Short staffed, micromanagers
LVN, Urgent Care Nurse (Former Employee) – El Monte, CA – July 11, 2018
While working at Altamed, I learned a great deal from the providers I worded with. For the most part, the providers were always willing to teach and answer any questions. However, I can not say the same about the supervisors. The supervisors are hardly ever on the floor. Instead, they have "leads" who they have do their dirty work for them. At the El Monte Clinic, the staff is constantly micromanaged by majority of the "leads." This is terrible because it shows there is no trust in the employees. The supervisors make up excuses and refuse to make changes. The inventory is frequently out of stock, and takes about 2-3 days to get a new shipment. This hinders good patient care. This clinic is very unorganized! The employees are constantly being moved around due to call outs. Employees call out so much because they are not happy with the way things are run. There is too much gossip, and politics at this particular site. There is also extra work load put on each back office employee. Aside from your job duties of being an MA or LVN, they will assign additional duties such as vaccine inventory, Mammo logs, Site Safety tasks (just to name a few). The LVNs also get paid less at this site, versus some of the newer sites such as South Gate or the Corporate Float Team. The pay should be the same throughout the company. I do recommend Altamed, just not the El Monte Clinic. There needs to be major adjustments made from the back office supervisors and leads.
Benefits, Pto, paid holidays
Micromanagement, no autonomy, short staffed, too much politics in upper management