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Working As A Nurse Receptionist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $39,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Nurse Receptionist Do

Receptionists perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.

Duties

Receptionists typically do the following:

  • Answer telephone calls and take messages or forward calls
  • Schedule and confirm appointments and maintain calendars
  • Greet and welcome customers, clients, and other visitors
  • Check visitors in and direct or escort them to specific destinations
  • Inform other employees of visitors’ arrivals or cancellations
  • Enter customer data and send correspondence 
  • Copy, file, and maintain paper or electronic documents
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and email

Receptionists are often the first employee of an organization to have contact with a customer or client. They are responsible for making a good first impression for the organization, which can affect the organization’s success.

The specific responsibilities of receptionists vary depending on where they work. Receptionists in hospitals and doctors’ offices may collect patients’ personal information and direct patients to the waiting room. Some may handle billing and insurance payments.

In beauty or hair salons, they schedule appointments, direct clients to the hairstylist, and may serve as cashiers.

In factories, large corporations, and government offices, receptionists also may provide a security function. For example, they control access, provide visitor passes, and arrange to take visitors to the proper office.

When they are not busy with callers or visitors, receptionists perform other office tasks, such as processing documents or entering data.

Receptionists use telephones, computers, and other office equipment such as scanners and fax machines.

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How To Become A Nurse Receptionist

Although hiring requirements vary by industry and employer, receptionists typically need a high school diploma and good communication skills.

Education

Receptionists typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, and employers may prefer to hire candidates who have experience with certain computer software applications. Courses in word processing and spreadsheet applications can be particularly helpful.

Training

Most receptionists receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few days to a week. Training typically covers procedures for visitors, and for telephone and computer use. Medical and legal offices also may instruct new employees on privacy rules related to patient and client information.

Advancement

Receptionists may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as secretaries and administrative assistants. Advancement opportunities often depend on the employee’s experience in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Receptionists must speak and write clearly so that others may understand them.

Customer-service skills. Receptionists represent an organization. As a result, they should be courteous, professional, and helpful toward the public and customers.

Integrity. Receptionists may handle client and patient data, especially in medical and legal offices. They must be trustworthy and protect their clients’ privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Receptionists should be comfortable interacting with people, even in stressful situations.

Organizational skills. Receptionists take messages, schedule appointments, and maintain employee files. They need good organizational skills to manage their diverse responsibilities.

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Average Length of Employment
Nurse Receptionist 3.0 years
Lead Receptionist 3.0 years
Receptionist 2.0 years
Desk Receptionist 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Nurse Receptionist
Receptionist 15.9%
Cashier 11.0%
Server 4.4%
MD 3.3%
Nurse 2.7%
Top Careers After Nurse Receptionist
Receptionist 14.0%
Cashier 8.9%
Nurse 5.1%
Server 3.4%
Secretary 3.0%
Volunteer 2.1%

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Top Skills for A Nurse Receptionist

  1. Scheduling Appointments
  2. Medical Records
  3. Phone Calls
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer , screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
  • Charted medical records and assisted patients* Ordered supplies and inventory* Answered phones and maintained computer records
  • Answered telephone calls and assisted residents needs.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Monitored patient vital signs during surgical procedures, and notified veterinarian of changes in stability

Nurse Receptionist Demographics

Gender

Female

75.5%

Unknown

15.2%

Male

9.3%
Ethnicity

White

59.1%

Hispanic or Latino

20.4%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

5.1%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

Korean

8.3%

Tagalog

8.3%

French

8.3%
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Nurse Receptionist Education

Schools

Central Piedmont Community College

7.1%

University of Phoenix

7.1%

Arizona Western College

7.1%

Palm Beach State College

7.1%

The Academy

7.1%

Miami Dade College

4.8%

Sinclair Community College

4.8%

University of North Dakota

4.8%

New York University

4.8%

Bryant and Stratton College

4.8%

Everest Institute

4.8%

Technical Learning Centers

4.8%

Tidewater Community College

4.8%

Georgia Gwinnett College

4.8%

California State University - Long Beach

4.8%

University of Pennsylvania

4.8%

Odessa College

4.8%

Southern Crescent Technical College

2.4%

University of Scranton

2.4%

Institute of Technology - Redding

2.4%
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Majors

Nursing

30.6%

Medical Assisting Services

12.2%

Business

10.6%

Health Care Administration

9.4%

Psychology

4.4%

General Studies

3.9%

Education

3.9%

Social Work

3.3%

Nursing Assistants

2.8%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2.8%

Management

2.2%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

2.2%

Insurance

2.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.7%

Elementary Education

1.7%

Legal Support Services

1.7%

Medical Technician

1.1%

Computer Information Systems

1.1%

Biology

1.1%

Computer Technical Support

1.1%
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Degrees

Other

33.0%

Bachelors

22.9%

Associate

19.3%

Certificate

10.1%

Diploma

6.4%

Masters

4.6%

License

3.7%
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