Health Information Coordinators store, maintain, retrieve, retain, and release health information for a comprehensive medical/clinical records system in compliance with applicable standards and licensing requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.* THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE. INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE *
Lake's Crossing Center, a maximum security forensic facility/Psychiatric Hospital for Mentally Disordered Offenders in Sparks, Nevada is recruiting for a full-time Health Information Coordinator 2. The main purpose of the position is to organize, coordinate and administer the Health Information Department.
Duties include, maintaining patient records and patient confidentiality in accordance with rights to privacy and related laws and regulations; releasing information upon receipt of properly executed consent agreements or court orders; and protecting patient identity when preparing reports for legal, licensing, or certifying agencies; functioning as LCC HIPAA Privacy Officer; preparing budget allocation for departmental requirements; attending and participating in assigned committee meetings; preparing patient census, acuity levels, problem list and movement sheets; performing audit of admission folders to ensure all necessary information is included in the folders; ensuring discharge records are transferred to binders for permanent storage and verifying binders for accuracy and completeness in accordance with LCC Policy; reviewing all transcribed material for correctness and accuracy; filling in for transcriptionist when not available; completing court orders for civil commitment within 10 days of original order; and compiling statistical analysis of coded material. In addition, the incumbent serves as a first-line supervisor by providing work direction, assigning and reviewing work, establishing work performance standards and evaluating performance, providing counseling and discipline to subordinate staff in a medical records department and performing other duties within the scope of the Health Information Coordinator class concepts as assigned. The position is located in Sparks and will report directly to LCC Agency Director. The work hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Health Information Administration, Health Information Technology, or closely related field and one year of experience in the medical records department of an inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, mental health clinic, large multi-specialty medical practice, facility for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or free standing clinic which included initiating and maintaining medical/clinical records, releasing information in accordance with established laws, rules and regulations, maintaining confidentiality, and working with staff, patients and the general public; OR one year of experience as a Health Information Coordinator I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. Special Requirements A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Some positions require certification as either a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) at the time of appointment or within one year of appointment. This requirement will be identified at the time of recruitment. Some positions require the ability to perform medical transcription, medical records abstraction, analysis, coding, indexing and/or scanning into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). This requirement will be identified at the time of recruitment.
Additional Position Experience Applicant must have experience operating a computer using medical records software and/or facility programs, compiling, analyzing and displaying health information data and statistics in form of narrative report, charts or graphs in a work environment. Applicant must have work experience reading and understanding legal documents such as subpoenas, court orders and court commitments related to the release of medical information. Applicant must have experience working with and applying State and federal laws and regulations in regards to the maintenance, retention and release of medical records Applicant must have working knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
State Of Nevada