Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

Each ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for a hospital is 100.

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Seattle Childrens Hospital
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff3.3
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.3
3. Hospital Technology3.7
4. Location (A nice area to live)4
5. Cafeteria food1.7
6. Parking1.3
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.7
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.7
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?4.3
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?)4
11. Reputation of the hospital4.3
12. How nice are the doctors to staff4
13. Friendliness of staffing office4.3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3.3
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?3
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio4
17. How well staffed are they4
18. How happy were you with your workload?3.7
19. Staff morale (overall)2.7
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.7
Total Score (number or rankings)67(3)(0)
  • I worked in the PICU, CICU, and NICU department(s) in the hospital. Initially, I was very excited to work at SCH since I’d heard great things about the hospital, but soon after I arrived, I realized that I would not like the culture of the department I was in. It didn’t take long for me to notice bullying behaviors from some senior staff members towards newer staff. Even though it wasn’t happening to me yet, I could tell it would only be a matter of time. The most common behavior I would observe is defamation of newer staff while their backs were turned. They also speak very condescendingly to them at times. Things could change from moment to moment. At first, staff would be so kind and helpful, but if you slip up once or they just decide they don’t really like you, then it can be really hard to maintain a positive environment. I felt like I was walking on eggshells a lot, and it made me really uncomfortable. They also tend to give travelers undesirable assignments, and they are very aware of this practice. Many of the staff will tell you that you will get better assignments if you sign on as permanent staff. (This is mostly about the PICU. I found CICU and NICU to be a bit more welcoming.) Also, I’ve always been accustomed to RT’s being good friends to us RN’s, but it seems that at SCH, they’re not so used to that. When I tried making friendly conversation with some RT’s, some were literally surprised that an RN was trying to befriend them. We’re a team! Of course I would! Another thing I noticed was that the length of stay for their chronic patients is much longer (>1 yr) than in other facilities I’ve worked at, which they seem to attribute to a lack of home health options, so be prepared to care for a lot of chronic patients. Anyway, on a positive note, they do provide lots of educational opportunities to their staff. They do know what they’re doing for the most part, which is nice. I just wish they would treat their travelers with kindness and equality, instead of burning them out with their unfriendly behavior and constant undesirable assignments. 10/18/2018
  • Housing was approximately 3.5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private housing. Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Be careful when selecting housing in Seattle! It is an expensive city to live in, but try to get as close to work as possible within your budget. Traffic is a beast here! Traveling north to south gets very congested with traffic, and there are no east to west highways, so you have to take back roads, and that is time consuming as well. For example, I lived 3.5 mi to the west of the hospital, and it took me 30 minutes on average to get to work. If you choose to take a ferry into work from an island to the west, you’re looking at a 1.5-2 hr commute one-way. Coming in from Bellevue will also take about an hour. Keep that in mind!
  • I worked in the PACU department(s) in the hospital. My first travel assignment here was great! I felt there was a good staff moral. Unfortunately, there was a change in Management after my first travel assignment. He seemed nice, but he made me uncomfortable, and I couldn't put my finger on it. I did overhear him telling another traveler that he expects perfection from his travelers and that he has cut some traveler's contracts short because he had to "work with them" to much. This made me super nervous to meet with him. I do a good job, but If anyone said anything negative about me, he took that as truth even if I told him it wasn't true. I felt bullied by a couple of the staff members there and they kept me under a microscope. I probably took care of a thousand patients the whole time that I worked there, but one of the staff decided to go through my charting to find error. Of course you are going to find error with that many patients. I am always focused on patient care and safety first, charting second. To be quite frank, if I'm taken to court and my charting is insufficient and I lose my license, that is MY burden to bear, so I feel like when staff pick apart my charting it is for their own gratification. I'm usually good at laying low and getting my job done and doing it well, but they kept meddling with me, and it was causing me a lot of stress at work to the point where I did NOT want to work there anymore. In fact, I don't want to be a nurse anymore if it means subjecting myself to such devaluation and bullying. 07/24/2017
  • Housing was approximately 16 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private home. Housing was located in city of Bellevue. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I stayed in a house with roommates
  • I worked in the Imaging department(s) in the hospital. 12/31/2013
  • Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Coroydon . Housing was located in city of seattle . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Close to the hospital, you can walk, bike on the bike path, or drive. You must pay 5 dollars per day to ride the shuttle. Great area at U village with plenty of shopping, 24 hr supermarket, restaurants and more. Located next to university of Washington
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