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Beth Israel Lahey Health Medical Assistant/Medical Secretary in Cambridge, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

  1. Types a variety of memos, manuscripts, correspondence, reports, minutes, schedules, and forms.

  2. Maintains billing for surgical workload and outside vendors.

  3. Answers telephone, screens calls, refers to the appropriate individual or takes messages.

  4. Provides outstanding customer services for our patients/internal staff.

  5. Maintains the inventory of office supplies.

  6. Maintains records for the department according to all regulatory agencies and departmental policies and procedures.

  7. Learns Epic as part of your job with regards to medical assisting and medical secretary.

  8. Sends out surgical specimens for special testing, and records information.

  9. Opens and distributes departmental mail daily.

  10. Obtains appropriate referrals and prior authorizations for surgeries/appointments/procedures.

  11. Reports to Practice Manager/Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Thorough knowledge of medical terminology required, excellent typing/computer skills, normally acquired through the completion of an Associate's degree in a medical secretary program or equivalent.

  2. At least one year of medical secretarial experience and office experience are preferred.

  3. Need excellent communication skills, including good auditory abilities.

Physical Requirements & Environment:

  1. Generally works in an office environment with some limited exposure to odors, toxins, and other hazardous substances in the laboratory.

  2. Works under constant time deadlines.

  3. Performs data entry with repetitive hand movement and visual concentration at video display terminal to review and enter data.

  4. Complies with precautions, as defined by Infection Control staff, in patients/materials requiring isolation.

Job Description:


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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled