Hard work, dedication, and being good at your job will get you nowhere
Company is really behind the times in technology, unless they are facing a crisis, or some kind of findings by the FDA. Then the company will upgrade or install some new technology, but still try to cut corners.
Management is not proactive, only reactive when there is a problem or a crisis. No clear direction or leadership from the top.
Management is clueless, unprofessional, unethical, egotistical, and vindictive. They are afraid that you know more than they do and can show them up. If you get on their wrong side they will outright lie and make up negative stories about you to manipulate perceptions in their favor. The only things the management are really good at - distracting, deflecting criticism and accountability, and detracting the employees for inane reasons. And they are quick to throw you or anybody else under the bus to save their own skins.
Too much politics going on. Favoritism is pretty obivious.
Company policies are not applied objectively across the board, but favorite employees get special treatment, often under the table.
But they try to hide this from you.
You only get a chance at opportunities if you accept eveyrthing management says as gospel and go along with everything
they want even if it's not the most feasible or practical way or best practice to do a project.
They put no value in developing their employees.
Contrary to what they say, they really do not value your experience, ideas, suggestions, or input. You get blac
ProsSome bright, dedicated, and hardworking co-workers
ConsIt's a big list - subpar compensation, bad management, no advancement, politics and favoritism
First off, if your applying in the Lansing, Michigan area please run as fast as you can. I'm a 25 year medical professional who has worked in many different areas in healthcare . I was a young widow with 3 small children and I had custody of my niece who was multiply handicapped and required 24 hour care. In 2008 I lost my niece 6 week after losing my mother to sudden death because my brother committed suicide just before. I buried 5 family members that year and one being my actual job as caregiver. I was so excited to learn something new in dialysis and get my life back in order. I was so wrong, I have never experienced such unprofessionalism, lack of management and training, I have never been so belittled and just kicked until I was so down I couldnt get back up. I have always been known for my extreme work ethics and ALWAYS the ability to work well others, I had no chance here. My first weeks of training contained of playing gopher to a fowl mouthed "predecessor" who talked bad about the company and fellow co-workers from day one. She had me running for everyone's lunch which she stated she has everyone do and when I returned I am being called out by this sorry excuse for a nurse, in the clinic, in front of all patients about the concept of a half hour lunch and asked if I wasnt able to understand that and I need to start taking a proper break! Not to mention that if you injure yourself not only will they not let you seek medical attention, you will be made an example of b
From an IT Support Perspective - Easy role, great manager, lots of company bureaucracy
A typical day at work is fairly quiet with not much to do unless there's an ongoing project or an executive with no common technical knowledge has your direct line. Otherwise, my team's primary role is to address IT issues that are reported to the Help Desk and provide onsite support to whichever corporate office we reside in across the US. About 20% of the job is driving to local clinics for onsite support. Mileage and food are reimbursed generously. The customers at clinics are nice and mostly grateful to see any face of IT support. It's the same in the office with the exception of a few VPs and an admin who have reputations with everyone - peers and below - for their unpleasantness. These few abuse their position of power and clout by causing indiscriminate distress and react aggressively over petty issues and they do it unapologetically. One of them yelled at me and my manager in public for not having a spare bluetooth PowerPoint slide advancer available when one of their vendors showed up without one (read: not my job). This one also shamed me and a teammate in public for not having a spare clip for a lapel mic (???). I heard worse stories from colleagues who had been there longer. What made these experiences more tolerable for me was having a great manager who was not foreign to or immune to these abuses and quickly went to our defense and support. The manager was very personable, understanding, and probably the most helpful manager I've ever seen. The manager delegates
ProsGreat management, Generous reimbursement for travel, Lunches often catered to office, PTO rolls over or can be cashed out, standard benefits and holidays
ConsA few particularly unpleasant customers onsite, Isolated IT departments, Help Desk used to be internal but is now farmed out to a vendor, Not much encouragement for growth within IT, Pursuing promotion in many departments can be cut throat
Vice President of Information Technology | Austin, TX | Nov 7, 2019
Fun and good place to work
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE (ICG / FHP) – Austin, TX 2016 – 2018.
VP of Information Technology (IT) and Operations
Direct and oversee all aspects of IT, focusing on the development and implementation of effective initiatives and strategies to support and meet the objectives of the business. Ensure the highest level of quality in provision of informational support services ensuring compliance with all pertinent company standard operation procedures and local, state and federal regulation. Provide leadership, guidance and coaching to all direct reports to maintain an engaged and productive workforce.
