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Patient Administration - 70E


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

Patient administration officers collect and analyze patient and institutional data. They advise the medical commander on issues pertaining to patient administration, third party collection programs, and medical regulating. They also serve as advisors on matters pertaining to health services facility management, organization, operation, and the standards prescribed by JCAHO. As an officer, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your skills in one of the world's largest health care organizations.

Job Duties

  • Advises commanders and staff in all aspects of patient administration
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls patient administration in a variety of health care agencies
  • Collects and analyzes patient and institutional data
  • Assists medical staff in evaluating quality of patient care and in developing criteria and methods for such an evaluation
  • Advises the medical commander on issues pertaining to patient administration, third party collection programs, clinical informatics, and patient movement, serves as an advisor on matters pertaining to health services facility management, organization, operation, professional staff functions, and the standards prescribed by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • Requirements

  • Master's degree
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver,¬†Locate A Recruiter¬†for more information)
  • Permanent U.S. residency
  • Training

    Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

    Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

    ACTIVE BENEFITS:
    In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:

  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Nocost or lowcost medical and dental care for you and your family
  • RESERVE BENEFITS:
  • Health Professional Special Pay Health Professions Loan Repayment
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Lowcost life and dental insurance
  • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions

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