Health Information Management Administrator II #58047 (Kauai-KV249)

Job Description

DATE POSTED: March 13 2020

JOB STATUS:  Permanent/Full-Time

SALARY: $7,525.00/month EM05/BU35

JOB LOCATION:  Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Health Information Management Department at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), a Critical Access Hospital facility located on the island of Kauai, serving as the Regional Center, which includes Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). It is one of nine facilities within the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

The Health Information Management Administrator (Director of HIM) is responsible for directing the activities of the Health Information Management Department at both KVMH and SMMH. Duties include administration, development, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of plans, policies, guidelines, standards, and procedures for the department. The Director provides consultative services to hospital administrators, directors of nursing services, and other hospital officials in the Kauai Region and technical oversight of the Health Information Management activities for KVMH and SMMH. The Director is responsible for supervising and coordinating the coding activities of the Kauai Region. Duties include reviewing coding procedures to ensure coding conforms with industry standards set by regulatory agencies, and monitors and assists with continuous coding quality improvement activities as required. Works closely with the Clinical Documentation Specialist position in the development of a regional clinical documentation program.  This position is a key player in activities in the developing area of medical/legal economics. When such issues arise, the position makes certain that the regional hospitals are as free from legal jeopardy as possible and that all documents and other records relating to any such incidents are well in order.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.


Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management from a college or university accredited by the American Health Information Management Association or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a certificate in Health Information Administration from an accredited program.

Specialized: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional health information management work experience. Such experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform qualitative and qualitative analysis and technical evaluation of clinical records; coordinate and integrate medical records; abstracting; coding; reference work for clinical research projects; write clear and comprehensive reports and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically. Also demonstrates the ability to perform at a highly competent level and the ability to provide professional consultative services.

Supervisory: Two (2) years of supervisory experience which involved supervising the work of fully competent professional workers performing health information activities which include: planning and directing the work of others; assigning and reviewing their work; advising them on difficult problem areas; training and development of new employees; and disciplining them when necessary. Supervisory experience in an acute care facility is preferred.

Administrative: One (1) year of work experience which involved active participation in and major responsibility for the development, management, execution, and coordination of policies, activities, and programs.

Certification: Certified as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) issued by the Americal Health Information Management Association at the time of appointment. Certification as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P) preferred.


Knowledge of administrative functions, principles, procedures, and practices of health information management; fundamentals of medical science; fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; current trends and developments in health information management methods and procedures; pertinent federal, state and local medical record reporting requirements and laws affecting medical care activities; hospital procedures, medical ethics and customs; and uses and limitations of primary and secondary records, indexes and classification systems.

Ability to supervise and direct the operations of a health information management department; apply principles and practices of health information management; analyze medical data from clinical records; prepare plans, policies, guidelines, standards and procedures relating to health information management activities; ability to provide health information management consultative services; and ability to conduct seminars and training sessions in health information management activities; compile statistical reports; and deal tactfully and effectively with others.


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