CLINIC MANAGER PAY-Fresenius

  1. I have about 2.5 years experience in Dialysis(28.00-30.00 range in jobs). I am interviewing for a manager position in NC and was wondering if anyone knows about how much they pay/bonuses/etc?
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  3. by   inomadness
    if you are going to north carolina near new bern there in no amount of money you could be paid to put up with the dangerous situation going on here. it is most likely the same all over the FMC planet. they have cut staff, cut travelers even when they need staff and in one clinic where there was a unknown death, ie: the staff was too overloaded to hear the alarm and a patient died and was found then wheeled into the water room until the paramedics came. there was no attempt to revive because it was too late. the right amount of staff could have saved the life
  4. by   workingmomRN
    No amount of money could compensate for the headaches of a clinic manager position. Last I heard about 4-5 years ago pay was about 27, but it will be a salary position, so you will not get compensated for any overtime you will be putting in. A lot of managers do not stay longer than 1-2 years. I worked for FMC for 5 years, had 3 different managers.
  5. by   blondeamazonRN
    You couldn't pay me enough. Our manager is excellent, but totally overworked and on call 24-7. She is so busy covering staff's butts, she rarely has time to cover her own.
  6. by   Tish88
    Usually in the long run, you can make more money being a staff RN as opposed to being a clinical manager d/t it being a salaried position and the amount of hours spent working over with no compensation.
    Plus you don't have all the aggravations that you have being a manager!
  7. by   Lacie
    Quote from Tish88
    Usually in the long run, you can make more money being a staff RN as opposed to being a clinical manager d/t it being a salaried position and the amount of hours spent working over with no compensation.
    Plus you don't have all the aggravations that you have being a manager!
    Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!! I just left a management position and it was bad enough it burnt me out on dialysis entirely.
    I was covering all the hours of call-ins to include if a pct called in and no coverage. I was working floor 3-4 days aweek and rarely getting paperwork days to do my managerial unless I stayed after patients left. My pay was essentially cut in half when they made me go salary due to the "no overtime" issue. Boy did I get cheated lol.:angryfire
  8. by   Tish88
    I am management too and I know how much of a pay cut I actually took when you consider the actual hours I put in during the week.
  9. by   3cdn1usa
    I was sent a notice from my recruiter that the New Bern unit was looking for travellers. Is that unit truely that horrible? I have heard some stories, but I am over 2hrs away and we all know how the rumor train is.
  10. by   nkara
    I've actually only heard good things about Fresnius.
  11. by   Valerie Salva
    I was offered a unit mgr position and it was less than I was making as a staff nurse because it was salary. I'm glad I turned it down. I hate FMC.

    I've worked a bunch of FMC units as a traveler, and I've never seen a good one.
  12. by   karenchad
    I have been think of making the move to dialysis after 30 years of hospital bedsde nursing. I have applied to Fresenius for all thier open positions around me- I was interviewed for 1 last year but the pay was $10.00/hour lower thna I had been getting, I interviewed for 1 position this year- a nurse was moving up from texas and already employed by FMCNA and she got the job. How do you get a job in dialysis these days?
  13. by   anurseadvocate
    Quote from inomadness
    if you are going to north carolina near new bern there in no amount of money you could be paid to put up with the dangerous situation going on here. it is most likely the same all over the FMC planet. they have cut staff, cut travelers even when they need staff and in one clinic where there was a unknown death, ie: the staff was too overloaded to hear the alarm and a patient died and was found then wheeled into the water room until the paramedics came. there was no attempt to revive because it was too late. the right amount of staff could have saved the life
    Hopefully, there was a staff who reported this to the regulatory agency to investigate. If staff do not take responsbility to report such events, then they will continue. If the state investigates and finds a negative outcome was the result of staffing, or lack thereof, then maybe the situations in the unit will change. If a nurse knows of an incident as this and does not report same, then you are as guilty as the next person. Nurses are suppose to be patient advocates and protect patients.
  14. by   NurseKitten
    Don't dooooooo it! Don't cross over to the management dark side!!!

    I did it for 3 years, not for FMC, but DaVita - then, Gambro.

    Never again. No way, no day. They tried to get me to take another clinic when I was a staff nurse again, and I refused.

    They hired a crazy woman to run it - seriously, she had ISSUES...and I finally looked at my medical director one day (whom I had known for 13 years) and said, "Dr. D., you have got to help me get out of here. If I don't, that woman is gonna push me one toke over the line. I love my career, and she's not worth it."

    Quit a week later.

    Went back to another clinic (the one I originally started at in '94) the other day...saw several of my old patients...who all begged me to come back, 'cause they were scared for their lives and the lives of the other patients.

    It's not that the nurses are bad. I trained half of the ones there that day. They know what they're doing. But when you're being made to do everything under the sun, something's gotta give.

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