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Medical Records Clerk

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under immediate supervision, maintains patient files and statistics; responds to requests for medical records; performs clerical duties.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Maintains patient files and retrieves files for scheduled appointments; files study patient charts; files all patient data upon receipt of information; initiates records for new patients and creates computer index; prepares file labels; maintains filing statistics; audits filing sequence.
  2. Responds to requests for medical records; processes letters and reports; answers and directs telephone calls.
  3. Retrieves patient schedules from computer system; distributes lab reports to physicians, and materials to other departments; requests information from various departments; responds to correspondence requests.
  4. May photocopy records and documents for billing and/or legal services; sends and receives information via facsimile machine.
  5. Keeps supervisor informed of problems or issues; monitors supplies needed; performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of modern office equipment
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Telephone etiquette skills
  • Ability to maintain records and files
  • Ability to operate personal computer
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to exert physical effort maintaining and distributing files

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

High school diploma or equivalent, with no experience required; three (3) months of medical office experience preferred.

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