Medical Records Technician

Responsible for creating, completing, filing, and archiving medical data, medical information technicians are the guardians of medical record confidentiality.

Employment outlook

No available information for the time being

Prerequisits

High School Diploma

English test - Minimum score: 75%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

1 other academic subject - Grade 12

Interview

High School Diploma

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Vaccinations current

First aid certificate - CPR level C

Daily tasks

  • Greet the client
  • Create or update the medical record
  • Save and file the record based on the facility’s code
  • Conduct statistical and demographic studies based on the facility’s needs
  • Ensure the security of patient data at all times

Required skills

  • Be curious and have good logical sense
  • Be respectful and keep professional secrecy
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary
  • This work demands close attention to detail.

Salary

$26,80 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $55 744

Min hourly rate: $20,00 / h ($41 600)

Max hourly rate: $36,80 / h ($76 544)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

  • Cape Breton University
  • Nova-Scotia Community College - NSCC

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 3

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