This is a temp agencey but the position i was sent to was very rewarding and i learned alot from it.
Pros: the experience i gained from workin at this facility.
Cons: it was only a temporary position and in order to keep the position you had to live in philadelphia.
I would start by assisting nurses taking blood pressures, blood sugars, and temperatures while they dispensed the residents medicine. Then pulled residents charts that were listed to be seen by the doctor, and then called them down and got all there vital signs before seen by the doctor. As the doctor finished his exams i would take the residents chart and follow the doctors orders. I would make outside appointments, arranged transportation, and set them up for blood work, which i drew myself onsite twice a week and then sent out to Quest Diagnostics. Filled out requisition forms, referrals, filed, and answered multi-line phone system as well as paging residents via intercom.
At the site management and co-workers were great everyone worked together, gave each other a helping hand if needed.
The hardest part of the job which was also an enjoyable learning experience was that the residents were either homeless, previous drug addicts, or had no family to care for them. They also ranged in age, race, and background.