Salary Pay for Fresenius Medical or Davita? - page 4

by naz220

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Hi..I have an interview with Fresenius Medical (FMC) in New Jersey. I am a new nurse (new grad). Does anyone know what the starting salary or hourly pay is for a new grad starting out at FMC?... Read More


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    Hi,
    I now have greater than 1 year and a vase of flowers to show for my one year. We were told that each year will be for instance the Big Company took us over in June 2011 so if your year or years of service come before the next June than no raise or considered raise until after June 2012. My year was in Sept. so no raise or considered raise.
    We also had to sign a contract that stated we can not work for another dialysis center for a year after we quit.
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    That non-compete contract really isn't that valid since it hinders your ability to work. It wouldn't hold it's weight at all in court. Either way you can work for a hospital instead (not a center) and it wouldn't even apply. What state do you currently work in?
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    Quote from Joni's Mom
    Hi,
    I now have greater than 1 year and a vase of flowers to show for my one year. We were told that each year will be for instance the Big Company took us over in June 2011 so if your year or years of service come before the next June than no raise or considered raise until after June 2012. My year was in Sept. so no raise or considered raise.
    We also had to sign a contract that stated we can not work for another dialysis center for a year after we quit.

    First of all, I would never sign a contract like that and I also agree to the statement that the contract would not stand in court. Did they provide you a copy of this contract for you to keep - I would get a copy. If you are not sure, call your states labor relations department. They will give you free advise!!

    This makes me laugh, since I have worked for the 2 largest companies, both at the same time and they did not have a problem with it! There is not enough dialysis nurses out there.

    One particular hospital I did treatments at had contracts with both of these companies and I would do treatments for both companies....sometimes in the same day.
    The doctors would come up to me and ask, "who am I working for today" - they would have a question about a patient - I would just answer them, since I knew all the patients.
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    $36.00 dollars per hour plus benefits at FMC, IL, but have worked there over 10 years. It's a good company with good benefits and comprable to hospital nursing jobs in my state. However dialysis jobs are not low stress. You get Sundays off in the chronic dialysis units to recover.
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    We all had to sign the contract if we didn't we wouldn't have a job. We all felt that our hands were tied. Not many, that I know of, really read the contract, but it does state that we can't work for the competition for 1 year after we give notice. I also got a copy of the contract, which was like pulling teeth. We also were offered the same pay as we already had, no one got a raise d/t the fact that the large for profit company hired everyone on, meaning no one was left go, at least for a year.
    I also tried acutes at the hospital and would never go back there. They treated me so horribly when I worked at the hospital, they had me working a 40 hour work week chronic then oncall at the hospital on the weekends, and they never understood the problem. I love dialysis and I like chronics the best.
    Wow $36 I'll never see that kind of pay in my lifetime. We don't have FMC where I'm at.
    Again thank you all for being my sounding board.
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    I am a new grad as of May 2011 and was fortunate to get hired on at FMC for acutes. Starting pay is $27.50 which seems to be higher than my fellow new grads are making in the hospitals. The benefits are acceptable and there is a choice of two insurance companies. We have a 5 week Theory training and the rest of the 90 day orientation is spent on site at the hospitals. Some days I may only work 6 hours (one patient) and another I may work 16 to 18. In Acutes we need to take care of the patients that are in need. The schedule is 3 days a week/1 day on call and then every other weekend. So far FMC seems serious about training to make this a good experience for the employees as well as the patients.
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    LapoRtaN-I can't private message you back. I haven't had enough posts yet. Are you going for acute or chronic?
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    I'm going to chronic out patient I believe. R u working for FmC in a hospital?
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    Yes, I will be in the hospitals so I think it is quite different than the clinic setting. I have a max of two patients at a time. I have to be able to set up and break down the machines to take to bedside if necessary. It is nursing with technology and plumbing thrown together. I may be the only dialysis person in the hospital at times. Since I don't know much about the chronic setting, I can't really give you much insight, sorry, but so far my experience has been very good. The people I work with are wonderful and so ready to teach. I hope you get the position and have a good experience.
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    Thanks for the info 


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