Wonderful company to work for while gaining medical field experience
CNA (Current Employee), Frankfort, KY – March 31, 2014
This is an excellent company to work for. Acute healthcare at an affordable price in under 30 minutes or less. I register patients, gather basic information about the reason for their visit, obtain insurance information, and take them into a room to get all of their vital signs. I chart on the patient for the APRN. In between patients, I offer free – more... blood pressure screenings to anyone interested. I love getting to know the patients . – less
Cons: little clinical support, minimal communication, hard to get time off, long hours.
Be prepared to be a superprovider. You will perform provider and clerical duties. Some days you may get lucky and have some support staff and other days you wont. You will usually not have knowledge of that status accurately before your shift. Scheduling has been such that you usually have no idea who is working with you or when. On the positive side – more... if it's not an overly busy day it is manageable. If it is a 20 plus day with no support - you will be challenged for sure. Main leadership is supportive as much as they can be it seems. – less
Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee), Colorado – January 23, 2013
This was just the right fit for me! A full time NP works 3 days a week, granted, they are 11-12 hr days, but this is balanced with 4 days off. The work is enjoyable, lots of urgent, minor illnesses along with physicals, immunizations and health screenings. Generally you have the help from a Patient Care Technician who registers patients. The management – more... team is VERY SUPPORTIVE and you never really feel alone. Having been a NP for years, I was ready to give up the long, long days , 5-6 days a week that my other job required. Fun job, electronic charting with templates make notes a breeze. I would highly recommend this job! – less
Family Nurse Practitioner (Former Employee), Tates Creek Centre, Lexington, KY – December 19, 2012
Pros: hire new graduates
Cons: 12 hour+ shifts; limits of retail health
Owned by Kroger which is a very stable company. Work days can be very long sometimes lasting more than 13 hours. Charting is done on ECW using computers-this was very nice but prone to break down daily. Usually have a patient care technician to check patients in and perform initial vital signs.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee), Highlands Ranch, CO – September 18, 2012
Pros: short work week
Cons: long days
Working at the Little Clinic is fun. The clinic is inside a grocery store and the potential patient base is huge. Marketing is part of the job and entails being able to comfortably approach potential patients to tell them about our clinic and the services we offer. My co-workers that I work with daily are Nurse Practitioners. We have Area Clinic Providers – more... that oversee a group of cllinics in a geographical area that provide support, training on new techniques, competencies for same and act as a liaison to the corporate office. The hardest part of the job are the long hours during the week. It is challenging to work 11.5 hours days in a row, and still be effective, the best part is working with people that share the same goals, to provide the patient with quality, affordable healthcare for themselves and their family. – less