Will King/Drew Succeed? Any takers?

  1. Hello!
    I'd like to know if any nurses and/or nursing care professionals working at King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA have information on the accreditation process going on there. The local news recently reported that their status will be known in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Los Angeles County is paying from a graduation level, $5320-$5929 to Staff Nurses working at King/Drew, 10% Assignment Bonus is included. Selection Requirement: License to practice as a Registered Nurse by California Board of Registered Nursing.
    Does anyone have the "downlow" from a familiar prospective? I have heard from a classmate who works there things are looking "real" good, but this was some months ago.

    LA people holla! and anyone else who knows what's happening there...

    Hey! I just checked the website, and there are no bulletins posted for any nursing or psychtech positions at the facility. Interviews ongoing from now to Dec. The trend looks good, but again, I wonder if they'll fair well getting their accreditation back.

    Best to all.:spin:
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    I know an LVN who has stayed there for years. She says it is better.
    They are following the ratio law and no longer assign her patients without an RN for clinical supervision.

    The trauma surgeons and nurses are now working at other facilities.
    Our county taxes have paid millions to consultants.

    Most recent article - http://www.latimes.com/features/heal...ealth-medicine
    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...s/15319910.htm
    http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9663615/detail.html
  4. by   firstyearstudent
    I am going into my second year of nursing school and am considering working there (if) and when I graduate and if it's still there. I have heard that L.A. County has great benefits and lots of opportunities for advancement -- and there isn't any place I can think of that needs good nurses more. However, I'm worried that this is a bad place to start a nursing career and a good place to get burnt out.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    knowing that this facility has been on focused review for improvement needed in care delivery and quality, i found the following info posted at their website quite disconcerting:



    metrics where significant improvements have not been documented include:


    nursing assessment documentation completed within 24 hours has gone from 95 percent in january 2005 to 86 percent in may 2005. a similar measure in the ed ranges from 90 percent to 54 percent during the 5-month period of january 2005 to may 2005.

    completion of vital signs was cited by various regulatory agencies.
    in the ed, the percentage of completing vital signs every two hours ranges from 76 percent to 96 percent over the 5-month period of january 2005 to may 2005. similarly, on the nursing units the compliance ranges from 85 percent to 93 percent between january 2005 and june 2005.

    documentation of physician notification of abnormal vital signs has decreased from 75 percent in january 2005 to 58 percent in may 2005.

    during this period of time (january 2005 to june 2005) the nursing turnover rate has fluctuated between 20 percent and 21.9 percent, with june 2005 data reflecting a net loss of seven registered nurses. the percent of traveler nursing staff to total productive nursing hours is between 53 percent and 62 percent depending on the nursing unit. this lack of continuity in the nursing workforce will slow progress along these indicators.


    http://www.ladhs.org/mlk/docs/kdmc_memo_1.pdf


    this is not a facility that will be able to give a new graduate structured advice and guidance, especially if 50-60% facility is made up of travelers.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 21, '06
  6. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    knowing that this facility has been on focused review for improvement needed in care delivery and quality, i found the following info posted at their website quite disconcerting:



    metrics where significant improvements have not been documented include:


    * nursing assessment documentation completed within 24 hours has gone from 95 percent in january 2005 to 86 percent in may 2005. a similar measure in the ed ranges from 90 percent to 54 percent during the 5-month period of january 2005 to may 2005.

    *completion of vital signs was cited by various regulatory agencies.
    in the ed, the percentage of completing vital signs every two hours ranges from 76 percent to 96 percent over the 5-month period of january 2005 to may 2005. similarly, on the nursing units the compliance ranges from 85 percent to 93 percent between january 2005 and june 2005.

    *documentation of physician notification of abnormal vital signs has decreased from 75 percent in january 2005 to 58 percent in may 2005.

    during this period of time (january 2005 to june 2005) the nursing turnover rate has fluctuated between 20 percent and 21.9 percent, with june 2005 data reflecting a net loss of seven registered nurses. the percent of traveler nursing staff to total productive nursing hours is between 53 percent and 62 percent depending on the nursing unit. this lack of continuity in the nursing workforce will slow progress along these indicators.


    http://www.ladhs.org/mlk/docs/kdmc_memo_1.pdf


    this is not a facility that will be able to give a new graduate structured advice and guidance, especially if 50-60% facility is made up of travelers.
    you're obviouosly right. how could i, as a new grad, improve things when i don't what i'm doing.
  7. by   BSamburu
    Thank you all for your responses. I hope to hear more and I definitely will follow up on the references you've offered.

    You guys are great!

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