Introduction to medical assistant in small offices
The medical assistant is a person who updates the records of the patients. He should make sure that all the required information is entered correctly and if it be able to be retrieved when needed. In small offices where there is less staff, it is not very easy to handle large number of patients. This is where the medical office assistants are needed. They need to perform few of the tasks in addition and should also prepare the lab for operations or diagnosis. This includes helping the physicians and the nurses in the labs. If these assistants have no experience in performing the tests, then they are called to set up the lab or the doctors room based on the type of procedure the doctor does. Here are many Online Medical assistant schools came into existence especially for the individuals who are very much interested in getting into this field but have no time to learn about it.
The cover letter of the medical assistant should focus on the kind of the work they do in the medical set up. Usually, the medical assistants assist the medical doctors in their work. The duties of the medical assistant include performing clinical as well as administrative tasks to run the medical office smoothly. They are also engaged in answering the telephone calls, scheduling the appointments, filling insurance forms, handling office correspondence, assisting the patients for admission into the hospital etc. They are also involved in the laboratory services, overseeing billing functions, book keeping etc. The cover letter of the medical assistant should emphasize on the knowledge and roles and responsibilities of the previous job.
The medical assistant cover letter should give high importance to the tasks they have performed in the job.
Following are the few job tasks which should be more focused in the cover letter.
• Screening the patients for routine check up
• Preparing patients incoming and outgoing lists
• Monitoring the administrative tasks
• Conducting research
• Checking and ordering of operation equipment
• Preparing medical bills of the patients
• Managing the examination as well as maintenance rooms, medical hospital etc.
• Refilling the medicines of the patients and so on.
Here is sample medical assistant cover letter.
20 Meyer Street
City Ville, California, 56782
December 14, 2011
Deputy Hiring Manager
25-2 Mary Emergency Services
220 Lake Valley Road,
Landisville, California 99555
Dear Ms. Harriett
I am writing in response to the job post advertised in JobsinUS.com. I feel that I exactly fit for this job and I can work from January 1. I have been working as a medical assistant in cosmetic surgery as well as in dental offices.
I will be proud in associating with your organization and to bring my administrative as well as clerical skills to the growth of the hospital. I am an able administrator with hands-on-experience in handling insurance forms, managing the office correspondence, facilitating laboratory appointments.
Apart from routine medical and administrative skills, I have impeccable communications skills, and also well versed in dealing different kind of patients efficiently. I have attended several training programs in medical assistance in USA. This training has given rich knowledge and a chance to understand the intricacies of the medical assistance as well as public health care profession.
Could you schedule a meeting with me at your convenience to discuss further about my skills and abilities? I will be interested in weekday’s morning times. You can reach me at my mobile: 555-555-5555 to fix the date and time. Thanks for considering my job application.
Enclosure: Resume as well as cover letter