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Medical secretaries





Medical secretaries, using specialized knowledge of medical terminology and health care delivery procedures, assist health professionals and other workers by performing a variety of communication, documentation, administrative and internal coordination functions, to support health workers in medical facilities and other health-care related organizations.
Tasks include -
(a) scheduling and confirming medical appointments and communicating messages for medical staff and patients;
(b) compiling, recording and reviewing medical charts, reports, documents and correspondence;
(c) interviewing patients to complete forms, documents and case histories;
(d) completing insurance and other claims forms;
(e) maintaining medical files and records and technical library;
(f) preparing financial statements and billing procedures;
(g) assisting in the preparation of budgets, drafting of contracts and purchasing or acquisition orders;
(h) supervising the work of office support workers and other office staff.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Dental secretary
- Hospital ward secretary
- Medical insurance billing secretary
- Medical office administrative assistant
- Medical practice manager
- Medical secretary
- Medical stenographer
- Medical transcriptionist
- Pathology secretary
- Patient care secretary
- Medical laboratory secretary
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Medical records technician - 3252
- Medical assistant - 3256
- Secretary (general) - 4120
- Medical office receptionist - 4226

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