Job Description

DATE POSTED: January 23, 2020

JOB STATUS:  Permanent/Full-Time

SALARY: $2,9425/month-plus $200 monthly salary differential (BU03/SR11) *updated 10/12/2020*

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

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Health Information Management Section of the Kauai Region. Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and Kauai Region Clinics (Waimea, Port Allen, Kalaheo, Poipu, and Kapaa) are all part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii.

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 is part of the Health Information Management (HIM) Department team and performs simple and routine health information duties relating to the maintenance of patient records for the Kauai Region. Position requires travel to and from facilities and clinics within the region, as assigned.

The position reports to the Health Information Technician III.


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.

Experience:  Two (2) years of work 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.

Certification: none

Licensure: none


Ability to: Analyze and file medical records; prepare reports and summaries from medical records; 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.

Knowledge of: 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.


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