Travel Nursing Hospital
ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for
a hospital is 100.
Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Kaweah Delta
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3||4.0|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3||3.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.5||4.0|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||4||4.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||2||3.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.5||2.0|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3||3.0|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||4.5||5.0|
|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?)||4||4.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.5||4.0|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4.5||4.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.5||4.0|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.5||4.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.5||4.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.5||4.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||1.5||2.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||2||3.0|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||3||4.0|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2.5||4.0|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||63(2)||71.0(1)|
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- I worked in the ICU/CVICU department(s) in the hospital. I initially interviewed for what I thought was the CVICU, but once I got to orientation, I found out that ICU travelers are automatically placed in the float pool. So every evening before my shift, I have to call the staffing office to see whether I go to the ICU/Neuo ICU,CVICU, or the step down unit.
Each ICU has what they call "pods" in the front of each ICU where nurses take patients 3:1 because patients are considered step down ICU material. I was placed here alot initially, then eventually moved to "real" ICU patients, ratio 2:1. The CVICU had tons of balloon pumps and impellas (both of which are 1:1), post CABG patients, cardiac arrests,etc. The ICU side dealt with traumas, tons of stroke patients with bolts and ICP monitoring, craniectomies, etc. Both sides move patients in and out alot.
Travelers pretty much self schedule. They are very short staffed with lots of travelers, many of whom have resigned multiple times or even have accepted full time positions.
The area is very heavy with the hispanic population, so if you don't speak spanish, it can be kind of difficult to take care of patients. The workload was average, though I usually felt like I was getting screwed with the crazy patients (nothing new, right?)
Parking is horrible, fair warning.
Overall, it was a decent hospital, traveler friendly. 08/23/2018 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was PRIVATE. Housing was located in city of Visalia. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I found housing on furnishedfinder.com. Visalia specifically is a lower cost of living when compared to other California cities.
- I worked in the Med surg department(s) in the hospital. The hospital does NOT go by the state law of nurse/pt ratio! You always have a minimum 5 pts even if they are remote tele and the normal ratio is 1 to 6 whether they are med surg pts or remote tele. Staff told me that because it is a non Union hospital that they have no one to help them change that. 2 techs for 40 pts is the norm so nurses end up doing everything. When so many pts are total care that is not safe pt care at all.
08/22/2016 Housing was approximately 15 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Hotel . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Look for housing in towns next to the hospital town..cheaper.
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