I started at Crawford Memorial in the ER as an admissions clerk and while I loved that position, after 2 years I was eager to learn more about other departments. When a new Radiology supervisor was hired, he often would watch me work and offered me a position in his department as a secretary. I loved working in the ER, and I work well under stress so that was a good fit for me. But at Crawford, employees often wore many different hats in the course of a day, and I was no exception. On weekends, as an admissions clerk, I was in charge of handling weekend admissions to the hospital, through the business office.
These may be for patients who will be having surgery on Monday, or prescheduled admissions from other clinics or doctor's offices. (ER admissions were handled in the ER, not through the business office, as on weekends).
In Radiology, I was the sole secretary for most of the time, though they did eventually hire a part time night secretary after the first year that I was there as business was picking up a lot and tests needed to often be done at night.
I felt like I had the best manager in the hospital with my Radiology supervisor. He was very helpful and even helped me to rearrange the little cubicle that I had to work in, to make it more efficient and easier and more pleasing to the eyes of the patients as they came in.
The hardest part of the job for me, was that as the only secretary and several different areas of the department working all day, it was often very taxing to keep everything going on schedule. Breaks, even lunch, was rarely an afforded time off, but I loved this job and would sometimes just grab a bite to eat in the back of the department so I wouldn't get behind.
The most enjoyable part was being the person that everyone came to for answers. ha I loved being the secretary to so many different techs, radiologists, and scheduling everything that needed to be done.