HEALTH RECORDS TECHNICIAN
Position Summary: This position is required to accurately register all patients/visitors seen at the health center, verify eligibility status, demographic information and enter in insurance information for billing purposes. This position ensures that all required forms are completed, provides health information to all clinics, department, and any authorized users. This position is responsible for scanning health information into the electronic health record, answering the department and health center phones, properly releasing health information according to state and federal laws, and maintains confidentiality of protected health information. Other duties would include data entry of immunization data and retrieving archived health information.
Responsibilities: Greets and registers patients of the University Health Center. Provides friendly, courteous, and professional service to all customers who come into the Health Center or who call. Registers patients accurately and promptly. Accurately enters and updates patient demographic and insurance information.
Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduation from a standard high school, completion of an approved course for Medical Record Technicians, certification as an Accredited Record Technician, and some experience as a medical record technician; or graduation from a standard high school, completion of an approved course for Medical Record Technicians, and experience as a Medical Record Technician; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Through knowledge of the principles of medical record science. Through knowledge of medical terminology and coding systems. Considerable knowledge of legal aspects of medical records. Considerable knowledge of the principles of record analysis and concepts of medical record administration. Considerable knowledge of the fundamentals and ramifications of health data collection and statistical analysis. Some knowledge of disease processes. Some knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Some knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, systems, and equipment. Ability to plan, organize, train, and supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to work independently and make sound judgments involving technical and confidential material. Ability to understand and apply hospital and department policies. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with physicians and employees.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.