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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

89 months ago

I would like to be part of the Kaiser Permanente team. I tried applying online but haven't recieved any responds. I recently enrolled in Antelope Valley Medical College for ECT/EMT training and I will graduate in August 2007. I I do enjoy the medical field and would be honored to work for this organization. I would appreicate any respond and help. I live in Lancaster, Ca. Please contact me with any information you can give me. Thank you Heather johnson

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Elizabeth Mendoza in Lancaster, California

88 months ago

Hi Heather! I am also a medical assistant, I live in Lancaster,CA.I have been looking for work up here for a couple months now. The drive from here to the Valley is just not working for me anymore and I would like to work up here now,since I just bought a house. I have tried the Antelope Valley Hospital and haven't heard back. I think if you try in person you'll have better luck. Good Luck!!!!!!!

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vrleshin in Los Angeles, California

88 months ago

Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California said: I would like to be part of the Kaiser Permanente team. I tried applying online but haven't recieved any responds. I recently enrolled in Antelope Valley Medical College for ECT/EMT training and I will graduate in August 2007. I I do enjoy the medical field and would be honored to work for this organization. I would appreicate any respond and help. I live in Lancaster, Ca. Please contact me with any information you can give me. Thank you Heather johnson

First of all I think you should take a lesson or two in spelling and proper sentencing structure. appreciate is spelled wrong and I think you meant response not respond. I am an CCMA-AC, EMT-B and you must keep perfect records in the medical field.

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

88 months ago

To Whom It May Concern: I apologize for the miss spelled words. I thought I hit the check spelling on the computer before I sent my letter. Thank you for bringing that to my attention I do appreciate your advice and help. Heather Johnson

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

87 months ago

vrleshin in Los Angeles, California said: First of all I think you should take a lesson or two in spelling and proper sentencing structure. appreciate is spelled wrong and I think you meant response not respond. I am an CCMA-AC, EMT-B and you must keep perfect records in the medical field.

First of all this is her mother and I sent that letter for her. I'm disabiled and I would think you would be more helpful in your professional then be harmful to another person. I think you may need a class to become more caring, helpful and more profession before you start caring for patience. Hope that helps you

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Karen Bullard, Medical Assistant in Apple Valley, California

87 months ago

I think any positive criticism should be taken into consideration. If medical assistants are to be seen as an appendage of the doctor's
personality ,we must represent a high standard of professionalism. We are called to be educated to this standard. Speaking to patients',
nurses, and other allied health professionals ,is a daily event. If nurses in other fields are to acknowledge our contribution to medicine,
we must make our efforts: diligent, consistent, and continue to educate ourselves. This includes proper enunciation, spelling, and
so forth. Before there was spell-check, there was a Dictionary. Let us raise the bar together. Including or respective English/Spanish
languages being spoken properly. Good luck to you. The secretary's reference book is a good one for all of us to have on hand. We
can reduce or linguistic errors, as much as possible. You sound very motivated to succeed in the medical profession. Hopefully,
you will have a good mentor.

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

87 months ago

Thank you for your response which I have read. It takes people like you and the advice you offer that helps people better themselves. I do appreciate you giving me your comments they did help.

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Jeanne in Passaic, New Jersey

86 months ago

i wish to move to Sacramento, CA. does any one know where i can find a listing of CMA jobs for CA?

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RaDawn in Pleasant Hill, California

85 months ago

Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California said: I would like to be part of the Kaiser Permanente team. I tried applying online but haven't recieved any responds. I recently enrolled in Antelope Valley Medical College for ECT/EMT training and I will graduate in August 2007. I I do enjoy the medical field and would be honored to work for this organization. I would appreicate any respond and help. I live in Lancaster, Ca. Please contact me with any information you can give me. Thank you Heather johnson

Heather, I am glad to hear that people are still trying to find positions at KP. You might want to check at the local HR department in the Facility in your area. Also ask them when the next Hiring Fair is scheduled. Good Luck

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

85 months ago

Thank you for your help and nice suggestion. I will take your advice and help.

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

85 months ago

estephanie in palmdale, California said: I recently moved to Palmdale, and would like to know what I can do to get a job at Kaiser , I have no nursing exp. but I want to work in their offices, can someone plz help me with info.

contact the Antelope Valley medical school and they might be able to help you. You can also go to EDD office in Lancaster on Ave I. Good Luck!!!

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estephanie in palmdale, California

85 months ago

THANK YOU HEATHER, I APPRECIATE ALL THE INFO.

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

85 months ago

Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California said: This is her mother a professional and I think you need to learn to be respestful and learn some professional matter.Sorry I 'm alittle rough but so is the real world.

The suggestions for proper spelling and English syntax are not being disrespectful. It is called constructive criticism. This idea has been addressed hundreds of times on the internet. It is particularly critical in the area of seeking employment.

There are so many things in life that give a negative impression and the idea is to avoid them at all cost when looking for a job. Spelling and syntax are an indication (as another has said) of attention to detail.

