Medical Records Clerk
South Park Clinic - Houston, TX

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Responsibilities:
  • Pulls charts for scheduled appointments in advance. Inserts out cards. Follows medical records policies and procedures, including completion of requested forms.
  • Delivers, transports, sorts, and files returned charts.
  • Picks up lab reports, dictations, X-rays, and correspondence.
  • Continually checks for misfiled charts and re-files according to filing system. Maintains orderly files.
  • Files all medical reports. Purges obsolete records and files in storage.
  • Destroys out-dated records following established procedures for retention and destruction.
  • Makes up new patient charts. Repairs damaged charts. Assists in locating and filing records.
  • Works with clinical staff to route patient charts to proper location.
  • Answers telephone, takes messages, and gives routine information in accordance with established procedures.
  • Duplicates documents and forms in accordance with prescribed policies and procedures. May be required to calculate related fees for medical records.
  • Follows the Legacy guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.
  • Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the LEGACY Mission.
  • Maintains established Legacy policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the LEGACY Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of Legacy’s cultural diversity objectives.
  • Supports and adheres to LEGACY Service Guarantee.
  • Participates in the Performance Improvement Program
  • Performs other related work as required.

Requirements:
  • High school graduation or GED.
  • Completion of course in medical records terminology desired.
  • Previous experience in medical transcription preferred.
  • Typing ability of 45 wpm.
  • Word processing and computer experience preferred.

Physical Sensory Requirements (with or without the aid of mechanical devices):

Medium work-Ability to exert 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

OSHA Category Classification:

II: Potential for blood borne pathogen.