A typical day at the clinic would involve rooming patients, cleaning rooms, sterilizing instruments, orthotic casting and adjustments, assisting with minor nail surgeries, taking and uploading x-ray images and performing laser fungal nail procedures.
Since I have had no previous experience as an podiatrist assistant prior to this job I have learned a lot especially knowledge in regards to foot problems and foot care. I learned how to cast for orthotics and make minor orthotic adjustments within the clinic. I was also taught how to assist doctors with minor nail surgeries and how to operate the x-ray machine and laser machine for fungal nail treatments. I was also educated in the wide range of products used within the clinic therefore I was able to recommended them to patients for purchases.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that I was working as an assistant which meant I worked directly with the doctors in the clinic meaning that if there were any issues I could directly report to the doctors. I enjoyed that the doctors were all very willing to teach and give hands on training when necessary.
I also worked directly with my co-workers and they were all willing to help when I needed assistance. We would take turns doing certain tasks so that we would each have time to take a break when needed.
The hardest part of the job as moving between two different clinics; one was located in the south while the other was in the north.