It has been a while since my last post, so what exactly have I been up to.
I have practiced as a physician, worked primarily as a implementation specialist on a government contract. In my job search I have completed over 100 different applications, caught recruiters trolling my resume for leads, using me to get contracts but never officially hiring me…I discovered that the job description I wrote for my old job was copied verbatim and posted to the new hire profile on LinkedIn necessitating me blocking this person and half dozen others, removing my resume, and rejecting and blocking most cold contact recruiters. Someone actually attempted to make my going back into practice full time as some type of setback, and if my experience was somehow equivalent to theirs, when in fact we were light years a part. I have witnessed the election of the dumbest individual to the US presidency and the last installation of the Star Wars franchise being disappointing, but through it all I have not caught a case.
In the past 9 months I have truly established myself as a Dallas Cowboy Superfan with the clothes, accessories and tricked out Cowboy Ops Truck…BeastLa in Redwood Forrest
I bought said truck in Dallas TX at Autoflex, Terry Hill and his crew are the bomb!! Went back on line bought a used travel trailer for scrap plus taxes, hitched it to BeastLa and pulled it to Oregon to start as the new Pediatric Nocturnist at Bay Area Hospital. Yes, I pulled it and drove all 3000 miles white knuckling it through Donner’s Pass(yes of the cannibalism story) April Snowstorms?? Chain Advisory??I am from the South we buy tires because they are big and cool not for this weather… Me, the black chick with a ‘Fro drove through tip warnings and flood warnings all across the Midwest.
My best friend told me I am like a family of 10 Jamaicians because I always have 3 jobs, and it’s true, not to long after I started with Bay Area, I received and accepted a CMIO position.
Deja Vu as we approached Seattle Washing May 2017
My team went to Hollywood for dinner and did the touristy thing. By visiting Graumann’s Chinese theater
The ‘Fro in front of Graumann’s May 2017
Star Trek Original Series Cast Member Cement Plaque, Graumann’s May 2017
I really love Ramen and will eat it any chance I get
Best Ramen, Pasadena May 2017
I realize multiple things about myself, management of information will always be part of my life and I can make a career of being a practicing provider and Lead for EMRs. It will be my lifeblood. But I also think as technology evolves, providers that are current and can truly leverage experiences across the continuum of medicine and technology will be needed. In this economic climate no one, vendors or health systems, can nor should they justify large staffs that make no tangible contribution to the IS departments or efficient and meaningful usage of technology.
I think I have more adventures awaiting me as I settle into my new found home state, and I can’t wait!