Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blog #2 interview process

The reason why you should hire me for your place of service is because I'm a dedicated and motivated worker, I help others who need help, I'm loyal to any company that I end up working for and most of all I know that im well skilled in the career that I have chosen for myself. I'm a motivated worker in the sense that I complete the task that i have in front of me and I am determined to get that job done while handling any other situations that come my way. I take whatever occupation that I work for seriously in that I not only do what's required of me but I go above and beyond doing I'm normally suppose to do. For example, I am currently working as a cashier, but I go above and beyond my normal duties such as cleaning the area that I am working around. I help others who need help in my current job by not only helping customers find what they're looking for but helping the other employees with figuring out what to do in any given situation. I'm loyal to any company I work for by being to work on time, being honest to the person I work for with whatever questions that need to be answered and by having a passion for what I've chosen to do. And lastly I know that I am well skilled in the career that I have chosen for myself because I have obtained a lot of the knowledge from the courses that I have taken at davenport to help me prepare for what this occupation is going to entail.

My education has prepared me for my career because the courses that I have taken have allowed me to be aware of the requirements that are expected of me and the general terminology that I need to know in order to understand what I am reading on a day to day basis. For example, for the job occupation that I am looking to obtain, I will be looking thoroughly at medical charts and will be assigning codes for each chart along with the diagnosis that the physician assigns for the patient. If there is a question on the diagnosis that the physician assigns, my job would be to query the physician by filling out a query form and then send the query form over to the physician office where at that time the physician has to reply within 3-5 business days, and the physician's response must be clear and concise with his response.

to answer the question of whether I have ever had a conflict with my boss or professors, I have never had a conflict with any of my bosses, but I had previous bosses that I didn't agree with their actions. for example, there was a new person who got hired into our bookstore, and she seemed really nice in person but she would be neglecting to do some of the work related jobs that we were always suppose to do before closing. she would bring her laptop into work and work on some of the photography pictures that she had taken since she was majoring in phtography. she would complain to her husband one minute and then the next minute she was talking about how wonderful he was. the boss would talk to me of situations that I had experienced in the bookstore that sounded serious to her, but weren't as serious as it truely was. not long after those "incidents" happened, my boss had called me to come to the bookstore even though the weather conditions were horrible then. once I got there she had told me that she was letting me go. I explained to her why it was that I disagreed with her decision making, but she decided to neglect what I had to say. the situation wasn't necessarily resolved, but it helped me to be stronger as a person and how to stand up for myself when a situation happens like this again.

I believe I am a team player. I believe that a true team player tries to work hard with others and tries to get tasks done together. I believe that a true team player gets along with the people that they're working with and learns to cooperate with each other when a team knows that it has its ups and down. when there are times when situations don't work out the way you want to, a true team player will try to come up with solutions to that problem even if it may or may not work out. team players take the risk of going forth with a solution, being aware that there are consequences to every action, and goes forth to take care of a situation even if the outcome may or may not work out the way we plan it to be.it's important to make the best decision possible, but it's also important to take risks once in a while, otherwise we never learn anything in the long run.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

about me

     hello everyone! my name is Sara Foland, I'm 25 years old and I live with my parents in Saginaw, Michigan. my major is in Health Information Technology and I would like to be able to work as a Medical Coder and Biller. I have been in the health information program for 2 years and will be graduating by winter 2013. I am currently double majoring as well with a bachelors degree in Health Information Management, but I'm only allowing myself to take a few classes from that program this term. it has been a confusing ride, but in the end I feel that I will be happy with what I've chosen with my education goals.

    after this fall term, my educational goals will take me to proceeding with my internship along with a practicum. once i have graduated from Davenport University, I would like to get settled into the facility that I would be currently working for, paying off my student loans and then depending on where life experiences take me (such as marriage, buying a house, children), I would like to continue with finishing up my Bachelors degree in Health Information Management so that I can be able to have another degree under my belt that will help me to provide for a family of my own and will allow me to pursue higher goals at the same time such as a management position. I wish that I could be in school for a lifetime because college has been a wonderful journey, and even if it took me a few years to figure out what I truly wanted to do, I've enjoyed exploring different avenues in the meantime.

    technical communication is important in my career because in order to work in a healthcare setting you have to be able to communicate to everyone effectively including nursing staff and the physician. the physician is especially important to communicate with because if they assign a diagnosis to a patient and you needed more information about the diagnosis that he assigned, you couldn't just simply knock on their office door and ask "what's this?". there's a mechanical way in asking the physician what exactly he is diagnosing, and the coder needs to be more specific themselves in how they address a question. the coder has to fill out a query form and the physician has to be able to respond back to the medical coder with the same professionalism that his job requirements entails. wiothout formal communication skills, information being passed would fall to the wayside and patient's medical information would be harder to track down.