An Electronic Health Records ( Ehr ) Specialist And Trainer At North East Medical Services

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My interest in all things healthcare related led me to take a position as an electronic health records (EHR) specialist and trainer at North East Medical Services, a federally qualified health center based out of San Francisco. With no prior computer programming background, I accepted the challenge and fed my curiosity by entering unfamiliar territory. Through this experience, I gained a unique perspective on the physiology of a health clinic from medical coding to charting and was privileged to witness the transformative work of a nurse practitioner. The role refined my abilities to lead execution intensive projects with time constraints and to stay present and grounded in high-pressure situations. After deciding to pursue my dreams of being a nurse practitioner, I volunteered at Glide Health Services, a UCSF-affiliated nurse ran the clinic. The opportunity opened my eyes to the high-risk population of San Francisco. I grew into my role as an assistant to the triage nurse. The high volume face paced clinic taught me to think critically in an efficient yet safe manner and refined my ability to interview challenging patients. More importantly, the role taught me the importance of trust in a provider-patient relationship. In this time, I also worked as a pediatric obesity research assistant through UCSF School of Nursing. I have witnessed first hand the positive effects of bilingual healthy living programs. The glowing results of decreasing trends in body mass

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