HopefullPAC Posted February 27, 2019 Share Posted February 27, 2019 Hey guys, I'm really hoping someone can help me out and just tell me this is just this clinic or if I need to switch fields to something else. So basically what happened is I got an offer to be a medical assistant for a clinic. I thought it would be a great opportunity as I'm not certified. However after joining the first day, I quickly realized everything they said would be my job such as taking vitals, chief complaints and actual patient interaction was a kind of a joke and they have a HUGE turnover rate. All I do at my practice is take vitals such as height, weight and blood pressure in an open room and just room patients with no real interaction. Then the rest of my time, I spend sending faxes, Prior authorizations and taking phone calls and mainly administrative stuff which I hate. The thing is, I really want to quit my job but it's been less than a month and I'm not sure how it would look on admissions boards if I only stay for 1 month. The practice itself is also awful. There is no support from anyone and everyone talks behind eachothers back. It is an awful overall experiance that makes me question the medical field altogether. Also the PA that works there is also quitting for reasons I'm not sure since it was decided before I got there. I assume it's because he is also always doing all the paperwork for Prior authorizations, answering phone calls and filling forms for 70% of his job. Do most PAs do that much paper work? I have never seen PAs do paperwork when I shadow them besides doing their own chart notes. I really want to put these hours on my application but I don't know if it would look down upon if I quit after a month only. What would you guys say. Also- I've really just been trying to work it out and remember that it's just a job but the environment is awful. No one is helpful and the nurse I work with is always constantly making racial jokes and laughing them off. I don't want to bring it up to my manager because I've heard her saying things to my manager about my race and nothing is ever said about it. Any advice is preferred. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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