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Position Details

Department: Health Information Mgmt
Category: Hlth Info Mgmt/Med Records
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 450659
Date Posted: 5/1/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This mid-level level position performs all the duties of the HIM Technician and advanced duties such as general ROI requests, patient portal inquiries, MPI edits, importing of documents or charts, and research of chart requests in multiple systems in compliance with organizational policies and HIPAA and government regulations. Maintains the confidentiality of our patient's protected health information. At all times, ensures that only authorized individuals have access to the patient's health information. Recalls charts from offsite storage, other clinics, or specific areas to ensure complete charts are provided when necessary. Monitoring and completing transcription work queues. This position is also responsible for resolving problems with documents such as missing medical record numbers, wrong document name, etc.. Assists HIM Management with special projects. This position is required to cover weekends and holidays and may be assigned to a second or third shift.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Performs the basic HIM functions proficiently including scanning, chart retrievals from the floors and clinics, record editing, quality assurance, and customer calls. Maintains their productivity accurately and provides the information to the Lead via worksheet. Must answer telephones and other customer communications professionally and efficiently. Maintains a productivity level of scanning and QA at 95% or better. Must maintain a quality level of scanning and QA of 99% or better.
    • Chart Run – retrieves records from several locations and escalates missing records or
    • deviation from normal processes to the Lead.
    • Scanning - Converts paper documents to electronic image (via scanning)
    • Record Editing – deletes, adds, or moves documents to ensure the accuracy of the
    • medical record and to avoid possible breach by having another patient’s document in the current patient’s record.
    • Quality Assurance (QA) – Reviews scanned images against source document to
    • ensure the quality of the image, the patient demographics are for the appropriate patient record, and the number of images scanned match those in the chart.
    • Answers internal and external calls courteously and professionally and ensures the customer's request is addressed.
    • Maintains productivity level at the 95% or better.
    • Passes quality reviews for scanning accuracy at a 99% or better rate.
  2. Performs advanced HIM functions assisting other areas of HIM and PCH to ensure excellent customer service, proficient and timely processing of HIM work, and quality-focused outcomes. Performs these functions in compliance with organizational policies, HIPAA and State regulations, while maintaining confidentiality of our patients protected health information. At all times, ensures that only authorized individuals have access to the patients' health information.
    • Chart Request – manages storage charts, send and request chart for pick-up and delivery. Manage internal tracking sheet to know the status and location of the chart. Scans paper record into Chartmaxx for clinician review and release of records.
    • Imports – manages PDF importing documents from multiple different sources. Receives emails and obtains PDF documents from folders and imports the documents into patient records.
    • Homebase - charts are picked up daily, weekly, monthly from specialty clinic that house current documents for patient care, charts are carefully reviewed for completeness, scan documents that have not been scanned to the EHR, return scanned chart back to clinic.
    • MPI Edits – assists the MPI team to correct registration information when needed.
    • ROI – Fully trained and assists the ROI team by answering customer telephone inquiries and releasing simple and continuation of care requests in a HIPAA compliant manner.
    • Patient Portal – assists with patient portal inquiries and directs callers to appropriate person or process.
    • Scanner - Maintains daily cleaning, troubleshoots scanner issues, and advise the IT department to get issues resolved.
    • Train –assists in training new employees according to function standards and provides factual feedback to the HIM Lead and Supervisor.
  3. General HIM Department Requirements
    • Adheres to Health Information Management department standards of conduct including attendance, lateness, and dress code policies.
    • Promotes positive internal and external customer relations through prompt and courteous service.
    • Demonstrates strong communication skills and attention to detail.
    • Meets 100% competency requirements for the position.
    • Participates in a variety of department, unit and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels.
    • Attends required meetings.
    • Adheres to all deadlines/competencies required.
    • Works independently and in a team environment.
    • Open to change and considerable variety in work activities; effortlessly adjusting to new or changing situations and unexpected events; altering one's approach to tasks and project with minimal loss of efficiency.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
Education
1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Required
2. Associates degree in Health Information Technology or currently enrolled in an HIT program. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. Two years previous medical records or equivalent office experience including responsibility for computerized data entry and word processing or Associates degree in Health Information Technology. Required
2. Proven customer service experience and /or training. Required
3. Ability to read and comprehend basic, healthcare and medical terminology. Required
4. Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft office, email and Internet. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Ability to work professionally, effectively and efficiently in a team environment with all internal and external customers. Required
2. Communicates effectively, both in writing and verbally. Delivers positive customer service and ensures process deadlines are met Required
3. Effective organizational skills a must. Must be able to multi-task effectively. Required
4. Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions. Required
5. Knowledge of computer systems, ChartMaxx, All Scripts, Microsoft software including Word, Outlook, and Excel. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
internal/external
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