Segments in this Video

Medical Secretary: Main Duties and Responsibilities (02:41)


Steven Cavender is a health unit coordinator. He is the central communication point between nurses, doctors, and patients. He also updates patient charts and monitors patients as needed.

Medical Secretary: Career Beginnings (01:03)

Cavender delivered food at the hospital when he realized he wanted to be involved in patient care. He did job shadowing and took an EKG test.

Medical Secretary: Keys for Success (02:07)

Time management, ability to multitask, self-motivation people skills, and strong communication skills are required to succeed in this job.

Medical Secretary: Education and Certification Requirements (00:47)

Job shadowing and EKG certification are the main requirements for this job.

Medical Secretary: Workplace Atmosphere (01:15)

Cavender works 12 hour shift in a hectic environment. He does not let stress interfere with his work.

Medical Secretary: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:46)

Cavender suggests getting started in this career as early as possible. He often provides job shadowing to those interested in this career. There are always jobs available in the medical field.

Medical Secretary: A Day on the Job (03:59)

Working in a hospital means work never stops and each day is unpredictable. Cavender describes types of patient care he may provide in one day.

Medical Secretary: Industry Goals and Services (00:32)

The main goal of this job is to help people get healthy.

Medical Secretary: Industry Challenges (00:54)

This job requires dedication and compassion.

Medical Secretary: Looking at the Future (00:57)

Cavender predicts that field will continue to grow. Changing technology will require continuing education.

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Medical Secretary—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a medical secretary? In this Career Q&A video interview, Steven Cavender talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in coordinating health care operations. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: BVL155276

ISBN: 978-1-64347-823-4

Copyright date: ©2018

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