Greets patients and other clients in a health facility, such as a clinic, practice, centre or surgery, and responds to personal, telephone and written inquiries and requests.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 5421 Receptionists
receive and welcome visitors, patients, guests and clients, and respond to inquiries and requests.
Medical Secretaries are included in this unit group, in Occupation 542114 Medical Receptionist.
greeting and welcoming visitors, and directing them to the appropriate person
arranging and recording details of appointments
answering inquiries and providing information on the goods, services and activities of the organisation
answering, connecting and transferring telephone calls
receiving and resolving complaints from clients and the public
receiving and distributing correspondence, facsimile messages and deliveries
maintaining the reception area
advising on and arranging reservations and accommodation
may perform other clerical tasks such as word processing, data entry, filing, mail despatch and photocopying
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.