Admission Coordinator (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – June 13, 2012
Unfortunately my stay with this company was short, due to the situation after my 90 day probationary period was complete, the corporate office arrived and informed the 4 of us in the office that our jobs were being cut and the operation was being moved out of state.
Otherwise, I enjoyed the ladies I worked with. It was a very busy office, however well organized.
Ultracare RN 11, Team Leader (Current Employee) – Meridian, MS 39301 – May 17, 2016
Fresenius medical care is a professional organization that strives to provide the best services possible for their dialysis patients and staff. This company excels in providing the best health care experience for their staff and patient.
Production/Forklift driver. (Former Employee) – Ogden, UT – May 14, 2016
Worked here for 4 years before I finally got out. Management was the worst I've ever had to deal with. Lots of politics going on in this place. Best bet is to not even try because eventually they'll get sick of giving you benefits and let you go anyways.
This review is for the "Acute" program which covers Dialysis treatments in the hospital setting. There are several hospitals that are serviced. Most of the hospitals expect Dialysis to happen in an old patient room - space is tight, machines need connected to water outlets which either leak, or do not provide adequate water pressure at times. Very long, tiring shifts. Numerous patients needing treatments in both ICU and non-ICU setting, always late treatments added on that are impossible to get covered so you end up working 15-16 hrs, sometime more! Requires you to be on call overnight regularly - kidney doctors inconsiderate at times of holding a late add-on treatment that really could wait til next day. If you are covering call on a Sunday (do not normally schedule treatments on Sunday), undoubtedly, you will be out all day, at times covering non-emergent treatments. Some treatments in ICU can be 6-12 hrs for one treatment! Many delays incorporated into your day d/t patients having tests or procedures or transport setting you back an hour or more. Revolving door of non-compliant patients who choose to not go to their outpatient scheduled treatments and end up in Emergency then admitted which adds to the already long list of daily treatments. If your ideal job is staying at work with no definite quitting time, this is your job. Remember to pack yourself plenty of nourishment - you won't be seeing home any time soon!
Patient Care Tech (Former Employee) – Homestead, FL – May 11, 2016
I have no words to describe how much this company has changed, It just to be the BEST dialysis company out there but they are going down hill, EVERYTHING its getting bad inside this company, what a shame.
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Brownsville, TX – May 11, 2016
my day started at 4am ending sometimes at 8:30pm. breaks were very short and would be getting told we needed to be on time with returning to work. our day was sometimes 13-14HR shifts with 30 minute breaks. co-workers were great, as long as you were friends with them. I LOVE MY JOB!
Registered Nurse - Team Leader/Charge Nurse (Current Employee) – Sumter, SC – May 10, 2016
Love the patients. Often short staffed. Work with a wonderful group of co-workers. Easy to get burned out due to staffing issues. Sometimes patients feel more like a number than an individual due to staffing. I have increased in knowledge CKD. I am motivated to share knowledge about what causes CKD with the surrounding community.
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – May 10, 2016
A typical day at work in Dialysis involves safety measures. First, check and test patient treating water to make sure it is safe to rinse and have a safe functioning Dialysis machine ready for the patients. Detailed orientated is a must for this.
I learned a lot in my experience in Dialysis, from the role of a PCT to interacting with people who are sick but have hope in life. And that is a beautiful thing to be involved in; helping others.
Our typical day at work started with the complete assessment of every patient, we closed follow the labs and the evolution of each patient, we support that with continue rounds and monitoring. We are learning every day from our very capable staff and physicians. We perform our duties in a team work with nephrologists, charge nurse and manager with our one goal in mind, take care and offer our patient quality of life in this stage of the disease.
Certified Hemodialysis Technician (Former Employee) – Saint Albans, NY – May 6, 2016
one of the best job i had.great pt . great management. takes very good care of there staff.my coworkers and i had some great time working together.this company this company is one of the biggest and best in dialysis community. It provides there staff with excellent training.
I have a lot of experience and have fun working at Fresenius.
Yellow Belt & Green Belt Coach (Current Employee) – Concord, CA – May 5, 2016
With my experience I help a lot of my colleagues with advice. I apply my Lean six sigma knowledge where I can. I facilitate multiple projects that are change requests by our supplier Fresenius Germany. The hardest part is the ever changing interpretation of the rules by quality systems, because when you start a new project that is similar usually the paperwork changes and increases which makes it hard to meet time lines. I most enjoy working in small teams and helping other people that seek my advice. I do not mind to work 9 or 10 hours a day.
The company has frequent free lunches and celebrates their success with the employees.
Ever changing Quality System requirements. They are not at all trying to make it easy.
Pleasant humble people. Great rewarding job. Great management Easy job Love the environment of the workplace. Typical day is coming in getting down to work (taking breaks when needed) and getting the job done. Work the eight hours and making sure all goals have been met for the day. Working over at the end of the month when required to be an efficient team.
Dialysis Technician (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – May 3, 2016
My typical day at work would be coming in early morning set up machines and wait patiently for my patients to come in. I loved interacting with my patients they told me a lot of stories. I actually learned a lot from them as well. My coworkers always had me laughing and thats one of the reasons why i loved coming to work, it was never a dull moment. The only hard part of my job was getting a call that one of our loving patients has passed away. Those calls made me really cherish my life and to stay healthy.
I was a PCT/ DA. I would switch between roles as needed and enjoyed the patients, pace and work. The two problems were from the nurses and management. When I took on the extra job duties as a DA I was refused a raise. Your patients get put on and taken off last unless your friends with the nurses.
clock in at 5:30 am, sometimes stayed until 9:30 pm, to clock in at 5:30 am the next day; management didn't seem to care about the long hours and wouldn't bother getting any help for the obviously overwhelmed nurses