It takes a highly organized and efficient professional to manage day-to-day operations in military medical facilities. As a Patient Administration Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will supervise and perform administrative duties to maintain accurate records and manage hospital operations, so patients can receive proper care.
In this role, your responsibilities will include compiling data for reports, scheduling office visits, and keeping patient records organized and up to date.
• Compile data and prepare required statistical reports
• Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations, and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration
• Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Typing and clerical skills
• Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems
• Preparing forms and correspondence in military style
• Ability to keep organized and accurate records
• Interest in English, mathematics, business administration, and typing
• Preference for administrative work
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a clerk typist, secretary, general office clerk, administrative assistant, or office manager — whether it’s as a hospital administrator, or in another corporate environment. With additional study, you may qualify for certification with the American Medical Technologists as a registered medical assistant.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Patient Administration Specialists consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.