Yesterday was my first day working in an office. Geeeeeez lots of paperwork to learn. Soooo many phone calls. The nurse training me had to stop approx every 5 minutes for phone calls and usually there were more than one at a time. Stacks of charts to go over to schedule egd's c-scopes labs to check ect. Originally we were going to use Mondays when doctor is off to catch up on paperwork but we were informed yesterday that now on Mondays we have to help the other doctor cause he sees 80-100 pts a day but they won't hire him another nurse . No additional overtime so I am not sure when we will get paperwork done. I liked it though. The day went very quickly. Will take some time though before I feel comfortable. Very different from hospital nursing I have been doing for so long.
What specialty are are you working in?
What are your experiences with Voicemail in the office?
My doctor is adamantly opposed.
We are Internal med and our patients have so much trouble hearing and listening to prompts... leaving messages seems out of their realm
My own mother and my mother in law hate to leave messages on my home answering system ahhh
I have to admit..I schedule and refer many patients to offices that utilize voicmail. ...I dislike it.
I feel as though I am leaving messages in a void and then I have to keep things pending until I get call back
It seems in the larger practices voicemail is the standard..
What do you think are the pros and cons?
I read this quote on another post site and thought ..how true
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle
An open mind is so important
PS: You are so right about things going more smooth once you get to know your doc and develop an efficient working style
Office nursing is wonderful!!!!
Last edit by darla80 on Nov 17, '01