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I was the first to be downsized. Budget cuts

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I agree with a lot of people on here. Don't give up! Try getting in through a per-diem or on-call position. Getting hired PT or FT, after that, really depends on the need of the department.

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Drug test new hires and im sure internerns and possibly volunteers. They do not random test in calif. Its against ca state law unless your injured or they have significant reason to suspect your on drugs. Thats the only time law allows. Driving jobs may differ, unsure

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It really depends on the department you are working for. If you're working inpatient, then you could be working any time/any day as it is running 24/7. If you work in outpatient, then that is roughly a 8-5 Mon-Fri job (unless you work urgent care). Pharmacy is open all different hours. Then there are the regional office jobs or non-patient care depts which are also 8-5 Mon-Fri.

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Your application is screened and filtered out through the recruiting department. From there, each department/manager has a different approach to the interview process. It also depends if it is a union or non-union position. In my experience, most managers like to do panel interviews which is exactly like it sounds. You are questioned by a panel of individuals (usually all who you would be working with in the position).

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If you are a non union employee you will get a raise 1 time a year you will also get a bonus. If you are a union employee you will get two raises a year until the 5 th year you will be at the top wages. There after raises are based on the union contract it could be 3 3 3 meaning a 3 percent raise for the next 3 years

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In the theatre dept auditions were required to get in the door. So about a few weeks

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Irvine, CA

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Invest in your deserving employees at a higher level! Give your deserving unlicensed medical personnel the respect they merit and allow them to advance. Stop stifling the medical assistants that work so hard to keep Kaiser and TPMG a float, and realize that just because they are not licensed does not mean they are not gifted with ability. Realize that not ALL people can afford school or can not afford to take time off of work to go to school. All deserving employees deserve the respect to be considered and not looked upon like they are just another body to fill the chairs at the desks to perform the sometimes undesirable duties of running the clinic, while all the glory is given with admiration to the nurse and/or physician. It is time that the Medical Assistants who work hard for this company be recognized outside of the general "Nurses" appreciation, as they are not nurses, and given the honor and respect they so deserve. You may find in doing so happier, healthier, more mentally stable minded and happily willing medical assistance who will lend themselves as an important part of the collective efforts that Kaiser claims to have.

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