The Medical Secretary supports the Medical Division with administrative tasks including the scheduling of daily activities, organizing team member appointments, filing and sending confidential records, copying forms, ordering office supplies, preparing memos, taking meeting minutes, and more.
Even though secretaries are not necessarily medical professionals as Doctors or Nurses, they are expected to keep the same standards of ethics regarding the different patient confidentiality aspects of the Medical Center environment. They are also accountable for the confidential management of medical records and patient information refraining from commenting or discussing any medical cases with anyone outside of the medical team and within the scope of the respective professional pertinence.
Medical Secretaries are not to participate in any activity that is related the practice of Medicine such as the examination of patients, drug prescription or administration and the performance of any surgical procedures. The Medical Secretary may provide support in CPR and basic first aid if he/she holds the respective certified training.