscience ICU department(s) in the hospital. This was probably the most frustrating assignment I have had in my 6 years traveling. I found the physicians and mid level practitioners to be irrational at best. Things that are currently “Evidenced Based Practice” are only a suggestion at UNMH. If it was not a practice that was written by and published by a UNMH doctor or mid level than it’s not relevant. I have never seen some patients care mismanaged as much as I did at this particular facility. There were innumerable life threatening errors that occurred while I was there, that definitively changed patients lives for the worse that were never mentioned to families or loved ones. These errors were caused by lack of experience from residents who were less than supervised. The Neurosurgery program recently lost its accreditation due to the fact that Residents were receiving no surgical time in the OR. Basically, the Staff Neurosurgeon’s were performing surgeries and then having the Residents just round on their patients. In my 3 months there I only saw an attending 3 times and this was after all the Residents left in December to go to other programs in the country to be properly trained. The Neuro unit left a lot to be desired both from a work aspect as well as work/life aspect. The Mgr does the scheduling for travelers; if you enjoy working every other day than this is your place. The schedule is given out in 4 week increments and as a traveler you will work at least one of the weekend days every weekend. Due to the way scheduling was handled you will not have enough time off in between workdays to do any sightseeing. Also you must stick to your guns if you have time off written into your contract as you will be continually harassed via text about whether or not you really need that time off. Sundays are the worst staffed day of the week, they’re always short and will pair patients that are 1:1 up because of it. They have some really good CNA’s and some that are very lazy. They have a lot of “technology” that is a waste of time in my opinion, I don’t think that their patient populations have better outcomes than any other Neuro programs out there. They don’t follow American Heart guidelines for tPA administration and routinely give it to people who don’t need it, and because of this have an exponential number of people who then convert to hemorrhagic strokes. Overall I found Albuquerque to be a very, very dangerous city, especially after dark. I would not recommend anyone move here. As an example between January 1 - 13 they already had 428 cars stolen; there is so much crime in this city that they qualified for a Federal Task Force grant to help curb its crime rates. Senseless murders occur here like nothing I have seen before. There is not much to do unless you like to drink. I would not recommend this hospital or city as a travel assignment. 01/19/2020 Housing was approximately na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was na. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. na
- I worked in the Neuro ICU department(s) in the hospital. I worked primarily in the Neuro ICU. Travelers were the first to get floated but in 4 months there I only got floated 5 times. They only float you to the other ICUs. Nursing staff were open and friendly but many of them tend to be lazy. That being said, my time here was good. I worked with many other travelers and we helped each other out it made time here enjoyable. A few select staff were absolutely great!! I come from a mixed ICU, having patient populations involving neuro, trauma, medical, and surgical in nature. I felt more than prepared to take assignments given to me and if there was something that i was unsure of (usually provider preferences), the other nurses were very helpful. 01/06/2019 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Southwest Suites - Altezza at High Desert. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I found this apartment on my own. Slightly on the higher end but was in a VERY safe neighborhood! Beautiful and in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains which made for great morning and afternoon hikes/walks. LOTS to do in New Mexico especially if you're willing to drive a few hours in all directions. White Sands, Taos, Balloon Fiesta, Las Cruces, Old Town, Zoo, Santa Fe, Taos Pueblo, Bandalier, Meow Wolf!!
- I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. The pay is horrible for the work that is expected of you. You function the majority of the time as a floor nurse because there are no inpt beds. A number of older nurses obviously hate travelers. Expect to get one of the 5 room assignments most of the time. On a positive note, the providers are great. 01/12/2018 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Campground. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. N/A
- Housing was approximately 1.6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Roxbury Suites. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. 02/05/2010 Housing was located off of a very busy and noisy street. The close proximity from my unit to the street made it impossible to feel safe although the neighborhood was okay. It was great on the inside and the on-site laundry is free. No pool or workout facility though.
- I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. I liked this hospital it was nice and the people and doctors are very nice, the work not was not bad and the supervisor was fair. 04/18/2007 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was juan tabo. Housing was located in city of albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. The housing was o.k., but in the summer it gets really hot and the swamp coolers does not cool that well. Great location.
- I worked in the Peds department(s) in the hospital. The peds unit where I worked was very friendly to travelers... assignments given equally to staff and travelers. The worst part of the assignment was having to shuttle in from an outside parking lot to the hospital, which could take 15-30 extra minutes before and after work! Also, equipment was rarely stocked which meant a lot of time running around looking for IV poles, etc. Very frustrating! Overall, however, staff and docs very friendly and good to work with. 01/09/2007 Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private housing. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Stayed with a friend while on assignment. Other travelers I worked with enjoyed their housing.
- I worked NICU on days. Staff very friendly and accepting of travelers but they have them a lot. (15 when I was there). They are very fair with assignments and treat travelers just like staff so chronics and high acuity get spread around- not to the same people all the time.
Parking is remote from the hosp(on Days) and you ride shuttles to and from-but the staff has to do the same. Still adds 30 mins (at least)to your shift
all the overtime you want-never got cancelled. I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately took housing stipend mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was family. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- They are union and go out of their way to make sure you get your breaks, lunch , or need help.
You can get extra shifts and they never flex (cancel) their travelers. I had no problems with my contract with them. I worked in the Special care nurseries department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Presidio. Housing was located in city of Albuquerque. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The housing was very good, their gym unfortunately has very old and broken equipment, but their pool and hot tub are heated all year !!! Location is good. Especially pleased with the facility.
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