Medical Assistant, Eloy, AZ - October 2, 2012
I love my job, patients and co-workers. Everyday was a new experience and you just didn't know what to expect. My job taught me to be observant of my patients and to listen even when they weren't speaking. A typical day was rooming patients, vitals, injections, administering medications, answering phone calls, autoclaving instruments, ear lavages, assisted with procedures, immunizations, phlebotomy on adults and children, urinalysis testing, drug testing, preparing blood samples for courier pickup. Entering electronic information on patients. Called patients with lab results, called rx's into pharmacy. I never liked the end of the day since I knew it was time to leave. We all worked very hard but we didn't mind. We had great team work and celebrated the team work by having a specific potluck every month. Gossip was nipped in the bud right way and most everyone new that it would not be tolerated. I enjoyed learning new procedures and applying those new skills. Overtime was never an option as I loved spending time at the office, so going home was the hard part for me. I really enjoyed getting to know my patients and working with my doctor. Management wasn't the greatest, they expected much more than we could deliver. In my opinion we worked harder and not smarter due to the guidlines that management implemented. Many procedures were completed several times due to the computer applications we were allowed. I feel quite sad to say that we were non-efficient because of our management.