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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Johns Hopkins Hospital
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.9|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.9|
|3. Hospital Technology||4.2|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.5|
|5. Cafeteria food||3.1|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.6|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4.4|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.5|
|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||4.8|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.7|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.4|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.6|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||4.1|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||4.1|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.6|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.5|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||71.9(17)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. The hospital has a big culture of travelers coming and going, so many of the nurses are not welcoming to incomers. A large majority of of traumas, strokes, MIs, intubations, etc. take place in the critical care bays (which travelers will NOT be able to work in, regardless of experience), so the workup of critical patients is not delegated to you. Because only trauma nurses experience this side of critical care, many of the staff nurses are limited in their critical thinking abilities and it shows. This also creates a large hierarchy where trauma nurses develop a superiority complex, which is off putting to travelers who have the same experience if not more. The residents you work with are fantastic, incredibly receptive to input and are a pleasure to work with. The hospital is well staffed in transporters, radiology techs, etc., so you won’t ever have to move your patients anywhere. The hospital charges parking for employees by day but is free for night shift. The schedulers are horrible with night shift schedules and will consistently schedule 1 on, 1 off, 1 on, 1 off-style schedules so my sleep schedule took a beating. Subway sandwiches is open 24/7 but the cafeteria food is not good. Overall, I’d say I’ve learned a lot from working closely with the docs and specialists but after never starting a cardiac drip, never participating in a code, and never really using my advanced nursing skills, much of the contract felt like medsurg nursing. It’s a good stepping stone for a resume but I wouldn’t recommend a full-time position here. Also don’t live around the hospital —- very dangerous and surrounded by projects. Consider Federal Hill, Canton, Fells Point, Harbor East. 01/28/2021 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private home. Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Used Facebook in the Baltimore Housing group to find a row house a woman leased to me for $1k/month in Federal Hill. The area is safer than most but I wouldn’t recommend walking around at all hours of the night. Quick 10-15 minute drive to work, not a bad place to live.
- I worked in the oncology department(s) in the hospital. I rotated between days and nights. I had 3 days of orientation. It was a little unorganized my first day, but having 3 days made it better. I had to take a blood test on the unit and an EPIC test out. The nurse patient ratio was the best I have ever experienced. It was 3:1. There is no phlebotomy, but the techs are qualified and help with draws. The hospital uses EPIC and there is a computer in every room. 10/06/2019 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was apartment complex. Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I stayed with one of my friends on this assignment, but some of the other travelers I have encountered had no issues finding housing.
- I worked in the oncology department(s) in the hospital. I had to do a good bit of modules before starting. They did require an on-unit blood test, but you get more than one try. You have to be signed off on skills before performing independently due to the sick immunocompromised patient population. The clinical coordinator sat with me my first day and reviewed skills and important information and showed me around the hospital and assured that I had all of my logins. I had 3 orientation shifts. The unit I worked on had no manager, which made things a little interesting - but, did not hinder my job whatsoever. Staff's morale was sometimes low due to rotating shifts, no manager, senority issues, and issues with the occasional lack of techs. I was told that I would do rotating shifts(all staff under 5 years does this) and rotate every 3 weeks. This was not the case. I would often have only a day or two between different shifts and change for 1 or 2 weeks only. After this was brought to their attention, my last schedule was much better! They were great about allowing pre-requested days off. The hospital has a lot of protocols in place, which made me feel very safe working here. The staff was great with teamwork - I rarely felt like I was on my own. The charge nurse is only in the numbers at night. Ratio of 1:2 or 3. Was only 1:4 once due to call-outs. They do not train travelers on giving chemo and will not allow us to have telemetry monitors even if we are tele experienced. Hospital is in a pretty rough area of the city. Parking is $12/day. I'd recommend staying in Baltimore County and commuting for safety. The doctors are pretty good about responding to pages/calls and friendly. We do daily AM rounds with the doctors. 11/06/2018 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 Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. n/a
- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the ER at this facility and his was my very first travel assignment. I'll start by stating this, I only went for the name. The campus is beautiful, and grand: you can definitely get lost there. Orientation was a about 4-5 days, very small group, only myself and one other traveler. The nurse educator performed the orientation, and was very detailed and open to questions, she also gave us a grand tour. In addition, to the tour, she escorted us to a market to get food maybe a few blocks up the hospital, and also warned us not to go here at night time. Floor orientation was about 2-3 shifts, the use EPIC for charting, which was a plus. Parking can be very difficult if you have a midday shift and expensive, I was fortunate my company reimbursed me. As with any place where there are multiple felines, jealousy and gossip will follow. NIght shift was much more "clicky". I found some staff helpful, but not all. Techs are very skilled, but never around when you need them. They always tend to magically show up, when a code is in progress, only to contribute to the overcrowding. I had one issue, with a night charge nurse, I worked swing shift, who initially was very welcoming, then changed. I reported her in addition to pulling her aside and speaking with her myself, problem resolved after that. I did meet other nice travelers here. The facility is a teaching facility and the Nurse-Resident rapport sucks. There was clearly a defined beef present while I was there. I thought about extending, then opted not too. Johns Hopkins doesn't look bad on a resume 09/11/2016 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was AirBnb. Housing was located in city of n/a. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I procured my own housing using AirBnb.
