Skills Medical Administrative Assistant near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a medical administrative assistant in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Medical administrative assistants (NOC 13112).


  • Interview patients to obtain case histories
  • Schedule and confirm appointments
  • Complete insurance and other claim forms
  • Maintain filing system
  • Perform general clerical work, such as order supplies and maintain inventory
  • Arrange travel, related itineraries and make reservations
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • Enter and format electronically based medical reports and correspondence and prepare spreadsheets and documents for review
  • Initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records
  • Prepare draft agendas for meetings and take, transcribe and distribute minutes
  • Supervise and train other staff in procedures and in use of current software

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Handling Goods and Materials Help - Handling Goods and Materials
  • Sorting
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Serving Others
Communication Help - Communication
  • Interviewing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
  • Managing Information
Management Help - Management
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing


Social Sciences and Arts Help - Social Sciences and Arts
  • Languages (English and French)
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
  • Clerical
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