How to Hire a Medical Records Clerk

Does your growing business need a medical records clerk? A medical records clerk gathers, processes and maintains medical records of patients in the medical database software.

Here are some tips to help you find great medical records clerk candidates and make the right hire for your clinic or hospital.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.10 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$22.85 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Medical Records Clerk?

An efficient Medical Records Clerk helps in maintaining patient records in physical and digital form on the medical database software based on ethical, legal requirements of the medical services system.

• Record and file all patient laboratory X-ray slips to the current patient chart
• Deliver all required documents and forms to nursing staff
• Record update and maintain skill acquisition and data collection files

Skills to look for in a great Medical Records Clerk

Medical Records Clerks are an integral part of a medical clinic team. It is essential to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Medical Records Clerk.

• High school diploma or GED required
• Strong attention to detail and good multitasking skills
• More than 3+ years’ experience in managing medical records of patients
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Proficient in computer programs, including Microsoft Office and medical database software
• Knowledge of medical terms

Writing a Medical Records Clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Medical Records Clerk candidates. A Medical Records Clerk job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Medical Records Clerk jobs, such as:

• Hospital Medical Records Clerk
• Senior Medical Records Clerk
• Health Information Clerk

Interviewing Medical Records Clerk candidates

To hire a suitable Medical Records Clerk, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Proficiency in maintaining patient records
• Past experience in managing medical clinic records independently
• How they’ve contributed to business efficiency by actively doing patient record administration

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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