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: Northwest Healthcare System
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(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||5|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||1|
|3. Hospital Technology||1|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||5|
|5. Cafeteria food||3|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||1|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||1|
|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|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||2|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||4|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||2|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||1|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||1|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||1|
|17. How well staffed are they||1|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||1|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||1|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||2|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||44(2)||(0)|
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- I worked in the Cardio/Pulmonary Tele department(s) in the hospital. . I could not have asked for nicer nurses and ancillary staff to work with at this hospital. I genuinely felt that they appreciated my being there and my work. They were as helpful as they could be in a very difficult situation. I worked the night shift and my supervisor was excellent as well. Even though her hands were tied most of the time, she did, at least, try to make things better for the nurses and patient's sake. My problem was with how the nurse manager and day shift supervisor/scheduler managed the unit. On the night shift, there were only 2 full-time RNs left at this facility. Most of the time travel nurses were the only ones on the floor. Some did not even receive orientation before being expected to assume Charge Nurse responsibilities. For some unknown reason, the nurse manager taped down the patient/nurse call system and forbade anyone from using it to answer call lights. Even though admissions were received all during the night, there was not a unit secretary to help with the paperwork and the admission process. Yes, I did say paperwork. This hospital still uses all paper (and lots of it) for physician orders, charting-everything. The only technology is a very antiquated, DOS-based order entry system for lab, diets, etc. These orders are entered by the secretary, if you have one, after a paper written order is received. This unit was supposed to be a telemetry unit but the acuity was extremely high. It was basically an overflow unit for every type of patient from cardiac, peritoneal dialysis to nursing home. There was so much paper, busy work type things that the nurses were expected to do that it took you away from caring for the patients. Making sure all of this busy work was done seem to be more important than actually caring for patients. And as I previously said, with no technology to help with all of this unnecessary documentation, either patient care suffered or the unnecessary documentation suffered. Most of the time, when I worked, there was not a CNA to help with patient care. So the RN was left with caring for the patient and all the work usually done by the CNA. This hospital also uses LPN as primary care nurses without any direct supervision of a RN. This practice is in violation of the Nurse Practice Act Scope of Care in Arkansas. 02/18/2013
- Some of the staff was very helpful and responsive. Others took the attitude of "where are you going to go. You are here on assignment."
The carpets were dirty; roaches in some units; staff did not perform a mid-week clean as promised; rooms not being properly maintained; poor ventilation system; noisy (right next to the interstate);rooms not supplied well. 02/17/2013 Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Extended Stay Hotel. Housing was located in city of Springdale, AR. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2.
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