A typical day included working in multiple systems to ensure oncology and hematology patients were scheduled correctly for office visits, treatment, and diagnostic scans.
This was my first position out of college so I feel I learned quite a bit. The best thing I learned was how to sympathize with those who are definitely having a harder time than you. Oncology is very tough and emotionally taxing work. It was very rewarding to see when treatment worked, but when it didn't you are required to wear a brave face and continue working even when your favorite patients pass on.
Management was okay, I was happy with my managers up until evaluations happened. I was marked as "meeting standards" as opposed to excelling expectations even though I proved myself over the year tenure as someone who wanted to continue learning, was relied on for training of new staff for three separate employees, and was regularly on time and present at work for every 8-10 hour shift I would work.
The hardest part of the job as mentioned earlier was definitely losing patients regularly. The best part was the experience gained.