Job Title: Medical Education Program Coordinator
Type of Company: I work for a teaching hospital with out-patient care facilities.
Education: No degree
Previous Experience: I have 18 years experience working in administration at a hospital, having been a physician scheduler, administrative assistant, medical assistant and patient care assistant.
Job Tasks: I manage the education requirements for my department and the physicians doing their specialty training, ensuring that we meet the standards set forth by the American College of Graduate Medical Education to maintain our accreditation as a teaching hospital. I am also the administrative assistant to the chairman of the department, the program director and several other physicians. I also maintain patient files on a select group of patients who require specialty medications, ensuring that they receive their medication and processing documents required by their insurance companies.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is the satisfaction that comes from knowing that if we were to be surprised with a review, or audit of our files, they would pass inspection and we would not be cited for any violations. Being highly organized is important in this position, and something that I take pride in.
Probably the worst part of the job is the fact that regulations are constantly changing, and there is no training for this position. It's a learn-as-you-go situation. We are allowed to attend conferences with other coordinators around the country.
Job Tips: This seems to be a job that people graduate into, starting as administrative assistants in a teaching hospital or university and then moving up. There are many educational resources available, which are very helpful. A background in office skills and communication is crucial, as most data is kept on computer programs. You must also be very organized and able to multi-task.
Additional Thoughts: I was unable to complete college due to family obligations, but I would like to have had a chance to get a degree. This job chose me because of my past experience, and I feel very lucky to have been able to progress to this point, but there are not many well-paying jobs without a college degree.
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