UPHS – Bell Employee Spotlight: Alyssa Johnson, OR Desk Clerk

What is your title?

OR Desk Clerk

How long have you been employed for us and what has your position been?

With Bell, started in February of 2015, so almost four years. I started out in admitting for a few years and then just started in the OR in January. 

What is a typical day like for you?

I do all of the scheduling for our OR.  Bring the patients to their room, help out with any questions as best as I can. At the end of a surgical case, I gather up the charges for Anesthesia billing and fax those to pharmacy. I also call and verify of surgeon’s upcoming schedule, help in getting additional information for patients charts when needed, write out our OR board for the next day and help out with data collection of our turnover daily turnover times.

What is your family like?

I’ve been married for five years to my husband Drew. We have two daughters; one is going to be 4 in April and her name is Lacy and Emma just turned a year-old in November. 

If you could do another job for a day, what would it be and why?

I would say to be a cake decorator just because of the creativity of each cake is different. 

What is something about yourself that might surprise others?

I really like to bake, so I would open up a side baking business. It is relaxing and fun.  It is also a great feeling when people enjoy the finished product that you put so much time and effort into!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spending as much free time as possible out at the lake cabin with family and friends. Enjoying my family when I am not at work.

What is your favorite part about working at UPHS?

We are a small family here at UPHS – Bell. It doesn’t matter what department someone works in, everyone is always willing to help each other out when need be.  It is important to work with such great people, since most of the day is spent here!

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