Hi, I am a new grad too. I'm wondering if you found a job yet. I am so frustrated I couldn't find a job.
Hi, I am a new grad too. I'm wondering if you found a job yet. I am so frustrated I couldn't find a job.
I just got hired and I was told that nurses are covered by a standard amount of money while following guidelines but the amount is not able to be given
I did a "tech clinic" the other day for Mollen, which was a huge disaster. I was on the phone with tech support for about 45 minutes (after waiting 15 just to talk to an actual person) and the tech guy's advice was basically to keep restarting the computer until the internet started working. The notebook wouldn't connect and when it would, would stay online only for a minute. I didn't have to register patients via the notebook for the first day as it was just a tech clinic, but I'm guessing that it will be a pain in the butt all season long. I'd rather do the paperwork instead of this paperless junk. I only gave 2 shots in four hours, as most people thought late August was too early for a flu shot.
Hi. I applied to Mollens online August 6th and haven't heard from them yet. How long does it take for them to call you?
I graduated last December. I worked at a Rehab Facility for a brief time, but there were some questionable things going on there so I wound up leaving for fear of going down with a sinking ship. I was hired on by Mollen back in May, and sort of figured I'd be working full time and not wind up doing any shifts. Then I got engaged in June and decided to wait till after the wedding to get a job so that I could focus on planning (getting married in October), so anyways, I wound up looking at Mollen seriously again.
I was REALLY upset when I found out that LPN's lost their ability to give flu shots in GA (where I live), but fortunately I hold my PN license in both FL and GA so I can give shots in FL, just not GA. I didn't get ANY shifts at first, and I had everything done well in advance. I even called because I thought something was wrong since I couldn't find shifts, but was told that FL shifts were gone within minutes of posting (sounded crazy). I kept checking and sure enough after shifts started happening people started cancelling their shifts and they became available. I managed to get three shifts back to back next week (I have to get back-to-back to make my drive worth it, and I'll stay with family in FL), but I'm pretty nervous. I'm not shy about giving shots, I went to an excellent school and gave tons and tons of IM injections there and at the place where I worked (MUST remember to aspirate, my biggest downfall), but the paperwork is daunting and I too found the training vague and scant. I am pretty proficient with the computer, so hopefully that will go smoothly, but I know that people can get belligerent when things don't go as smoothly and quickly as they expect.
I read where someone said that they were planning on going to a clinic ahead of time to check that out, and I think that's a good idea. I'm going to go in to the Walmart here tomorrow and bug them with questions and hopefully they won't think I'm too crazy. Hopefully that puts me at ease because it is so intimidating to drive 2 hours to Jacksonville FL, a big city, and go in and set up a clinic and take down (its a 10 hour shift, so I think I do both), plus figure out the paperwork... and honestly I have enough to worry about with my wedding and if I can eliminate stress Mollen will probably take the back burner. I think they should implement a shadowing experience for the new hires. It should be required, ESPECIALLY for new grads.
[QUOTE=js10091942;70052]I plan to start working this season 2012 and am still waiting for online training from MIC Portal
Hello All' I did 2 days at a Walmart in my area. Was not bad, easy money..... BUT the "notebook" is crap and very hard to use it kept going off line, or just go down. It is VERY HARD to get in touch with the Mollen people, you have to use your own cell phone to call them and you are put on hold for so long that your phone shuts off. or you end up without battery. The Wallmart people are real nice. The first day I gave 3 shots and the second day I gave 11. Makes for a very long day. I am to do the clinic tomorrow again and then I am going to give it up. No backup from HR staff or anyone else. I did the best that I could with the paper work. but
you can't get hold of anyone to clock out and the"notebook" is a mess to try to use. And pray that you never have to deal with the pain in cash issue.......... that is a whole other story. The training is nonsence and so is this company. I just hope that I get paid for the 3 days I put in....... Thats the end of this mess for me. Now I know why I retired, so I don't have to put up with nitwits like these....
Yesterday was to be my first shift back with Mollen for a second season. I posted earlier that I had a very pleasant experience with Mollen back in 21009 and so that made me want to return with them. Back then it was paper forms and there were 2 nurses working the clinic- so there was always a buddy if one got into confusion about the process. I am sorry to say that this was not the case yesterday.
