Medical Records Coordinator Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: July 29, 2016

 

Do you know that you can actually look forward to interviews? While it may seem like an impossibility to people who do not feel prepared for the ordeal, acing an interview is easier than you think. But this is only possible if you know what to expect.

Do some research. Find out what you will be asked at the interview (or the likes of it). Prepare well in advance. And charge in on a cloud of confidence.

Let us help you begin your research with these interview questions and answers:

 

Medical Records Coordinator Interview Questions and Answers

What is your main concern when creating and maintaining medical records databases? Why is this concern prime on your list?
My main concern when creating and maintaining medical records databases is integrity of data. This is because if base patient data is incorrect, there is a huge chance of diagnosis and procedural information to become incorrect as well. That is why I always make sure that initial patient histories and previous medical procedures are verified several times before being considered a record.

Where does patient confidentiality stand on your list of priorities?
Patient confidentiality stands as high as data integrity does – right at the top. All information that I tend to is given to me in confidence and there is no way that I can compromise on it. It is my duty to make sure that patient information is recorded in a way that it does not leak or loses its integrity.

As a medical records coordinator, what have been your main duties in the past?
I have created and maintained medical records and databases, validated documentation, collected information from medical personnel to update existing patient records, monitored and audited records for completeness and accuracy, and have ensured that medical records are maintained according to facility and state and federal regulations.

Do you think you are skilled enough to work as a medical records coordinator at our facility? Why or why not?
I believe that my skills are spot on with your requirements for a medical records coordinator. I am well-organized, possess prior experience in handling medical records, can work well with people of all types and can handle detail-oriented work without any problems.

Tell us of a time when you found it difficult to cope with work but ended up shining in spite of it all.
There was a time when I had to convert patient records from paper into an electronic form and was given a deadline of 24 hours. This initially seemed impossible as there were over 10,000 records to handle. But then I thought of using OCR and scanning them all one by one. This seemed to work and I met my deadline, to the satisfaction of my supervisor!

How do you handle pressure?
I have a foolproof way of handling pressure. I disassociate my personal self from my work. And by taking one day at a time, I am able to not think about pressure, and end up meeting my deadlines efficiently.