The environment at OA is toxic. I worked there for over a year and I dreaded going in every day. The management is very fake. They pick and choose who they like, and become friends with them, while others, especially if you’re new, are left out of the loop entirely.
The job itself varied daily and you never knew what you were going to be doing. I would say I didn’t feel comfortable in my role 100% for 4-6 months.. then, they throw more to learn on your plate, and if you’re like me, they forget to give you your raise and you do the additional work for 6 months with no increase in pay.
I’ve never had lower self esteem than my time at Orthopaedic Associates.
Open the day by greeting providers already in office. Start the computer systems primarily used throughout the day. Print the schedules for the providers who request them. Begin checking in patients at 7:00AM - 4:00PM. Through out the day there is always something unexpected that comes up. Handle these situations with calm and polite. Hardest part of job: Being the go between patients and providers. Insurance changes continually. The most enjoyable part of the day: Patient's health improvement. Patient's laughing and smiling when they graduate.
Health Benefits, Hour lunch break, convenient
Wage does not compete with the cost of living in the area. Little advancement opportunity.