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Become A Health Information Provider

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Working As A Health Information Provider

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $40,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Health Information Provider Do At Kettering Medical Center

* Patient, courteous, and tactful
* Ability to communicate and relate well with staff, physician(s) and the public
* Must have awareness of patient confidentiality and be able to follow directions well from physician(s) and work autonomously with little direction
* Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations and critical analysis skills
* Demonstrates ability to function under stress; ability to multi-task
* Maintains competencies and skills of specialty area of practice
* Requisition Number: 2017
* Shift: First Shift
* Shift Time: Days

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How To Become A Health Information Provider

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.

Education

High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.

Training

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.

Advancement

Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

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Top Skills for A Health Information Provider

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Top Health Information Provider Skills

  1. Provider Information
  2. Medicare Advantage
  3. Medicare Secondary Payers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide appropriate contact information to Medicare Beneficiary on how to file or check on status of Medicare Secondary Payers Claims.
  • Assist Poison Center Education Coordinator by reviewing and revising existing Spanish language educational materials for accuracy and health literacy.
  • Collected and reported data regularly to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding the Colorado Smallpox Vaccination Program.
  • Assist with training of new staff as needed.
  • Worked with children learning the basics such as ABC's, Name Recognition, Numbers, Colors and Arts/Crafts.

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