Medical Records Clerk Job Description

Medical Records Clerk Job Description

May 16th, 2019

A Medical Records Clerk is in charge of managing patient health files in a facility. Also known as Health Information Clerks, their duties include filing records, assisting in audits, and collecting information. The requirements for this role include a high school diploma and proven work experience.

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Medical Records Clerk Job Description Template:

Our medical facility is currently searching for an experienced and friendly Medical Records Clerk to join our administrative team. You will be responsible for a variety of tasks including collecting patient information, issuing medical files, filing medical records, and processing patient admissions and discharge papers.

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, processes, and administrative duties. To excel in this position, you should also demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills.

Medical Records Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Gather patient demographic and personal information.
  • Issue medical files to persons and agencies according to laws and regulations.
  • Help with departmental audits and investigations.
  • Distribute medical charts to the appropriate departments of the hospital.
  • Maintain quality and accurate records by following hospital procedures.
  • Ensure patient charts, paperwork and reports are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Make sure all medical records are protected and kept confidential.
  • File all patients' medical records and information.
  • Supply the nursing department with the appropriate documents and forms.
  • Complete clerical duties including answering phones, responding to emails, and processing patient admission and discharge records.

Medical Records Clerk Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Advanced understanding of medical terminology and administration processes.
  • Proficient in information management programs and MS Office.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.

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