First Experiences as an MA/Scribe for FRHC.
August 2, 2016

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Friona’s Rural Health Clinic
Dr. Jubay and I after our first week of work together.
Dr. Jubay and I after our first week of work together.

This internship at Friona Rural Health Clinic will be different from last year’s at PMC. Instead seeing the day to day work of an ER/Swing patient treatment and learning from the lower levels to the mid-levels, I will be able to see the day to day role of a physician in all aspects of patient care. The main objectives of the internship are as follows. First, learning the role and responsibilities of being a Medical Assistant (MA) by: obtaining patient records of previous hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, and any known drug allergies; giving excellent patient treatment; refilling medications; obtaining information from the patient for the visit in order for physician to properly tend and address them. (Including vitals, history [family, social], and labs); and tending to the patient (Shots, Medication, Translating, and Care). Second, learning the role and responsibilities of being a Scribe by: Ordering labs and procedures; documenting review of systems; documenting the physician’s physical exam; ordering prescriptions; charting the physician’s assessment; learning to generate bill codes; documenting the physician’s recommendations to the patient; documenting the physician’s evaluation of the visit. Third, following Dr. Felipe Jubay (Head physician) and the other physicians/PAs: Learning about medications, terminology, procedures, practices, assessments, patient care, treatments, disease management, and sicknesses; tending to patients in the Nursing Home, clinic, hospital, and the ER; learning the proper paperwork necessary for practices; learning when, how, and why to make referrals; learning to read labs and which ones are necessary for the order; learning how to do an accurate assessment; learning the day to day role, responsibilities, and tasks in the day of a physician.

My project for this summer is participating in a code YELLOW emergency situation:

-This includes:

• Being a part of a major situation/catastrophe for either the hospital or clinic
• Learning about the coordination of the various team efforts of physicians, nurses, MA’s, and other staff.
• Helping to assess the situation and be an asset.
• Work in a high pressure/stressful environmental situation within the medical field.

The first initial experiences at FRHC have been amazing! I’ve learned so much more about the day to day role and situations that a physician experiences. Working with Dr. Jubay and the rest of the staff have been awesome! I had one day of technical training and the next day I was put to action bringing in patients and learning the role of an MA! The second day I was put to work learning the role of a scribe and learning the specifics Dr. Jubay uses for assessments/prescriptions.

The tools I used at the beginning of my internship; scale, pulse ox, stethoscope, and ear thermometer.
The tools I used at the beginning of my internship; scale, pulse ox, stethoscope, and ear thermometer.