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Has 8 years experience. Specializes in ER.

I'm looking for an assignment in San Antonio and would like to know where to work and not to work!:wink2:

I'm looking for an assignment in San Antonio and would like to know where to work and not to work!:wink2:

i don't know about where to work but supplemental did have some contracts there for travel jobs.

Hello-

Currently I am completing an assignment at Methodist Metropolitan in San Antonio. Iwork in the MICU and my husband works on MS and we both love it. The staff is friendly as well as the docs, although we work noc and have minimally contact!!!

The workload is good and San Antonio is a very fun city always something to do!!!

PM me and I would be more than happy to answer ?'s and also give you a name of a good recruiter who can really help you get a job her!!!!

Best of luck

Doodleit

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in ER.

Thanks, Please let me know who I can call for a travel job!

please send me a pm and i will let you know!!! Bcuz this site does not allow us to write the name of recruiters.

Doodleit

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in ER.

Thanks, I just sent you a PM.

packtraveler06

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in ICU/CCU/TICU/NICU/PICU.

Currently working at Christus in San Antonio in the ICU, very bad experience!!! Looking forward to the end of my contract!

oh no i am so sorrry that your experience is bad. when is your contract up? do you like san antonio? if so you should try to get in at metropolitain metro. it is fun place to work and VERY traveler friendly! good luck and keep me posted.

packtraveler06

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in ICU/CCU/TICU/NICU/PICU.

Thanks my contract is up the last week of december! Counting the days...

where r u going next? what is so bad about santa rosa? r they traveller friendly?

packtraveler06

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in ICU/CCU/TICU/NICU/PICU.

They are using the travellers to float to multiple units. When I signed my contract I was told I wouldn't have to float xcept to IMCU, When I arrive they tell me I have to float to cardiac tele and heme/onc. The ICU nurses are wonderful, but the travellers get dumped on on the floors.

hughsdoll

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care,Pediatrics,Hospice,HH.

Hello,

Was scanning through the posts with regard to Metro Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. I am working as a traveler to start on their tele floor next week. The patient to nurse ratios are high at 6:1 sometimes higher. I know at my previous job in Michigan we were 4:1 or 7-8:2 (RN/LPN). That was certainly busy if not unsafe many times. What have been your experiences with ratios? It's nice to hear the hospital is so traveler friendly. I think there are four travelers on day shift now. They must be down on staff. Hope that's not a bad sign. Anything you have to offer would be great!

I love San Antonio by he way. My husband and I married here two years ago. You extending your contract?

Thanks,

Traci :)

Hello-

I work in the MICU and the ratio is ALWAYS 2:1. When I interviewed for the position the manager was very clear that he does no believe in tripling ICU patients. On the other hand my husband works on the med/renal floor and the ratio is generally 6:1 and he loves it.

Will you be working days or noc? Generally days can be alot busier, but not all the time.

I floated to the tele floor (by choice) it was awkward at first because I had to really prioritize because of the patient load 6-7:1 But once I got in the groove I things it was cool. They people on the floor were helpful and friendly. Heck I even floated to ER and it was a blast.... You can really learn alot and beef up ur resume here!!!!

Anymore questions, feel free to shoot me a message!

GOOD LucK!!!!

hughsdoll

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care,Pediatrics,Hospice,HH.

I'll be working days on TELE like I did in Michigan. It was chaotic before so I'll assume it will be here too. Never charted electronically so other than being nervous about learning a new way to chart I'm excited! I start orientation tomorrow. If you work at Metro on days perhaps we'll eventually meet. Thanks for the information!

Traci

Hello I know this forum is a little old but can anyone give me a little more advise or detail about Metro Methodist hospital? Thanks

hughsdoll

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care,Pediatrics,Hospice,HH.

Skye....

I am happy to give you insight to Metro Methodist...email me. I work there now as a traveler.

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Im currently doing a day shift assignment in the MICU at Metropolitan Methodist in San Antonio. My first day of orientation I was floated to the IICU. I was told by the other travelers to expect to be floated to the IICU or the SICU about once a week. Of course in my interview with the manager back in January he told me they "rarely" float travelers and only do it when they really need you to. I know as a traveler we get floated first before staff, but damn! I feel like I got the bait and switch.

The MICU nurses are great and its hard to get mad at the manager because he gets right in there with you and helps you when you really need it. My day in the IICU he discharged a patient for me while I was admitting one.

So my two cents is to expect to be the float pool no matter what area you are hired to work in.

SargeRN

Has 15 years experience. Specializes in ER.

Anyone know if any of the military hospitals in SA use travelers? Of special interest would be BAMC, but wouldn't mind Lackland or Randolph either.

Thanks,

Sarge

I have heard this is a great city and I am planning on taking my next assignment there in October. I get tons of ER offers for this city. If you are interested in a travel buddy let me know.

Anybody know where I can take a critical care course at in San Antonio? I really want to step my game up and be the best nurse that I can be and being new and having to wait so long for employment due to the economy has really hurt me somewhat any suggestions would be great and so appreciated :)

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