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dpatel in Mount Prospect, Illinois

52 months ago

Anonymous in Chicago, Illinois said: Do you remember if they use an outside company for their pre-employment background checks? If so, who do they use?

Thanks.

I also graduated from Jethro 3 years ago and I'm working now as a
Traveling Tech. For background check, they hire an outside company. I remember they also called the school.
Good luck to you!!!

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Love bug in Powell, Ohio

49 months ago

How much does a lpn make working for center for dialysis in cleveland Ohio? They have paid training how much does that pay?? Does anyone know who has worked for them or know someone who has, please help. I'm in cleveland ohio

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Love bug in Tiffin, Ohio

49 months ago

How much does the center for dialysis pay there lpn in cleveland ohio

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Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado

49 months ago

I've worked in dialysis for almost 15 years. Left my last job with a local company 4 months ago. Now, I'm finding it hard to find employment. I'd like to move to Pueblo or Canon City, Colorado but the only dialysis company there is Fresenius. I've applied to 4 clinics in both towns and have only gotten one call. I interviewed for the a part time position I'd applied for, but they were looking for a per diem technician. I told them I'm willing to travel, but need a certain number of hours. I am beginning to think they won't call me back, since I do need a steady job. I did ask the lady that interviewed me why it had taken so long for me to even get one call, she said, I'd fallen between the cracks. I'd put in my first "submission" in July, I wasn't called for an interview till October.
If anyone knows how to get your foot in the door with Fresenius Please let us know! This applying online isn't cool nowdays. You don't get to talk to people. Don't have a point of contact and have no way to follow up with anyone. I've worked with DaVita, Satellite and NNA. I sure hope someone has some answers! I've never been unemployed this long and it's pretty scary.......

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ronniquegarner in Florissant, Missouri

47 months ago

keisha in Palm Bay, Florida said: Hello; I'm a dialysis tech was trained in NY and moved to florida 5yrs ago. I understand it is very hard finding a school that teaches dialysis training. you might have to travel far but it will be well worth it. call the different colleges in your area i'm sure you'll find one. most dialysis companies do want you to have some training before hiring you; the program will probably be 3months. I wish you the best.

This is very true. I went to training in Phoenix Arizona. The program was 4 months and less than $1000 for the entire program.

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ronniquegarner in Florissant, Missouri

47 months ago

Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: I've worked in dialysis for almost 15 years. Left my last job with a local company 4 months ago. Now, I'm finding it hard to find employment. I'd like to move to Pueblo or Canon City , Colorado but the only dialysis company there is Fresenius. I've applied to 4 clinics in both towns and have only gotten one call. I interviewed for the a part time position I'd applied for, but they were looking for a per diem technician. I told them I'm willing to travel, but need a certain number of hours. I am beginning to think they won't call me back, since I do need a steady job. I did ask the lady that interviewed me why it had taken so long for me to even get one call, she said, I'd fallen between the cracks. I'd put in my first "submission" in July, I wasn't called for an interview till October.
If anyone knows how to get your foot in the door with Fresenius Please let us know! This applying online isn't cool nowdays. You don't get to talk to people. Don't have a point of contact and have no way to follow up with anyone. I've worked with DaVita, Satellite and NNA. I sure hope someone has some answers! I've never been unemployed this long and it's pretty scary.......

CALL AND ASK FOR A FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR.

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Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado

45 months ago

Ronnique Garner in Florissant, Missouri said: CALL AND ASK FOR A FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR .

I've called. I leave messages and my calls don't get returned. It's been almost 8 months of unemployment. This sucks. Now, I'm researching how to be homeless! It's a shame, 15 years of experience gone down the drain.

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martin7474 in Chicago, Illinois

45 months ago

Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: I've called. I leave messages and my calls don't get returned. It's been almost 8 months of unemployment. This sucks. Now, I'm researching how to be homeless! It's a shame, 15 years of experience gone down the drain.

This is one of the main reasons I left this field headed to nursing instead at least there I already have a job waiting for me when I get out .. Low pay bad conditions and you get blamed for everything if you don't cover you're ass with paper work.. Just wasn't worth it'snot what I expected.. At least the training helped me for my nursing degree which I'm almost done with thank god .. Rn is the way to go until you finish bsn in nursing simple as that ..

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Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado

45 months ago

kristen in Lawrenceville, Georgia said: i was wondering how much money was pct making 10 years ago. it seems pct was making the money back then but now not so great..

I made 10.00 to start 15 years ago.

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Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado

45 months ago

Martin 7474 in Chicago, Illinois said: This is one of the main reasons I left this field headed to nursing instead at least there I already have a job waiting for me when I get out .. Low pay bad conditions and you get blamed for everything if you don't cover you're ass with paper work.. Just wasn't worth it'snot what I expected.. At least the training helped me for my nursing degree which I'm almost done with thank god .. Rn is the way to go until you finish bsn in nursing simple as that ..

