Overworked & Underpaid hardworking employees
LVN Supervisor (Current Employee) – Kern County – July 24, 2015
Clinica would be a great place to work if employees would be valued & appreciated more often. I've been in the medical field for 17 years and I've never felt so unappreciated. The work load they put on the Nurse Supervisors is outragious!! Supervisors are expected to work the floor with a provider if short handed and still be expected to handle walk-ins, among all the other issues and responsibilities going on in the clinic. You can't be two places at once.
Also, you can forget about requesting days off (PTO) it's rarely approved. And vacations, forget it! Been here almost 2 years and requested a vacation only to have it denied! And all I was asking for was 3 days off, if you even call that a vacation!
And if you have family, especially little ones this is not a good place to work. You feel as though your here all day!! Most our clinics don't open till 8:30 & close at 5:30. But it doesn't mean you get to clock out at 5:30 if you still have patients or if your finishing up on things you couldn't get around doing while seeing patients.
Bottom line staff is overworked & underpaid, CSV doesn't care about your family life or your wellbeing. It's all about revenue! I thought with time it would get better, it hasn't. It's time for me to start looking elsewhere. Our providers and staff are leaving left and right, mostly to Kaiser. And CSV is still asking why they can't retain staff? Doesn't take a genius to figure that one out!
PTO(personal time off) usually denied, days off changed after schedule goes out, DON is rude & unappreciative