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Any Washington or Oregon Hospitals to avoid?

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Specializes in Emergency, Psych. Has 8 years experience.

So,

After an initial freak out wondering if I would ever hear back from the litany of recruiters I am signed up with I have finally gotten a response. Three of the now 5 agencies I have signed up with are submitting me for contracts at 7 different facilities in Washington and Oregon state. My question for all of you out there, are there any hospitals I should avoid in those states? I'm used to high acuity, short staffed ERs (I live and work currently in Las Vegas) so that's not an issue. I just don't want an unpleasant facility that also has a reputation for cancelling contracts early for "clinical reasons" and such.

Thanks

Those hospitals will be a dream compared to LV! You need to have a good relationship with your recruiters to get the straight truth on hospital practices, a question you need to ask prior to submission. Why waste everyone's time on a hospital you won't go to?

HikingNinja, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Psych. Has 8 years experience.

Those hospitals will be a dream compared to LV! You need to have a good relationship with your recruiters to get the straight truth on hospital practices, a question you need to ask prior to submission. Why waste everyone's time on a hospital you won't go to?

Thanks Ned, good to know. From my research and asking the many travel RNs I know, they all say WA and OR hospitals in general will give me a nice break from the mayhem of my Las Vegas facilities. I did ask some of the recruiters why these WA and OR needed travelers and the answer I received from just about all of them was that they usually requested more travelers around this time of year into winter, I would guess to cover the higher volume of ED visits during flu season.

trackhead

Specializes in Flight nurse, flight medic, ER, ICU, NP school now. Has 20 years experience.

I worked at Gig Harbor (St. Anthony Hospital) last September-December. Highest pay rate I've ever had, great ER staffing ratios 4:1 with help from techs and float nurses, lunch break plus two 15 min breaks, clean hospital, friendly environment, but I had to take the pass/fail PBDS. Whatever.