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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Seton Medical Center Austin
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||2.3|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.3|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.3|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4.7|
|5. Cafeteria food||2.7|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||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?)||2.3|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||4|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||2.7|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.3|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.7|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||3|
|17. How well staffed are they||3|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||58.3(3)||(0)|
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- I worked in the L&D department(s) in the hospital. The traveler did not get to chose their schedule like the staff did. I worked every weekend while on assignment here, with the exception of hospital orientation weekend. The hospital is not very clean. Most of the staff are wonderful to work with, however, the majority of the charge nurses made me feel unwelcome at best. 11/03/2016 Housing was approximately 23 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was HWY 71 RV Park. Housing was located in city of Cedar Creek. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. This was of my choosing as I travel in a fifth wheel.
- I worked in the OR department(s) in the hospital. Honestly the worst most unsafe hospital I've ever worked in. Felt like my nursing license was on the line nearly every day. Staff disliked travelers and disliked eachother. Surgeons were rude and didn't like travelers. No equipment, no staff, no breaks. I could go on forever. The completion bonus wasn't even worth it. I wouldn't go back if they paid me a hundred million dollars. Just thinking about "Satan Medical Center" gives me anxiety. And I am a very seasoned nurse and travel nurse with a strong impressive resume. I warn everyone of Seton, which i now call "Satan"....very disappointed since I came to Austin with big expectations. The city of Austin is great, loved living there, hated going to work. What a waste. 04/20/2015 Housing was approximately 7 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Found my own. Housing was located in city of Austin. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found my place on Craigslist, very nice furnished condo on lady bird lake. Great location!
- I worked in the Intensive Care department(s) in the hospital. First off, Austin is an amazing city and I would recommend taking a contract there for that alone. I took a contract with Seton Medical Center Austin, which is part of the Seton family of hospitals around the Austin Area. I was not aware that I could have been used to float to any of their facilities (one was 45 minutes south of downtown Austin!) but luckily I was only floated to step-down ICU and Brackenridge (the other downtown hospital that specializes in trauma.) I would like to note that before arriving there are an extensive amount of modules that they want completed, but the majority of them are not compatible with Macs and sometimes they don't record your score. The staffing office was aware of this and gave us time to complete it during orientation, although there was no notification of this before we began our first day.
When I arrived I met the nurse manager and she personally sat down with me and worked out my schedule for almost the entirety of the contract. She is very pleasant and easy to talk to, as well as the critical care director, who took the time to chat with me about how things were going several times throughout my assignment.
The cafeteria is closed at night so it's necessary to bring your own food if you want to eat anything. In the ICU the intensivists/NPs round at night , so it's nice to be able to ask for things that may have been missed during the day shift.
Charting is Cerner. Nurse:Pt ratio is 1:2. Occasionally staff had to take three patients due to understaffing, but the charge nurses were pretty good at choosing patients that weren't a very heavy load.
One big complaint I have is that almost every night my assignment was switched and I was left open for admission. The assignment changing was also a big deal with staff and they addressed it several times during shift huddles. There is a general feeling with staff that more seasoned nurses get the more complex patients, which I personally felt was true.
If you look for your own housing like I did, it's good to note that although there are some "transitional" areas in Austin, it's a fairly safe place. The most popular area to visit is south austin around South Congress St. and S. Lamar Blvd. There are a TON of awesome restaurants, and definitely check out some food trucks. Drive around looking at the graffiti art! ABSOLUTELY have some breakfast tacos. Torchy's Tacos and Hopdoddy Burger Bar are a must. Lots of good food options for special diets, too. There are lots of walking trails, Barton Springs is worth a visit, and the roller derby teams are a good show to watch. Lots of live music at bars all down 6th street. the website do512.com has all kind of things happening every day, and sometimes you can even win free tickets to events.
All in all, I'd take my assignment again to experience Austin. It's weird, but super fun. 03/16/2015 Housing was approximately n/a mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of Austin. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I found my own housing
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