In the role of a medical secretary you would provide administrative support to doctors either in a hospital or practice. You will be responsible for dealing with patients, queries etc, you will need good communication skills as you will be expected to liaise with other healthcare professionals and will need an understand of medical terminology.
An example CV is below for you to use as a guide:
CV Example: Medical Secretary
I am a very organized person who likes to provide administrative support to one or more Doctors, consultants etc and I am looking to continue this career path. I enjoy the medical world and the terminology that Doctors and medical staff use and I find it a challenge to continue my learning in this area.
I am very self motivated and ensure that I achieve 100% accuracy for myself and the person who I work for. I am an enthusiastic and flexible worker who works exceptionally hard and is dedicated to my work.
I have a patient nature and am able to communicate effectively with all kinds of people and on a daily basis have been used to dealing with patients, medical workers and general public. I remain calm and professional at all times.
Date to Date or To Date – Medical Secretary – Where?
As a medical secretary, I provide support to the doctors I work for in terms of administration. My responsibilities include:
Ensuring that you deal with enquiries from patients and keep records up to date
Use of the telephone to make, take appointments, queries etc
Diary management for the doctors
Keeping on top of any training or conferences that need to be attended by the doctors and booking in appropriately
Researching and organising any travel arrangements as necessary
Keeping on top of any waiting lists and ensuring patients are booked in
Sending samples for medical testing with the correct paperwork
Ensuring that test results are filed with the right patient notes accurately
Typing patient letters and clinical reports
Ensuring records and files are kept orderly and organised.
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer skills – MS Office, Excel???
Any typing tests/skills, training, word processing, shorthand etc
Any medical terminology training?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work?
Available on request.