Overall, I was very glad with my experience at PPINK. The hardest part was dealing with the uncertainty that would come with the legislative cycle (there was always a bill to defund the organization) and the consistent misinterpretation of the mission of the agency. WE offered a wide variety of services from STI testing, pregnancy testing and referrals, to well-woman visits, and treatment of various low level reproductive issues.
I traveled frequently between funded and non-funded sites so my day to day would vary widely on what I could discuss with my patients depending on the clinic type I was in.
There was a disconnect between administration and the actual working practices of the clinics sometimes. For example, we would be told to take any patient for any reason up until the doors closed, but in reality some services take significantly longer than others and we'd get in trouble for going over on budgeted hours.
Great job with wonderful mission
Difficulty in maintaining standards from higher administration