Unity Health Care

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Very Positive

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Unity Health Care

Pros

Mission, visions, growth and work environmenr

Cons

salaries not up to par

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase salaeries to real world figures

Recommends

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    Adult care and sanitation concern

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Translator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Volunteer Translator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Unity Health Care as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice at Upper Cardoze, from clerical front desk to doctors. Well baby care is routinely available. A wide variety of services offered at the clinic at low cost for diverse ethnic groups.

    Cons

    1) Staff prefer children to adults, so adult diseases may be under diagnosed and under treated due to less time spent on them.
    2) Laboratory sanitation and service has gone down in quality, for instance, blood spots on arms of chairs. Lab techs chat with each other and bruise patient arm.
    3) Nurses and staff should receive diversity training so that it doesn't become exclusively Hispanic for Hispanics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Open a Children's Clinic, then the doctors who "love" children can all go there.
    2) The doctors who don't mind seeing adults can stay in the other clinic and learn more about adult diseases and proper diagnosis, and gain experience.
    3) Allow patients to schedule their own visit, which would save on administrative costs but encourage those employees to help staff the new children's clinic.

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    Mounting frustration

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Primary Care Physician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Primary Care Physician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Unity Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with so many great and committed people. Great mission of providing free or low-cost health care to homeless and indigent patients in DC.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy gets worse and worse, actually hampering the people on the front lines from doing their jobs. For physicians, part of their compensation starting next year will be provided as an incentive, the bulk of which is for seeing greater numbers of patients. Doctors hate this -- we are taking care of peoples' health. This takes time. Some doctors and some clinics are double and triple booked. They may get a big bonus but the patients will suffer. The organization runs on people paying back the National Health Service Corps, who leave after their 4 years of payback. So it doesn't really matter to management. Little is done to retain providers over the long haul, which is terrible for patients. Many bad-for-morale management decisions that are short sighted (many snow days last winter so management took away 3 holidays....very depressing especially for lower level workers like medical assistants who work really hard for very low pay).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the needs of front line workers -- Medical assistants, doctors, nurses -- and less on the bureaucracy. Actually listen to those employees and what they have to say. Do what will help improve actual patient care. Make your employees feel that you value their work and care about them as human beings.

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