- Take dictation using shorthand, a stenotype machine, or headsets and transcribing machines.
- Perform data entry and data retrieval services, providing data for inclusion in medical records and for transmission to physicians.
- Perform a variety of clerical and office tasks, such as handling incoming and outgoing mail, completing and submitting insurance claims, typing, filing, or operating office machines.
- Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors.
||Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
- Transcribe medical reports.
- Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations.
- Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
- Prepare prescription labels by typing or operating a computer and printer.
- Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, compiling and maintaining prescription records, or composing letters.
- Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.
- Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests.
- Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
||Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
- Transcribe, type, and distribute reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician.
- Perform general administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments or ordering supplies or equipment.
||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results or information from physical examinations.
- Perform clerical duties, such as scheduling exams or special procedures, keeping records, or archiving computerized images.
||Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
- Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
- Write reports, maintain research information, or perform clerical duties.
- Diagnose health problems by reviewing patients' health and medical histories, questioning, observing, and examining patients and interpreting x-rays.
- Contact patients' relatives to arrange family conferences.
||Nuclear Medicine Technologists
- Gather information on patients' illnesses and medical history to guide the choice of diagnostic procedures for therapy.
- Obtain medical records from previous physicians or other health care providers for the purpose of patient evaluation.
- Perform general administrative tasks, such as answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, or pulling and filing films.
||Nuclear Medicine Physicians
- Review procedure requests and patients' medical histories to determine applicability of procedures and radioisotopes to be used.
||Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
- Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.
||Preventive Medicine Physicians
- Document or review comprehensive patients' histories with an emphasis on occupation or environmental risks.
- Document specimens by verifying patients' and specimens' information.
||Occupational Therapy Aides
- Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
- Document or review patients' histories.
- Complete administrative tasks, such as entering orders into computer, answering telephone calls, or maintaining medical or facility information.