The patient administration specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing administrative duties in the patient administration division of an Army hospital or other medical facilities.
- Compile data and prepare the required statistical reports.
- Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations; and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration.
- Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology.
- Maintain a medical record tracking system within the medical treatment facility.
Job training for a patient administration specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in various office functions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
- Typing and clerical skills.
- Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems.
- Preparing forms and correspondence in military-style.
- Ability to keep organized and accurate records.
- Interest in English, mathematics, business administration, and typing.
- Preference for office work.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS:
Your Army training will be extremely valued in positions such as clerk typists, secretaries, general office clerks, administrative assistants or office managers — whether it’s as a hospital administrator or in another corporate environment.
With your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may qualify for certification with the American Medical Technologists as a registered medical assistant.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.
- Johns Hopkins Hospital/Health Systems.
- NorthCrest Medical Center.
- Cleveland Clinic.
- Atlantic Health System.
- Bell Ambulance, Inc.
- Prince William Health System.
- Reliant Medical Group.
- Yale-New Haven Hospital.
- Baton Rouge General Medical Center
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Enlistment age requirement: 17-34.