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Medical Records Technician Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Assists the Medical Records Supervisor with overseeing the day to day work of personnel engaged in analyzing, compiling, coding, indexing and filing medical records of clients.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Medical Records Technician in that incumbents have lead responsibility for the section. Incumbents typically handle the more difficult problems in the area such as irate clients, release of confidential material and misplaced medical files. This class typically reports to Medical Records Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates the work activities of subordinates.
  • Coordinates the day to day operations of medical records and admitting area.
  • Resolves problems that arise with releases of confidential medical information, misplaced medical records, or irate clients.
  • Performs work of subordinates such as registering clients, pulling and routing medical records, or coding of medical information.
  • Releases medical information upon client's and clinician's request, and requests medical information from other medical facilities.
  • Compiles administrative and health statistics for the use of clinic administrators.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical records analyzing and processing techniques and standards.
  • Knowledge of medical records, guidelines and regulations.
  • Skill in coordinating and leading the work activities of staff.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in Medical Records Technology AND two years' medical records operations experience; OR, Four years of medical records operations experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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