The Office of Institutional Advancement regularly features a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso or Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso faculty or staff member who exemplifies the vision and mission of our institution. Their journeys to becoming employees are unique and work experiences vary, but all have a passion to improve the lives of the people in our community. They are dedicated to excellence and committed to care.
This month’s employee is Nergiz Rossetti, CMA, occupational health clinical assistant in the Department of Occupational Health.
In the basement of Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso’s Alberta clinic, Nergiz Rossetti, CMA, occupational health clinical assistant in the Department of Occupational Health, cheerfully administers required vaccines to staff and students.
A staff member of Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso for the past four years, Rossetti, who’s originally from Germany, completed Western Technical College’s certified medical assistant program with six areas of certification: EKG, administrative medical assistant, dialysis, certified medical assistant, phlebotomy and X-ray.
“When I was younger, I was always intrigued by health care and medicine,” Rossetti said. “It’s been a longtime dream to do something in the health care field.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Rossetti’s position considerably. In addition to administering standard occupational vaccines, she has taken on a public health role, now that her office is responsible for COVID-19 vaccine administration for the campus and community.
“The biggest change in my position has been my day-to-day tasks. They were increased to administering COVID-19 tests and decontaminating N95 masks for TTP El Paso and outside clinics as well,” Rossetti said. “I work closely with the Department of Public Health on specimen storage and transportation.”
Some changes in Rossetti’s routine have proved to be beneficial and permanent.
“I converted my office from a walk-in clinic to a by-appointment clinic to reduce capacity and improve effectiveness. It allowed me to prepare for each appointment by knowing who they were and what they were coming for.”
The past year has strengthened Rossetti’s commitment to health care and the community.
“My favorite aspect of working at TTP El Paso is the level of professionalism and teamwork that I experience every day at work. The Department of Occupational Health allows me to work with a diverse group of physicians and staff from different departments and backgrounds. I feel it helps me to be a well-rounded medical assistant.”
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