Records Administrator Job Description

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Records Administrator Job Description
Records administrators must maintain confidentiality of medical records. (Ordner image by Angelika Bentin from

Records administrators normally work in health care facilities such as hospitals and medical offices, and are required to execute medical records systems. Records administrators must prepare and analyse medical documents.

Tasks and Duties

Duties of a records administrator include monitoring medical records, analysing patient data, developing and executing policies and procedures, preparing and conducting training sessions, and overseeing medical records staff. Records administrators must also participate in the development of computer software for computerised health information systems.

Qualifications and Training

Most employers require previous experience as a records administrator. Employers also prefer someone who has previous experience in overseeing medical records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Records administrators must have knowledge of the principles and practices of medical record keeping and knowledge of medical terminology. Records administrators must also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community and peers.


As of 2010, records administrator salaries range between £13,000 and £39,000, according to Glassdoor. Salaries normally vary depending on the industry, size of the company, and the candidate's educational background and professional experience.

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