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: ValleyCare Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.8|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.2|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.2|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.8|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.8|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.2|
|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?)||2.8|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2.8|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2.2|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.8|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.5|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.5|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.8|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.2|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.8|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||62.7(4)||(0)|
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- I worked in the CCU department(s) in the hospital. Pros:
The CCU staff and management here are friendly and helpful. Whenever If had a busy night, the perm. staff and fellow travelers always had my back. The scheduling is generally what you request, with just a shift or two a month that are moved. The amount of support staff is phenomenal. There's usually a charge and a resource RN for breaks, a CNA, and a unit secretary, all of whom are beyond helpful in their respective roles. I had a wonderful experience here as a first time traveler. I felt so spoiled here. I would absolutely come back. My only reason for not staying is that I am just starting my traveling journey and I want to continue on to see more places.
It can be difficult to get certain doctors to listen to the concerns of the RNs. Intensivists are on call off site and doesn't like to do procedures or write orders at night. I was cancelled a lot because of low census. If I had ER experience I could have possibly picked up hours there. 12/26/2018 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a - I found my own housing. Housing was located in city of Castro Valley. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I found housing through furnished finders.
- I worked in the CCU department(s) in the hospital. This hospital is not friendly to new staff. Paper charting is done and travelers has no input regarding scheduling. Was constantly cancelled on shifts and was not given an opportunity to make up the time. Patient assignment is very easy however non permanent staff is not allowed to receive patients with cardiac drips, balloon pumps, or any critical patients. Many times admitting patients became the norm. Travelers are constantly reminded that they are travelers and should not have anything to say about unfair assignments. Breaks are given and are highly encouraged. If you refuse to take a break, an explanatory is required. Ann Vernon, the staffing nursegrinch is extremely rude. Please be aware of her. She has an attitude about everything. 06/22/2017 Housing was approximately 3 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private . Housing was located in city of Pleasanton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Private housing.
- I worked in the Main OR department(s) in the hospital. Not very welcome to travelers even when they are so short of staffing 10/17/2013 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Larkspurr. Housing was located in city of Pleasanton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Is was a nice extended hotel.
- I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. OR staff very friendly and helpful. Moral is higher than most hospitals and management tries hard to keep employees happy. OR manager works as hard as the staff, not the typical administrator. 10/14/2011 Housing was approximately 0.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Avalon Pleasanton. Housing was located in city of Pleasanton. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. This facility is directly across the street from the hospital, I walked to work everyday saving a ton of money in gas. Every amenity is provided and most occupants are young families. The grounds are maintained well and it is a pet friendly facility. Felt very safe in this neighborhood at all times.
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