Class Specifications - H.60
Medical Record Technician - 9266
Assistant Medical Record Technician - 9267

August, 1976

Series Concept

Medical Record Technicians perform technical duties related to the acquisition, analysis, storage and retrieval of medical information in a campus medical facility; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically work under the direction of a professional Medical Record Administrator and perform a variety of technical assignments In one or more areas of a campus medical record program. Medical Record Technician positions are distinguished from positions in the Medical Record Administrator series in that Medical Record Administrators typically have responsibility for planning and directing the activities in one or more areas of a campus medical record program. Medical Record Technicians provide technical support to the Medical Record Administrators, however, technicians are expected to operate relatively independently within the scope of given assignments.

Medical Record Technicians collect, analyze and code medical information in accordance with the requirements of federal, state and local laws, the standards prescribed by accrediting and regulatory agencies, the data needs of physicians, researchers, students and administrators, and information requirements of patients, attorneys, insurance firms and governmental agencies; compile a variety of statistical reports requiring quantitative and qualitative analysis of medical records; and assist Medical Record Administrators as required in the development of medical information systems.

The Medical Record Technician series consists of two levels with the distinction between levels based on the scope and complexity of the medical record keeping functions performed.

Class Concepts

Medical Record Technician

Under general supervision incumbents perform difficult technical duties in one or more areas of a campus medical record program. Incumbents usually work under the direction of a Medical Record Administrator, however, they are expected to operate independently in solving technical record keeping problems. Incumbents perform the majority of duties outlined in the Series Concept and may direct the work of lower level technicians and related clerical personnel.

Assistant Medical Record Technician

Under supervision incumbents perform entry level technical duties in one or more areas of a campus medical record program. Assignments at this level are routine in nature and follow established guidelines and procedures. Work is subject to review by higher level medical record professional and technical staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Medical Record Technician

Certification as an Accredited Record Technician by the American Medical Record' Association or eligibility for examination for accreditation; and two years of experience in a medical record department of an approved hospital; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Assistant Medical Record Technician

Certification as an Accredited Record Technician by the American Medical Record Association or eligibility for examination for accreditation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.