Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: SalinasValley Memorial Hospital
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff4.3
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?3
3. Hospital Technology3
4. Location (A nice area to live)3
5. Cafeteria food2.3
6. Parking4.3
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3.7
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?3.7
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?)3.3
11. Reputation of the hospital3.7
12. How nice are the doctors to staff4
13. Friendliness of staffing office4
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3.7
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?4
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio4
17. How well staffed are they4.3
18. How happy were you with your workload?4.3
19. Staff morale (overall)4.3
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?4.3
Total Score (number or rankings)75.2(3)(0)
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Super traveler friendly, many of the nurses have been there for a long time (15 years+) so it may be a little intimidating at first but they are genuinely very nice people. I was here during COVID and they always had plenty of PPE. They kept the ratio of COVID ICU patients 1:1 and also had a buddy/break nurse. I extended once during the peak of the outbreak and I was pretty much working on the COVID unit exclusively from September to February. I didn't mind, because like I said the ratio was 1:1 and I always had help when I needed it. I have floated a handful of times after the COVID numbers dropped, 1 Main and OCU are miserable (1:4, spread out assignments and just a chaotic unit in general) but Heart Center is ok. The staff here are paid probably one of the highest rates in California, most making 70-90/hr with just a few years experience, so the morale is incredible. All staff love it here, the older nurses get an absurd pension too. This place is real cushy, I am now spoiled and am going to be disappointed at the next hospital I visit, I'm sure. The scheduling is a 2-week template that stayed the same so I was able to plan and schedule things in advance. No question, I would 100% come back to this hospital if I saw an opening. 03/18/2021
  • Housing was approximately 70 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Novo via Furnished Quarters. Housing was located in city of Mountain View. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I had a tough time finding housing close by for a reasonable price, but also I'm just bougie and Salinas is not a great area overall. My apartment was lovely and in the heart of Silicon Valley so I had a ton to do and see. I would recommend looking in Monterey or Pacific Grove, I heard good things about those areas.
  • I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. Of all the hospitals Ive worked at as a traveler, this was my favorite. The hospital is very financially secure, the staff is treated well, the nurses are very welcoming and friendly to each other and the travelers, and the patient care was great. I stayed for 3 contracts, left, and then came back again for another 2. 04/26/2016
  • Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of Monterey . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Salinas isn't the best area to live. I took the stipend and found housing in Monterey which is about a 20 minute drive to the hospital and a great town. Other options are Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Marina. Be warned housing isn't easy to find and the cost is very high.
  • I worked in the Level II department(s) in the hospital. I wanted to come to the Monterey bay area for the scuba diving and I was not disappointed. My husband and I did about 35 dives in the 3 months we were here 08/30/2008
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Pointe at Westlake. Housing was located in city of salinas. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing was poor, security doors did not lock. and an interior wall was tagged by gang during stay. Apt was run down and neighbors were very inconsiderate
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