Administrative Assistant – Healthcare

Administrative Assistant - Healthcare

Job Overview

Alternate Titles: Medical Secretary, Unit Secretary

Administrative Assistants in healthcare coordinate the administrative activities of a medical office, as well as organize information to be disseminated to medical staff, hospitals, insurance companies, and patients.  They schedule meetings, organize travels, provide superior customer service with patients and visitors, and answer phone calls.  Healthcare Administrative Assistants plan, schedule, and keep track of the doctor’s appointments, manage projects, transcribe dictation, and assist doctors or scientists with reports, speeches, or articles.  They may also record simple medical histories, arrange hospital admissions for patients, and order supplies as needed.