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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Shannon Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.7|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||2.8|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.5|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.7|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3.2|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.7|
|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?)||2.3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.2|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||2.8|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.7|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.3|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.7|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.5|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||55.1(6)||(0)|
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- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Worked in the ER. Housing was available, able to stay in family home. Shannon is a great hospital. First place I worked and was able to trust most physicians. Although the staff was not as trustworthy. The layout of the ER was horrible, the ER is organized from high acuity beds, psych and the "the quads". The quads are 4 separate rooms away from the main part of the ER, leaving you with no help, and no supervision from charge nurses who can direct higher level of care to their appropriate beds. On multiple occasions you would receive the sickest of the sick in these rooms (which can be common in a lot of places) but received little to no help from charge or other nurses simply because the beds were backed in a corner away from the main part of the ER and nobody could visualize you drowning. Multiple times i found my self in situations with 4 patients ranging in respiratory failure, overdoses and chest pains in this corner with no help! Even with notifying the charge RN who never came to check out these patients after multiple attempts of advising them of deteriorating conditions. Would find charges on their phones or simply chatting away with other nurses. ALSO no lunches, and you are not allowed to eat at your station. The break room is located upstairs so your lucky if your able to sneak up there to heat any food that you have brought and inhale it in 30 seconds. If they have a float nurse (which is rare) their job is to transfer your patients upstairs, not cover lunches. So when your patient FINALLY goes upstairs you may think you have a minute to run upstairs to scarf some food down but you are immediately bombarded with another critical patient. This ER was the first place i have ever felt burnout. I remember asking another nurse if he wanted to begin travel nursing since its not so bad and he replied "doesnt everyone treat travel nurses like crap though" thats when i knew how our assignment would go. Dayshift was the worst. The nightshift was 10 times better. I felt so relieved when they would come on because thats when you would receive the most help, charges would check on you and make sure you have eaten at least. Definitely more direction and organization on nights. Any travelers i would recommend applying for nights. 01/07/2020 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was San Angelo. Housing was located in city of San Angelo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2.
- I worked in the 4S med/tele/imc department(s) in the hospital. Very friendly to travelers. This would be a great first assignment for a traveler. Be warned, however, that they do NOT hire smokers. You must test for this, so don't bother if you smoke. 01/19/2017 Housing was approximately 1-2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 11 N Washington. Housing was located in city of San Angelo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I rented a duplex apartment. Furnished with cable, great wi-fi. Loved it. I stayed for two contracts here. Previously stayed for a 3-contract stint. And I'll probably be back some day. Great, friendly town and people.
- Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was St johns. Housing was located in city of san angelo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. 12/15/2015 I worked in the 4S department(s) in the hospital. I enjoyed my travel assignment at this hospital.Staff welcomes you as a person; not just as a traveler.Patient ratios most nights were 4-5:1..occasionally u would hv six due to being short staff...Had loads of fun & laughs..I have NO hesitations about doing another assignment there.
- I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I would not recommend this hospital. The unit is very cliquey. Nobody introduced themselves to me, I felt like I was not welcomed there. One of the staff members even came up to me and said "I thought we were trying to get rid of travelers, but you all keep coming back." Be prepared to work almost every weekend and, work EVERY holiday if your assignment falls over the holiday season. The core staff was cancelled and placed on call on their ONE holiday they were required to work, while I, "the traveler" had to work Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New years. Be prepared to get 2 admissions, get the isolation patients, and get the busiest assignment. You will run your butt off all night while the rest of the staff sits around and gossips. 01/15/2015 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private. Housing was located in city of San Angelo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Housing is expensive because of oil boom. It is also a very small town with NOTHING to do!
- I worked in the Med/Surg/Tele department(s) in the hospital. The ratio they like nurses to have for med/surg/ortho/tele units is 6:1 but they don't ever hesitate to give you a 7th patient...this is on days. Nights start with 7-8 patients. They are never prepared for employees to call in, they really don't place people on call to allow for when someone calls in...and they have extreme difficulty (or lack of trying) calling in a replacement. This has left nurses on days with 8 patients each, and 9 patients at nights. All charting is paper charting, EMAR in place and fairly efficient, doctors are still writing ALL written orders. pharmacy only runs 8 hours a day and off on weekends...while a pharmacist can verify and profile meds from home (can take hours for this to happen) when the pharmacy isn't open. barely any private rooms...most are two patients per room. cafeteria only open for lunch.
this was my first hospital experience straight out of school. It was rough...everyone said if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere....I made it through it and everywhere else just seems like a walk in the park. 06/13/2014 Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was personal. Housing was located in city of hernando. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. provided my own housing
- I worked in the 4 South department(s) in the hospital. Housing is extremely over-priced due to a recent increase in local oil industry. 05/31/2014 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private rental. Housing was located in city of San Angelo. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2.
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