I feel excited because, I’ll be there happy to work and see my co worker. Also because I will be getting paid for my work
This was such a miserable place. All of management and administrators treated employees like c**p. I think everyone assumes that it won’t happen to them, and that there must have been some type of good reason, but it’s not true. No one deserved what they got. We were all harasses constantly. I dreaded going to work every day. No one can ever pay you enough to treat you like this.
Every aspect of working at NextCare Urgent Care was stressful, starting from Day 1 of training. While management maintained complete awareness that was merely a new grad X-ray Tech, (I went to school to become a radiologic technologist, which was the position they "hired me for.") and I was excited to learn new tasks. However, management and co-workers seemingly just expected me to know every detail about the job description of a Medical Assistant, as well as expected me to QUICKLY perform all of those duties (While I had no prior experience in those tasks).
Fellow co-workers seemed irritated if you had an important question about anything at all, so I eventually just went along with it and winged everything. I actually surprised myself and taught myself a lot! The patients seemed to really enjoy my empathy and enthusiasm. Let's just say the training, which was beyond inadequate, mostly revolved around every single thing a rad tech does not learn how to do: administering injections, TB tests, STD testing, blood and lab work, urine analysis, drug testing, DOT physicals and paperwork, and if you got lucky....maybe 1 or 2 x-rays per day...while you're the only back-office on duty, so naturally, everything will be your fault ;) ALSO, don't forget you have to run the front desk as well. I'd have anxiety attacks going to, during, and leaving work. It was a blessing in disguise when I was let go after only a month. I had received no verbal warning, nor did management acknowledge any of their "concerns" prior to my being fired at 8am (to which I drove 30 minutes at the crack of dawn, I might add). I know urgent care clinics can be very fast-paced, but this was just beyond unprofessional. Have a mighty strong backbone to work here! And lord knows, hang in there!
There are training and development plans and other tools to help you develop yourself and they promote from within.
Like everything else in life, it's what you make it. If you care about what you're doing and do it well, you get a great sense of satisfaction from your job. Our teams (for the most part) care about the patients and strive to work together to give good care. It can be fast paced and demanding but there are a lot of other perks, too. I think most (if not all) urgent care clinics are 12 hr. shifts and are minimally staffed with one provider and one back/one front office. Flu season is tough, but otherwise there's time to eat, socialize, etc. I'm glad to have my job and enjoy 95% of the patients and people I come across. You can't win them all!