Medical Secretaries

(NOC 1243)

Career Description

Medical secretaries perform administrative duties/clerical activities in doctor's offices, clinics, and hospitals using office software and operating other office equipment.

Duties May Include

Medical secretaries perform some or all of the following duties:

Schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and patients;

Prepare, key in, edit, and proofread medical records, reports, articles, case histories and correspondence from machine dictation, shorthand and handwritten notes using computers;

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 financial statements and billing procedures;

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.

Examples of Titles

Medical Secretary
Medical Stenographer
Ward Secretary

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Office Administration - Health Services Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Office Administration - Health Services Diploma; Online
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Modified on April 07, 2022