Pros: working, doing something you love and helping others.
Cons: no pay
I loved doing my internship at Billings Clinic. It was a rewarding experience. In the clinic I completed blood draws and learned the process of taking the blood, labeling and sending samples to the lab. I was taught how to take other samples such as urine, to measure, label and send the samples to the lab, and to stock and clean the drawing room. An average day would be combine all of these tasks into one work day. In the hospital I learned how to enter a room and wake a patient for blood draws. I was showed how to draw from a bedside, label, enter information into a handheld computer or the computer in the lab, then send the sample to the lab on time. An average day at the hospital would include all of this, plus cleaning all of the instruments carried into a special precautionary rooms. The management was great and helpful. The co-workers I had were fantastic. They were helpful and wonderful at answering any questions or concerns I had. The employees invited me to eat with them and sit to chat in the break room. The hardest part of the job was getting a difficult draw. The best part was having a patient tell me they did not feel a thing and that I was the best phlebotomist they had dealt with in years of blood draws.