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Job ID: 160723

Medical Records Specialist-CVM
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2021
Title Medical Records Specialist-CVM
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Department CVM/Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fiscal Services
    Agriculture/Animal Care

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Medical Records Specialist will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

Appropriately and accurately pull, review and audit patient record accuracy and completeness.
Organize and maintain data for clinical databases.
Use veterinary classification software to assign clinical codes for procedures and diagnosis.
Observe confidentiality and safeguards all patient related information.
Maintain electronic records for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting.
Provide data for internal analysis and external exporting for CVM and VMTH leadership
Maintain a positive working report with inter-department personnel, as well other clinical departments within the VMTH to assure medical records are properly maintained and problem areas are identified and corrected.
Be current on HIPPA regulations.
Knowledgeable on federal and state laws regarding proper medical record filing.
Adhere to VMTH requirements, policies, and standards.
Performs duties with professionalism, exhibit outstanding customer service, and operate with sensitivity to the diverse landscape of pet healthcare.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Must have an associate degree in health care information systems with certification and or medical coder certification.
A minimum of three years of office assistance experience in medical coding is preferred.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to determine appropriate coarse of action in more complex situations.
Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail and maintain a positive attitude.
Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and prioritize scheduling of work skills.
Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to handle difficult situations involving pet owners, faculty members, or others in a professional manner.
Be proficient in operating office equipment (computer, typing, Microsoft Office experience, fax, copier, data entry).

Commensurate with education, training and experience, Salary is contingent upon outside funding
Additional Position Information:

This position require weekend and after work hours’ job responsibilities
This position funded through restricted outside funding

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

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