DATE POSTED: March 15, 2022

JOB STATUS:  Exempt 

SALARY: Negotiable

JOB LOCATION: HHSC Kaua’i Region – Kaua’i, HI

FUNCTION: This position is located in the Health Information Management Department at Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), a Critical Access Hospital located on the island of Kaua’i, serving as the Kaua’i Region Center which includes Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) and Kaua’i Regions Clinics, part of the Hawai’i Health System Corporation (HHSC), a public benefit corporation for the State of Hawai’i.

The Health Information Management (HIM) Department provides services in all aspects of records management – including data collection and data quality management, integrity, standards, disclosure, coding, disposition, and privacy of health information. HIM performs detailed analysis of the information in the health record to facilitate health care delivery, patient safety and decision support. HIM plays an integral role in ensuring the confidentiality of health information within the patient record and are advocates of the patient’s right to private, secure, and confidential information.

The Regional Director of Health Information Management & HIPAA/Privacy Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, overseeing, and following up on all activities related to the HIM department and the integrity of clinical and financial data. The Regional Director of HIM oversees coding quality and data integrity; ensures that documentation and coding practices meet national coding and compliance guidelines; provides coder and physician education on proper documentation procedures; and oversee all coding and documentation audits. They must have a working knowledge of the “International Classification of Diseases Manual” (among other manuals) and serve as liaisons between clinical and administrative professionals in the Kaua’i Region and its affiliates. They are the regional custodian of the legal medical record. This position also serves as the HIPAA/Privacy Officer who oversees all activities including the development, implementation, and maintenance of all policy and procedures to assure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

This position may be required to work shifts, weekends, holidays and requires travel to all facilities within the Kaua’i Region. This position reports to Regional Chief Financial Officer (RCFO), position number, 109672.


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.

Education: 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.

Licensure: Valid, active State of Hawai’i Type 3 Driver’s License.

General Experience: At least five (5) years of professional health information management work experience with strong background in performing qualitative and qualitative analysis and technical evaluation of clinical records; coordinate and integrate medical records; abstracting; coding; and reference work for clinical research projects.

Five (5) years’ experience with managerial and leadership experience and proven track record in building and developing high performance teams.

Certification: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) required; must be current and in good standing through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 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;


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. Must be available to work at Kaua’i Region facilities. Applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.

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


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.


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