Job Description

Job Title: Medical Records Abstractor
Job ID: 94318797
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona Reg Health Srvcs
Department: ARHS Systems
Location: , Altoona PA


Join a team that is committed to making a difference!  UPMC is hiring a Medical Records Abstractor to join their Altoona team.  This role will abstract medical and statistical information from the medical records into EPICCare e-record.  The shift is Monday through Friday first shift with rotation.  Apply today!

  • Review medical record and enter specified data elements into the e-record.
  • Route abstracted charts appropriately.
  • Ability to assess correct information in areas of overlap.
  • Communicate issues relevant to e-record data collection to appropriate PSD personnel.
  • Ability to utilize independent judgment as required.
  • Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Handle inquiries appropriately and professionally.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Cooperate with other Health Information Management Department functions to ensure charts are processed in a timely manner.
  • Understand of physician terminology and documentation.
  • Provide back-up to scanners as appropriate.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Higher education preferred.
  • Six months experience with medical terminology, medical record content, anatomy or physiology required. 
  • EMR experience is highly preferred.
  • Computer/keyboarding skills and working knowledge of office equipment operations required.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $13.69 to $20.84 / hour

    Union Position: No

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