She was from Essex County. Her first child was placed in foster care. The mother had supervised visits with her first child. Kim and I went into the patient’s room and Kim informed her that a CPS referral had to be made due to her having supervised visits. After leaving the patients room, we found out that a CPS referral was already made from the county. A case worker from Clinton County showed up to meet with the patient to report the information back to Essex County. Kim, I and the case worker went into the patient’s room. Unfortunately, I watched the case worker inform the mother that her second child would be taken away from her to. I was able to fill out a consult sheet to practice while Kim was filling out one as well. After completing these two consults, Kim and I reported back to the office. Kim made a CPS report for the 15 year old girl. However; the report was not accepted. I was able to listen to the referral because Kim put the phone on speaker. This was not the first time I had heard a CPS report. Next time I feel that I could make the CPS report. Both cases had to be documented. I documented the 19 year old case in an email and sent it over to my supervisor to correct.
I find that on a day to day basis I am learning new things. I hope to eventually be able to make a CPS referral and to ask questions in an OB consult. I find that the more practice and observing I do, the more experience I will gain. I feel that I have been working to my fullest potential but I do feel that I could improve by allowing myself to take initiative and by doing