HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CLERK
Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves performing various clerical functions necessary for the filing, retrieval, storage and retention of medical records at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent maintains complete and accurate medical records, evaluates medical records to established standards, and provides clerical support for other health information employees of the department. Work is performed under direct supervision of an administrative technical or clerical employee. Supervision is not a function of this position. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Pulls and files medical records; Facilitates accurate tracking system of pulled records; Reviews and analyzes medical records for completeness, proper signatures and documentation for JCAHO, New York State Department of Health and Medical Bylaw requirements; notifies physician/practitioner of deficiency; Corrects, prints and files transcribed reports; Ensures that transcribed reports are attached to the correct patient/visit in the Electronic Medical Record; corrects any reports that fail or have misinformation; Audits the auto-fax feature of electronic signature to ensure that signed reports are faxed to the appropriate and necessary physicians; Trains new physicians on the dictation system including setting up dictation ID’s; trains attending physicians on electronically signing reports; Audits the signing queues; Completes weekly delinquent lists for physicians, operative reports, cardiac caths, and angiograms; Prepares weekly letters for medical staff; Scans, indexes, and performs checks on scanned documents; Answers and directs inquiries regarding medical records; Receives, verifies and processes subpoenas; Enters and prepares records for New York State Disability claims. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of modern filing and medical record keeping procedures including paper, microfilm, scanned and electronic records; good knowledge of medical record maintenance; working knowledge of laws and regulations governing the completion of medical records; working knowledge of laws and regulations regarding the release of protected health information; ability to recognize inconsistencies and omissions in medical records; ability to work effectively with a wide range of people; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain a variety of medical records; ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions; ability to train others; high degree of accuracy; industry; dependability and confidentiality; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of office experience, at least six (6) months of which included working with medical records in a health care setting. NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.
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