CODER II #58037 (KAUAI -KR411)


DATE POSTED: Updated on May 24, 2023


STATUS:  Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: $3,699 + $300 (shortage differential) per month | SR15 | BU03

LOCATION:  This position is located in the Health Information Management (HIM), or Medical Records, department at Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i at Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region. KVMH, along with Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The HIM department is responsible for the maintenance and management of quality medical records, proper coding of documentation in compliance with all regulations, and preparation of statistical data as it pertains to hospital patients.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Coder II is primarily responsible for performing routine qualitative and quantitative chart analyses to ensure complete physician documentation and indexing,  coding assignments for reimbursement purposes, prompt transmittal of patient discharge data to the Patient Financial Services Department (PFS), ongoing scrutiny of compliance with record completion procedures, the release of medical information to third party carriers, and release of information to others as dictated by policy and procedures for the Kaua’i Region. This position may be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays. The Coder II reports to the Coder IV (Regional Supervisor) position no. 20744, or its designee. 


  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Received ICD-10 training, coursework, or classes, within the last two (2) years.

Licensure:  None required. 

Certification: Valid CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based) from AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) or CPC or CPC-H (Certified Professional Coder – hospital) [outpatient coding] from AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) is required.

Specialized Experience: One (1) year of professional experience Experience in an HIM department of a hospital or allied medical care facility which involved the performance of paraprofessional health information management work requiring the knowledge of the nature and uses of medical records, medical terminology, and established health information management classification, coding, filing, and indexing systems; and the ability to analyze and file medical records and prepare reports and summaries from medical records.

Coding Experience: Two (2) years of professional coding experience e in a health information management department of a hospital or allied medical care facility which involved the performance of assigning codes from the listing of current ICD-CM/PCS, CPT-4 and HCPCS for all diagnoses and procedures and other services. 


Knowledge of: International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), American Medical Association, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) Coding system, and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS); nature and uses of medical records; medical terminology; knowledge of disease processes and pharmacology; established health information management classification, filing, and indexing systems; the use of computer equipment and software applications; strong analytical skills and office practices and procedures.

Ability to: analyze medical records; prepare reports and summaries from medical records; review, interpret and apply established health information management policies, guidelines, standards, and procedures; perform arithmetic computations; proficient use of computers, word processing, and other software applications; follow oral and written instructions, and deal tactfully and effectively with others.  Certain positions in this class may require that candidates take dictation at the rate of 90 words per minute and transcribe such dictation accurately.


Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily. Disabilities in these or other areas will not automatically result in disqualification. Those applicants who demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the position will not be disqualified under this section.

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.


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