What is a Medical Receptionist?

A receptionist is an integral part of a high functioning healthcare team. Doctors, nurses, and other medical and administrative staff members rely on the medical receptionist to create a friendly, welcoming and well-organized front office for patients and to facilitate their flow through the facility.

What is the role of a Receptionist?

Types of duties may include:

  • Booking patients in for appointments
  • Entering patients’ details onto computer systems 
  • Directing patients where to go within the department or health centre
  • Filing
  • Chasing up reports
  • Photocopying
  • Inputting data 
  • Ordering stationery
  • Word processing
How to become a Medical Receptionist

There are apprentisehips designed specifically for receptionists in the medical setting. This includes training on working in the National Health Service, Medical Terminolgy and much more.

Who Provides these Apprenticeships locally?