Pros: free lunches during holidays by the county commissioner
Cons: lunch breaks whenever time allowed
A typical day at work was overwhelming most of the time. My immediate supervisor was not properly trained, therefore, I was improperly trained. I served as a WIC Clerk/Voucher Printer/Distributor, Vital Records Clerk, Electronic Medical Billing Preparer, Unclassified Clerk, Immunization Clinic Assistant, Flu Clinic Assistant, Epidemic Clinic Assistant, Mail Courier, Community Health Fair Assistant, and Environmental Assistant. Other duties included but not limited to deposited and reconciled inhouse banking, patient accounting and statements, patient demographics, Board of Health Secretary, scheduled appointments, scheduled luncheons/travel, prepared timesheets and travel sheets for reimbursements, prepared permits and complaints, attended enrichment programs as approved, traveled to central office in Augusta, Georgia with and without mileage reimbursements, traveled to other health departments for classes/meetings with and without reimbursement, took blood pressures in the absence of nursing personnel, and other duties as assigned.
The hardest part was working alone in a new setting with no physical management available to assist, evaluations from a distance and without being in the actual setting, no supervision for six plus months inhouse in the absence of the nurse manager, and no one to properly train from outside with negativity and unappreciativeness.
I enjoyed helping those that appreciated my efforts in towns that were family oriented.
A dedicated employee that traveled round trip eighty miles a day and a team player daily.