High school graduate or the equivalent; two to three years’ experience in a medical records department or health care office setting; knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology; ability to communicate verbally, withstand continual deadlines, concentrate and maintain accuracy in spite of frequent interruptions; detailed oriented and highly organized; knowledge of the following must be demonstrated within 6 months of hire:
- Understanding of documentation requirements and procedures in compliance with key agencies that include, but are not limited to, CMS, DMH and The Joint Commission
- Basic clerical skills including Microsoft Office, and the principles of alphabetic, numeric, and terminal digit filing
- Use of standard office equipment including copy machines and fax machines, and
- General EHR and medical records procedures and standards.
Physical Requirements of the Job:
- Continuous sitting (extended sitting) up to 2 hours at a time until break or lunch.
- Reaching forward to place paperwork on a document stand.
- Grasping to turn keys in doors throughout facility, grabbing files/paperwork.
- Lifting up to 10 pounds.
- Carrying up to 10 pounds to transport small quantities of charts various distances in facility.
- Fine manipulation/dexterity for data entry, writing and handling paperwork
- Standing and walking frequently throughout shift and to various locations in the facility to file charts and put up supplies.
- Sitting can be in frequent bursts up to 10 minutes.
- While filing in the medical records department, the employee may bend forward, squat, lunge, stoop or crouch to access the levels that are at floor to waist level.
- Forward reaching, reaching out to front, and overhead reaching with up to 5 to 15 pounds is performed when filing records and charts.