January 26, 2007
Patterson's responsibilities include phlebotomy (drawing blood), entering and verifying lab test orders, and communicating with all parts of the care giving team, including nurses, physicians, clinics, and most importantly, patients.
Trained as a registered nurse in Germany, she states "The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I am the first step in a very defined and important process of helping doctors find out why a patient is ill."
"Besides," she added,
"I very much enjoy contact with our patients."
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