I work in a peds office, and we just found out that a LPN that left about 6 mths ago is coming back. All of us back office girls dont know much of how things are going to go when she comes back, other than she will be the "back office supervisor". right now we are fully staffed, so we dont know if someone is getting cut so she can have patient interaction, or if she will just do back office manager jobs. lets just say with the way the schedule looks for next week, there are way too many hands in the pot, and one MA is on vacation. The office manager have given us no information at all on how things will be. We're all going into it blind. After she (the LPN) left, i got to take over a lot of the responsibilities she had (inventorying and helping with ordering, training new back office employees, making sure drugcloset was organized, re-organizing parts of the lab, keeping the crashcart UTD....etc), but now im not going to get to do those things anymore. im going to be back to basic patient care needs, and have no responsibilities.
yes, i know im "just a (certified)Medical Assistant", but thats why i'm starting school this fall for nursing. im tired of not being able to have more responsibilities, and being the low man on the totem pole. this was a good "foot in the door for me". but i need more.
I think in this whole situtation what gets me the most is that she left because she was unhappy with how the office was run. Why would they willingly bring her back, knowing she was unhappy?