A typical day at work would be coming in and greeting all the staff everyone is inviting and family like. It is best to show up early to allow the computer to load and get ready for your first patient who is already there. Typically, you will discuss patients with the provider you are working with and begin assisting them to rooms. Vitals always came first followed by point of care procedures before the provider comes in.
Co-workers are very helpful with assisting each other, considering most floors have full time providers and their specialties. In one day, a provider can see near 20 to 30 patients, there are usually 6 or 7 providers working at a time.
FenwayHealth is a very open to the public community health center. Their focus is to provide services for all of the following:
All age groups and Family Health,
Chronic diseases, Infectious diseases
STI Health prevention and treatment (all categories of this)
Genders and Non-binary Identifiers
Dental Care, Eye Care, and Behavioral Health
I have watched this company grow over 5 years and one thing I can say I have learned is how to appreciate everyone around me in the community.
The hardest part of the job is the work. There is a lot of Administrative work involved which can really take a toll on your day. The company is federally funded. This can make things difficult for someone who is more into procedures and administering vaccines and medications. Unless you are an LPN, you will not be giving vaccines. CMAs have now been allowed to give Flu Vaccines. Regular MA's are only allowed to place tuberculosis skin tests.