Pas Specialist (Former Employee) – Contracted to OHSU – 6 June 2012
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.
had to be a quick learner, quick thinker, and always question what you don't know. learned a lot.
Temporary Assignments - Warehousing (Former Employee) – Lower Mainland, BC – 2 March 2018
I've been working with these guys on and off since 2014. Things were great when I started out - lots of openings for full-time positions that lasted months, decent pay, good locations. Lately however, things seem to have gone kinda downhill. A lot of places aren't using temp workers anymore, at least where I am, and the pay isn't nearly enough for an expensive city like Vancouver.
The TPD agents you'll talk to are all super nice and understanding. They know their stuff, and they'll always answer questions and give you the info you need. It's a good gig to be a temp if you like variety, but you'd do well to remember this: If you're gonna get in with these guys, don't rely on it for income. It's a good pick-me-up if you need some quick cash, but there's no job security here anymore.