Has anyone worked at a flu shot clinic thru Mollen Immunization?
I had applied to Mollen Immunization Clinic last week and today they offered me a position. Has anyone worked at these flu shot clinics? Can you share your experience and the pros and cons about working at these clinics? I'm a newly licensed RN and don't really have that much experience giving flu shots other than the few injections I did while in nursing school. I told them about this and they told me that an online training will be provided and if I had any issues or concerns at the clinic i could get back to them and that someone will be able to help me. Appreciate as much comments as possible. Thank you
I'm affiliated with Mollen too. No jobs with them yet, but by the time flu season rolls around I had better have a gull time nursing job anyway. Found a post from them on Craigslist, answered the ad and got a phone call, then they sent me an email with all the online signing up, etc. So I'm in their database I suppose, and may get a call or an email when they set up a flu vaccination clinic. It'll be cookie cutter work I'm sure, just doing all the paperwork and doing IM injections. My nursing school class got to do some flu vaccinations, so I have a little experience there.
I worked for Mollen last year and have already been invited to return this year. I had very little experience giving IM injections when I started so I was really nervous but just have confidence in yourself and you will be fine. Once you are hired you should receive an email with a link to their website where you can print out your paperwork to complete and fax back to them. Once they receive your paperwork you will be granted access to their online training. The online training will explain everything to you: how to schedule yourself for the clinics (done on a first come first serve basis) , how to set up the clinics, etc. It is not a bad gig and a really low pressure job. At least in my area we were never that busy (no shortage of vaccine last year) so sometimes that made for a very long shift. They are supposedly supervisors that go around and visit the clinics; I never saw one but I worked with some people who say that they did. Depending on if you are opening or closing the clinics you might have to set up or break down the clinic (real easy). Other than that you help with the paperwork and give the shots. The worst thing you have to deal with is a stray loon or two that believes that the flu shot actually gives you the flu and will let you know just how they feel.
I worked with Mollen for the 2010 fall season for the first time and ended up only getting four shifts due to the amount of people that work for them. My experience was very good. I was afraid of the paperwork at first but luckily I had a great CSR that worked with me that did most of the insurance forms. She was experienced so I learned from her although it is ultimately up to the nurse to make sure everything is correct. Once I did my second shift I felt more independent and able to handle it. Honestly for me it's the easiest money to make as a nurse.
I worked for Mollen many years ago and was very happy with the experience. I hired on with them again in 09 but did not get even one shift, therefore was not paid for the training. I don't bother with them any more. I found it was too much work with all of the paperwork and training to get absolutely nothing.
Hi all! I had Mollen call me yesterday and the lady said that she was doing a pre screening interview. She went over my application with me, asked for my permission to look up my license and then said someone should be in touch with me this week. I was wondering if this is the normal thing that they do, or do they usually hire you during this first interview? She told me to call back if I have not heard from them by the end of the week. Just a little anxious I guess because I would really like to do this for extra cash while I am in school. Please let me know your hiring experiences. Thank you :-)
Does any one know about the DE 4 form in the tax documents in the job application,.. am not sure what to fill out on worksheet A B and C.. its just me and my husband unemployed.. and we are renting our house.. thank you.
I signed up for this season and I'm a little nervous about working a walmart alone because of the paperwork. I worked with another company a few years back and they put 5 to 6 nurses at Costco for the flu shots. Also, when working for this other company we were allowed to draw up the vaccine ahead of time, but Mollen wants you to do it in front of each individual..I know that the theory behind this may be not to waste vaccine, but they should have some ballpark figures based on prior years. I think I'll visit a clinic prior to my shifts..on my own time and ask if I can observe..
It probably all depends on where you live. I am from NC and worked for Mollen last year and it was never that busy but of course I can not speak for other areas. The most that I did in a day was like 45 or 50 but lots of days I would only do between 20 and 30. Also last year there was not shortage of vaccine so there was no mad rush to get a flu shot. I know people that worked for them in 09 said that people would be lined up to get a shot because of the shortage that year. The paper work is very easy even though I thought that the training made it look hard. Once you actually see it you should not have any problems.
I'm currently working for Mollen. The paperwork is the hardest part and it isn't that bad after the first day when you figure it all out. The only way to get hours is to do your training before they release the hours and get online as soon as the hours are made available. You can also occasionally pick up another shift if you check the website every day. I have had days where I've done as little as 8 shots all day, and my busiest day has been 28. Bring a book.
I really hope this will count as experience, because I am having the HARDEST time finding a permanent position as a new grad.
HaHa! Yes I've heard that already a dozen times, people telling me the flu shot made them sick or gave them the flu. This is my third year working for Mollen. First year I was unable to get a single shift. Last year I got several but Food Lion and Harris Teeter cancelled their contracts so there went those shifts. This year I did my training as soon as it posted then got online within 1 hour of the schedule posting and got 16 shifts. So far they have been slow. Most shots given was 25 on a Sunday at Sam's Club. Least amount was 4 at clinic last week. There have been two clinics last week where we had no signage available, which I think hurt business. Also Docs are telling patients to wait until mid October for a flu shot. 2 nurses came by my clinic yesterday who were hired but couldn't get shifts. The thing you have to do, is get online as soon as they post. I work another job but do this for extra money each fall. It's easy once you get the hang of the paperwork. The easiest part is giving the shot.
Does anyone know if the nurses that work for Mollen Clinics are covered by them? I was offered and accepted a job for this flu season, however I've never worked outside a hospital setting and can't seem to get a straight answer from the company about liability coverage. Thanks