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Job Title: Medical Records Clerk

Job Summary: The Medical Records Clerk is responsible for maintaining and organizing patient medical records in a healthcare facility. This includes ensuring accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality of all medical records. The Medical Records Clerk will also be responsible for retrieving and releasing medical records as needed.


  • Organize and maintain patient medical records in accordance with facility policies and procedures
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of all medical records
  • Protect the confidentiality of patient medical records
  • Retrieve and release medical records as needed
  • Assist healthcare providers with accessing patient medical records
  • Respond to requests for medical records from patients, insurance companies, and other healthcare providers
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations related to medical records
  • Assist with audits and quality assurance activities related to medical records


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with medical records preferred
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare regulations
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information
  • Proficient in computer skills and electronic medical record systems

Physical Demands: The Medical Records Clerk may be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and may need to lift and move boxes of medical records.

Working Conditions: The Medical Records Clerk will work in a healthcare facility and may be exposed to infectious diseases and hazardous materials. The work environment may be fast-paced and require the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks.

Salary: The salary for a Medical Records Clerk varies depending on experience and location.

Benefits: The Medical Records Clerk may be eligible for healthcare benefits, paid time off, and retirement benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Medical Records Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Medical Records Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Medical Records Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Medical Records Clerk job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Medical Records Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Medical Records Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 15 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Medical Records Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Medical Records Clerk role?
SMS has 81% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Medical Records Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Medical Records Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 194% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Medical Records Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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