I work full time in Urgent Care and I love my job to pieces!! There is never a dull moment! I enjoy my time there and often at the end of the shift I don't want to leave. I work office hours during the week, and some weekends once in a while (but only occasionally).
As far as my duties, there is a big variety. We do a lot of blood draws, electrocardiograms, injections and UA dipsticks all day long. Occasionally patients need an IV, and I love doing those. I assist the providers with minor surgeries or procedures, and always end up doing wound care after. I also assist doctors with GYN exams. I process labs, do autoclave of surgical instruments. I also do TB tests, strep tests, mono tests, flu tests (during flu season), and immunizations as needed. We have a big closet of orthopedic supplies for various injuries (crutches, splints, slings, etc) and I get to help the patient fitting them properly and provide education about the device. There is a variety of things to do. We also have occupational medicine and do drug screens and pre-employment physicals. I work with 1-2 medical assistants and 1-2 doctors every day. Our doctors are fantastic and truly work with us as a team. Another thing is that Urgent Care can get stressful at times, but is not nearly as stressful as Emergency Department or a hospital floor would be. Urgent Care is way easier compared to other settings I worked at before. I wouldn't trade it for anything.