2-1 Training, Job Responsibilities, and Employment Opportunities

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  1. Administrative-
    Duties that manage or direct activities; in medical assisting, refers to tasks other than clinical in nature; front office duties.
  2. Associate’s Degree-
    A degree granted by a junior college at the end of a two-ear course.
  3. Bookkeeper-
    One who records the accounts and transactions of a business.
  4. Certificate of Completion-
    A document awarded upon fulfillment of a program’s criteria.
  5. Clinical-
    Based on observation; in medical assisting, pertains to duties considered “back office”; not administrative in nature.
  6. Competency-
    Demonstrated capability, being able; a task to achieve.
  7. Compliance-
    Consent; conformity o formal or official requirements.
  8. Confidential-
    Revealed in confidence; secret information.
  9. Curriculum-
    A course of study at a school or university.
  10. Hygienist-
    One who provides health related-services, such as dental procedures.
  11. License-
    A legal permit to engage in an activity.
  12. Methodical-
    Systematic, following a plan or method.
  13. Nuclear Medicine Technologist-
    An individual trained in the specialized field of operating cameras that detect and map the radioactive drug in a patient’s body to create diagnostic images.
  14. Professional-
    Conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession.
  15. Proprietary –
    Privately owned and managed and run as a profit-making organization.
  16. Radioactive Agents-
    Agents used to diagnose certain medical problems or treat certain diseases.
  17. Receptionist-
    One employed to greet telephone callers, visitors, patients, or clients.
  18. Rehabilitation Centers-
    Facilities that assist in developing appropriate socialization skills, family and community reintegration, and increased independence.
  19. Rehabilitative Therapy-
    Treatment the offers the highest level of patient care and programs that will enhance the physical, psychological, and emotional health of the population served in most of the facilities.
  20. Role Delineation Study-
    Occupational analysis study conducted by AAMA and the National Board of Medical Examination in 197 that identifies the most up-to-date entry-level areas of competence of the medical assisting profession.
  21. Secretary-
    One employed to conduct correspondence; a person responsible for records and correspondence.
  22. Therapeutic-
    Having medicinal or healing properties; pertaining to results obtained from treatment.
  23. Therapist-
    One who practices the curative and preventive treatment of disease or an abnormal condition.
  24. Ultrasound Technologist-
    Also known as diagnostic medical sonographers, these individuals are specially trained to use ultrasound equipment to direct hi-frequency sound waves into specific areas of a patient’s body to produce images of the shape, position, or movement of organs, fluid accumulations, masses, or fetuses.
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2-1 Training, Job Responsibilities, and Employment Opportunities
2013-07-23 13:59:02
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