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Medical Records Clerk II

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
  • Purpose of Job
    • Serves as primary contact person for medical records department.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required.

    • Experience
      • 1 year previous medical records experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • N/A

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Basic computer skills required.
      • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers required.
      • Excellent customer service skills required.
      • Skilled in electronic medical record documentation preferred.
      • Ability to read, write, and carry out oral and written instructions with accuracy and efficiency required.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium/Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position (0%):
        • Crawling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%): 
        • Climbing
        • Distinguish colors
        • Kneeling
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Sitting
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Seeing/Visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Electronically assembles and properly indexes patient health information including medical
        history, exam results, test results/reports, lab tests, treatment plans, transcription, releases, and
        other information related to patient care and treatment.

      • Reviews upcoming patient appointment lists and follows protocols to ensure all Electronic Medical Records (EMR) documents
        are properly scanned, edited, identified, filed correctly and duplicates deleted.

      • Appropriately accesses hospital computer systems and contacts other medical facilities to retrieve missing patient data to ensure files are complete for appointments and physician review.

      • Properly decodes medical reports to facilitate accurate filing and completeness of Electronic Medical Records.

      • Processes requests for release of medical records, including subpoenas, ensuring appropriate authorizations are on file and legal guidelines for releasing records are followed.

      • Responds to tasked requests for files/documents and forwards to providers as needed.

      • Answers and responds to phone inquiries for Health Information Department.

      • Follows policies and procedures for storing and retrieving protected health information.

      • Coordinates insurance company chart reviews and prepares documentation for onsite reviewers.

      • Opens physician mail daily and distributes according to defined procedures.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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Date Posted September 29, 2022
Date Closes November 28, 2022
Requisition 25479
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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