Health Information Management Technician Full TimeSeattle, Washington
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Maintains health information management (HIM) integrity through knowledge of medical record content, medical terminology and abbreviations, abstracting and analysis techniques, concurrent medical record review, terminal-digit filing, medical record storage and retrieval. Demonstrates knowledge of the legal aspects of patient medical records, including release of information and HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements.
- Demonstrates ability to assemble, analyze, abstract, scan, and maintain medical records appropriately to ensure verifiable documentation.
- Responsible for working with hospital staff, physicians, and administration to ensure that medical records are completed timely, accurately, and completely in a manner that is consistent with hospital policy as well as medical staff bylaws/rules and regulations.
- Responds per HIPAA guidelines to inquiries and requests from physicians, staff, and outside agencies and/or individuals regarding protected health information.
- Demonstrates proficiency with dictation and transcription systems.
- Maintains record indexes and storage and retrieval systems.
- Orders supplies as needed by the department in adequate time to ensure that proper amounts are on hand at all times and that meet budget requirements.
- Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
- Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
- Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
- Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
- Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
- Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
- Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
- Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation’s skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
- Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
- Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
- Must read, write and speak fluent English.
- Medical data abstracting skills.
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
- Must have good and regular attendance.
- Approximate percent of time required to travel, 0%
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED required; enrollment in a college/university preferred. Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) or enrollment in an accredited HIT program preferred.
Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) preferred.
Minimum of 1 year of HIM experience preferred.
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