Pros: no strenous work, except at the end of the week.
Cons: 30 min lunch breaks!! bring your own food!
Typically, you'd come into work and start as soon as you put your things down. Take a look at the Doctor's schedule and start setting up the rooms for procedures. That's if a procedure was scheduled.. if not, you do the normal intake of patients with their chief complaints. I learned a great deal about scopes and endoscopic procedures... the Doctor's there have no problem with having the MA in the room while performing, most are teaching Doctors. My manager... I wish that I could use her name... She started out as putting herself across as one of your peers, or a co worker, but if things were rough on her end the nursing staff was on the list. She accused me of so much that I didn't do. I had a car accident one morning and told her that I had hit my face on the steering wheel, I came into work the next day with makeup on my face to hide the redness and acted like it was no big deal, weeks later she pulls me into her office insinuating that I lied to her about it and telling me that if I needed a day off I could've told her.... I was flabbergasted. Just because I don't come in complaining about my personal life doesn't mean that the incident didn't occur. Needless to say, our "friendship" started to deteriorate. She removed me from my doctor, stating that it was "his decision", which I found very odd since him and I had a decent rapport, he would've told me first, which of course blindsided me coming from her. Then she started cutting my hours, talking about me to other so workers, I remained professional, but I knew she had it out for me. The nursing staff was AMAZING we all – more... got along as if we were friends already. The front desk staff not so much... they were really catty with one another and would argue right in front of the patients with NO reprimands. The hardest part of the job would be emptying out the containers of mucous every week, it was downright disgusting!!! And the containers were heavy!! The most enjoyable part of the job was of course the patients, all of them were so very pleasant. – less