Work at another clinic for experience in health care/admin, not Appletree
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 July 2017
The only good thing about this place is the decent experience you can put on your resume. Other than that they expect you to do everything under the sun , fulfill doctor requests, deal with patients at reception, keep exam rooms full, fix IT issues, restocking etc. all while being paid minimum wage. The doctors are great and really nice, its the management that is the issue. They are rude and expect everyone to be perfect robots 100% of the time, and will not tell you you are doing something wrong until weeks/months after the fact. I think this would be a better place to work if they treated their staff more respectfully and without the "everybody is replaceable" mentality. The only way you could advance here is if you become a "Team Leader" in which you basically become a senior glorified MA with an ~$2 raise. Other than that there's no room to grow. They really only care about the money, yet can't even pay staff a decent wage, and does not really care about the patients, but rather make the doctors happy. I would not recommend this job to anyone, you could get the same experience at any other clinic and work in a better environment and get paid a fair wage.