Pros: You get a lot of experience and they are willing to employ you right out of college. You get to manage your own patient care and office. Management dose not micro manage you to a point. They offer several performance based insentives. Hours and benefits are good. Healthcare is free for the employee. Mos people have doctors hours. The tretment – more... you offer works and is effective.
Cons: Your performance is tied to the doctor you are assigned to. The number one goal is tests and if you are not getting enough they let you know. If your clinic is in a welthy area with multiple providers you will be successful but smaller clinics are penilised for having less patient flow even if you do not control this aspect.
If you are lucky you will be placed in a large clinic in a wealthy area with a provider who is involved and is dedicated to patient care. If your provider is not involved you can expect to be cold calling a lot of people trying to get them to test for allergies. If you are in a small town you can expect to exhaust the qualified patients quickly and then you will be continuously asked why you are not meeting quotas, and this may or not be your fault. But if you are lucky and are in a multiple provider clinic who see over 80 people a day you can expect bonuses and possibly moving up quickly. Just remember you are only as good as your last months testing numbers and most of your chain of command do not know who you are unless you are the very top or very bottom. – less
Cons: unethical practice, unprofessional account manager, very unorganized, basically like a sales job than patient care.
I was with this company for 3 months. UAS decided to discontinue the contract with the Doctor basically not promising me another job. No job security at all. They will close your clinic when ever they want. This company has no respect for the employees or Patient Care. The RISE UP values is BULLSh**. Account Manager was very unprofessional and lacked – more... knowledge of what shes suppose to do. During orientation/training they will sugar coat everything and let you hear what you want to hear.
This company just cares about money and numbers! – less
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee), Dallas,Tx – April 16, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits, patient care
Cons: unethical practices, and this company is money hungry, they will throw you under the bus to make budgets.
This is a sales job. You are pretty much kinda like a pharmaceutical sales person but you do not even make half of what they make. This company would prosper if they learned to appreciate their employees more. Although they do put on a facade by sending you turkeys and yearly paper weight keepsakes. Do not be fooled if you do not make your quota they – more... will fire just as fast as they hired you. There is no job security the pay is pretty good so are the benefits. Be careful they will make it seem like this job is great then you get out of training and reality sinks in. – less
This company sounds great to start with, but they lie about the amount of training you will receive. They bring you to San Antonio, TX for a week of crazy training...everyone passes by the way...and they did not teach any of the billing that I was required to do. My CAS who was supposed to be training me spent more of her time texting on her phone, – more... than teaching me. I had no patients, and then was told I was on my own. Horrible experience. – less
Provide treatment for patients who suffer from severe allergic symptoms. Job duties consist of; Mixing/Making medications for patients, recruit patients with history of allergic disease, promote/sell allergy tests and immuno therapy, control inventory of over $58,000 worth of 50 airborne and mold extracts, verify and communicate daily with insurance – more... companies, and give allergy shots. – less
Certified Allergy Technician (Current Employee), Shelbyville, KY – January 7, 2014
Stared at the wall all day until they shut my clinic down. It was busy at first but issues with insurance came up and the management would not deal with it. Finally, the Doctors had enough of it and ending the contract.
A typical day consist of sterilizing of my clinic, allergy testing of patients, calling of insurances, and scheduling appointments. All this is done by me, once the physician recommends the patient for allergy testing. Once a patient commits to immunotherapy, I mix their medications for their treatment. The most enjoyable part about my job is meeting – more... new patient and reconnecting with my existing ones. – less
Area Account Manager (Former Employee), anonymous – December 13, 2013
Pros: good experience for entry level cas psotions.
Cons: horrible management and direction the company is going.
Management only cares about the numbers not the employees. It is great experience for new grads in the CAS position. If you want management experience, run away. They want you to increase your "numbers" but by looking at them and being "strategic and tactful" which does nothing because you can not effect your numbers positively by starring at them, – more... you have to make it happen. The company is unstable due to only offering one service and insurance companies are finding out it is in some cases fraudulent due to improper billing. – less
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee), Cushing, OK – November 26, 2013
Pros: great benefits. great opportunities.
