Pros: many of opportunities to add skills and shifts
Cons: hard to get a job there
Once I had my foot in the door in a per diem clerical position, it became clear to my supervisor that I had much more to offer. I was always eager to learn the next skill and to help out wherever necessary. I quickly learned my position, then cross trained to work in other areas of my department. Because the position was only part time, I also became available to other departments as needed, and again proved myself as a versatile and quick learner, able to adapt to many different situations. Within 2 months of beginning my employment, I became known as a "go-to" person for any open shifts and worked full time.
When a medical assistant position became available, my supervisor recommended me for the position and I was transferred. As a medical assistant, I was able to use skills I'd learned in other departments of the hospital to ensure the best care for my patients, and to communicate with other departments proficiently.