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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.

Job Definition

(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

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