Productive company to work for within a friendly atmosphere and many opportunities to advance as well as loads of over time.
My work days are full of excitement. First thing I am responsible for when the shift starts is to make sure all the first surgery cases have been prepped for and all case carts have been sent to the OR rooms. Once that has been done the next thing is to call the floors and get the patients ready for transport to the OR suite. On a typical day once all the preparations have been done, I spend my time posting cases for the wait list and the following day, performing other unit clerk duties and making sure to transfer all patients to there proper units through out the hospital.
I have learned how to use FirstNet, SurgiNet, FormFast and Starpat software which are all required to perform the clerk duties in the O.R. each software serves a multitude of purposes to properly post and track patients surgeries and locations while admitted into the hospital. Learning the surgeons names and area of expertise was also something learned for the successful execution of the Specialist duties.
My management team is very effective despite the times when I felt they could have been more attentive to issues that were hindering my work performance i.e missing materials, disrespectful co-workers creating a hostile work environment and management turning a blind eye to it, and the occasional under staffed issue. I have always remained 100% behind management and what they ask for because I am a team player and I will always do my part, I just would hope that in future career moves that the management team is more organized and attentive to staff issues.
The hardest part of the job would be dealing – more... with the many different needs that come all at once. Each surgeon has special needs as far as when they want their patients sent for, paper work, surgical team, etc. and they all tend to make their demands at the same time and expect you to make magic happen. Well I am no a magician, but I do the best I can to meet their request while keeping me head cool. Handling coded cases can also be hard but more so when you have code cases and no where to perform them in the time that it must be done in. The more I am met with issues, the more experienced and stronger I become with the work and how to handle the people I work with.
It seems like a hard job to do, but I thoroughly enjoy my work. I enjoy the surgical knowledge I gain with each case I am presented with. I enjoy the pleasant co-workers that are always positive and helpful to ensure success for the team. Lastly, I enjoy the work because its fast paced and keeps me tested on everything I was taught since day one. Nothing is ever really repetitive for the most part. – less