DATE POSTED: February 05, 2021
JOB STATUS: Permanent/Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
SALARY: $3,047/month + $200 monthly salary differential (SR11)
JOB LOCATION: Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Health Information Management (HIM) department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). KVMH, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and the Kaua’i Region Clinics (Waimea, Port Allen, Kalaheo, Po’ipu, and Kapa’a) are all part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.
The HIM Department establishes and maintains the medical records on all patients treated at the hospitals and clinics, collects and reports vital statistical data which are used in determining costs and ensures maximum utilization of the hospital services, provides records management which involves the ICSD system of identification and filing, classification and coding of diseases, preparation of birth and death certificate documents, and controls on release of medical records for continued patient care, insurance payments and legal court proceedings.
The Health Information Technician I performs simple and routine health information duties such as reviewing medical records for completeness and accuracy, and translating diseases and operations into the proper coding symbols; analyzing and filing medical records or preparing records for microfilming; typing medical reports of operations, imaging or laboratory examinations, or special treatments given to patients; assisting in compiling statistics; and assisting the medical staff by preparing special studies and tabulating data from records for research for a hospital or allied medical care facility; and performs other related duties as required. Position requires travel to and from facilities and clinics within the region, as assigned.
The position reports to the Health Information Technician III, or its designee.
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.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Medical Records Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience in a health information management department of a hospital or allied medical care facility, or in an allied health or medical program (e.g., nursing unit, admissions dept., clinic, etc.), which included such duties as filing medical records, posting data onto medical records, cross-indexing data, compiling numerical data from medical records or reports, typing/transcribing medical reports, and work of a comparable nature. The experience must have demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, office practices and procedures pertinent to medical records processing and maintenance, common office appliances and equipment; and the ability to perform arithmetic computations, follow oral and written instructions, operate various kinds of office equipment and deal tactfully and effectively with others.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knowledge of: General knowledge of the nature and uses of medical records; medical terminology; established health information management classification, coding, filing and indexing systems; office practices and procedures; use and care of office machines; general knowledge of Health Information Management guidelines and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) laws.
Ability to: Analyze and file medical records; prepare reports and summaries from medical records; understand and apply established health information management policies, guidelines, standards and procedures; perform arithmetic computations; deal tactfully and effectively with others; operate a typewriter, computer and other office machines; follow oral and written instructions. Certain positions in this class may require that candidates take dictation at the rate of 90 words per minute and transcribe such dictation accurately.
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