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This medical records technician sample job description can assist in your creating a job application that will attract job candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Description: Medical Records Technician

Medical Records Technician Job Purpose:
Maintains record of patient care by compiling, reviewing, and filing documentation of patient's condition, treatment, and health outcome.

Medical Records Technician Job Duties:

  • Maintains medical records operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Initiates medical record by searching master patient index; identifying existing patient records or need to assign a new number; interacting with registration areas and physicians' offices for information verification; processing or creating the record folder.
  • Ensures medical record availability by routing records to admissions and emergency departments, physicians, and other authorized hospital staff; maintaining chart location systems.
  • Completes medical record by reviewing information; notifying health care providers of record deficiencies; tracking outstanding records; notifying medical director of physicians in jeopardy of losing admitting privileges.
  • Resolves medical record discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Maintains historical reference by abstracting and coding clinical data, such as diseases, operations, procedures, and therapies, using standard classification systems; filing documents.
  • Prepares statistical reports by collecting and summarizing medical care and census information, such as types of diseases treated, surgery performed, and use of hospital beds.
  • Provides medical record information by answering questions and requests of patients, hospital staff, law firms, insurance companies, and government agencies.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential; following release-of-information protocols.
  • Maintains the stability and reputation of the hospital by complying with legal requirements.
  • Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures.
  • Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Skills/Qualifications: Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Quality Focus, Professionalism, Productivity, Documentation Skills, Written Communication, Data Entry Management, Equipment Maintenance, Supply Management

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