Northern california hospitals to avoid - page 2

I just finished a travel assignment at Santa Rosa Memorial, Santa Rosa, CA telemetry and progressive care unit/icu. I'd advise anyone who is interested to stay away. The place has no organization, treats its employees terribly.... Read More

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    Quote from palmbeachRN
    I LOVE Oakland Kaiser... about half way through my assignment now and it has been mostly a positive experience.
    Hi palmbeachrn, I'm also looking into Kaiser facilities in Northern California. Glad to know you like it! I'm new to traveling. Do you mind me asking your agency, housing, pay, etc? Thank you! I just don't know what to expect or ask for my contract.

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    It's true. They are no cancel.. And I have no clue how they make that work. When the ice census had 4 patients... I still worked. Floating is chaotic at first but you get used to it. I agree with palmbeachrn.. It's been a pretty good first assignment.. But you have to be flexible and think positive.
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    Yes it's called wkt work Kaiser time. They do stocking and setting up rooms
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    Basically they get a call from staffing saying they are cancelled, they refuse to be cancelled and come to work anyways. They cannot take patients, however can do vitals, accuchecks, transport, etc. The hospital says the census is too low for another nurse, but union doesn't let them get cancelled. Not sure how it works here, but at my old hospital you would request to float based on needs or use your PTO and enjoy your day off. Trying to stay neutral with this post haha.
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    Thank you for the heads up
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    Hi, May I ask... Any recruiters out there still hire LPN as travel nurse? Or only RN? Do I have to have atleast a year experience b4 i can be a travel Nurse?
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    Yes. No. Yes.
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    I do not have any experience hands-on. Do u think it is better for me to go into LPN first? Or RN? Or do my preregs at cc then go straight into BSN?
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    This is the travel nurse forum. Perhaps a student nurse forum could better assist with educational decisions.
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    my friend worked ER at Memorial. Said she hated it and that travelers were not treated well

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