I've just accepted a job as a medical assistant. I have experience in doctors' offices, but I am not certified. The doctor is training me himself, and I am confident in my ability to perform my job.
There's just one problem. The staff and the answering system, call me "the nurse". I would never call myself a nurse. (I'm just barely an MA!) But I don't know how to address this when asked, because by the time patients get to me, they've already heard the word "nurse" at least twice. Surely when asked directly, any member of the staff would be honest, but the implication they make to the patient causes some trouble for me when they assume I'm a nurse, and I have to correct them.
I asked the receptionist about this, and she said, "We call you the nurse because that's the job you do." But I can't help feeling like this is a little deceptive.
Am I making too big a deal out of this? Or should I insist things change?
Answer by elizabr at 6:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by Gaccck at 7:30 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
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Answer by MrsWeathers at 8:36 AM on Sep. 6, 2010