In this particular case, one begins to wonder if this Heather person should be hired if she does not have the ability to even write her own messages on the internet. We wonder if Heather has basic computer skills (also needed in the medical profession these days). Also, a person who still relies on "Mom" to find her way through life may not be mature enough for the business world yet.

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

85 months ago

this is heather's mom again I should have never got on the computer I was just being silly, I'm to old and don't think sometimes sorry. My daughter is very smart and she was upset that I replied to this letter.

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estephanie in palmdale, California

84 months ago

Heather, I called kaiser's human resource department , and they gave me a lead, and I went this week to take a typing test for clerical, I passed it, I am only waiting for there response for an interview, they mentioned it will take a couple of weeks, so give them a call, I'm sure they will help you, and good luck-

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Heather Johnson in Lancaster, California

84 months ago

Thanks for the good news.Good luck in your hopefully soon new job.

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

83 months ago

First, this is her motherand I would think if you are a professional person, you would realize I have a disability and I'm trying to learn more and more about my profession and get better at it. For someone who should her duties and be professional, your not!!!
Maybe you should take a course in professional attitude check towards people. I could just image how you treat your fellow works and patients. Sorry, to be so hard but look in the mirror before you down other people.

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

83 months ago

Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky said: The suggestions for proper spelling and English syntax are not being disrespectful. It is called constructive criticism. This idea has been addressed hundreds of times on the internet. It is particularly critical in the area of seeking employment.

There are so many things in life that give a negative impression and the idea is to avoid them at all cost when looking for a job. Spelling and syntax are an indication (as another has said) of attention to detail.

In this particular case, one begins to wonder if this Heather person should be hired if she does not have the ability to even write her own messages on the internet. We wonder if Heather has basic computer skills (also needed in the medical profession these days). Also, a person who still relies on "Mom" to find her way through life may not be mature enough for the business world yet.

I only wrote these messeges because at the time my daughter was in a car accident and couldn't. Before you attack someone get the facts, have some compassion for the disable people, don't look to put people down. Remember, you were there once to, so try being understand of a person who is injuried.

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VERONICA BUENO in palmdale, California

80 months ago

WELL GOOD LUCK TO EVERYBODY THAT GOT A JOB AT KAISER HOPE I GET ONE TOO

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

80 months ago

I'll say a pray that you do get a job you want.

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

80 months ago

vrleshin in Los Angeles, California said: First of all I think you should take a lesson or two in spelling and proper sentencing structure. appreciate is spelled wrong and I think you meant response not respond. I am an CCMA-AC, EMT-B and you must keep perfect records in the medical field.

I think you need a learn in manor's yourself. Hope I'm not one of your patients, your rude and you should maybe have a attitude of helping, then I'd give you a 10 but right now it's maybe a -1. Sorry Joyce

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

80 months ago

Karen Bullard, Medical Assistant in Apple Valley, California said: I think any positive criticism should be taken into consideration. If medical assistants are to be seen as an appendage of the doctor's
personality ,we must represent a high standard of professionalism. We are called to be educated to this standard. Speaking to patients',
nurses, and other allied health professionals ,is a daily event. If nurses in other fields are to acknowledge our contribution to medicine,
we must make our efforts: diligent, consistent, and continue to educate ourselves. This includes proper enunciation, spelling, and
so forth. Before there was spell-check, there was a Dictionary. Let us raise the bar together. Including or respective English/Spanish
languages being spoken properly. Good luck to you. The secretary's reference book is a good one for all of us to have on hand. We
can reduce or linguistic errors, as much as possible. You sound very motivated to succeed in the medical profession. Hopefully,
you will have a good mentor.

I think your right, great attitude towards other people and workers

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laquita jenkins in atlanta, Georgia

80 months ago

how was the medical assistant exam im currently studying for it please reply

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

80 months ago

Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky said: The suggestions for proper spelling and English syntax are not being disrespectful. It is called constructive criticism. This idea has been addressed hundreds of times on the internet. It is particularly critical in the area of seeking employment.

There are so many things in life that give a negative impression and the idea is to avoid them at all cost when looking for a job. Spelling and syntax are an indication (as another has said) of attention to detail.

In this particular case, one begins to wonder if this Heather person should be hired if she does not have the ability to even write her own messages on the internet. We wonder if Heather has basic computer skills (also needed in the medical profession these days). Also, a person who still relies on "Mom" to find her way through life may not be mature enough for the business world yet.

