Medical Secretary

Medical Secretary Job Description

Medical Secretaries Transcribe Dictation And Prepare Reports Or Articles For Physicians Or Medical Scientists. They Also Take Simple Medical Histories Of Patients, Arrange For Patients To Be Hospitalized, Or Process Insurance Payments. Medical Secretaries Need To Be Familiar With Medical Terminology, Medical Records, And Hospital Or Laboratory Procedures.

Secretaries And Administrative Assistants Perform Routine Clerical And Administrative Duties. They Organize Files, Draft Messages, Schedule Appointments, And Support Other Staff.

Medical Secretary Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Arrange staff meetings
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper
  • Perform basic bookkeeping
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars
  • Edit company correspondence and ensure document accuracy
  • Draft routine memos, billing, or other reports

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