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Medical Records Clerk
Job Category:   Administrative/Clerical
Unit:   Student Health Services
Position Code:   SSHS4989A
Status:   Closed
Closing Date:   This position is open until filled.
Salary:   $30,589.20 - $40,089.60 Annual. Position will normally be hired at, or near, the entry rate.
Location:   Campus Site
 
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required
 
Description:  

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Student Health Services (SHS) serves the campus by providing medical services and health education to all University of California, Merced students. Services are designed to enable students to get the most from their educational experience, minimizing the impact of illness, injury and emotional distress on their academic career. The SHS coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals.

Student Health Services provides a variety of medical services, which are similar to the outpatient care provided in a physicians’ group practice. These services include primary and urgent/acute care, evaluation and guidance for individual health problems, family planning services, public health prevention programs, and health education.

The Medical Records Clerk processes all release of information requests for medical records in accordance with State, Federal, FERPA, HIPAA and SHS guidelines, and assists with the basic day-to-day patient flow functions including scheduling, answering phones, processing charts for appointments and billing.

This is a 12-month position subject to temporary layoff during curtailment periods

 
Qualifications:   • Associate of Arts degree and five years of related experience are required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Strong customer service orientation. Ability to convey a helpful and positive attitude to the public, campus departments and the various units within Student Affairs in support of the department's customer service environment.

• Working knowledge of State and Federal laws pertaining to the release of medical information.

• Working knowledge of medical terminology.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate in a pleasant, tactful and effective manner when executing tasks and responsibilities.

• Ability to exercise independent and mature judgment and to work with minimal distraction and to take the initiative to follow-up on projects or assignments.

• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality to protect privacy and rights of individuals.

• Proficiency with computers and databases. Excellent computer keyboard skills. Knowledge of Windows XP, Excel, Word.

• Ability to maintain attention to detail to assure completion and accuracy of assignments.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks sometimes with conflicting priorities.
 
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

 
    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf





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