Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Medical Records Technician

Medical Records Technician


salaire Min. 24,36 $ / h
Max. 33,95 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Medical records technicians process health information and manage the disclosure and protection of such information according to laws, regulations and policies in force.  

They have the skill to design and analyze biopsychosocial files to encode items based on nomenclatures. They list data in files for statistical and research purposes, and participate in the evaluation of medical and clinical actions, as well monitoring care quality. Medical records technicians also compile data from specialized registries (tumours, trauma).

They manage an institution’s information system and clinical databases by collaborating in the implementation and update of programs and providing appropriate training and support to other workers.

Education and Training Requirements

Medical records training programs are offered at the following instiutions:

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy completing repetitive tasks according to established standards
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must exercise discretion
  • Must have good summarizing and analytical skills

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them

Work Environment

Medical records technicians work in all categories of institutions but mainly practise in hospitals (in French only) and Local community services centres (CLSCs) (in French only).

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