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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Plantation General Hospital
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.4|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.1|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.9|
|5. Cafeteria food||3|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.1|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||2.9|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.7|
|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?)||2.4|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.3|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||2.1|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.6|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.3|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||1.9|
|17. How well staffed are they||2|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1.7|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||53(7)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. Gunshots heard while leaving the facility. Staff rude to patients. Managers rude to patients. Support staff hiding in the managers office. Dangerous patients. 05/05/2016 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Unknown. Housing was located in city of Fort Lauderdale. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Preparing to close the hospital, legal loopholes holding up the process.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Let's start at the beginning. Despite having worked for this particular hospital corporation before, travelers were made to sit through five business days of orientation, including two computer days in which we had to go off-campus to learn about the charting system (Meditech) with which many of us were already intimately familiar. We had to sit through meetings about their committees, which none of us were eligible to join as travelers, and their benefits (also ineligible), as well as several other staff-specific groups.
Since then, it's been a mixed bag of good and terrible. The facility is several years behind its competitors. Rooms are small, cramped, and equipment (especially the IV pumps) are at least a decade out of date. The hospital looks like it might actually fall down around your ears in some parts of the hospital.
The ICU staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming to travelers. They are always willing to lend a hand and help educate. The med/surg nurses are kind too, despite their heavy workloads and nurse:patient ratios. On telemetry, however, you are left to fend for yourself. No one "has time" to help and everyone is out for themselves - even the aids.
That being said, this next part applies specifically to ICU nurses: do not come to this hospital if you are not willing to float to med/surg and telemetry. When I was taken on as a traveler, I was warned that in a "staffing emergency" they might float us out there, but it was a true rarity. I have worked one half of all of my shifts out there, despite having no prior experience with those departments (I went straight from nursing school to ICU.) There is no wiggle room, and travelers are ALWAYS the first to float. There is no rotation, you will always go first. Also, there is no canceling. They will cancel a sitter or a tech before they cancel a nurse, and then float RNs out to those floor to be sitters and CNAs/PCTs.
Overall, I wouldn't strongly recommend this hospital to other travelers, but like I said, it depends largely on what your department is and what your expectations are. 11/09/2015 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Shamrock in Sunrise. Housing was located in city of Sunrise. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. The Shamrock is a pre-furnished, all inclusive corporate apartment complex. Cable, wi-fi, utilities, hot water, and trash are included in rent. The apartments are spacious, open, and well-furnished. Bring your own TV as they tend to be small. Parking can be pretty awful as there is no assigned parking and it seems like all of Sunrise, even people who are not tenants, have the gate code. There is a gym, a pool, and mailboxes on site.
- I worked in the L & D department(s) in the hospital. I managed to work here 3 weeks before putting in my notice. This place is so unsafe I was terrified every single day. 04/07/2015 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 1. I did not have housing
- I worked in the LD department(s) in the hospital. The nurses are wonderful, but the MD's do not follow any ACOG standards and do what ever they like. They also bully the nurses and upper management to get what they want. Staffing is horrible and very unsafe at the best of times. 04/02/2014 Housing was approximately 25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was the promenade at wyndham lakes. Housing was located in city of Coral Springs. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Loved my housing it was a little bit of a drive but all highway. it was clean and very safe
- I worked in the L&D department(s) in the hospital. The perinatal bereavement program as lacking. Having run a program before, I was allowed (even as a traveler) to expand and teach on it and teach it in the preceptor program. I renewed my contract 4 times, so obviously, I found it a nice place to work. I would go back there with no problem. 12/28/2013 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Camden Plantation. Housing was located in city of Plantation. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. They do send people home with low census, but they always have 1 on call to come back in. I will say,that the Nurse manager was not afraid to put on scrubs and hit the floor with us.
- I worked in the l department(s) in the hospital. I found the md's to be old school and prone to yelling to get their own way, the hospital is very "dr oriented" they will do whatever they need to do to keep dr's happy, but not the nurses. I felt that the team work was lacking, and that is a necessity in l 12/26/2007 The name of the housing complex was none. Housing was located in city of Miami Beach. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I used the housing stipend and found my own housing
- I worked in the L&D department(s) in the hospital. The staff at Plantation is the best. I renewed several times due to this. However, the work load gets very dangerous at times as the management will send staff home if the census drops for any period of time. If you work L&D, you know that the census will be variable. They need to keep a core number of staff for times when the patients all walk in at one time and they have just sent home (or floated) most of the staff.
The Fort Lauderdale area is very nice with so much to do. Great destination, great restaurants! 10/21/2007 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Sea Spray Inn. Housing was located in city of Lauderdale by the Sea. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I chose my own accomadation because I wanted to be on the Ocean. Sea Spray Inn is owned by a wonderful couple (Franz & Susan) that will rent to nurses for short term in their low season (very reasonable). It is located right across the road from a beautiful beach, of which I could view from my sofa. The owner cleans the appartment weekly, changes the sheets & exchanges the towels. What a deal!
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