Basic Job Description
Patient Administration Specialists make sure that hospital and patient information is recorded, stored and delivered in order to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. 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.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Compile data and prepare required statistical report on outpatient visits, inpatient visits, admissions, dispositions, and other selected workload area. Prepare reports and data on births, deaths, and reportable conditions for submission to military and civilian authorities. Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations, and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration. Possess working knowledge of patient medical eligibility programs such as DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System). Prepare and consolidate medical documents and files authorized documents ensuring proper sequencing of forms. Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology.
Prepare medical records for retirement. Assist in the preparation of medical information for release. Maintain a medical record tracking system within the medical treatment facility. Process patients for admission to medical facilities. Perform administrative duties and prepares appropriate forms to process and report very seriously ill and seriously ill personnel. Account for and safeguard funds received for deposit in medical services account. Prepare patient and associated documentation for medical evacuation.
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 and preparing forms and correspondence in military style.
ASVAB Score Required: 90 in aptitude area CL
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: medium
Physical Profile Requirement: 323221.
- Must be able to type at minimum speed of 20 net words per minute
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians