Medical Records Technologist
We are seeking highly motivated Medical Records Technologist to join our Vascular Surgery team and work in a dynamic work environment that is team oriented, professional, customer friendly and devoted to excellence.
The Medical Records Technologist is responsible for maintaining an accurate, complete medical record filling system, determining priorities and performing work based on need and services; and recommending system changes and improvements in the filing area to the Office Manager.
Job Duties Include:
- Files records or portions of patient records according to department procedures.
- Retrieves, locates and delivers patient records to the requesting party.
- Receives, places and transfer calls using telephone etiquette; handles telephone information requests with courtesy, accuracy and respect for patient confidentiality.
- Releases medical records in a timely manner upon receipt of proper authorization; according to policies and procedures.
- Maintains a log of transferred medical records or records in storage.
- Purges and stores inactive medical records according to policies and procedures.
- Assembles and maintains an adequate stock of new patient records.
- Files reports and correspondence in the appropriate patient medical record and in the proper location and sequence within 24 hours of receipt.
- Files medical records before end of shift.
- Prepares patient medical records prior to patients visit in accordance with the schedule.
- Files transcribed progress notes within 24 hours of receipt and after physician review.
- Retrieves and delivers the medical record upon the request of the physician and co-workers.
- Maintains an adequate supply of progress notes, medication logs, new patient registration sheets, patient authorization forms for release of medical records, and all other forms contained within the medical record.
High school graduate or equivalent required. Preferably with two years medical records experience. Ability to file alphabetically or numerically. Knowledge of various filing systems, i.e., color-coded, open-end, alpha, terminal digit etc. Knowing the importance and having the ability to maintain an organized medical record. Knowing the importance and having the ability to apply HIPAA law to all medical record activities. Effective communication skills and customer oriented attitude/behavior.