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:
• 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.