Anna Krsnich is a Senior Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) with Mint Medical. She works at a Mint Medical vascular lab in a partner location in Oakland, California. In addition to scanning patients, she helps with quality assurance and lab accreditation maintenance.
How long have you worked at Mint Medical?
Six years as of 2023
What has your career journey been like?
I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field. I lived in Chicago for eight years and went to Rush Medical College there…and one of the degrees was a bachelor’s degree in vascular ultrasound. I really liked anatomy and physiology…and working with ultrasound equipment sounded interesting.
It’s a very specific degree, and in Chicago the field was kind of saturated so we would have to go out of state for our clinical rotations, and I went to Seattle. After that experience, I knew I wanted to be on the west coast and began applying for jobs post-graduation. I had an interview with Mint Medical and it was the best opportunity.
What does your day-to-day work look like?
It’s very patient-care oriented. I explain to the patient what we’ll be doing, I do the scan and make them comfortable throughout, and after they leave, I clean and get the room ready for the next patient and transcribe my findings report for the physicians…I also help out with any tasks having to do with accreditation.
How would you describe Mint Medical’s workplace culture?
I love it! On a day-to-day basis, I only deal with a couple people within the company, but anytime I needed help—especially when I first started—there was always someone to answer the phone and help get me through whatever obstacle I had at that time…It’s very chill and go-with-the-flow, and they do make a point to have events where everyone can get together and put faces to names.
What is the best thing about working at Mint Medical?
I like that the flow is on my own terms—how I bring the patients back and get them ready…I have that flexibility. And then if I do need assistance, it’s always available…If you have an issue, everyone is very understanding, and I think that makes it more stress-free. I know they are always going to have my back.
How would you describe your coworkers and manager?
I really enjoy working with everyone here. CC is definitely one of the best bosses I’ve ever had. She always makes me feel like she cares about my experience here…and helping move along my career so that I’m not just scanning, I’m also helping out within the company itself. It’s all been very positive.
What is your team like?
It’s good. We have two full-time techs here, and a third that comes in a couple of days a week. We work at Kaiser in the day surgery department, with the vascular surgeons…and you see a lot of different faces, it’s not always just one department that you work with.
How has the organization helped with your professional development?
CC is very open to talking about the different labs and how they run and what she faces on a day-to-day basis, and that is really interesting to learn about for me…how to run labs and how the business operates. I feel like I’m getting more experience here than I would at any other vascular lab. There’s room to add more skills to your resume in the long run…[Management] is open to getting people involved in other things.