Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Hendrick Medical Center
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff32.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.22.0
3. Hospital Technology21.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)2.22.0
5. Cafeteria food21.0
6. Parking3.23.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.82.0
8. Hospital appeal (looks)33.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?4.25.0
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?)2.81.0
11. Reputation of the hospital3.53.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.54.0
13. Friendliness of staffing office32.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2.22.0
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2.52.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio33.0
17. How well staffed are they22.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?22.0
19. Staff morale (overall)22.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.22.0
Total Score (number or rankings)52.3(4)46.0(1)
  • I worked in the PCU department(s) in the hospital. It has been the least favorite of my travel assignments thus far. First, their charting system is terrible. It’s called Apollo. It’s easy to learn but the expectations of everything you need to chart on just PCU patients was more than I’ve had to on ICU patients. The staff on the 6 floor (day shift) were friendly but getting floated to the 3rd floor PCU (much shorter staffed unit at the time) was a nightmare. Staff ignored travelers like the plague. It was very inconsistent. The CNAs were way more helpful than fellow nurses at times. Don’t rely on the telemetry monitoring room for anything. If I had a rhythm change on a patient it was because I noticed it. Thank goodness there was no changes to deadly dysrhythmias, because I think the last thing they were doing was watching the monitors. I would go back if it was the only travel assignment I could get, but it wouldn’t be my first choice by far. If you travel here, make sure you’re ready to chart on a more archaic looking system and you’re self sufficient. 04/20/2020
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Room rental. Housing was located in city of Abilene . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. Poor management that refuses to take input from experienced staff to better their workplace environment. Extremely busy ER and overloaded with patients with understaffed and no help from CNAs. Expected to work 12 hours straight with no lunch or breaks, handling ICU holds, traumas, and critical patients. Equipment very unorganized and hard to find, not placed in the rooms where it would be easily accessible. Charting is cheap and with many unnecessary steps. Other staff is too busy to help themselves. When the ER is full and understaffed everyday, they refuse to go on divert. Unsafe working conditions daily, and management doesn’t get off their butts to come out and help at all. Will never come back here. 02/09/2018
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Self found. . Housing was located in city of Abilene. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the Oncology department(s) in the hospital. I did a 13 week contract at Hendrick Medical Center working 12 hour nights on the Oncology/Medical floor, floating occasionally to other Medical/Surgical units. It's difficult to find anything negative to say about my experience there. Orientation started with a week of classroom training which included learning hospital policies and the charting system. This was followed by three twelve hour shifts on the floor with a nurse. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The nurse to patient ratio was 1:5 most nights and rarely 1:6. Hendrick uses the Apollo charting system, which is the not the most efficient, but was pretty easy to learn. The manager was very kind and approachable. My friend and I traveled together to the same unit and since they do self scheduling we were able to get 5-7 days off in a row together at times. There is not a lot to do in Abilene and this made it easy to take trips to surrounding areas. Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio are all within about 2-3 hours. The Carlsbad Caverns and Big Bend National Park are each about five hours away. 03/06/2015
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Country Club Villas. Housing was located in city of Abilene. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The apartment was very roomy with a number of storage closets and new flooring. We had a few maintenance issues but maintenance was always quick to answer our calls and fix the problem within a day. One downside was that their outdoor pools closed at the end of August despite the temperature being in the 80s-90s through October.
  • I worked in the PCU department(s) in the hospital. The overall feeling was poor. There is a lot of gossip and backstabbing. They talk down to you and are just plain rude to the travelers. The manager of PCU openly admitted to giving the hardest patients to the travelers. Sad. 02/08/2015
  • Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private residence. Housing was located in city of Abilene. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I lived in a private residence renting a room.
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