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Health Information Technician - Medical Records

Urbana, Illinois
Job Type
3 Aug 2022
Health Information Technician - Medical Records

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

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Job Summary
Working under general supervision of higher-level personnel, this position performs a variety of technical tasks to support the management of health information and data integrity within an electronic system in addition to management of paper medical records.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Requests, receives, and processes health information (including diagnostic images) within the electronic system, validates and processes release of health information requests of both paper and electronic health system.
  • Assembles, files, and reviews health information system and documents for completeness and enters medical record information into the hospital information system, including uploading medical record items (including images) into the hospital information system.
  • Updates client, patient, and referring veterinary information within the hospital information system.
  • Retrieves and maintains records per established policies.
    • Retrieve records for routine use and special projects as needed.
    • Retrieve and reactivate medical records from microfilm.
    • Purge records as necessary under the guidance of supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Provides deficiency reports to clinicians.
    • Answers routine medical record and health information system questions per established policy and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications
Any one or combination totaling eighteen months (18 months) from the categories below:
  1. Coursework in a health-related field, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
    • 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
    • 60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals eighteen months (18 months)
  2. Work experience in the preparation and/or maintenance of medical records in a health care facility or program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word.
  • Physical Demands
    Normal office setting. Allergies to hay, straw, or animal dander may cause discomfort based on location within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Must have physical dexterity to handle boxes containing records and reach for records of high and low shelving.

    Appointment Information
    This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 3856 - Medical Records Technician position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the search close date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedures & Deadline Information
    Applications must be received by August 4, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact . For questions regarding the application process, please contact .

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    • Job Reference: 676943539-2
    • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
    • Recruiter: University Of Illinois
    • Location: Urbana, Illinois
    • Salary: On Application
    • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
    • Job Type: Permanent