Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Carolina Pines
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.8
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.2
3. Hospital Technology1.5
4. Location (A nice area to live)1.5
5. Cafeteria food4.2
6. Parking3.5
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.5
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?1.2
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?)3.5
11. Reputation of the hospital1.5
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.5
13. Friendliness of staffing office3
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?1.2
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio1.8
17. How well staffed are they2
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.2
19. Staff morale (overall)1.8
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1
Total Score (number or rankings)45.9(4)(0)
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. I found there to be a great deal of favoritism on day shift which lead to an overall decrease in staff morale. Never in my career have I seen this amount of lateral and vertical bullying. Shameful!! Meditech EMR is very cumbersome. 09/05/2016
  • Housing was approximately 45 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was I could not find housing in the area. Housing was located in city of Florence. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2.
  • I worked in the Med/Surg department(s) in the hospital. The hospital is poorly staffed. During my stay at least 8 people have quit, two of which were travelers. One of those was due to an inappropriate case load and the most vertical violence I've ever been witness to. Some of their practices aren't evidence based (exp. vitals are checked before and after a blood transfusion; I am accustomed to more frequent checks).The floor staff is very friendly to travelers and my clinical supervisor was very supportive. Unfortunately, the hospital functions off of a very dated and convoluted record system using a combination of paper MARs and multiple (ancient) computer programs. Orientation is not aimed at travelers and the aforementioned record system is not addressed. You basically learn as you go. It s difficult to get intervention from physicians and there were numerous incidents that would never have been tolerated in most facilities. I don't mean to be vague, but the incidences are very specific and the hospital is small enough for the details to pose a privacy issue. Vertical violence is alive and well at the facility; to the point nursing staff hesitates to call certain doctors. Patient loads for travelers is typically 5 to 6 patients with admissions (plural) frequently falling during shift report. Patients are often transferred from ICU to general Med/Surg without stepdown. The equipment is older and in short supply. Medications are scattered throughout the facility. I regularly (as in every med pass) had to visit multiple units to collect basic medications. There is very little housing in the area and the pay is the lowest I've encountered ($18/hr with a $475 weekly stipend if you're curious). In retrospect I should have avoided the place based off local reputation and the fact my contract was ignored from day 1, but I had family in the general area and thought it would be worth the loss to spend some time with my mom. However, the day of orientation I was told they had "accidentally" scheduled me for nights. Rather than being "that nurse" I accepted the night shift work to be accommodating and it just all sort of went down hill from there. 03/11/2015
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Land Mark Inn. Housing was located in city of Hartsville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the Acute Care department(s) in the hospital. No real housing available in the area.The closest affordable housing is 30 minutes away. Least expensive hotel nearby is roughly $70 a night. Very rural area with very little to do during off hours. Dressed down in front of staff on my second day by a physician because I was unaware of the many and varied places the physicians are allowed to drop off orders (in this case there were two sets of orders and the one I missed was literally in another part of the hospital). There was no EHR when I was there and records are randomly placed in paper files or one of three ancient computer systems that were not covered in orientation. Staff quit on a weekly basis and during the first week I was there a random drug screening resulted in a huge loss of staff. Most of my shift was staffed by travelers. There was no pharmacy after 18:00 and nurses routinely had to go to other units to get even simple drugs. Locals refer to the place as "Pine Box", Compensation was very poor, but I chose the site despite several warnings because I had friends and family within an hour of the site. The nursing staff and the CNA's were very friendly (but as I said, most of the staff were travelers when I was there). 02/19/2015
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Landmark Inn. Housing was located in city of Hartsville. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. The place is older, but clean and the staff is very friendly. The corporate rate is around $67 a night. Most of the food offerings in the town are fast food places and only a few deliver, even then most of them don't deliver after 11 pm.
  • I worked in the ICU department(s) in the hospital. small town deep south 09/19/2014
  • Housing was approximately na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was na. Housing was located in city of na. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. Housing stipend, but it was difficult to find housing outside of a hotel.
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