Fresenius Medical Care - North America – Walla Walla, WA
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Fulfillment from working directly with patients on a regular basis. Flexible hours, PTO accumulates quickly, decent pay and benefits. They have branches all over the country so there is a lot of availability if you choose to relocate. Social Workers are given flexibility to shape their own role. It's important to be an autonomous social worker, but still be able to collaborate with team members from other disciplines.
Typically there is one social worker per clinic, so you need to call or e-mail if you require social worker support. The company re-organizes often and does not always take into consideration if new policies are realistic for clinical staff. Lack of opportunity for promotion that does not include a lot of traveling. As someone committed to service, it is hard for me to participate in pushing pharmacy enrollment or other programs that are designed to help the company get more money from patients.
Advice to Management
Corporate does not always seem to understand the role of a social worker and we get stuck with a lot of random projects when they simply don't know who else to give them to. Invest in workers to give them motivation to stay with the company. A lot of the reports we do are redundant and we could work more efficiently if we streamlined the record keeping process.