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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Sutter General
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.8|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.4|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4.4|
|5. Cafeteria food||2|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.2|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.6|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.6|
|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||3.6|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||2.6|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.6|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.8|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.4|
|17. How well staffed are they||4.4|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.2|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3.4|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||66(5)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Sutter General staff was very nice and helpful. Transfer and admit just about every night I worked. I wasn't the only one, usually about 3/5 nurses would tranfer and admit. The managers give you a passwork to view their orders system, but you personally can not add orders yourself. Being that I worked nights and the secretary goes home at 22:30 it was hard most nights because the other staff members were trying to admit their own patients and have limited time to help you with your orders/admit. Sometimes the charge nurses would help, but there are a couple very lazy ones, who you can find drinking coffee and chatting it up while you are transfering a patient on your own and then come back as your new patient rolls in. Orientation was horrid, an all day event, but they don't really teach you anything other than how to use their iv pumps and glucometers. That should take all of a hour maybe if you milk it. No orientation on the charting/ordering or what is expected of you. They don't tell you ahead of time how long to expect to be there for orientation, to bring your own lunch (not provided), and you need to pay for parking. I unfortunately only brought a $20 bill and their parking is $20 for 2 weeks or $5 per day. I had to choose between the better deal or eating. If they would have bothered to let us know it could have easily been avoided. It over all was a good experience only because of the teamwork from the staff. 07/09/2008 Housing was approximately 11 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Broadstone at Strawberry Creek. Housing was located in city of Sacramento. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. The apartments at first sight are nice. The pictures online made it look great. Overall it was ok, but definately not worth the money. We have had to have the exterminator come out 4 times in the last month due to ants and silverfish. It's not much fun when you get done working 12.5 hours and come home to ants all over the kitchen floors, counters, walls, and sink. They continue to send the exterminator out, but we still have ants. It sucks that we are paying about $1200 per month plus utilities and we still can't use our kitchen. The apartments themselves are nice though, high ceilings, huge bathrooms, almost everything appears to be new. They charge for trash and water an administration fee, which ends up being more than what it should. We moved in the 26th of the month and were charged $35 for water for just those couple of days. Most of the people that live there look scarey. They let their kids play out in the street unattended, same with the pool. I have lived at so many apartments now and there is always something. No place is perfect. This one is better than some. We pretty much keep to ourselves and are gone on most of my days off, so this place is definately acceptable. If it wasn't for the bugs, it would have been great. I hope that this is helpful.
- I worked in the or department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was unknown. Housing was located in city of sacramento. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4.
- Had to pay for parking across the street.
I worked in the or department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was own housing. Housing was located in city of fair oaks. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- The OR staff is a tough group to get to know. Many of the surgeons are unfriendly, especially in Ortho. Their system is pretty efficient. They do seem to schedule you in advance and rarely send you home early. I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was my own. Housing was located in city of fair oaks. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
- I worked in the OR and found them difficult to get to know and they orientation was a bit too long. On the other hand, the people are nice once you get to know them and you are not overworked.
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