Assistant Director, CODING/ HIM
Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management and five (5) years of experience in medical records management in a major hospital setting, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory/managerial role.
Registered Health Information Technician or Registered Health Information Administrator.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
- Inpatient Coding experience in a Level 1 trauma hospital setting
- Outpatient and Professional Fee Coding experience
- Coding Audit experience a plus
- Extensive working knowledge of ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT
- Working knowledge of 3M-360 or similar platform
- Five (5) years coding experience
- Coding certifications: CCS and either RHIT or RHIA
- Certification in Epic Coding preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Federal, state and county laws and regulations governing the maintenance, storage and release of medical records; modern theories, principles and practices of effective supervision; budget principles and practices; principles of information management including principles of confidentiality and other patient rights; data collection and analysis techniques; personal computers and associate software applications; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of assigned staff; developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards; performing data analysis and using data for development of performance improvement processes; preparing written reports; tracking expenses related to area supervised, communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; developing programs; nursing principles and practices; developing policies and procedures; applying needs assessment techniques; evaluating quality control; applying adult education practices; assigning and monitoring the work of others; supervising and training staff; developing public relations; organizing and prioritizing among conflicting priorities; applying team building concepts; facilitating groups; performing statistical analysis; developing and monitoring budgets; using computers and related software applications.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain seated for extended periods of time and maintain concentration, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or an eligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.