My report is about my chosen profession which is medical administrative aide. In this presentation report, I will tackle about my personal profile as well as my professional career as a medical administrative aide or assistant. Also, I will discuss a brief overview of how I perceive myself professionally in this chosen field and a concise explanation of the different characteristics which contribute to professionalism in this chosen career path.
I am a medical administrative aide for quite a long time now. I am twenty seven years old. I am married and a mother to my 7 month old son. As a medical administrative aide, I usually perform my duties and responsibilities by helping or assisting the physicians on duty or other health care practitioners in any health care or medical services that they need to render and fulfill to their patients, usually in a clinic setting.
There were lots of duties that are needed to be performed every day by a medical administrative aide. These administrative and some clinical duties and responsibilities should be executed. The administrative duties may be composed of using computer systems and applications, answering telephone calls for schedule appointments and visits, updating and filing out medical records and insurance forms, maintaining the discretion of patients’ personal and medical information, organizing patient admissions and other laboratory services among others, administering inventory supplies, orders and petty cash (“Medical assistant duties – what does a medical assistant do?” n.d.).
As for me, I perceive myself as a life learner and an opportunity grabber. I believe that I possess the traits and values of a good medical administrative aide, I have strong communication skills, I show empathy and concern to patients and their families, I show courteousness and support to the patients whom I speak and interact with. I have integrity in everything that I do. I also have a keen attention to detail in terms of medical matters.
Professional behavior and good communication skills are very vital in the medical administrative aide profession. It is very imperative to try to communicate and interact with the patient and their families be showing empathic concern and respect (Simpson, n.d.). Moreover, medical administrative aide must exercise caution in the patients’ confidentiality about their medical history and diagnosis.
On the other hand, it is also imperative to have a good communication and interaction with physicians and other medical staff. Attitude and behavior should remain professional in this profession for these are instrumental in helping the patients to be comfortable in the clinic setting and by trying to explain to them the instructions given by the physicians. Since medical administrative aide often interacts with the patients as well as their families who may be suffering in pain, they are required to do something in a composed and professional approach (“The most important skills for a medical assistant,” 2012).
As a medical administrative aide, I have to be physically, mentally, emotionally and professionally prepared so that I may be able to do my job well enough. I always portray professionalism and compassion in everything that I do. I should be aware of my words and my actions so that I may not say the wrong things that can offend the patients and their families. By doing so, I became more responsive and paid more attention to the functions that I need to perform and carry out in this career.
Simpson, L. (n.d.). Medical assistants: Top traits needed in a medical assisting career.
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Medical assistant duties – what does a medical assistant do? (n.d.)
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