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Medical Records Specialist

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About NYC Health + Hospitals


NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur provides primary and specialty outpatient care through its Diagnostic and Treatment Center (D&TC) and residential care for the elderly and infirmed in its 295-bed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Gouverneur recently completed a $250 million modernization project to offer enhanced, cutting edge healthcare services in a state of the art space.  NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham, Gouverneur’s D&TC is the largest freestanding D&TC in New York, providing more than 250,000 visits per year on the Lower East Side. Gotham Health| Gouverneur provides a comprehensive array of on-site services, including primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, dentistry, behavioral health, podiatry, optometry, ENT, digital imaging, infectious disease, and other specialties and sub-specialties.   NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility provides 24-hour care for individuals in need of short-term, long-term care or hospice care.  The facility is rated as a Best Nursing Home by US News and World Report.  Post-Acute Care services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and audiology, and vocational rehabilitation. 

Job Description


Under supervision, analyze, abstract, code or index patient's medical record in a municipal hospital, medical center component, skilled nursing facility, ambulatory care facility or health care organization; perform related work

The intent of this position is to provide support to both internal and external customers as it relates to medical record information. Employees in this position will assist in retrieving, scanning and providing information as it relates to requests from attorney offices, insurance companies, medical practices, hospitals, courts or subpoenas as requested.

  • Assist the Associate Medical Record Specialist Ill with day to day functions needed to meet assignments within the department
  • Gathers electronic or paper medical record information as requested.
  • Answers phone call regarding medical records or request for information for patients.
  • Meets with walk-in patients requesting information on chart requests for various reasons
  • Responsible for scanning all paper charts into the system for electronic storage
    .•    Assists in maintaining the flow of patient information (correspondence) on a daily basis.
  • Gathers information for the Supervisor as it relates to requests from Attorney offices, insurance companies, medical practices, hospitals, courts or subpoenas as requested
  • Investigate and resolve problems presented by patients who call or present requesting information or clarification
  • Assist with preparations of surveys and audits as needed
  • May supervise and train clerical staff of a medical record department
  • May organize, file and retrieve medical records

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or its educational equivalent; and
  2. Completion of a coding, medical record technology or health information technology program approved by the American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA); or
  3. Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); or
  4. Two (2) years of satisfactory experience in coding and abstracting medical records in a recognized hospital or health care organization.

Department Preferences

  1. Knowledge of Excel, Outlook and other MS office applications 
  2. Knowledge of EPIC software application
  3. Knowledge of Quadramed 
  4. Ability to analyze tasks and priorities
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as ability to work well within a team
  6. Ability to work independently 
  7. Strong organizational skills, critical thinking and a can-do attitude 

How To Apply


If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online at EMPLOYMENT.NYCHHC.ORG by clicking the “Apply Now” button.

Posting ID: 642676513Posted: 2021-07-30Job Title: Medical Record Specialist