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: Banner Baywood Medical Center
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||4.4|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.7|
|3. Hospital Technology||4.2|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4.4|
|5. Cafeteria food||3.9|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.7|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4.3|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.3|
|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?)||2.7|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.8|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.7|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||4.1|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.7|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.9|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3.9|
|17. How well staffed are they||3.8|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3.8|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||4|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3.8|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||76.9(9)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Med Surg department(s) in the hospital. Staff was very welcoming and treated me as one of their own. Managers were very flexible and accommodating with scheduling. I worked nights and normally had 5 med surg patients. On days the average ratio was also 1:5. 04/09/2020 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was N/A (I rented a room). Housing was located in city of Gilbert, AZ. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Mesa itself is not super nice, but there are a lot of nice areas nearby to find housing in. I lived in Gilbert and loved it there (lots of fun restaurants and outdoor activities!) and it was only a 20 min drive to work, never any traffic.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Overall, not a terrible assignment. They use a ton of travelers during the winter months, so staff are accustomed to us. Always good ratios in the ICU, they use nursing aides as well. Plenty of equipment. Orientation/ online module requirement was ridiculous, as an ICU nurse, I had 65 online learning modules to complete PRIOR to starting, in addition to two thick paper packets to complete on the unit, a little much for a travel nurse. My other major complaint was all the floating, travelers always float first, which is standard, however floating was not evenly distributed amongst the travelers, towards the end of my assignment, I was floating every shift. They have 2 night assistant managers/primary charge nurses, one was amazing and helpful, the other was extremely negative, unhelpful and unfair in regards to assignments. 07/23/2017 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Mesa Spirit RV Resort. Housing was located in city of Mesa. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Tons of nice RV parks in the areas. Most are 65 years+, some are willing to make exceptions for travel nurses though. They fill up fast though, so finding an open spot can be difficult.
- I worked in the Neuro PCU department(s) in the hospital. Overall, this was a great travel assignment. Travelers basically get about 2 weeks filled with orientation, including good computer orientation, so you're pretty prepared for the floor by then. There was a lot of education modules to be completed prior to starting so make sure to allow yourself ample time and ask your agency for compensation. The staff on my floor was wonderful and it was hard to leave them. The floor itself is super busy and there were days when us nurses had to stay late to chart. The typical nurse-to-patient ratio was 4-to-1. There were several times when some of us had to flex up to 5-to-1 due to staffing and that was rough. The unit is large and typically calls for 3 free charge nurses. They were great resources and helped days go well (but there were days when they had to reduce the number of free charge nurses too). The computer system (Cerner) was one of the easiest I've worked with as far as navigation and charting. Hospital departments work together pretty smoothly. 08/05/2016 Housing was approximately 18 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was San Palmilla. Housing was located in city of Tempe. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Great quality apartment complex with a beautiful pool area! I took advantage of that as often as possible!
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. ICU staff was very friendly and very helpful! Patient to nurse ratio 2:1, very very rare to see 3:1. Great support staff as well. Hospital has a "Line Team" for central lines, a-lines, PIV's if needed. This team is very responsive and efficient. ICU has free charge nurse which made them a great resource to have. 08/05/2016 Housing was approximately 18 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was San Palmilla Apartments. Housing was located in city of Tempe. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Great housing complex! Very clean and well kept. Great pool area and very nice workout area.
- I worked in the CVICU department(s) in the hospital. working in the CVICU department was great. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Travelers are needed every year for the area's busy season. occasionally, the Cardiac surgeons were a challenge to communicate with, but I find that to be true in many locations. I was floated fairly often, to CVPCU, CPCU, and Baymoood Medical Center ICU next door. Most of my floats went very well. I would actually consider this unit as an option for my permanent home when I finish my Travel RN adventure. Mesa is anice place. I felt safe. There is lots to do in the area to please everyone. and Sedona and the Grand Canyon are close enough for weekend trips. lots of trails for walking and enjoying nature. Great weather and beautiful sunsets almost every day. 05/03/2016 Housing was approximately 18 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Candlewood Suites. Housing was located in city of Tempe. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I stayed at the Extended Stay America(Mesa) and Candlewood Suites (Tempe). Love Candlewood. For the same price as the other, it has a pool, fitness room, and free laundry. Both places offer discounts.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. The permanent RNs and PCAs were amazing to work with. There are a lot of travelers, so you will be in good company. Welcoming and appreciative from day 1. Their general population was older, lots of helping families transition to DNR or palliative care. They do give travelers some of the sicker patients which is nice to keep your ICU skills. You play secretary alot, making random calls that I was not used to being responsible for. And put in the vast majority of the orders the ICU doc and consult doc give you. Can be overwhelming at first if you are not familiar with Cerner like me. I only had two doctors overall I didn't really care for. One was a consult, the other was sadly one of the ICU docs. But they rotate so I didn't work many shifts with said doc. Most of their equipment is fairly new and works. But the CADD pump they use for drips is ancient. It is time to upgrade them to the newer ones on the market. More than half their rooms have lifts. I think if I were to go back I would take the gamble and go to a different hospital to see what else is out there. It wasn't terrible by any means. I would say it is very average. Banner holds power to cancel you once a week. My hours were not guarnteed. I was cancelled once and put on call 5 times. 4 of those times called in. I actually like getting to sleep in and come in later because per my contract I was making time and a half. One time they called me in to be helping hands in the ER. Floated twice once to Banner Heart (in my contract) and once to tele and they rotate your turn to float through all of their staff too, so only once to tele was nice. 03/09/2016 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Azul at Spectrum. Housing was located in city of Gilbert. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. The pool atmosphere at Azul was off the charts. Highly recommend.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. I worked in the ER on a dayshift schedule for 13 weeks. This is a very busy ER during the tourist season of fall through winter.The ER staff are great to work with. They are friendly,compassionate and efficient. There parking for employees is too far away from the main hospital. There orientation is a little lengthy and you travel to different hospitals to complete. Overall, I enjoyed my time here and look forward to coming back. 06/16/2014 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was KOA Campground. Housing was located in city of Apache Junction. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. KOA Campground is an older campground with not many amenities. It was 15-20 mins from the hospital.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Always seemed to get the admissions and harder patients, I'd look around and all the other nurses were sitting while I ran to care for my patients. Seemed to be the only one to float to other areas that I was not oriented to. 02/07/2014 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Superstition Butte. Housing was located in city of Mesa. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Pool, Craft area, close to shopping and mountains. Great views
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. Had contract for the Heart hospital and when I got there told I would be working in the ICU instead of the CVICU. Orientation is spread out across the whole city between the different Banner facilities.2 different facilities on day one. Didn't get orientation material until 3 business days before start and then everything switched on the first day. Kept being told that your companies had all this information 2 weeks ago, which I knew was a lie. Called off for a few hours weekly. 12/01/2013 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Twin Palms. Housing was located in city of Mesa. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. RV park. Small, well kept. No amenities except laundry and bathroom. Located on one of the canals with a cement walking path. Great place to go for a walk.
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