This program has a 4 week Internship.
Medical Office Assistants are an important part of the health care team with expanding job responsibilities. As a medical office assistant, you are often responsible for greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing records, and purchasing supplies and equipment. Other duties may include patient admissions, assisting with examinations, accounting and insurance billing. You will use computers to enter and access important patient information on a daily basis.
During the program students learn to understand and use medical language; perform Doctors? general office procedures, type medical records, reports, case histories, correspondence and machine dictation; schedule and confirm medical appointments; receive and communicate messages for doctors and patients; interview patients to complete forms, documents and case histories; initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records; prepare financial statements and handle billing procedures including medical billing, insurance, and other claim forms; promote safety and work in a safe manner; order supplies and maintain inventory; plan and initiate procedural set ups including those required for patient preparation and maintenance for supplies and equipment; perform simple diagnostic procedures such as vital signs; and collect patient specimens as required.
Topics included in the program are Microsoft Office Applications; Accounting using both Simply Accounting and Quickbooks; Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology; Medical Administration; Medical Office Assistant Clinical and more.
Medical Office Assistants work in doctors? offices, hospitals, medical clinics, pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies and a variety of other medical office settings. They are integral members of the health care delivery team and perform many administrative and some basic clinical procedures. Typical Job Titles include Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Billing Secretary, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Receptionist, Clinical Assistant, Ward Secretary and Booking Clerk.