1243- Medical administrative assistants

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Medical administrative assistants

Job Description: 

Medical administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctor's offices, hospitals, medical clinics and other medical settings.

Main Duties: 

Medical administrative assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

Schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and patients
Enter and format electronically based medical reports and correspondence and prepare spreadsheets and documents for review
Interview patients in order to complete forms, documents and case histories
Complete insurance and other claim forms
Initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records
Prepare draft agendas for meetings and take, transcribe and distribute minutes
Prepare financial statements and billing
Establish and maintain various internal office administrative support procedures such as document tracking and filing and monthly reporting
Order supplies and maintain inventory
Determine and establish office procedures and routines
May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in use of current software.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of a one- or two-year college program or other specialized courses for secretaries or medical secretaries is usually required.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Health information management occupations (1252)
Medical records clerks (in 1411 General office support workers)
Medical transcriptionists (in 1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations)

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Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X