Research Assistant, Plymouth, MN - May 26, 2014
On a daily basis I did phlebotomy and injections in the lab. I ran the lab and was incharge of also sending out the labs via UPS or FedEx daily. When I was not dong any lab duties, I recruited patients for studies having to do with asthma, allergy, COPD and migraines. I would make outgoing calls, pre-screen patients to see if they qualified for the studies and then schedule them. I was also assistant to the cooridnators and would help them with copies, making study materials and updating records in the computer. I learned a lot about the field that I was in dealing with asthma, allergies, COPD and migraines and I also learned a lot about studies. The management in my last job was difficult to relate to for a few different reasons. Working in the environment was hard because there was no patient safety and they were looked at as a number. There was very little to no training of employees even when it came down to drawing blood or giving injections while there are no physicians in the office. I found it hard to work in a place that did not document properly and falsified data. I loved working with my co-workers and we had a good team and worked well together. The most enjoyable part of my job was the patients and getting to know them and developing a relationship with them to make them feel more comfortable while they are going through the study process.