What is a Physician Assistant? As a relatively new field of practice, this answer is often asked. Physician Assistants are also known as PAs. They practice medicine on a team all under the supervision of a doctor. The name is largely a misnomer as physician assistants are much more than mere “assistants”. They are educated to diagnose injuries and illnesses, provide treatment and examine patients. Typical responsibilities of a physician assistant include: reviewing patients’ medical histories, conducting physician exams, order and interpret diagnostic tests, give treatment, evaluate and counsel patients, and prescribe medicines (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor).
One of the experience i have that involved with the retrieval cue should be working as a medical assistant again after 1 year of working at somewhere else and doing different things. I've realize how much stuff that i have forgot after 1 year of not interacting with doing thing that a medical assistant need to do. As a medical assistant have a lot of different tasks that need to remember in order to assist the physician. however, the unclear memories that i had for interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs helped me a lot with finishing the first step of the situation. however, when the situation gets complicated such helping patients to fill out forms, this is one of the struggle that i had. On the other
I believe being a Resident Assistant will provide an opportunity for me to develop solid leadership skills. One of many reasons being an RA stood out to me is the involvement I will have with students, I love getting to know new people therefore I believe an RA position will be an opportunity to develop profound relationship.
The career that interest me right now is the medical assistant position. A medical assistant can specialize in different kind of medical assistants. Some options consist of administrative, clinical and ophthalmic. According to my scores of the O*NET Interest Profiler the kind of medical assistant that would best suit my interest is the clinical medical assistant. Clinical medical assistant’s duties vary from office work to hands-on work with patients. Because I live in Wisconsin, I am able to assist physicians with instruction, preparing specimens and maintaining exam rooms under the supervision of the physician (Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants, 2015). My interest are working with children and youth; I feel in this field I would be comfortable working in any clinic, private practice or nonprofit organization that work with children. With having a manager background, I did a lot of teaching and training. I enjoyed this part of my job and got praise the detail of my training. I would like to obtain a career in teaching, instructing or training.
As a Medical Assistant, it is my duties to act professionally, be very knowledgeable about my jobs, and make sure that I serve the public with an ethical obligation to the needs of all. A medical assistant must show good manners and politeness to all people, respecting other people beliefs and rights. As a Medical assistant discrimination of another race, gender or age is unacceptable, and the patient's best interest must be your first priority. A Medical Assist must display professionalism such as demonstrate ethical behavior, adapt to change, work as a team member, manage stress and maintain confidentiality. A Medical Assistant needs to apply communication skills for example: treat all patients with Empathy and Impartially. Serve as liaison between physician and others. Receive, organize, and prioritize and transmit information. A part of all this, a Medical Assistant needs to demonstrate keyboarding skill and knowledgeable on computer, be able to operate business software applications, work within computer operating environments, perform administrative duties, perform clinical duties, apply legal, ethical, and confidential concepts such as use appropriate guidelines when releasing records or important information, follow
I want to be a physician because I want people to grow old. At the age of 6, one of my closest friends was diagnosed with leukemia. By age 8, the disease claimed his life, robbing him of the opportunity to experience the privilege of growing old. Unfortunately, we live in a society of vanity. We see the process of aging and choose not to embrace it. As a physician, I would work with my patients so that they do not fear age, but rather welcome it. I want to effectively educate my patients so they may willingly choose to lead healthy lives and ultimately extend their days left in this world with their loved ones. I hope that as a caregiver, I am able to help my patients realize that a long, healthy life is far more fulfilling than a short, glamorous one.
Being a wife and mother of three; I decided that I would return to school to better myself and my family. Mostly to get out and be around people and to help in my community. When researching about medical assisting the article informed me about the future jobs and pay of medical assistants. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrist, chiropractors and other health practitioners.
I believe my practical experience and what I’ve learned during my six years as a dental assistant at Plainview Oral sets me apart from other students. Not only for the dental skills that I have acquired, but also for the kindness and care that I have demonstrated, when working with patients in real life situations. Many patients have thanked me for my professional bedside manner both before, during, and after surgery. I also assisted patients with disabilities, and was able to exhibit a patient and positive attitude when working with them. Hands-on skills such as taking impressions, radiographs, and making night guards will help me thrive in dental school. I have a vast understanding of the instruments and when they would be useful during
I started my health care career as a nursing assistant at the young age of 16 years-old perusing the dream of one day becoming a nurse. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and what it meant to be in the health care. I have been able to touch and impact so many different people’s lives throughout the last 6 years from patients and residents to their family members. Sometimes not even realizing that I was changing someone’s life. Although I’ve helped hundreds of people there is one person that will I will always remember.
Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to work in the pathology field. I thought I wanted to be a pathologist. I talked to the career counselors at my school and expressed my interest. Fortunately for me, I was contacted not much after about an internship at Montefiore Medical Center.
It seems like most the time when entering our primary care physician’s office, it is not the doctor we get to see. Due to the physician shortages, most of the time, we mainly see the physician assistant. Physician assistants have all the qualifications for diagnosing illnesses and developing treatment plans. According to Smith-Barrow, Physicians Assistants can do many of the same things that a general practice physician can. Some of those skills include prescribe medicine, examine patients, and order tests (2014). They, by law, must work under the guidance of a general practice physician. Physician assistants can practice general medicine, or go into a specialized field (E.R., cardiology, surgery, pediatrics,
Physical Therapy Assistant is an interesting field; it is a job that helps individuals in need. I interviewed Lucero because she is currently working in the same field that I see myself working in the future. The interview took place on November 29th; it lasted an hour and a half. The interview was about me trying to understand more about my future life as a physical therapist assistant. The purpose of this interview was for me to envision if this is the profession that I want for myself, in the future. A customer that I know from my job, at Metro PCS, introduced me to Lucero. Lucero works as physical therapist assistant, in a physical therapy clinic in Van Nuys; She has been working in this field for about seven years already. Lucero works
I am writing to apply for the Human Services Assistant position with Fairfax County DFS. With my previous experience in working with the public and managing multiple tasks at one time; having clear and concise oral and written communications skills; excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills. I am positive that I am the person you are seeking to fill this position.
In making the major life decision concerning a career, I wanted to choose a career that would have an impact on the lives of others. As a child, my dream job was to become a pediatrician; however, after starting to look at career paths more seriously, I found that physician assistant studies suited me better. I was immediately attracted to the career. There are three characteristics of the physician assistant career that appeal to me: the opportunity to impact the lives of others in a practical way, the constant demand for healthcare professionals, and the versatility of the profession.
Ever wondered what a medical assistant does everyday? Ever thought of going to school and becoming one? Learn about what a medical assistant does, how to become one and why they are so important. Also how to continue to more education and become something even higher! Things like a RN and LPN is higher and can continue from even there. I will also talk about why being a medical assistant is so important and why they are important to other people. So as reading will learn all the things will need to know to become a medical assistant.