- Job Descriptions
- Medical Secretaries
Responsible for performing administrative and clerical duties in a healthcare setting. Transcribes data and performs dictation, answers phones, plans and schedules meetings, maintains paper and electronic files, and handles office inquiries.
- Transcribe dictation.
- Prepare correspondence.
- Assist physicians and medical scientists with reports, speeches, and articles.
- Help physicians prepare for conferences.
- Record medical histories.
- Arrange for hospital stays.
- Order supplies and replenish inventories.
- File insurance claims.
- Generate invoices for billing purposes.
- Send specimens to laboratory for analysis.
- Confirm surgeries.
- Fill out referral forms.
- Record medical charts and reports.
- Receive and route messages.
- Intercept laboratory results.
- Transmit correspondence and medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
- Operate office equipment such as voice mail messaging systems, faxes, scanners, computers, and other technology.
- Keep software updated on office computers.
- Interview patients to complete documents.
- Answer various office inquiries.
- Perform credit and collections duties.
- Prepare financial statements.