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Patient Administration Specialist (91G)

Medical and Emergency Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

Accurate information is crucial for planning and managing Army hospital operations. Patient Administration Specialists make sure that hospital and patient information is recorded, stored and delivered in order to keep everything running as smoothly as possible.

The Patient Administration Specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing administrative duties in the patient administration division of an Army hospital or other medical facilities. Some of your duties as a Patient Administration Specialist may include:

  • Typing letters, reports, requisition forms and official orders
  • Organizing and maintaining files and publications
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Greeting and assisting office visitors
  • Answering phones and providing general information

Training:

Job training for a Patient Administration Specialist consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six to 10 weeks of classroom instruction, including practice in various office functions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Typing and clerical skills
  • Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in military style

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest in English, mathematics, business administration and typing
  • An interest in keeping organized and accurate records
  • A preference for office work
  • An interest in operating typewriters, computers and other office equipment

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Patient Administration Specialists supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline.