Good place to start work out of school but not a long term place of employment
Medical Assistant (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – May 29, 2014
Pros: good place to start, compensation
Cons: poor work environment
I started US Heathworks directly out of scool in Feb 2011 and at first it was a Great place to work. After a while we lost our center manager, shortly after we lost our manageing physician, shortly after that the clinic started to decline with a high turnover rate and almost came to the point where it felt almost unproffessional to work there. The pay – more... was good for the field but eventually i was laid off due to being part time or PRN – less
Clinical Medical Assistant Extern (Former Employee), Modesto, CA – May 27, 2014
Pros: people to talk to, experience new things, etc.
Cons: not being able to speak or understand spanish, etc.
Brilliant place filled with wonderful staff and peers. Managing time through Physicals which included an eye test and Urinalysis most of the day. Rooming patients as well as taking their vitals; making sure they are ready when the doctor comes in.
Learned quite a bit while working there. From respect to hospitality. Learned also that if you don't have – more... anything to do work related, to always ask someone as they will always find something for you to do regardless if you can't see it yourself.
Hardest part of the job is to not look at the clock. It seems to slow down much faster when you do look at it as opposed to when you don't. Another hard thing about the job is trying to get a firm understanding of things that you have no experience with, as some of the tasks placed before you can be pretty complicated at first. Just got to grit your teeth and eventually it becomes second nature. – less
Medical Assistant Extern (Former Employee), San Leandro, CA – May 6, 2014
Pros: lunch time there always a gifts for ex, cupcakes, cakes, foods, etc...
I did my Extern (160 hours) and overall my work has been busy but I love working there and the employee are very nice and patient. What I really enjoy the most was nice comments that I receive from different patients, which made me motivate.
Radiological Technologist, Safety/CPR Trainer, (Current Employee), Reading PA – April 30, 2014
Pros: 3 days a week, no weekend or late night shifts
Cons: staffing cut, no raises for 4 years
Worked 3 days a week at 11 hours a day. Enjoyed seeing all the patients and helping them with their needs. I have learned a lot from medical assistance tasks to assisting with sutures and trauma cases. Management is very nice and helps out in any way she can, but unfortunately corporate puts too much unneccesary work on her so stress is a huge factor. The – more... hardest part of my day is the language barrier. I try very hard to learn some spanish but medical terminology is very hard to understand and learn. My favorite time of my day is getting to know the patients I take back. Acutally being able to talk to them and hear their stories is the best. It's nice to have a patient come back in months/years later and remember you! – less
Medical Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee), Gardena, CA – April 14, 2014
A typical day was busy and I learned that patience and understanding with others is important. Management was great always communicated with the staff. Co-Workers team work was always important. Hardest job was unable to do more for the patient, and my most enjoyable part was being able to help others and knowing that they leave feeling better.
Medical Assistant Extern (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – February 24, 2014
I loved this place. I enjoyed everyday that I was there during my extern. I wish they would have been hiring after I completed my hours because I would have loved to work with the people that I became close too while being there for 2 months.
Internship (Former Employee), National City, CA – February 5, 2014
I had a pleasant experience doing my internship here because of the employees there who took the time to train me. It is a very productive and fast paced work environment which is always a plus because you well never get bored, you'll always have something to do. The only challenge I had encounter was doing blood draws and suture removals, only because – more... I do not have the much experience with that but all I have to do is keep practicing and learning. – less
Referral Specialist (Former Employee), Canton, OH – January 27, 2014
Cons: short lunches, uniforms not provided.
My day began at 7:45a, I would open the front office area and start greeting and registering patients a 8:00. Relief would then arrive at 9:00a. I would then process the Workers Comp. charts from the day before, some would need filed with the BWC to obtain claim numbers and some may require forms called a C-9 which is a request for services such as – more... Physical Therapy, MRI's and such. I also reviewed doctors notes to make sure they were completely filled out for the billing office and for sending out to Employers/Managed Care Organizations for processing. Prepare the deposit from monies collected from the day before and print reports to show what was collected. Send all to billing office by Fed Ex. Cover front desk during lunches. After lunches I would finish any copying, faxing, scanning and phone calls. Would also fill out Medco 14's which are activity status reports for employers that are given to the employee when they leave from their appointments. This form details the workers work restrictions. Some employees were not very personable, but some were very nice and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was probably the coding, reading the Doctor's writing and learning the AS400 operating system, although that was coming along. My day would end at 4:00p – less
Medical Assistant- Externship (Former Employee), Riverside, CA – January 17, 2014
Pros: learning from the other medical assistants
Cons: that i need to be certified for drugs testing.
Loved to meet new people that walked in each day. Learning how to deal with problem that where not foreseen problems. My co-workers where really nice and helped me gain experience in this field. I didn't have any dislikes or have any complains, will the staff or doctors. The things that i enjoy the most are the new cases that happen to walk in to the – more... office. – less