Pros: we get an hour lunch and 40 hours of sick time every year.
Cons: patients not getting reprimanded for repeatedly showing up late to their appointments.
On a typical day at work I bring back patients, vital them, go through medications, allergies, historical surgeries and if the pt has recently been to the hospital or urgent care. I then input the above information into the pt's chart and give the vitals to the doctor. I learned how to vital properly, get procedures set up for the doctor and assist on them when needed. I also learned how to order vaccines for the patients with AHCCCS, who are self pay or are on our sliding fee program. My coworkers are great to work with, they help me when needed and I help them when needed. The hardest part of my job is working with the children who do not cooperate with the vitals.