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Deltek Talent Management - HIM CODING & SYSTEM SPECIALIST - (10536)

Job Details


Facility Name
Fairfax Behavioral Health
Kirkland, WA 98034 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Information Technology
Job Description

Join Fairfax Behavioral Health today and provide help, hope, and healing. We currently have an available opportunity for a HIM Coding & System Specialist in our Kirkland, Washington hospital.


The Health Information Technician is responsible for assembly and coding of all discharge charts. This position offers support as an important member of the records management team by ensuring the quality maintenance of patient information/medical records, within all laws, rules and regulations of federal and state licensing agencies, and Joint Commission standards for the quality of patient care.


  • Code discharge charts the day after discharge and finalize the abstracts to allow the bill to drop.A minimum of 15 coded charts per four hour session.

  • Follow up work with doctors or nurse practitioners for completion of discharge orders or for completion of queries.

  • Correctly route newly assembled patient charts to physicians for signature or dictation.

  • Assemble patient charts and audit and flag for deficiencies at a minimum of 9-10 charts per four hour session.

  • Maintain an accurate on-line discharge log of all charts being routed to doctors for completion.

  • Re-file patient charts onto proper location on wall.

  • Pull onsite charts or order charts from off-site location for re-admits and send to the proper unit.

  • Provide guidance to physicians/licensed practitioners and facility personnel in completion of medical records, ensuring compliance with all laws, rules and regulations of federal and state agencies and within the Joint Commission standards for the quality of patient care.

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient records and facility employees.

  • Answer inquiries from internal and external contacts regarding information recorded in the patient’s medical records, within all departmental policies and guidelines.

  • Notify the manager regarding any potential problems with record updates, maintenance and/or breaches of confidentiality.

  • Perform other medical record support activities as needed and directed, including chart assembly, filing, maintaining patient log, downloading transcripts, release of information and other functions as needed.

  • Demonstrate guest relations in communicating, cooperation and assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers, visitors and hospital staff.

  • Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.

  • Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.

  • Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.

  • Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.

  • Other duties or special projects are to be completed within the specified time period established by the Health Information/Medical Records Manager.


Job Requirements


Education: At least high school graduate or equivalent required, with completion of a certified health information program (AA degree) preferred.  Certification or exam eligibility as a RHIT, RHIA, or CCS required within six months of hire.

Experience:  At least one year experience in a medical office/behavioral health care setting preferred; knowledge of medical terminology required; at least one (1) year experience with computer systems, especially Microsoft Word and Excel required.

Additional Requirements:  Minimum typing speed of 45 wpm minimum preferred.  Good organizational skills; ability to work proactively with medical director and medical staff; may be required to work occasional overtime and flexible hours.

Fairfax Behavioral Health - Kirkland:

The patient population we care for is culturally and clinically diverse, creating a stimulating and rewarding workplace. Our strong team environment and mission allow us to provide friendly services that focus on the highest quality patient care. Fairfax compensation and competitive benefits package will support and enhance a lifelong career.

The Hospital is conveniently located in Kirkland. The Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient support services to communities throughout Western Washington.

Kirkland is located just east of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.

The Kirkland Hospital is part of the Fairfax expanding network of facilities that support our continuum of care for Behavioral Health to the greater Seattle area.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits —

Fairfax Behavioral Health offers an excellent time off plan, medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, life and long term disability benefits and 401(k) plan for full time and part time employees. Company sponsored fitness membership discount, and no parking fees are among some of the additional benefits also available to our employees.
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Our Mission

The mission of Fairfax Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of patient care in response to the behavioral health care needs of our community, by focusing on the experience of our patients and families.

About Us

Founded in the 1930’s, Fairfax has served the behavioral health needs to the Greater Puget Sound area for more than 80 years, continuously building a reputation for providing the best and most compassionate patient centered care.

Fairfax Behavioral Health operates a 157-bed, standalone psychiatric hospital, located in Kirkland, WA; composed of six units providing specialized treatment for mental health and co-occurring disorders (concurrent mental illness and substance abuse issues), as well as detoxification services for both adolescents and adults.

Fairfax also operates a 30-bed adult general psychiatric unit, located in Everett, WA on the seventh floor of the Providence Medical Center’s Pacific campus. As well as, a 34-bed unit on the campus of EvergreenHealth Monroe. Fairfax cares for both voluntarily admitted and involuntarily committed patients at all locations.


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