Cons: poor comunication between field and corporate. things change constantly.
UAS is an exciting company to work for. They offer great benefits and decent pay for a recent college graduate. It is great experience to be in charge of your own clinic and create relationships with doctors. There are little things in every day work that do create a little bit of animosity like corporate changes things constantly and they are ridiculously – more... hard to get a hold of. However, there will be issues like this with any job or career you choose to participate in. You just have to be flexible. – less
Clinical allergy technician (Former Employee), Plano, TX – November 11, 2013
Pros: medical field
Cons: unpredictable work environment, kind of lonely at times
This company recently transferred hands and is not as concerned about their employees well-being as they once were. Marketed as a patient care focused, allergy immunotherapy company, this company is actually a sales and metrics driven entity ruining and influencing Doctor-patient care from the inside out.
Work itself is not too difficult, but one must – more... be organized and highly willing to call patients over and over again to convince them to find the time to come into the office to get tested so you can convince them to be on immunotherapy. the company expects 3 out of every 4 patients you test to go on immunotherapy injections or else your job will be threatened by corporate within 4-5 months after you start. So unless you like your job being threatened or you are an amazing salesman or woman with a biology degree I would consider another company first. – less
Excellent type of work to build strong relationships with providers and patients
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZ – August 19, 2013
Pros: free lunches provided by pharmaceutical companies, doctors, etc
Cons: insurance calls
A typical day at work would be to verify insurances, perform allergy tests on patients that are directly referred from the providers, prepare medication for allergy shots, educate patients on how to appropriately give subcutaneous injections, constant interaction with patients and providers. I learned about the needs of patients and their concerns. – more... Co-workers were providers including but not limited to pediatricians, internal medicine doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and also medical assistants. There is not hardest part of the job as long you feel comfortable doing what you are doing and the most enjoyable part of the job is to interact with patients and see how their allergies significantly improve based on treatment provided. – less
CLINICAL ALLERGY SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TX – May 16, 2013
Pros: lots of free time (bring a blanket and a book), work by yourself
Cons: sneaky, conniving, underhanded.
This job is a fairly easy, entry level position but although they emphasis the RISE UP values, they do not follow them. This is more of a sales job then clinical. If you don't like lying and begging to get patients, then this job is not for you! Account Managers will lie to get you to convince you to do what they want. They ultimately only care about – more... the numbers, not the patients. Even if your numbers are good and you get along with physicians, they may move you at a moments notice. – less
Exciting, challenging, rewarding career with travel
Implementation Specialist Team Assistant Manager (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – April 30, 2013
Typical work week involves working with highly respected and power directors, CEOs, managers, physicians and providers. Daily tasks were to build relationships and outside of the box thinking in order to establish a prosperous partnership between two businesses.
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – March 1, 2013
Pros: benefits, healthcare, ptp
Cons: bad management, high turn over rates
Do not bother looking for a career here, they have the worst management, had four different managers in one year. Focused on numbers and not patient care quality, want you to push treatment on those who do not need it. The benefits are excellent, PTO is good but overall no job stability. Would only recommend recent college grads who are in between medical – more... school or graduate school to work here. – less
Clinical Lab Specialist-LPN (Former Employee), NJ – February 2, 2013
Pros: independent contractor
Cons: sales based
This is a Sales based position. The more positive allergy testing results/sell through, the better you are looked upon. Company pushes you to sell Immunotherapy self-injections by the patient. You administer the testing, sell the patient based on allergy results, and prepare the serum. Company had to change testing supplies being used because of too – more... many 'false-positives'. That's why I left. I was testing, selling, and preparing serums based on false positive information. Patients were self injecting with serums they weren't actually allergic to. BE CAREFUL. – less