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Medical Secretary

 Daily Tasks
Support physicians and other health-care providers. Primary tasks include transcribing medical correspondence as well as research and administrative documents; maintaining care provider calendars; scheduling meetings; coordinating patient appointments; making travel arrangements; answering telephones; maintaining the electronic medical record; filing; preparing reports, meeting minutes and presentation materials; processing reimbursement for travel and other professional expenses; maintain records for continuing medical education.
 
 Skills/Talents
Strong communication skills, human relations skills, organizational skills, multitasking skills, computer skills, ability to work independently and with a team, sound judgment, detail oriented.
 
 Work Setting
Office setting.
 
 Work Hours
Primarily day shifts, Monday-Friday.
 
 Education
Completion of a vocational or associates degree/diploma in a medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, administrative assistant, medical transcription, business related or medical related program; or a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in an office support role.
 
 Qualifications
Knowledge of medical terminology, English usage, grammar, punctuation and style, word processing software, spreadsheets, formatting databases, and dictation/transcription equipment. Ability to work with numbers and statistics. Typing ability of 60 words per minute. Individuals without relevant medical education or medical experience will be required to complete a Medical Terminology course. Anatomy/ Physiology may also be required depending on role and background. 
 
 Recommended High School Classes
College prep, business/accounting, keyboarding, computer applications, advanced English composition, healthcare sciences, biology, math, and psychology
 

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