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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Medical Secretary (ETS/EHC) in Atlanta, Georgia


Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory Temporary Services is looking for several great administrative professionals to work in the Medical Secretarial area. You must have great skills with Word, Excel, Outlook and Medical Terminology experience. Medical transcription experience is a plus and you may be asked to answer phones and and fill in where needed in a busy medical office environment. Flexibility and strong organizational skills are important for success.


  • Under general supervision, performs routine office tasks following prescribed guidelines and procedures.

  • Answers unit/department telephones and greets visitors according to departmental procedure, screens calls, and takes messages or refers caller/visitor to appropriate staff member.

  • Greets visitors in a courteous manner.

  • Receives, opens, dates, and distributes incoming mail to appropriate employee.

  • Prepares and mails outgoing correspondence and information.

  • Sets up, organizes, and maintains various departmental and/or patient files according to established procedures.

  • Retrieves appropriate information upon request for internal and external use.

  • Arranges and schedules appointments and regular or intermittent meetings for one or more managers, prepares daily schedules, prioritizes requests for meetings, and makes and confirms travel arrangements.

  • Schedules and coordinates meetings and/or special events.

  • Takes minutes as requested.

  • Takes and/or transcribes dictation.

  • Types medical reports and summaries, patient histories, operative notes, proposals, manuscripts, and letters requiring a knowledge of medical terminology from rough draft to final copy.

  • Proofreads generated documents for grammar, punctuation, spelling and factual correctness and conformance to policies.

  • Advises writer or supervisor of policy deviations.

  • May direct the work of student and/or temporary employees.

  • May interview applicants and provide input to performance evaluations.

  • Tracks vacation and back up coverage schedules.

  • Processes employee time cards and transactions after review and approval.

  • Operates standard office equipment including telephones, copiers, fax machines, and computers.

  • Inventories, orders, and maintains office supplies and forms.

  • Completes purchase requisitions and receives supplies.

  • Enters, updates, maintains, compiles and retrieves data from computer databases.

  • Documents how to access files.

  • Generates regular or special reports and/or statistics after collecting and organizing data.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • One year of clerical or secretarial experience.

  • A knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Previous experience with various personal computer software packages.

  • Positions within this classification may require the ability to type or keyboard 40 accurate words per minute.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Division Emory Temporary Services

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department Emory Temporary Svc - EHC

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Job Number 59453

Job Category Clerical & Administrative

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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