Medical records administrator

Medical Records Administrators are treated as a subset of a larger group of archivists, curators, and records managers. Along with their counterparts in the larger field, medical records administrators maintain records databases and control access to those databases. They also develop record-keeping and archival plans and coordinate record-keeping systems.

Duties and tasks

  • Accepting and preserving records for medical purposes
  • Controlling access to databases and records to appropriate individuals
  • Developing and coordinating larger records-keeping systems
  • Developing coding and classification systems
  • Maintaining the security of computerized files and records systems
  • Ordering records in a logical and meaningful fashion
  • Revising medical records forms as needed

Skills required

  • Active listening
  • Judgment and decision making capabilities
  • Oral communication skills
  • Organisation
  • Reading comprehension

Working conditions

Medical Records Administrators usually work in medical facilities, whether those are hospitals, clinics, or other settings. At times, they may work in privatized general records-keeping facilities.

Professional associations / Industry information

The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM) 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Archive Executive
  • Archivist
  • Information Officer
  • Librarian
  • Records Officer
  • Research Officer