Sunny27-Pediatric medical assistant’s duties are really clerical but they have to have an extreme attention to detail because they are updating patient’s records and can not make a mistake.
A registered medical assistant has to be organized because they can not lose a patient’s chart and this would severely hurt the doctor because he does not have any of the patient’s history in front of him.
In a busy pediatric office this is a challenge, but there must be strict organization because a doctor only has so much time with the patient and needs to be ready to help the patient with their problem immediately.
This happened to me once when I my son was a baby. They could not find my son’s file and the doctor had to start a new sheet and then the sheet was later added to my son’s file.
I was a little upset that this happened, but the office is very large and has about 4,500 patients on file. They did recover the chart and in seven years it never happened again.