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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV6753
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide specialized technical skills or diversified clerical duties associated with medical records procedures.

Description of Duties:
• Maintains patient files and retrieves files for scheduled appointments, files patient charts, files patient data upon receipt of information, initiates records for new patients.
• Performs various detailed and technical tasks to input and/or retrieve /release patient information while ensuring patient health information is complete, accurate, timely, and compliant.
• Responds to requests for medical records, processes letters and reports based on established guidelines.
• Monitors data integrity, researches/merges duplicate medical records, and identifies/corrects patient overlays according to established protocols.
• Verifies and cross-references information in Health Information Management systems to ensure document accuracy.
• Prepares, scans, and indexes protected patient health information documentation in the electronic medical record.
• Timely responds to requests for release of protected patient health information by receipt via walk-in, telephone, written, and referral while ensuring the appropriate information is released.
• Assigns proper codes to patient medical records.
• Follows confidentially and HIPAA guidelines.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
Associate degree or one (1) year of college in Business Administration, Health Information Management or other closely related field.

Preferred: Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Required Experience:
One (1) year of experience in Medical Records field.

Preferred Experience:
Associate degree or one (1) year of college in Business Administration, Health Information Management or other closely related field.

Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality of medical information required in all matters.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 06/20/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit jeid-d42f5aa464a3ea47b196028a1fbedb30

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