Medical Records ClerkLos Angeles, California
- Create "new" patient folder for each patient using patient's unique hospital number or name, according to established department protocol; maintain master patient index; assist physicians with record completion; contact physicians regarding incomplete charts
- Deliver and retrieve patient records (hard copy or microfilmed) to emergency room, admission office or medical/surgical nursing unit; complete out-guide or use electronic device to identify patient record (MRN), date and name of individual requesting record
- Organize and file loose reports or other medical record documents; copy all medical records as requested; ensure that appropriate consents, subpoena and other medical record forms are complete upon request for a copy of medical record; obtain authorization from administration
- Respond to requests for records from Federal, State or County courts, hospitals and physicians
- Assist nursing staff and physicians with death certificates
- Assemble condensed portions of inpatient medical records and maintain them over sixty days in medical record department
- Maintain correspondence log; perform routine clerical tasks
Requires a High School diploma or equivalent with 1 - 2 years of experience in the healthcare field preferred.
Must have knowledge of medical terminology and be able to type at least 30 wpm.
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