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Occupational Medicine Technician 


Today we introduce Janel, Occupational Medicine Technician. Janel has been an integral part of the Avera Occupational Medicine team since 2007.

In 2004 Janel graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute with an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting. Since graduation Janel has worked as a Health Unit Coordinator on the Avera Queen of Peace Medical, Swing Bed, and Intensive Care Units, and as a Certified Medical Assistant for Mitchell Bone and Joint Surgery.

A full-time Certified Medical Assistant, wife, and mother of two, Janel amazingly still finds time to enjoy walking her dog "Bear", reading, knitting, and playing "Just Dance".

Get to Know Janel...

What is your favorite food?
Seafood....I will even eat raw fish.

What keeps you going during the day?
Soda....Soda...Soda and an occasional cookie.

If you could have any pet, what would it be?
My current pet "Bear", who is a mini Australian Sheppard.

What would be your dream vacation?
Ireland, Scotland...I like the old country.

Would you rather sleep in an extra hour or watch the news in the morning? husband will watch the news for me.

Who drinks the most caffeine in the office?
Probably me.

Favorite place to eat?
With two small kids any sit down restaurant is a victory.

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Fun, motherly, and a little goofy.

What do you like best about working for Avera Occupational Medicine?
I like the variety in my job. I never see the same thing everyday. I work with great providers who will always take the time to teach me something new.