Nonetheless, it is lucky for me that serving in the auxiliary is not all that I do at IRMC. I additionally work as a data collection agent for Infectious Control, observing and recording the sanitation practices and techniques of staff in the hospital. This data is extremely important in determining whether the spreading of illnesses between patients in the hospital is a prevalent issue and whether sanitation practices can entirely prevent this transmission. The data will eventually be released to expose accurate sanitation behaviors and further promote universal sanitation as a precaution against the transference of illness.
As if all of this isn't exciting enough for you devoted readers, I have also worked in the administration office this week. I was on what I call "iPad duty," which entailed me cleaning, updating, and charging all of the iPads that are used during committee meetings. Simultaneously, I answered incoming phone calls for the administration receptionist, who was absent.
As you can imagine, my collective service at IRMC is beneficial to the hospital, those with whom I come into contact, and myself. I find myself full of effortless pleasure and energy to perform tasks each day for up to ten straight hours. And I cannot be more appreciative of the flexibility, welcoming nature, and vital learning experience that everyone at IRMC is proving for me already for another summer.
All I can say to the rest of you is... Happy Service Learning! Get out there, get engaged, and put your all into it!