A typical work day consisted of cleaning, preparing, stocking exam rooms for the day. Assigning residents and fellows to specific patients. Bring patients back to the exam room, and take a brief history and examination. Explain the testing to the patient, then perform electrodiagnostic testing. Bring results to attending physician and review the patient. Assisted attending physician with the rest of the testing. Prepared a preliminary report.
My job was all on the job training. I researched and read text books and took and passed a national board exam to become a registered nerve conduction technician.
My co-workers were amazing people to work with. Always willing to take time to teach. Alot of the physicians i worked with are known around the country so alot of our patients came from all over the country.
The hardest part of the job was giving some of our patients grim diagnosis. To tell them they had weeks to months to live and there wasn't a drug or treatment that could help them.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the patients. Being able to help them and give them answers to their pain, and discomfort. Meeting patients with diseases and disabilities made you put your life into perspective. It was nice at the end of the day to be able to say that you helped someone today.
working with great people