This response was not written by Heather, it was written by me her mom. If you are a professional person, I don't think I would like you working for me either with a poor attitude like yours, I thought this web site was to help people that need alittle help but not the way you handle it. Thanks but no thanks From one professional to another Joyce

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

80 months ago

laquita jenkins in atlanta, Georgia said: how was the medical assistant exam im currently studying for it please reply

I took the test and if you study it not as hard as people say. You do get time to look over the test, you get a paper to write stuff down you might forget and they do explain alot to you. Well good luck Joyce

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Courtney Barnard in Boron, California

79 months ago

I am a Certified Medical assistant and I am not having any luck finding a job out here. Antelope Valley Medical College says that they will help you find a job but I graduated in August and still havent found a job and they havent helped me either. So if you are going to Antelope Valley Medical College dont be fooled that they will find you a job because they dont... Well if anyone knows of anywhere to look for a job please let me know thank you very much...

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

79 months ago

Here's a web page for LA county. www.hr.co.la.ca.us try this one if I think of anymore I'll let you know.

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Irene

75 months ago

Oh my GOD! Enough with the english gramar lecture. Yes your job description is being able to make a full and complete assessment but you are rude and the nice thing to say would have been just work on your spelling, you'll do fine. It is not a requierement to have perfect spelling and grammar. For your info. Have a nice day. ;-)

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Barbara Beall in Philomath, Oregon

72 months ago

Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California said: I think you need a learn in manor's yourself. Hope I'm not one of your patients, your rude and you should maybe have a attitude of helping, then I'd give you a 10 but right now it's maybe a -1. Sorry Joyce

I think you meant manners. Is this correct? You're rude would be the correct way to write that. My advice to all is to take some writing classes. I took both 49 and 115. It helped me more than I can say here. Good luck!

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Barbara Beall in Philomath, Oregon

72 months ago

Irene said: Oh my GOD! Enough with the english gramar lecture. Yes your job description is being able to make a full and complete assessment but you are rude and the nice thing to say would have been just work on your spelling, you'll do fine. It is not a requierement to have perfect spelling and grammar. For your info. Have a nice day. ;-)

That's a matter of opinion. Highly educated individuals you will be working for or with will not agree that it is okay to write poorly.

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Joyce Ashton in Lancaster, California

72 months ago

Barbara Beall in Philomath, Oregon said: That's a matter of opinion. Highly educated individuals you will be working for or with will not agree that it is okay to write poorly.

I'm applogize to you, I'm disable and I'm trying to get back in the working world and if I oftened you I sorry. I've gotten so much negitive from people because I'm disabled that I get alittle upset. I hope you can excpect my applogy. I'm trying very hard to change thing.Joyce

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Slah in California

57 months ago

Here are all the steps for correct spelling, for those of you that like to critique off the job, as well as on the job. Even when people are just having discussions on their personal time.

1) For words you cannot spell, Use an alphabetical list as a quick reference

2) Pronounce the word correctly several times
3)Type and write the word correctly, several times
4)Learn to use a general dictionary and a medical dictionary.
5)Use spell check for errors on word processors and computer software.

6)Divide the word into syllables and insert accents.

Does anyone have any other steps to add?? :)

This is not being done in a sarcastic way. I am just giving the steps per the Medical Assisting Book. So for "vrleshin", eat your heart out.

Also, I have broad experience working for various industries such as telecommunications, dsl and hospitality, security, and over eight years in health-care, through the dental field.
I even worked in a casino as a cocktail server.

People can be mean. It makes you tougher though. I worked hard and I wasn't accepted by the younger women. They would try to push me out and walk on me. I was the oldest. I was told it was because I was pretty, by the nicer cocktail servers. I wasn't invited to their parties etc. However, they would appear to be such good friends then go to a party, and come back to work talking such terrible things, about their so called friend. So I realized, Thank God, I am the black sheep. I stay out of trouble that way. Who needs friends like that. It made me strong. Very strong. All I have to say is never quit or get offended. People want to be mean or unacceptable, to test you and see what you are made of or for whatever insecure reason. It is OK. Just never give up because as long as you are upright and do the right thing at all times and don't involve yourself with gossip etc, There is someone that will look out for you and shine on you ALWAYS.

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Oly in Santa Ana, California

2 months ago

Medical Assistants and ALL medical personnel who work for medical doctors AND for the public should be held to a high standard of professionalism, yet this has to also come with better compensation, respect and appreciation for their work. I was a Medical Assistant for 15 years before I became a teacher and I saw how my colleagues where treated by our so called "highly educated" doctors and this was a shame for with their actions they shamed their highly respected profession. I saw so many of them become verbally and psychologically abusive toward their staff because of their feeling of superiority and God complex ideas. If they have all this knowledge in their hands then with knowledge comes accountability for our actions toward others, empathy for others and a spirit of service (since physician comes from the Greek word iaomai meaing "he who is lowly or serves" not the other way around. I often felt that the janitor of the clinic where I worked, showed more humanity and care toward others than the highly educated doctors in our clinic. By the way, I often had to correct many of their spelling because many of them failed to pay attention to how they wrote since they often told me that they took only the required classes in college when it came to written compositions or comprehension.. This is so ironic.. I think.. So treat others as you would like others to treat you.. that is the golden rule...

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