Busy teaching hospital w/ general, emergency and specialty med
Tx/Sx Tech, Los Angeles - November 4, 2013
A typical day: 30-50 appointments before noon between 2 to 4 doctors, anywhere from 5 to 15 anesth. procedures, daytime emergencies and walk-ins, and technician appointments (suture and drain removals, ear cleaning, minor bandage changes etc) with staff staggered to cover 12pm to 6pm with 5 techs, 2-4 techs from 8am-noon, and 2-3 techs until 10pm, with one overnight tech. As a treatment tech I was responsible for in-hospital patients, out-patient procedures, anesth induction & maint, surgical prep, assist,and equipment care, radiography/CT/US, ICU and hosp treatments, patient discharges and client ed,and incoming info-phonecalls.