Pros: free lunch
Cons: to evaluate whether individual was drug seeking or if there was indeed a medical issue.
A typical day at work would change daily. Completed sick call if any requested. Did annual physicals. Did weekly vital signs. Worked with MD 2 times a week for chronic care individuals. Ordered medication and passed medication as needed. Did mental health assessments, admissions and releases. Educated residents on medication and the importance of compliance. Audited charts for DOC compliance. Did some phlebotomy and scheduled individuals for follow up care with organizations such as Diabetic Training Classes, mammograms, and Workman's comp appointments.
The hardest part of the job was to work around their work schedule.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to help these individuals aclimate to change in environment. I learned the requirements for DOC procedures.