I recently resigned from working at Menlo Medical after 10 years.
Allergy nurse (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – March 28, 2015
Up until 3 weeks ago, I was very content with my job at Menlo. Numerous management changes have let to poor management of employees and on job quality of life issues. While I was at Menlo, I loved my patients and the individualized care I could provide. I especially loved educating patients and their families about immunotherapy and risks and benefits. Asthma education was also a skill I developed. In a typical day, I would check antigen inventory, check for expired antigens, mixing new antigens, help with skin testing patients, followed by an afternoon shot clinic. New patient education would also take place as needed. I also scheduled and administered Xolair and was active in the authorization process for this drug. If there were any systemic reactions, I would participate in treatment with the doctors as needed. All but one coworker were delightful to work with. This coworker is the unit staffing coordinator who misinterpreted an email I sent requesting management to streamline time off request process. She thought I was criticizing her, and she snapped and berated me unprofessionally on the unit. I tried to reason with her, to no avail. After an HR investigation, she was found guilty, but was to remain my staffing coordinator. I resigned, not wanting to deal with the vitriol. I miss my job, love my doctors I have worked with for many years, and all the other coworkers, but life is too short to deal with on the job tension. Head nursing administrator is retiring this week, and the acting head is on medical leave. No help from management.
Great doctors, patient population to work with/ pleasant work environment
No long term nursing administrator present at this time, Wages fall short of current wages in the area.
Pediatrics Registration (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, Ca 94025 – August 17, 2012
Working there was a challenge. Typical day was working under someone who had no prior supervisory experience and was not a good leader. Upper management had no idea of what the working conditions were like or lack of. Supervisor had no interpersonal and leadership skills The clinic it self was very friendly, my co-worker out side of the department were a joy to be around.
great frinedly co-workers outside of department, left over free lunches
assigned to a supervisor with no prior leadership, or prior supervisory experience
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – June 19, 2012
Truly a grate place to work for, never a dull moment working with patients of all ages. performing non stress test on expecting mothers within the OB/GYN department one day and perhaps administering allergy injections the next in the allergy clinic.