Medical Records Technician, Senior
Butte County, CA - Chico, CA

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Under general supervision, supports health care professionals in providing a variety of technical records services to individuals, the community and other public agencies. Provides work direction to others.

Essential Job Functions:

Essential Job Functions : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

· Provides work direction as needed to Medical Records Technicians to ensure that daily assignments are completed effectively, correctly and in a timely manner; trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and identifies training needs for staff.

· Meets daily with supervisor to discuss assignments, workload, completed projects and upcoming assignments.

· Prepares, reviews and maintains medical charts and records for a variety of programs; coordinates medical release of records in accordance with established laws, rules and regulations.

· Maintains manual and electronic filing system; files client charts, immunization records and other medical documents; enters information into computer; maintains tracking system for repayments, enrollments and assessment fees.

· Coordinates payment for medical services; maintains cash drawer; receives fees; provides receipts.

· Provides appropriate ICD-9, CPT, and other medical coding to clinic reports and billing documents.

· Conducts training, technical assistance and quality assurance activities regarding client service and billing documentation per specific program guidelines.

· Participates in program development, analysis, and evaluation activities.

· Receives and processes referrals; checks and verifies medical status.

· Provides information and assistance to customers, the public and others; collects, obtains and updates legal documentation.

· Provides a variety of clerical and office assistance; types medical transcriptions; distributes memoranda, letters and other correspondence; distributes and processes in-coming mail.

· Prepares, reviews and distributes a variety of files, record, reports, educational materials, rosters, logs, letters, forms and other documents; attends meetings, takes and processes minutes; forwards information to appropriate office.

· Inventories supplies and materials; tracks, orders, maintains and distributes supplies.

· Adheres to the confidentiality standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as amended.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· High school diploma or GED equivalent certificate and two (2) years experience in medical records or other clerical records management and administration. A Medical Terminology Certificate from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

· A State of California driver's license may be required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

· Work is performed in a clinic, community, or office environment.

· Work may involve the potential for exposure to hostile situations and infectious diseases; some non-standard work hours may be required.