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Medical Secretaries  (NOC 1243)
Annapolis Valley Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Medical secretaries perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctor's offices, hospitals, medical clinics and other medical settings.

medical secretary, ward secretary.

Medical secretaries perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and patients
  • Prepare, key in, edit, and proofread medical records, reports, articles, case histories and correspondence from machine dictation, shorthand and handwritten notes using computers
  • Interview patients in order to complete forms, documents and case histories
  • Complete insurance and other claim forms
  • Initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records
  • Prepare financial statements and billing procedures
  • Order supplies and maintain inventory
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in use of current software.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Berwick, Bridgetown, Hantsport, Kentville, Middleton, Windsor, Wolfville

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

Outlook & Prospects for Medical Secretaries in Annapolis Valley Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Medical Secretaries in Annapolis Valley Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-10-06
Cape Breton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2012-05-08
Halifax Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-05-12
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-07
Southern Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-09-08

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
  • According to the Nova Scotia Nurses Union, registered nurses in Nova Scotia are, on average, the oldest in Canada and anyone who graduates from qualified nursing programs in the province has a good chance of getting a job because of the demand
Week of May 19 - May 23, 2014
  • According to the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU), the Capital District Health Authority is suspending a number of nurses who participated in an illegal walkout during contract negotiations in April. While the Authority would not confirm the duration of the suspensions, the Union indicates it will be for a period of two days.
Week of May 12 - May 16, 2014
  • Capital Health has cancelled its contract with Atlantic Blood Collection due to concerns around quality control. Seventeen workers, including medical lab assistants, couriers, and registration workers, will lose their jobs. Capital Health may increase its own collection capacity in the Halifax area as a result of the decision.
Week of May 05 - May 09, 2014
  • As part of $1M the provincial government has dedicated in the first year to the implementation of a new palliative-care strategy, a coordinator, social worker, and some nurses will be hired. The strategy will focus on an integrated approach to palliative care.
Please consult the Annapolis Valley Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.