Select Specialty in Columbus

  1. Please, what is the info on these faculities? Saw an add about a travel program. Any info? Thanks.
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  3. by   jculwell_lpn
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    Please, what is the info on these faculities? Saw an add about a travel program. Any info? Thanks.
    I'm not too sure about Select Specialty's travel program, but I did 12 hr shift @ their Mt. Carmel Hospital facility. Let me just say, "IT WAS INTERESTING"! From what I gathered, they handle pts that are too ill for a LTCF, but would require a greater-than-average stay in an acute care setting, such as a hospital. My guess is that they're cheaper than a hospital and more expensive than a nursing home.
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  5. by   renerian
    Depends on the facility. If your looking at any Ohio ones, let me know (PM me) and I will tell you what I know.

  6. by   nckdl
    The select specialty facilities in Ohio that i have been in are crap. The nurses are overworked to the point that good care is impossible to give. A couple of them are on a floor of a hospital and 2-3 pts are stuck in a room that is too small where family members have to stand to visit with the pts. Oh, I'm going to get off my soap box, and I hope you do find a decent place.
  7. by   barefootlady
    I had an idea this was a not-so-great facility. Pay and benefits were too high for what is generally offered in those areas. A friend brought back a paper with ads from these facilities and was excited. I figured I would do some checking. Once again, thanks for the input. Have a great day.
  8. by   renerian
    If I had to pick one I would shoot for Grant. The Manager is very nice but their turnover is high. The RN's cover an LPN load the last time I chatted with her.

  9. by   actioncat
    I have never worked at Select, but I did interview there and I have to say that I was really impressed with the facility. This was a free standing Select. The rooms were private, with plenty of room to move around. The facility was very clean. It was QUIET. It seemed like they had a good orientation in place for nurses. The supervisor I spoke to seemed very down to earth. It was not what I was expecting at all.
    I don't know what the ratios are like.
    I was not expecting it to be so critical care, so it was not a job I was interested in at the time, but if I ever decided I wanted to take that route I would investigate further.
    I think it would be a good place to start (providing it has manageable ratios) if you wanted to get your feet wet with critical care.