Medical Receptionist Job Description

Medical Receptionist Job Description

Last updated October 4th, 2018

Medical receptionists are professionals who are responsible for coordinating the daily administration of doctors, staff, visitors and patients at a healthcare facility. They schedule appointments, answer patient inquiries, handle patient emergencies, and monitor stock and supplies at the healthcare facility.

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We are looking to hire a Medical Receptionist with excellent organizational and administrative skills. Medical Receptionists are expected to be compassionate and discrete with superb time management and record keeping skills.

To ensure success, Medical Receptionists should be confident and professional administrators with fantastic communication and interpersonal skills that will contribute to the efficient day-to-day administration of the healthcare facility. Top candidates will work comfortably under pressure while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and can effectively react to patient emergencies.

Medical Receptionist Responsibilities:

  • Greet and attend to patients in person and over the phone.
  • Professionally assist doctors, staff, visitors and patients.
  • Maintain business inventory such as checking supplies, scheduling equipment and maintenance repairs.
  • Answer all phone calls in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Perform all duties within HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all doctor, staff and patient information.
  • Schedule appointments between doctors and patients.
  • Liaise between medical departments with discretion and professionalism
  • Adhere to policy and procedures during all activates.
  • Assist with admissions/treatment as per agreed protocols.
  • Ensure that stock levels are adequate and orders are made timeously.
  • Communicate medical results to patients under clinical supervision.
  • Complete accurate documentation of patient visits.

Medical Receptionist Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree (advantageous).
  • Administration certification (essential).
  • 2 years of experience at a healthcare facility in a Medical Receptionist role (essential).
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology, HIPAA regulations, ICD and CPT coding (highly advantageous).
  • Innovative thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and planning skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and react effectively to emergency situations.
  • Ability to use discretion while working with sensitive information.
  • Excellent documentation, communication and IT skills.
  • Passionate about healthcare excellence.

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