- I worked in the Peds department(s) in the hospital. Manager was sketchy if she didn't know something or something was wrong it always someone else's fault. Very weird. The staff nurses themselves for the most part were very cool. When I signed up I was suppose to get a bonus that the flaky manager blocked saying because I was a few minutes late they wouldn't give it to me. A significant amount of money they had the option to prorate it, but refused to do so. But at the end of the day Baltimore has a reputation for high crime, extremely rude people, stealing and lying, so at the end of the day it doesn't surprise me that they did a bait and switch with this bonus. The last time four years ago when I did an assignment there one of the nurses stole my stethoscope and lied about it. So yes if you want to risk your life to work in a facility filled with liars and thieves in one of the most dangerous disgusting cities in the country, a real filthy Armpit then this facility is the one for you. 08/18/2016 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Bonnie Ridge. Housing was located in city of Mt Washington. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Had a package delivered that was stolen either by UPS or someone in the area
- I worked in the Peds department(s) in the hospital. From the first day manager did not have anything together no itinerary, passwords set up, it was very messy. She acted like I was suppose to walk onto the unit with everything in my napsack. The nursing staff were Awesome a very positive cohesive group, the nicer ones outnumbered the negative ones. The Physcians were somewhat snobbish though, disappointed since I believe healthcare as being a collaborative process. Parking is expensive for dayshift employees if your parking in a lot unless you want to risk your safety parking walking distance to the hospital. 08/08/2016 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Bonnie Ridge. Housing was located in city of Riesertown. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Good parking, quiet neighbors didn't give it a five because it's not a gated community, and someone stole mail ordered packages
- I worked in the MICU department(s) in the hospital. The doctors were great but the nursing management sucked. All travelers worked every single holiday in the six months that I was there. Lots of nice nurses but I would not recommend it. Management was not nurse friendly and made a clear distinction on a regular basis that "they are just travelers." 11/13/2015 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was apartment. Housing was located in city of baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
- I worked in the Emergency Department department(s) in the hospital. Parking costs 120/month for day shift but is free for nights. 08/13/2015 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I took the stipend and found my own housing. I stayed in the Wyman/Roland Park area. Good area :-). Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I used airbnb to find my housing.
- I worked in the Oncology department(s) in the hospital. Overall I liked JHH. The work environment is a little less friendly than I am used to but I never experienced any hostility or bad attitude from the staff there. I was able to learn a few new skills, the charge nurses are usually able to be around for support if needed. My nurse patient ratio was usually 3:1, sometimes 2:1, which was great for busy days.
The a few downsides are that they require all travelers to rotate shifts. Initally I was told it would be every three weeks, but that was not the case. I would switch from days to nights and back as often as every week and a half. The schedulers were also extremely difficult to deal with if I needed any specific days off. They even made it a little difficulte to switch a shift with permanent staff when I needed to. Luckily there were a few very sweet nurses that offered to help and I had no further problems.
I would say that I had a positive experience overall. As long as you are able to swallow your pride and do everything "the Hopkins way" you shouldn't have very many problems. 03/30/2015 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Twelve 09. Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I took the housing stipend and found a nice lady on Craigslist that needed to sublet.
