Travel Nursing Hospital
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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Harborview Medical Center
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|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||4.6||4.5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||3.9||3.0|
|3. Hospital Technology||3.8||3.5|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.8||3.0|
|5. Cafeteria food||3.7||3.0|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||3.4||2.5|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||3||2.5|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||3.9||3.0|
|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?)||3.8||2.0|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||4.7||4.5|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||3.8||3.0|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.6||2.5|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||4.2||3.0|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||3.8||3.0|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||4.5||3.0|
|17. How well staffed are they||4.1||3.0|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||4.2||2.5|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||4.1||3.5|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||4.1||2.5|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||76.8(10)||58.5(2)|
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- I worked in the 6MB department(s) in the hospital. Harborview is a great place for travelers as they are extremely welcoming and they DO NOT treat their travelers badly. As told in orientation, travelers are not here to take all the bad/heavy patients. Being a level 1 Trauma Center, the workload is heavy, but thankfully, they have good nurse to patient ratios. On 6MB, the ratio was mostly 4:1. This hospital provides lots of opportunities to learn new things and the staff are all very supportive. The residents are actually very nice and prompt. The system this hospital has in terms of contacting physicians is the best I have ever seen in a hospital. The residents treat you with respect as they are right there learning with you. Granted, not every single physician may be nice, but the majority was. 6MB has a GREAT team as they are always willing to help and teach. The management is great! They work with you and treat you like you are their very own. The only really downfall I found on this unit compared to others is that there is no break nurse as there is on other units. Therefore, you and another nurse have to break one another, which means you most likely will not get your 2, 15 minute breaks and you will be holding your own phone during lunch. With that being said, I still feel like this unit is one of the best as I have heard other travelers say that their managers were not very nice and/or prompt with anything. 12/18/2018 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Apodments. Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The apodments are great for short term housing. The major downfall is that the you have to pay extra if you stay less than 5 months. Otherwise, it is very affordable and convenient.
- I worked in the ICU float pool department(s) in the hospital. n/a 02/16/2018 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was n/a. Housing was located in city of seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Lived 8 miles from hospital, worked night shift, took approximately an hour to get to work every night.
- I worked in the Med/Surg Tele department(s) in the hospital. Great hospital! Staff were very friendly and easy to talk to esp when needing help. Charge nurse was always available when needed. Ratios were great; 1:4-5 depending on census. Lots of trauma cases considering they're level 1 trauma. Orientation was just a week including floor orientation. Cafeteria open for night shift between certain hours which they had good food. Use cerner charting which isn't that bad. Paid parking which is why i took the bus. Overall, great experience here! Highly recommend :D 01/10/2018 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was rented room . Housing was located in city of West Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Found room on craigslist which worked out for me considering it was on the bus line.
- I worked in the med/surg department(s) in the hospital. Parking is expensive, not a great area to live but not terrible. Ratios are fantastic, resources are great, charting is minimal. 12/29/2016 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was craigslist. Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Rent in seattle is outrageous, remember that
- I worked in the float pool department(s) in the hospital. Staff are extremely welcoming and kind. You do not feel like a traveler here, no dumping on. I've been here 3 times and will come back for a forth if they let me. Its not glamorous. It is a county hospital in a crappy neighborhood with lousy parking but for me those are the minor details. The staff more than makes up for all of that. They rapid response or stat nurses are great, the codes are run like a well oiled machines. 12/22/2016 Housing was approximately 2 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Griffis. Housing was located in city of seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. My only complaint with the housing was they were doing some upgrades so there was a bit of construction annoyances. Otherwise the leasing office folks were friendly, helpful and actually intelligent...Location was great, walking distance to pike place market.
- I worked in the Burn/Peds ICU department(s) in the hospital. I could not say enough good things about Harborview and the folks I worked with. My coworkers were all very welcoming and professional. I got to see a lot of interesting cases and they were open to me taking difficult assignments and helping out where I had an experience deficit so that I could learn. I had minimal burn experience and NO pedi, but a lot of trauma experience which was always kept in mind for assignments. They use a version of Cerner for charting and have ample equipment. They keep a bistro open during PM shift so you have more than vending machine options. 10/03/2016 Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Stanford . Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. Small and super expensive, but that's how summer housing goes in Seattle. Keep in mind housing is insanely expensive and traffic is horrendous when you're considering contracts.
- I worked in the PACU department(s) in the hospital. Best assignment I've had. Staff were extremely friendly. Excellent city. Reasonable workload. Traveled with my family, lots to do in the region. We'll probably relocate there when done traveling. 11/28/2015 Housing was approximately 1 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Three Twenty. Housing was located in city of Seattle . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. It was a small apartment in a very desirable section of the city...the nightlife section. Easy access to public transit. Great for a single Traveler, but was not a good apartment or location for a family with a child.
- I worked in the 6MB/ 3W department(s) in the hospital. Refered to by staff as HarborZoo. Fun place to work, see many dx and surgeries that aren't seen elsewhere. Worked on an Inpatient planned surgery ortho/neuro/gyn/urology floor. Not as crazy as other floors, but you are first to float. Amazing Stat/Rapid Response team. Old bldg (3W Neuro) tiny rooms, many seasoned RN's. GREAT POTLUCKS! 12/23/2014 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Houseboat. Housing was located in city of Wallingford. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Rented a houseboat off Lake Union/ Wallingford found on craigslist. Penty of options for bus, don't drive.
- I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. I loved this place! I wish I could go staff there, but the weather is not suiting for my husband. :) 10/13/2008 Housing was approximately 8 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Overlook at Westridge. Housing was located in city of Seattle. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Housing was great! Dog park down the street!
- I worked in the ICU holding department(s) in the hospital. I have been a nurse for 28 years and have traveled for the past 3 years. There are lots of things to do in Wa. It is a beautiful state with outstanding scenery. The hospital is a county hospital and trauma center for 5 states, so a lot of Neuro pts. The ER hallways are packed with overflowing pts. Parking is expensive and the traffic is rated 16 as the worse in the nation. 10/20/2007 Housing was approximately 25 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Maple Grove Campground. Housing was located in city of Everett. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. There are no real amenities, other than restrooms and laundry facilities. Basically a pricey parking lot for RVs
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