Medical Records Specialists:

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare system. Classify medical and healthcare concepts, including diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment, into the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Includes medical coders.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $46,890.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,870
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.95 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Written Communication
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Computer Fundamentals
Technology and Tool Usage
Resource Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Give medications or immunizations
Administer non-intravenous medications
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer intravenous medications
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Position patients for treatment or examination
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct medical tests
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer first aid
Administer medical injections
Provide in home patient care
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Treat medical condition of patient
Conduct medical x-rays
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Deliver babies
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Perform medical surgery
Apply traction to patients
Develop treatment plans
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Feed food to individuals
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Perform emergency medical procedures
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Administer radioactive isotopes
Perform minor surgery
Massage patient or client
Develop medical treatment plans
Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Conduct behavior modification
Assist clients in handling details of daily life
Develop dietary care plans
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions

Documenting/Recording Information

Record medical history
Maintain medical records
Document medical prognosis
Maintain record of medication or equipment dispensed to patient
Prepare official health documents or records
Manage clinical or social case records
Maintain medical facility records
Record client's personal data
Maintain insurance records
Process medical billing information
Record health information such as vital statistics
Prepare records of customer charges
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data
Maintain customer and account records
Prepare billing statements
Maintain operational records, files, or reports
Maintain personnel records
Write technical health or medical documents
Maintain call logs or records
Develop photographic media such as film, x-rays, or medical images
Maintain public records
Maintain social service program records
Write social services reports or evaluations

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze medical or health data
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Examine patients
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Take vital signs
Conduct patient assessments
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
Calculate medicine dosages
Conduct physical examinations
Perform biological testing
Perform medical research
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological specimens
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems
Analyze biological material samples
Isolate microorganisms
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Interpret x-ray images
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze medical laboratory findings
Review customer records
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze the chemical structures, properties, and reactions of organic or carbon compounds
Analyze biological samples
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds
Perform community, social, or health services related research

Handling and Moving Objects

Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare medical treatment room
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Set-up patient care equipment
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Collect specimens from patients
Set-up medical oxygen equipment
Collect biological specimens
Set-up medical laboratory equipment
Prepare medical sample for laboratory testing or analysis
Collect blood or tissue samples
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare surgical supplies or equipment
Set-up incubators in hospitals

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