They don't pay worth crap, you're right. You can cover your ass with paperwork and call compliance when policies are being followed and zero tolerance issues aren't addressed, yet there is retaliation for your actions. Left my position in good standing, with notice. Teammates told me the FA and CC were saying I caused enough trouble when I was there...... I didn't cause trouble. I tried to help stop the trouble, couldn't handle it anymore when the issues were constantly brushed under the rug. You report it, they get into trouble and you pay. I'm at my wits end. I can't afford to go back to school. Good luck, Martin 7474! I wish you the best!

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Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado

45 months ago

Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: They don't pay worth crap, you're right. You can cover your ass with paperwork and call compliance when policies are being followed and zero tolerance issues aren't addressed, yet there is retaliation for your actions. Left my position in good standing, with notice. Teammates told me the FA and CC were saying I caused enough trouble when I was there...... I didn't cause trouble. I tried to help stop the trouble, couldn't handle it anymore when the issues were constantly brushed under the rug. You report it, they get into trouble and you pay. I'm at my wits end. I can't afford to go back to school. Good luck, Martin 7474! I wish you the best!

"*You can cover your ass with paperwork and call compliance when policies are ***NOT*** being followed and zero tolerance issues aren't addressed, yet there is retaliation for your actions.*"

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raestar1 in Sacramento, California

44 months ago

Hi,Im 21 and currently taking prereques to become a PTA. Since thats going to take a while, I wanted to try to become a tech with davita while I'm in school. I feel like I am wasting my time working at tacobell, barely getting by with crappy hours and pay. I want to HELP people. Thats why Im going into the medical field. I might even stay a tech if I like it. Would it be possible to still attend school while I'm training/working as a tech? Sometimes I sit with my mom during her dialysis at another Davita and chat with the techs and nurses. Some said that going to school would still be very possible, considering I would only work 3 days a week. I am also trying to get in there over the summer because I start the next semester in the fall and that way I can work my classes around my work schedule. I just wanted some more insight from others. Thanks!

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Notfunanymore in Colorado Springs, Colorado

44 months ago

raestar1 in Sacramento, California said: Hi,Im 21 and currently taking prereques to become a PTA. Since thats going to take a while, I wanted to try to become a tech with davita while I'm in school. I feel like I am wasting my time working at tacobell, barely getting by with crappy hours and pay. I want to HELP people. Thats why Im going into the medical field. I might even stay a tech if I like it. Would it be possible to still attend school while I'm training/working as a tech? Sometimes I sit with my mom during her dialysis at another Davita and chat with the techs and nurses. Some said that going to school would still be very possible, considering I would only work 3 days a week. I am also trying to get in there over the summer because I start the next semester in the fall and that way I can work my classes around my work schedule. I just wanted some more insight from others. Thanks!

Don't work at DaVita if you have a good character and use the resources they've in place to ensure patient safety. The environment will rob you of you being. Good luck though. :-)

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DC Tech in Washington, District of Columbia

43 months ago

Been a PCT for 6 years. Generally like what I do but not given adequate raises for area I live in (DC MD VA). When patient population gets low at hospital they balance their budget by sending techs home so you have to use PT to make 40 hours. This sucks financially.

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41 months ago

Martin 7474 in Chicago, Illinois said: This is one of the main reasons I left this field headed to nursing instead at least there I already have a job waiting for me when I get out .. Low pay bad conditions and you get blamed for everything if you don't cover you're ass with paper work.. Just wasn't worth it'snot what I expected.. At least the training helped me for my nursing degree which I'm almost done with thank god .. Rn is the way to go until you finish bsn in nursing simple as that ..

Please tell me about this new grad RN position job you have waiting for you ?

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tysonal1 in lilburn, Georgia

41 months ago

kristen in Lawrenceville, Georgia said: what is the starting pay up north for a dialysis tech? i know here in GA its between $11.00 and $13.00 seems kinda low!

Hey Kristen,I have a interview at Fresenius do you know what there starting pay is
thanks ..Anita

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msclaire in queens, New York

34 months ago

Hello good people,

I completed my classroom training as a Dialysis Patient Care Technician months ago, but having a hard time finding somewhere to do my clinicals. Can anyone help?

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Ahteris

17 months ago

hanna in Phoenix, Arizona said: I need info about getting free or paid training as a dialysis tech been doing cna work for 8 years tired of it went to school for medical assistant not worth it someone help!!!!!I wannt try being a tech.single mom of 1 boy. Phx AZ

Hi Hanna! Did you ever find out how to become a tech in phoenix and have you notice it doesn't seem as if it's as many dialysis positions open in phoenix? I would expect more considering how large phoenix is.

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Nikky in Jonesboro, Georgia

9 months ago

Hi,I hv been looking for a school for a programme in dialysis tech,ad I hv also called fresenius dialysis centre and I was asked to apply online.please can you help, I stay at Jonesboro ga

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