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How do these careers differ from the Medical Assistant Career?
- Students working in this career have the opportunity to work in a medical front office setting, but will not be performing clinical tasks such as checking vital signs, drawing blood and giving injections.
- Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
- Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
- Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
- Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
- Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities.
- Complete computer-based tasks efficiently using advanced keyboarding and 10-key skills.
- Utilize office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use software such as spreadsheets, word processing, and databases or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
- Complete insurance or other claim forms.
- Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
- Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
- Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence.
- Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
- Edit, finalize, and maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence using correct formatting and medical terminology and coding.
- Complete basic accounting functions.
- Control the flow of information in the office using organizational skills plus print and electronic records management principles.
- Greet visitors, ascertain purposes of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
- Demonstrate proper customer service skills in answering phones; directing calls; taking messages; and greeting customers in a pleasant, professional manner.
- Schedule and confirm diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations; process payments; compile medical charts; collect routine information; and maintain medical records.
- Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, portfolios, and interviews.
- Use medical office management software and correct medical terminology to enter intake details, insurance data, and other needed information.