Position SummaryNEXT Oncology, an affiliate with Texas Oncology and the US Oncology Network, is growing and has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Medical Records Clerk in the Medical Center area of San Antonio, TX.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Data Management, this position is responsible the preparation, scanning, labeling and maintenance of medical records for the practice. The position works closely with the research team in support of all ongoing clinical studies.
PRINCIPAL Duties AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Demonstrates an understanding of patient/sponsor confidentiality to protect the patient and practice.
Creates and maintains the patient medical record for each patient; in electronic format and in paper, as needed.
Following HIPAA guidelines gathers patient records from a variety of sources (i.e., mail, fax/eFax, email, and etc.), which will require interacting with registration areas and/or physicians' offices in a professional manner.
Scans and attaches medical records into the electronic medical record system according to guidelines.
Keeps practice health care providers informed by communicating availability or unavailability of the record.
Handles medical record requests and patient care related releases of information ensuring that all releases are compliant with HIPAA guidelines.
Assists in purging deceased and inactive charts as scheduled and according to guidelines.
Ability to assist in the guidance and training of less experienced staff.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude with the research team.
Remains current with all required training.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
High School graduate or GED
Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with research personnel.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of HIPAA guidelines.
Excellent organizational skills to independently manage work flow.
Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately with minimal guidance.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to work independently and function as part of a team.
Clear and concise verbal and written communications.
Excellent attention to detail.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work may require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for prolonged periods of time.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves contact with patients and public.
The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the premier provider of oncology and hematology care in the Southwest. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide "More breakthroughs. More victories." To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
US Oncology, Inc.