Lead Medical Assistant
(Female, Age 36) from Tucson, AZ
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 36 who works as a Lead Medical Assistant in Tucson, AZ. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Lead Medical Assistant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Urgent Care facility with approx 25 employees
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
In charge of clinical staff to ensure proper patient care and documentation.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
6.5 hours per pay period for vacation and sick time, Health and dental insurance.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with other coworkers and patients on a daily basis. This is one of the highlights of my job. I enjoy working with patients and helping them.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 7
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Home|
|8am to 9am||Home|
|9am to 10am||Home|
|10am to 11am||Home|
|11am to 12pm||Arrive at work at 11:30 am I open the office, clean exam rooms, restock rooms, make sure all instruments are sterilized. Pull labs for charts and doctor review. Clinic opens at 12 noon|
|12pm to 1pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|1pm to 2pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|2pm to 3pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|3pm to 4pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|4pm to 5pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|5pm to 6pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|6pm to 7pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|7pm to 8pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|8pm to 9pm||See patients. We see a variety of patients with a variety of problems.|
|9pm to 10pm||Home|
|10pm to 11pm||Home|
|11pm to 12am||Home|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
Facility is in my community
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes with the owner and practice manager. There was only one interview I was hired on the spot because of my work background and ethics.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
The whole interview process was pretty simple. In fact the easiest one I have ever had. I was not really asked any specific questions except what location did I want to work at and what hours did I want. They were really impressed with my resume.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No. I have been a medical assistant and in a managerial positon for over 10 years. I knew what was expected of the job when I came to this job.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I had excellent teachers throughout my training.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Not really I did my externship with an occupational health clinic and have worked family practice since then.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Enjoy helping people.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
social skills is a must. One needs to be patient and able to communicate with sick patients. Organizational skills is a must in order to not make errors.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes. A technical school designed for medial assistant training is needed.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be organized, patient, and communicate with patients and coworkers.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No. I am not sure why not.
What are your current career goals?
I am planning on going to school for radiology tech. I would like to get into nuclear radiology.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I love the medical field. It is a field that will always be needed and people will always need you.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Practice Manager||3 yrs||20.00 per hr||Supervised a staff of 10 between 2 clinics with 3 physicians and 1 nurse practioner.|
|Prior Job 2||Site Coordinator||5 yrs||12.50 per hr||Supervised a clinic of 10 employees with 3 physicians.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|Pima Medical Institute||Medical Assistant certificate|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
Ask a Question of this Mentor
This mentor has opted to receive questions from people interested in this career or job position. Please be respectful of their time and willingness to help. Include some basic relevant background so they can intelligently answer your question.