• Lead, coach, influence and support staff through the interpretation, application and implementation of company-wide policies, documentation, controls and procedures relevant to the assigned functional area(s).
• Collaborate with employees and business stakeholders management in the establishment of development plans, and ensures appropriate job assignments, training, development, succession planning and the advancement of future leaders.
• Develop operating budgets as well Monitor IT and time management are within company requirements, including planning, staffing, resource allocation, forecasting, expense priority management, and the recommendation and implementation of best practices.
• Developed disaster recovery and business continuity Plan (BCP). Manage institutional related to data storage and security.
• Analyze technology and resource needs and plans/ass
As a new bio-med tech this job is completely overwhelming. You will be responsible for everything not medically related. Not only will you be responsible for maintaining and servicing the dialysis machines and the main water system but… medical inventory (ordering, putting away, accounting for it at end of month and end of year), building maintenance and the scheduling of all licensed vendors, training of the floor staff on use of medical equipment and water testing procedures, keeping detailed records on all mechanical and machine systems and PM’s and any other thing that will come to the staff minds on any given day. Oh… and you will be responsible for doing this at two different locations as well as any other locations that loose a bio-med for many numerous reasons. You are also on call 2 weeks out of the month and there is no set schedule due to the needs of the business. You will be working many long 10+ hour days, split shifts and lots of nights and weekends, especially Sundays.
You will learn the job through trial and error mostly. You will receive training for one week on the overview of the dialysis machines and on the water systems and from there you will be expected to know how to fix everything at all times. No pressure… it’s just your job or someone’s life if you make a mistake or do something out of procedure. And you will receive the pay equivalent of a temp employee working overtime at time and a half. Lucky you.
Another aspect of your job will be to rep
ProsExcellent Medical Benefits, Provide Uniforms, Very Strong Leader in the Industry
ConsLow pay for excessive work load, No work life balance, Training not helpful in technical proficiency of repairing machines
Assist other health care members in providing patient specific detailed education regarding adequacy measures where appropriate - Online Clearance Monitoring (OLC), Adequacy Monitoring Program (AMP), Urea Kinetic Modeling (UKM), and regarding disease process/access.
Welcome assigned patients and inquire as to their well-being since their last treatment. Report any complaints or observations to the nurse supervisor.
Evaluate vascular access for patency and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Obtain necessary pre and post treatment vital signs and weight. Report unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform vascular access evaluation pre-treatment and report unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform vascular access cannulation and report any difficulties in cannulation or unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Perform administration of Heparin as delegated or as allowed by state law.
Initiate dialysis treatment according to prescribed orders including blood flow (QB) and dialysate flow (QD).
Evaluate intradialytic problems and provide intervention as prescribed by physician order or as directed.
Monitor patients’ response to dialysis therapy and report any unusual findings to nurse supervisor.
Obtain vital signs prior to reinfusion; perform all relevant functions necessary for the discontinuation of treatment - document.
Discontinue dialysis treatment according to established procedures,
Evaluate patient prior to termination of venous access - stan
Administrative Assistant | Urbana, IL | Aug 21, 2013
Don't even know where to begin....
I worked with this company for over 13 years. I started here when I was 19 years old as a unit secretary. I then got cross trained over to a PCT and from there became the Administrative Assistant. The last year an a half was indescribably horrible. I was bullied and harassed by the nurse manager. My job responsibilities were to do the payroll, reports for QAPI, end of the month reports, etc. after reviewing the nurse managers job description come to find out I was doing her job but not getting paid to do so. I tried reaching out to the area manager to report the horrible things that were happening to me and he just looked away and did not even want to talk to me, and never responded to my emails reaching out for help. I was informed that I had to chose my friends wisely and that I could not have any friends in the workplace. I was informed by the nurse manager that I needed to get my medications checked because I was emotionally unstable and that I also needed to raise my son on my own and to move out from my parents house. I printed out all of my emails to try to sit down with the area manager to discuss with him the issues that I was having and he refused to sit down with me to discuss any of these issues. My life was complete Hell the last year and a half and no words can describe what I encountered while working there. I have never in my life been treated so badly by anyone. My health was affected and my social well being. I tried applying to sixty other job
What I learned;
I learned how to troubleshoot and repair dialysis machines and water rooms first as a biomed then area technical operations manager. I also learned a lot of manager skills. As an atom i was a mentor/supervisors for Fresenius biomeds, sometimes I was a backup if the biomed want available or sick. Work life balance for an area technical operations manager can be very poor depending on several factors. This review kinda covers life as a biomed and area technical operations manager, mainly my experience. As always every experience is different and i always encourage people to find out for themselves if they want to work for a company or not. Fresenius is great for starting a career in biomed.