I was the only nurse and it was to be my first experience with the notebook. I arrived at the clinic 15 min ahead of scheduled time. I had to lug large bulky cardboard items across the wallmart store making several trips. I attempted to clock in 5 min before shift as per the training. I downloaded and brought with me all the training and e-mail communications they sent me, so I had it out and was referring to the instructions for log in. I was unable to log in using the Mollen password or my MIC portaal password- I tried it several times each by this time it is 10 min into the scheduled start time. I attempted to call all the number mollen supplied in the training and in their e-mails- the logistics, the tech support, the clinical support and even the emergency number- I was cut off, hung up on with out speaking to someone, put on hold and got prompts on one line and followed the prompts starting with #1- it was ion this line it was given the sript"the approz wait time is 17 min" by this time it was 30 min past the scheduled start time of the clinic and I was not clocked in yet. In the training it stated the light on the computer was supposed to be green- the light on mine was blue and the shadow face was showing and asking for a password. The pharm did have the notebook plugged in because I had to unplug it to carry it to the table. I made 8 attempts total to call mollen and ask for help. How long do they expect one to continue to attempt call thier help lines. and what is the sense of plastering "help line" numbers if there is no response on those lines? At this point I carried all the items back to the pharmacy and packed up and started back home. I stopped 3 times on my way home to make attempts to contact Mollen. I was on dirt roada traveling theough a rural state forrest with no police in sight any where. I finally came to a convience store and pulled in to attempt tocontact Mollen one more time. I callled the emergency line one more time and was chewed out by this woman who told me I was not an emergency, that this line was only for anaphylactic reactions. Well at this point I did feel that I was an emergency also. She said she would transfer my call to the clinical manager but I would be put on hold and she would also send a message to the manager. i told her not to transfer me becaus I was not waiting in a parking lot until mollen decides to pick up the phonme. I was on a cell and I do not have hands free devise and it is illegal to be on a cell while driving- not to mention dangerous. I came home to try to contact mollen again by. I got on my computer to go on the MIC portal log in and found mollen had disable my account and cancelled all my shifts I had signed up for. I did send an e-mail via their contact us link and told them of my deplorable experience. Oh did I mention I drove to the clinic in a torrential rain where you couldn't see the front of your car- 30 mph in a 55 mph speed zone, couldn't see the lines or sides of the road!! The news said a hurricane came through and did devastating damage 50 miles north of where I was driving to. Nice job Mollen- Health and Wellness(HAHAHA) what a joke and nice job Nursing too!!
It is my impression that Mollen gives all their call center help line people 9-5 jobs and with some one on call and when that someone decides to pick up the phone then your call gets answered- it would explain the "approx wait time of 17 min!!"
i guess I can consider my self terminated from Mollen.
Needless to say I am beyond angry at this point. Why would I not be anything but old n tired about nursing at this point!! 32 years of this kind of crap- oldntired doesn't do it justice, more like "fedupwiththisnursingcrap"
I work for them now and today is payday
...but guess what...no one got paid and no one at the company is giving a straight answer,so if you have 40 hours to give away ...sign on
This s my first season with Mullen. To date I've never had to use the paper forms, have only used the net book and (mostly) always had a cell signal. For the most part I'm quite happy with the job. The region (Willamette Valley) is quite large and some clinics are just too far to drive and seem...under served...by other nurses as well. There's been little burps in the system, the kind of stuff thats not too surprising given the 4000 clinics they're trying to staff and supply (with vaccine.)
If I were to complain...which, honestly, would be a stretch, would be *some* Walmart pharmo staff at certain stores. While probebly great folks to otherwise work with, some didn't get the memo that this is a joint venture, their roles, what I *can* ad *cannot* do. For me, thats the only beef. I still kill them with smiles and kindness and depart gladly.
It was a shock to see so many posts relate really crummy experiences with the Net Book. My few frustrations are learning where the signal (Verizon) is never gonna be (usually right smack in front of the pharmo dept. -ugh) ...and at times 3 isles away. There's the occasional 'sea gull' -pt comes in flapping, squawking and sh*ting on everything, complete with misunderstood CDC 'facts' and special needs without the tact...or patience... to ask for personal assistance. Its rare and they can be a real test of patient wording of helpful pointers--and watched closely by all the other folks in line.
I'll come back next year; the phones seem always manned (for me, in Oregon anyway). Easy money, kinda fun.
What is the Kaiser Flu Clinic? When do they hire?