Pros: had to be a quick learner, quick thinker, and always question what you don't know. learned a lot.
Cons: no parking and had to ride the bus.
Front office in a surgery center/clinic. Very busy, answer phones, greet patients, triage patient phone calls, can be very hectic with a high level of ill patients needing direct care. Obtain referrals, obtain medical records, patient information, patient registration, patient authorizations, scheduling patients, checking patients in and out, sending out new patient paperwork, collecting co-pays, reconciling the cash drawer, preparing bank deposits. All in all, a very fast paced atmosphere, non-stop patient interaction, interaction with medical staff. Need for accuracy is paramount. At least one day per week was set aside for filing or getting the front office orderly, meetings etc. Short lunches, early start and no parking. Had to ride the bus daily. Good pay.