hello are there any office nurses out there in cyber space? if so please share your responsibilities and your day to day life.
i am an office nurse and i love reading all these posts,but i'd love to share things with others office nurses as well.:d i work in a small town 1 dr. 1 nurse (me) a receptionist and an office mgr. thats it. we are an internal medicine clinic specializing in diabetes, htn. or whatever else the day might bring. (except kids) my responsibilities include....
drawing lab,wound care, pt. teaching. rx refills. ekg's calling lab results, scheduling tests, holter monitoring etc..etc.. the list goes on. :roll we see about 25 pts a day. i know my job dos't seem as dramatic as some, but when the hopital nurses put the pts back together, we are the ones who keep them together.
anyway i'd love to hear from you all.
office nurse.. granny nurse...mother,, wife.... sister... daughter..friend.. not generally in this order.
Jul 21, '02
Yea the pay is still a draw back with office nursing.
And I cant understand why. I love my job and I love the hours, so I guess in my situation it equals out. I wear many hats in our office. And do alot of teaching and learn something new everyday. I always wanted to do this and cant see my life without it. We have a very good Dr. he is good to us and wonderful with the pts. Sometimes I think too good. They are spoiled. They think they are coming into wal-mart or to a fine restaurant and should just be able to tell him what they want. They think they should be able to walk in off the street with c/o a rash that they have had for 3 weeks and be able to be seen right away. It dont matter that they've had it for 3 weeks, or that Miss. Jones has a scheduled appt. that she has made a week ago. All that matters is that they get in right now, and if they have to wait to be worked in they will tell on you:imbar They will go into an exam room after finally being called back and tell that we made them wait and they had a hair appt. that was almost missed because if us. And yes we will hear about it from the good Doc. Sometimes you cant win. But usually the good over runs the bad.
So you take it with a grain of salt and wait for it to happen again, and it will.
Thanks for your response on this. Glad to see I'm not alone in cyber space.:kiss
Last edit by andrewsgranny on Jul 21, '02