The Health Information Specialist II participates as an integral 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 JCAHO standards for the quality of patient care.
Education: Graduation from a medical records program preferred; high school graduate or equivalent required. Completion of ICD-9 CM coding classes, CCA, or CCS required. Thorough knowledge of medical terminology required
Experience: At least three (3) years experience in health care information management/medical records preferred.
Additional Requirements: Typing or keyboard data entry experience required. You may be required to successfully complete the Fremont Hospital's non- violent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training course within 90 days of employment and prior to assisting with preventative intervention measures. You may be required to work overtime and flexible hours.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees classified on this job.
□ Job Description:
I have reviewed and received a copy of the job description and understand how I will be evaluated on my Performance Evaluation
□Performance Evaluation (complete the self-evaluation):
I have reviewed this document, discussed its contents with my manager and had the opportunity to make written comments. I have received a copy of the job description / performance evaluation, and my signature indicates my understanding and acceptance of its contents.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
1. Complete knowledge of medical terminology.
2. Knowledge of computers and various software programs.
3. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
4. Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.
5. Effective oral and written communication skills.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, patients and co-workers.
7. Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
8. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
9. Ability to work as a team player.
10. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.
11. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.
12. Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).
13. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
14. Ability to meet corporate deadlines.
15. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES HOW AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION CURRENTLY PERFORMS THE FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS JOB MAY BE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS
1. Ability to work a 40 hour week.
2. Ability to sit for long periods, up to 8 hours.
3. Ability to use both hands in fine manipulation of small tools (copier, computer, telephone, typewriter, calculator, facsimile machine).
4. Ability to push and pull up to 10 lbs. (file cabinet drawers, computer paper boxes).
5. Ability to see well enough to read handwritten and typewritten material.
6. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. to move/transfer file boxes, and data processing paper.
7. Ability to stoop, kneel, and bend daily to retrieve files from bottom shelves and drawers and to move boxes of paper and forms to computer printer.
8. Ability to move flexibly is required in filing and retrieving medical records.
9. Ability to reach, turn, and twist above and below the waist daily to retrieve files from top shelves to get office supplies from upper shelves in supply closet.
10. Ability to spend 90% of working time in an environment of continuous low voices and office machine noise typical for business office atmosphere.
11. Ability to handle a variety of repetitive tasks.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDS
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE.
1. Telephone and paging system.
2. Computer and various software programs.
3. Copy machine.
4. Facsimile machine.
7. Policies, procedures, plans and program manuals.
THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE ITEMS WHICH MAY DEEM HAZARDOUS TO AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSTION.