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Health Information Management Specialist

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Health Information Management Specialist

Job Code:  212329
Facility: Cumberland Hospital
Location: NEW KENT, VA US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Administrative
Category: Allied Health,Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
The duties set forth below describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an HIM Specialist. The following is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and functions of an HIM Specialist at Cumberland Hospital. The HIM Director may modify duties when needed to accommodate timely and efficient departmental workflow. 
  • Reviews medical records for compliance with documentation requirements established by The Joint Commission, state/federal regulations, medical staff bylaws and hospital policy and procedure.
  • Assembles, analyzes and audits discharged charts and maintains an organized system for staff notification of record deficiencies.
  • Plans, develops, maintains and operates a variety of health record indexes or storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store or analyze information.
  • Enters data such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into various databases.
  • Identifies, compiles, abstracts and codes patient data using standard classification systems.
  • Transcribes medical reports
  • Resolves or clarifies medical records with conflicting, missing or unclear information by consulting with clinical care staff and participating in patient team regular meetings.
  • Prepares statistical reports, narrative reports or graphical presentations of information as requested by the HIM Director.  
  • Initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information privacy awareness within the facility and related entities
  • Releases medical information to persons or agencies according to HIPAA regulations and hospital policy.
  • Processes and prepares business forms.
  • Participates and contributes to departmental meetings and activities.
  • Shall reflect behavior, attitude and appearance appropriate to the position and in support of Facility and department philosophy, goals and objectives.

High School Graduate; Associate or higher level college coursework and/or relevant health services administration professional certification (RHIT, CPC-H, CPHIMS etc…), highly preferred.


Previous experience working in a healthcare facility performing administrative/clerical duties is expected.  Previous HIM experience in an inpatient hospital setting is desirable, but not required. Recent coursework and/or certification in a relevant educational program may substitute for prior healthcare experience if the candidate demonstrates aptitude in each of the requirements of the knowledge and skills section.
        • Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology
        • Intermediate to advanced understanding of medical terminology
        • Proficiency with personal computers and software applications
        • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point)
        • Position requires professional oral and written communications skills
        • Requires high degree of analytical ability and ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems
        • Ability to concentrate and show acute attention to detail
        • Ability to prioritize clerical tasks effectively so that tasks are completed in an efficient and timely manner
        • Ability to work independently
        • Strong interpersonal skills required
Must be able to sit for long periods of time. The candidate must have the ability to move throughout the facility independently. Positions must be able to exert physical requirements to lift and maneuver objects, medical records; this includes kneeling, bending, reaching, pulling, crouching, pushing up to 50 pounds and lifting up to 20 pounds. Must have good vision for proofing typed work for errors and information entered into the computer. The candidate must be able to communicate via telephone and must have the ability to adapt and respond to a variety of activities/situations simultaneously.
HAZARDS:         ;        Occasional exposure to hazardous materials such as toner for copiers and printers.

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