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This position is ideal for an aspiring future physician.
It offers you an opportunity to work one on one with an ENT surgeon.
You will get training and hands on experience on how to take medical histories, collect clinical information, interact with patients and office staff, assist with procedures and even observe surgeries.  You will learn about the head and neck anatomy, common ENT presentations, how to read audiograms, and how to read CT scans. 
 
This is an unparalleled position that will set you apart from all the other applicants who do not have direct clinical experience.  It is an opportunity to find a life long mentor and to really understand what practicing medicine is like in real life. 
 
It is a wonderful opportunity to see if you are on a correct career path, and a rare chance at discussing the real challenges and opportunities that you will face in your path to becoming a physician. 
 
Requirements:
 
1) Reliable transportation and flexibility to work at both the Coquitlam (2-3 days per week) and West Vancouver (1-2 days per week) offices
2) An undergraduate degree
3) Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
4) Full time commitment for a minimum 6 months duration.  Applicants with a 1 year commitment will be favoured
5) Strong team player
 
Duties:
 
1) Report to clinic on time
2) Dress professionally
3) Assist with patient intake into the exam rooms
4) Assist with filling out patient intake forms
5) Gather clinical information from patient's charts (labs, imaging, etc)
6) Assist in instrument sterilization
7) Proof-read and fax out consult letters
8) Assist front desk staff on occasion
9) LEARN, LEARN, LEARN
 
To apply:
 
1) Please email your CV to docakbari.office@gmail.com
2) Please include two references with names and phone numbers
3) Please include a cover letter
 
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3 minutes ago, helicase said:

Assist with procedures ?! Even 'observing' surgeries is not really allowed in BC below the med student level...

In a private setting, and with appropriate consent, you can do whatever most of the time. t's like hiring an assistant, or MOA that helps with procedures. As long as you appropriately train them, and have consent...then its routinely done in many clinics.  

Issue comes with unpaid observers, with no training and not appropriately involved in care etc.

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15 minutes ago, JohnGrisham said:

In a private setting, and with appropriate consent, you can do whatever most of the time. t's like hiring an assistant, or MOA that helps with procedures. As long as you appropriately train them, and have consent...then its routinely done in many clinics.  

Issue comes with unpaid observers, with no training and not appropriately involved in care etc.

Oh crazy I didn't know that! Never seen MOAs helping with procedures- maybe that just happens in private clinics. 

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On 7/25/2018 at 1:09 AM, helicase said:

Assist with procedures ?! Even 'observing' surgeries is not really allowed in BC below the med student level...

No. 

"Assist with 

On 7/23/2018 at 11:37 PM, Entsurgeon said:
) Assist with patient intake into the exam rooms
4) Assist with filling out patient intake forms
5) Gather clinical information from patient's charts (labs, imaging, etc)
6) Assist in instrument sterilization
7) Proof-read and fax out consult letters
8) Assist front desk staff on occasion

 

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2 hours ago, rmorelan said:

could be both - and it is a paid job as well which is rare for this sort of thing. Not saying which way I would go on something like that but it might warrant investigation for some. 

It's literally illegal to advertise a fulltime office assistant position as volunteering or shadowing.

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53 minutes ago, MarineCorps99 said:

It's literally illegal to advertise a fulltime office assistant position as volunteering or shadowing.

not sure what the exact rules are on that to be honest - they could be clearer exactly where the shadowing comes in to play.

Still any highly motivated person in an ENT office for an entire say year with a ENT surgeon that honestly is trying to help them you would think would walk away with a good LOR and a lot more "shadowing time" then the average premed would have. 

 

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