Good news! The Canadian Healthcare System is forecasting a desperate requirement of 54,000 Medical Secretaries during 2009-2018, so there has never been a better time to get involved in this rewarding field. This exciting new program blends general business training and administrative medical skills – so that you will be a force to be reckoned with in the medical office environment.
Medical Office Assistants enjoy an exciting, diverse career that is both challenging and rewarding. You’ll enjoy being the confident professional who books appointments, helps patients, and keeps doctors on track and on time. Employers will appreciate your knowledge of medical terminology and transcription AND ability to carry out accounting functions.
We've definitely got our finger on the pulse of what is needed in a Medical Office! Apply for our exciting new program today!
Includes all of these courses:
MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.
Learn to write the correspondence needed to successfully communicate in an office setting - writing clear, concise sentences is the foundation for preparing excellent memos, emails, letters and reports.
You will learn to use non-verbal communication to your advantage; non-verbal communication is estimated to make up 80 to 90 percent of our overall communication. Dress, gestures, tone of voice and facial expressions all play a role.
In today's work environment, there are several challenges to effective communication such as increased use of technology, increased global competition, increased quality emphasis and customer focus, and increased focus on legal and ethical problems. You will learn to overcome these challenges to become capable competent communicators!
An added advantage to completing your course via distance education is that you will learn important "soft skills" that employers seek in their best employees such as organizational skills, time management skills, independence and self-discipline.
With this course, you will gain a solid understanding of the principles of accounting by analyzing transactions, exploring the adjusting process, accounting for sales, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Preparing accurate financial statements is important. Millions of business decisions are made every day based on financial statements and reports. All figures must be checked and re-checked to ensure complete accuracy. Along with learning accounting systems, terms and procedures - learn to have a keen eye for detail and think critically!
Learn the basic skills for transcribing in the medical environment.
Interprets and transcribe dictation by physicians and other medical care professionals, transcribe healthcare records. Transcribe, create, edit and proof appropriate medical documents; applying the basic guidelines, then, developing speed and accuracy to meet professional and ethical standards.
You will gain the ability to get the most out of your professional development training by learning to take efficient notes, listen actively, communicate effectively, problem solve, make decisions, and prepare for a test or exam.
You will learn to be successfully intelligent. Successfully intelligent thinking is balanced thinking that incorporates thinking practically, creatively and analytically. Developing a balanced set of thinking skills and knowing when and how to use each of them gives you power in learning.
The medical environment is an ever-changing and dynamic field. Working in the medical office industry requires medical knowledge, organizational and business skills.
Learn about greeting patients, booking appointments, writing correspondence, communicating with physicians and patients, updating charts and medical records, maintaining medical supply inventory, banking and payroll, as well as filing, photocopying, and faxing. You will learn the skills needed to complete these tasks in a timely and efficient manner. You will also explore issues of confidentiality, drug handling and prescription medicines.
This course includes computer competency exercises using Medical Office Simulation Software (MOSS), a generic computerized program that includes participating in simulations. You will also gain the added advantage of learning the “soft skills" employers seek out in their best employees, such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.
To be a successful in a medical environment you need to understand the language of medicine.
Learn the importance of pronunciation and spelling of medical terms. Understanding new words can be easier than it seems. Many medical terms are made up of interchangeable word parts. You will learn to breakdown complex terms into word parts, once you master the word parts it will make it easier to understand the meaning of the full term.
Explore the basics of diagnostic and examination procedures. A foundation in laboratory tests, imaging techniques and pharmacology is also included.
No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.
Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.
This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.
Learn to convert, design, and implement a complete accounting system. You will gain a comprehensive coverage of accounting by exploring areas such as; accounting for purchases and payments, understanding discounts, orders and quotes, budgeting, and end of month procedures.
Sage 50, formerly Simply, continues to be the most popular accounting software in today's business world. You will explore all the functionalities of this computerized accounting program. New to this edition of the Sage 50 course is:
•New homepage dashboard with key financial indicators
•Simpler installation procedure
•New e-mail capabilities with respect to vendor notification of e-payments
•New ability to review posted paycheques without adjusting
•New ability to post paycheques to future years
•Enhanced and simplified business intelligence add-on
•New insurable vacation hours in the Record of Employment