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: Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital
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hospital. You are not limited to the ones below.
(within 1 year)
|1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff||3.3|
|2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?||2.7|
|3. Hospital Technology||2.7|
|4. Location (A nice area to live)||3.3|
|5. Cafeteria food||2|
|7. Physical layout of hospital effecient||2.3|
|8. Hospital appeal (looks)||4|
|9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?||2.7|
|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?)||2.7|
|11. Reputation of the hospital||3.7|
|12. How nice are the doctors to staff||2.7|
|13. Friendliness of staffing office||3.7|
|14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?||3.3|
|15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?||2.7|
|16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio||2.7|
|17. How well staffed are they||2.7|
|18. How happy were you with your workload?||3|
|19. Staff morale (overall)||2.7|
|20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?||3|
|Total Score (number or rankings)||59.2(3)||(0)|
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- I worked in the PCU department(s) in the hospital. I worked on the PCU unit on nights. The staffing ratio was 4:1. The charting was EPIC. Had no problems with the staff, Doctors or my schedule. The staff didn't seem to be really friendly but I didn't mind. I wasn't there to make friends. The CN and other Nurses were available to help me or give me advice if I needed it. Otherwise they just left me alone. 05/17/2017 Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Steeplechase Apartments. Housing was located in city of Omaha, NE. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The apartment was provided by my travel agency. It was a nice 1 bedroom apartment with a pool and fitness center. No problems checking in or checking out. They didn't even do a walk through when I checked out. I just handed them my keys at the front office and left.
- I worked in the Dialysis department(s) in the hospital. Out patient dialysis clinic! Great manager and nursing staff were excellent. Very helpful and friendly. Some techs were very difficult. They were very understaffed. Not many good restaurants but fairly close to Raleigh. 10/14/2016 Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private home. Housing was located in city of Rocky mount. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. I arranged my own housing and received stipend!
- I worked in the Med-surg Oncology (4West) department(s) in the hospital. The doctors dropped by for a few minutes a day to scribble some orders on paper and leave. The orders were unreadable by anyone that hasn't worked there for an extended amount of time. Doctors have the ability to enter their own orders, but they don't bother. Doctors also make the nurses call their consults. The unit is constantly understaffed. Everyone is nice to your face, but if you ask questions, they report to management that you don't know what you are doing behind your back. The hospital understaffs the unit and then doesn't pay past 7pm, and they don't tell you this up front. If you have a bad day and have to stay late to chart, you work for free, and apparently the staffing company can't do anything about it despite your contract which states you will be paid for working. The hospital also makes travelers take the PBDS test which is timed with essay style answers. They oriented me on only one side of the unit and then on my first day, they gave me a split group between the two units so that all my meds and charts were in two different places. It could not have been a more difficult way to start. They claimed they had an EMR so everything was electronic, but the reality was that there was still a lot of paper and most importantly all MD orders were still handwritten. This was such a bad experience all the way around that I am completely turned of not just travel nursing but nursing in general. 02/11/2014 Housing was approximately 9 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was None. I took the stipend because the wage isn't enough to live on and couldn't find affordable housing in a safe area. I stayed in hotels during my stay. . Housing was located in city of Omaha. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 1. My recruiter emailed me a list of "housing leads" which was basically a short list of apartment names and phone numbers the company had used before. When I called them, the apartments were very expensive for short term leases and would not rent furnished apartments to an individual. The claimed they only rented those under a company name. The list was basically useless. I was only making $21/week more than I was at home, and I still have the same bills, so I can't afford $1700 per month in housing when I couldn't afford even half that back home.
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