A Medical Records Clerk is responsible for organizing and maintaining patient information, ensuring accuracy, confidentiality and efficient record retrieval within a healthcare setting. Their role involves updating records, managing filing systems and assisting healthcare professionals in accessing relevant patient data.

Job Description

To become a member of our team and manage the filing and upkeep of patient records in our medical facility, we are searching for a Medical Records Clerk. The duties of a Medical Records Clerk include processing patient admissions, providing medical files, and gathering patient data. The goal will be to guarantee that all patient records are up to date and well organized by working with a small team.

The following are the responsibilities of a Medical Records Clerk:

  • Collecting the personal and demographic data of the patient.
  • Providing medical records to individuals and organizations in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Assisting with government inquiries and audits.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assuring accurate record-keeping, distribute medical charts to the relevant hospital departments in compliance with hospital procedures.
  • Make sure that patient charts, documentation, and reports are completed accurately and on schedule to protect the privacy and security of medical records.
  • Centralize patient data, provide the nursing department the necessary paperwork, and handle secretarial duties such as answering calls, replying to emails, and processing documents related to patients’ admission and discharge.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Solid experience in a Medical Records Clerk or related position.
  • Advanced knowledge of medical terms and procedures for administration.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office and information management programs.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities and a keen eye for detail.
  • Qualifications or training relevant to the position of Medical Records Clerk.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the role of a Medical Records Clerk?

Medical Records Clerks organize and maintain patient health records, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.

How can I request a copy of my medical records?

Patients can typically request their medical records by contacting the healthcare provider’s medical records department.

What qualifications are required to become a Medical Records Clerk?

Typically, a high school diploma or equivalent and knowledge of medical terminology are required for this role.

Can I update my personal information in my medical records?

Patients can often request updates or corrections to their personal information by contacting the medical records department.

How long are medical records kept, and can they be accessed after leaving a healthcare facility?

Medical record retention policies vary, but generally, records are kept for a specific period, and patients may request access even after leaving the facility within legal constraints.