3344-Medical secretaries

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Medical secretaries
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
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.

Main Tasks include -

  • (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.

Example of the occupations classified here:
- Medical secretary
- Medical practice manager
- Medical office administrative assistant
- Hospital ward secretary
- Patient care secretary
- Medical stenographer
- Medical insurance
- Billing secretar


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Medical records technician - 3252
Medical assistant - 3256
Medical office receptionist - 4226
Secretary (general) - 4120

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