Reporting to the Director of HIM, the HIM Technician II is responsible for record control for all hospital medical records. The position is also responsible for the assembly and analysis of all discharged patients according to hospital accrediting and regulatory agency requirements. Performs ongoing and periodic chart audits as required. Interacts professionally with all Hospital staff and personnel, patients, other healthcare facilities and the public.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Associate or bachelor degree in an AHIMA approved program in Health Information Technology preferred.
Previous experience in Health Information Management.
Licensure and/or Certification
Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and disease processes.
Strong computer skills to include MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); previous 3M Encoder and Meditech experience preferred. Extensive use of computer and office equipment including fax, copy machines, scanners.
Technical skills to work with detailed systems, computer applications and intradepartmental units.
Knowledge of JCAHO requirements and federal and state guidelines applicable to health record completeness and patient privacy.
Knowledge of health information systems and data management.
Knowledge of health record content and sequence.
Strong analytical and communications skills; detailed oriented.
Ability to use judgment in carrying out all phases of the work.
Ability to accept constructive analysis based on feedback from inside/outside auditors, and quality improvement initiatives.
Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to all phases of the work.
Ability to be courteous, tactful, and cooperative throughout the working day.
Ability to process and provide accurate paperwork.
Ability to process work within presented deadlines and time frames.
Ability to manage multiple projects and large amounts of data.
Ability to work independently as well as a team player.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills to ensure effective outcomes in dealing with the medical staff and other hospital employees.
Subject to irregular hours occasionally.