Pros: yearly raises, healthcare, direct deposit
Cons: short to no breaks, short handed, poor management
A typical day at work would consist of coming in, reviewing what was on the agenda such as what patients were needing brought down and for what exams. This always changed however due to new patients coming in through ER, OR, and various Doctors making rounds and writing in new procedures needing to be done.
I learned to work with various type of patients, – more... the aggressive, the scared, any physical and/or mental challenges they may have. Along with the patients I also learned what most medical exams call for and what to tell the patients to better prepare them for what they were going to be experiencing.
Management was a two person job, one handled the social aspects of managing the employees the other the technical. Managing things such as schedules would much of the time be left up to the workers and new employees would be left under the care of those that had been there and in turn know their job. I had managed new employees in both the file room and as tech assistants.
My co-workers were an integral part of my job, when they were having a good day it usually meant I would be having one as well. Working together is what made my job work, without that there would have been delays and the quality of films would have suffered which in turn would have reflected upon the doctors reading the films and may give an inaccurate reading and endangered a patient.
The hardest part of my job was trying to do multiple jobs at one time. Numerous people wanting patients for exams and x-rays and only being able to get one at a time. It was by far the most stressful times during my job.
The most enjoyable part of my job was meeting patients talking to them and getting to know them as I worked with them. They always had interesting stories to tell and even if they felt bad it always made me feel good to be helping them. – less