Pros- stable job, dialysis is getting more in demand due to declining health of the US population.
Mileage paid for using personal vehicle to travel to clinics besides home clinic.
Overtime is frequent.
Benefits are OK.
Biomeds are paid extra for every week they are on call. And get paid overtime if called in before or after normal working hours.
Biomeds are also expected to replace ceiling tiles, light bulbs, call plumbers, hvac repair, contractors etc to also help fix physical environmental issues. Biomeds are also responsible for ordering dialysis supplies weekly or bi weekly depending on the clinic.
Biomeds also have to audit clinic logs and report findings to the clinical Manager, sometimes in-service the patient care staff that fills out said logs.
On call can ge
A flexible job where patients and coworkers become family
I've been a dietitian in dialysis for 4 years now, 1 yr with FMC. Across the board, dialysis RD jobs are pretty much the same company-to-company.
It's a great situation in that the job is flexible; more flexibility with more chairs and shifts. You have a ton of autonomy in how you get your job done and interact with patients. You have some leadership in being the manager for certain aspects of patient care (bone health, fluid management, anemia, etc).
You'll have basic requirements of monthly charting and visiting with patients, quality meeting, care plan meetings. Sometimes the challenge of prioritizing can be difficult when everyone sees a different area as priority #1, but really it's up to you. You get flexibility and use of creativity in patient education with lobby days, group education, handouts and demonstrations. Don't worry about working over 8 hours (unless you negotiate for a 10 hr, 4-day/week schedule, which is possible given the patient schedules). The work will always be there.
A challenge with FMC is their push for their in-house pharmacy, which is not a complete pharmacy. They want all patients taking a certain Fresenius-manufactored binder and getting it in-house. You're berated into additional meetings if you don't meet their high goals. If you can mentally get past that - and by that I mean ignore the campaign and be a good clinician with appropriate medication recommendations - you'll have a great job.
PTO is decent, but about half of your P
This is the leading Dialysis company. As we all know with bundle and condition of coverage, many policies had changed to correlate the condition of coverage. Upper management and cooperate office they fail to understand that patient population life expectancy has changed too. That have been said, it means our nurses on the clinical area, are seeing patients who are older, sicker and have multiple co-morbid conditions than ever before. People who are in upper management when held low position long time ago, this were very different. Patient education was not reinforced as it is today, no epogen was given, no foot checks, patients assessment pre and post were different, kt/v, hgb , Bicarb, missed tx,pt's death,ect . Nurses did not use there stethoscope to evaluate patients. Many changes have take place, and many rules have been reinforced since the condition of coverage. State need to look into a nurse patient ratio for dialysis nurses. With today economy MBA's are using nurses and technician to work on unsafe conditions, and expect the best results. Less work was done for the safe amount of time, where now their are so many tasks involved with less time and more stress. The company does not care about how the work is done. As far as it is done... TAP... I understand productivity is the major part of today economy, however nurses can not do what they are asked to do on the time they taking care of very sick patients. TAP for state who have the ratio of 5:1, 4:1, and 3:1 is the
Consnurses, and managers are not getting their breaks. Unsafe working conditions.
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Questions And Answers about Fresenius Medical Care
How often do you get a raise at Fresenius Medical Care?
Asked Oct 5, 2020
Yearly at 2 percent
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What is the promotion process like at Fresenius Medical Care?
Asked Sep 17, 2020
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Within 3 weeks
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What is the best part of working at Fresenius Medical Care?
Asked Oct 4, 2019
Great employees and excellent patients!
Answered May 12, 2022
Patients getting the best care !
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What is the work from home policy at Fresenius Medical Care?
Asked Jun 22, 2021
No work from home
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There is no work from home policy
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If you were in charge, what would you do to make Fresenius Medical Care a better place to work?
Asked Oct 1, 2016
In order to truly have patient quality of care be a priority, there must be a reasonable patient-to-staff ratio.
Answered May 4, 2021
I would do a better job of taking care of our employees. Compliment them for the hard work that they do, day in day out. I would want to make them feel appreciative and welcomed. Make this place feel like home. And tell the cafeteria lady to lower the cost of there breakfast and lunch.