Medische secretarissen

ISCO-08-code: 
3344

ISCO 08 Code 3344   Medical secretaries  

Lead Statement

Medical secretaries, using specialized knowledge of medical terminology and health care delivery procedures, assist health professionals and other workers by performing a variety of communication, documentation, administrative and  internal coordination functions, to support health workers in medical facilities and other health-care related organizations.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • scheduling and confirming medical appointments and communicating messages for medical staff; and patients;
  • compiling, recording and reviewing medical charts, reports, documents and correspondence;
  • interviewing patients to complete forms, documents and case histories;
  • completing insurance and other claims forms;
  • maintaining medical files and records and technical library;
  • preparing financial statements and billing procedures;
  • assisting in the preparation of budgets, drafting of contracts and purchasing or acquisition orders;
  • supervising the work of office support workers and other office staff.

Included occupations

Example of the occupations classified here:

  • Medical secretary
  • Medical practice manager
  • Medical office administrative assistant
  • Hospital ward secretary
  • Patient care secretary
  • Medical stenographer
  • Medical insurance
  • Billing secretary
  • Pathology secretary
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical stenographer

Excluded occupations

  • Medical records technician - 3252
  • Medical assistant - 3256
  • Medical office receptionist - 4226
  • Secretary (general) - 4120

Notes

(NCvB; Maart 2010)