What is a Medical Receptionist?
Medical receptionists perform much of the administrative duties associated with a doctor’s offices and hospitals.
Medical receptionists’ tasks will generally include answering the telephone, filing medical records, completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments/follow-ups with patients, billing, bookkeeping, and greeting patients upon arrival.
In many practices especially smaller ones Medical receptionist also double up as the marketing person for the practice, they also will have to deal with patients who are distressed many times with illness or pain.
The career of a Medical Receptionist can be very rewarding as it a job where you are helping people on a regular basis. If you are empathetic, organised and a patient person who enjoys helping people and make them feel better this is a role which might suit you.
The average medical receptionist salary in Australia is $57,769 per year or $29.63 per hour.
Entry level positions start at $52,650 per year while most experienced workers make up to $68,256 per year!
Course Options for you to Help You Enter into this Highly Sought-After Industry
Nationally Recognised Single Units
- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINFCOV001
- Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301
- Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001
- Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001
- Work with diverse people CHCDIV001
- Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005
- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001