- I worked in the Neuro ICU department(s) in the hospital. the Nurses there are EVil they don't speak, very cold and clingy individuals.they don't help travelers.the culture here has no room for mistakes. if you fall sick at the job, they end your contract. they hate tardiness and do not appreciate a vocal assertive nurse. if you show a unique part of you personality or style that they do not approve of, or they preceive as intimidating they willget rid of you!! you blink your eye a certain way they will end you contract! yeap So don't take an assignment at John Hopkins hospital bmore! Unless you wanna set yourself up!! 02/03/2015 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was foxworth. Housing was located in city of owings mills. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. housing was fine
- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. na 07/30/2014 Housing was approximately na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was na. Housing was located in city of na. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. na
- I was in the back part of this complex, which is newer and not as crowded as the front part. If I would have been assigned in the front part of the complex I probably would have had my company move me. The pet rent is very affordable and they charged no non-refundable pet deposit, which I really liked. 03/18/2013 I worked in the CVPACU department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 8.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Bonnie Ridge Apartments. Housing was located in city of Mt. Washington. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
- Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Avalon. Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. 12/20/2012 It was an old underwear/bathing suit factory and BEAUTIFUL. Old and redone, just looked artsy and fun. Cheap cab ride (or short walk) to Inner Harbor, Fells Point and other fun neighborhoods. Great parks and recreation not a far drive. However, my car and another travelers car got broken into IN THE PARKING GARAGE that we pay for! It was also a public parking garage so sometimes you would have to park above the first two floors which are the ones with the security cameras. My airconditioning broke and they were great about bringing me a portable unit until mine was fixed, THe apartment felt very dirty, but it could have been because of years of dirt in the original wood floors. Oh, and people got shot in the 7-eleven underneath the building..on three different occasions. We complained enough that I think they put people further away now,but it was nice to be able to walk a block to the metro which ran literally into the basement of the hospital (except on weekends and select evening hours). Again, I think they put people further away now, but there is much more traffic and takes a lot longer to get there.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. The ER is clearly run by the residents and attendings which every nurse knows is terrible. They do not let the travelers work in any critical care areas regardless of certifications and experience. I am an USGIV trained nurse, and instead of being allowed to do my skill, I had to watch residents and PAs miss on many patients. Many of the residents speak down to nurses and they are never held accountable because the charge nurses do the same. You have a set of 4 rooms that you are assigned to and will have patients moved in and out without your knowledge. EMS will all of a sudden show up and expect you to drop everything to take a new patient. It was so unsafe. I charted everything to keep myself safe and was pulled aside because my charting was "blameful and rude. It is only necessary to chart like that when something bad happens." Techs are also rarely around. Since call lights are directly linked to your work phone like a floor, no one else will answer your call lights. If you miss one call light, you will be pulled aside and spoken to. When patients become rowdy and want to leave AMA, do not let the charge nurses get involved. They have and will throw you under the bus. (My charting saved me many times. I directed everything to the chart of what the patient was saying.)
There is also an EACU with is observation ED which is part run by the main ED and other part run by PAs (who think and act like they are doctors.) They get all of the sickle-cell patients. The ratio increases to 5:1 since it is "Med-Surg" nursing which is exactly what ER nurses want to do. I took TNCC to do Med-Surg nursing. I spoke with one of the directors about how uncomfortable I was with 5:1 ratio with no tech help. She looked at me like I was completely incompetent and spoke to me as such.
Never have I ever felt so small. It did push me to go back for my DNP but was the most demoralizing experience in my life. It does not live up to its reputation at all. Baltimore is a terrible place to live at well. Over 65% of the nursing staff is travelers and other agency nurses. DO NOT GO THERE!! Seriously. Avoid it at all costs! 11/12/2012 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 5. N/A
- I worked in the CSICU department(s) in the hospital. Parking at JH is $10.00 a day. Even for staff. It is also almost 2 blocks from the hospital. I chose to live outside the city and take the train in to the hospital. It cost $3.20 a day and it stops right at the hospital. It was great. I did 3 assignments in the same unit. Everyone was awesome to work with. I look forward to going back. 03/04/2008 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Windsor Commons. Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Awesome complex. It was outside the city. The area was so, so. I loved it and would go back
- I worked in the medical telemetry department(s) in the hospital. They put me in a great location in downtown Baltimore 2 blocks from the Inner Harbor. I never had to worry about parking at the hospital (which I heard is terrible) because the subway was 1/2 block from my apartment and went right into JHH! They staff are absolutely fabulous and I've made some great friends. I extended my contract for another 13 weeks and definately will be going back to work at Hopkins at some point! Highly recommended. 12/11/2007 Housing was approximately 1/2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Munsey. Housing was located in city of Baltimore. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Beautiful building and very safe. The doors are locked 24hrs and they will not let you in without an access card. There is a parking garage underneath the building with valet parking. Building is 2 blocks from the Inner Harbor, with tons of great restaurants and bars.
- I worked in the Peds ED department(s) in the hospital. I have been a healthcare professional for 3 years and this is my first travel assignment. I could not have asked for better staff to work with. They were very accepting to travelers and very knowledgeable. the ER docs were very nice to work with - very personable. The hospital, I feel, is very accepting to travelers. I would recommend this facility.
07/30/2007 Housing was approximately 16 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Estates. Housing was located in city of Pikesville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. The people who ran the apt complex could not have been nicer. Its really a great facility, very nice pool and a workout facility with a wide variety of equipment. Also pet friendly!!
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