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I'm a Funeral Services graduate embarking on a new career. I graduated high school in 1981, served honorably in the United States Navy from 1982-1986, been married since 1986, and have one son. I've relocated to a new state and have begun working in my chosen profession of Funeral Services, and I've never been happier.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Not Paying Attention To The Details

Our secretary has been on vacation for the past three weeks. She returns Monday, and I will be thankful. Not because I've been overwhelmed or under pressure; I haven't. It just seems that I've been screwing up more than usual lately. The trainee says it's because I've been occupied with getting her trained, and while I would like to believe that, I've just been careless. Plain and simple. I've screwed up two death certificates. The first one I put down the wrong date of death. I took this information from the face sheet my boss had worked up, based on the information provided him by the informant. However, had I bothered to check the date of death provided by the informant against the date of death provided by the hospital, I would have caught the error. I failed to do that, so yesterday I had to run downtown and have the doctor sign a medical amendment so we could get the death certificate amended with the correct information. The second one I messed up was on the place of death. The patient passed at XYZ County Hospice Care Center. This facility was not in our database, so when I entered it, I made a slight error on the name, and entered it as County Care Center. The health department rejected it, so now we have to generate a new certificate with the correct name and have the doctor sign again. I'll be glad when Monday arrives.


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