Manager - HIM
Manages and oversees the management of the legal medical record, release
of information and birth registry activities for Cottage Health, ensuring
compliance with all applicable internal and external legal, regulatory, and
accreditation requirements for medical records.
Provides daily oversight and management to CH' HIM staff that complete
record management activities (processing, prepping, scanning, indexing), birth
registry and release of information functions. Assists CH healthcare providers
with access and use of the electronic legal medical record.
Oversees HIM supervisors and staff to ensure compliance
with internal and external medical record requirements, adequate staffing, and
equitable scheduling and timely completion of duties.
Manages, monitors and oversees daily activities of the
HIM operations support staff to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
and internal productivity and quality standards related to HIM operations,
including but not limited to record management, chart completion, privacy and
birth registry functions.
Participates in the development of job descriptions,
performance standards and policies and procedures related to health information
management. Monitors staff compliance with standards of performance and
provides feedback to staff on a routine basis.
Designs training programs for the HIM operations
support staff and provides management oversight to ensure effective
implementation that will facilitate the development of job skills and knowledge
that will help staff exceed productivity and quality standards.
Assists with the development, implementation and
monitoring of the HIM Department Performance Improvement Program. Works with
the Shared Governance participants, HIM Director or other members of the CH
Management/Administrative team to identify performance improvement
opportunities, develop and implement corrective action plans and monitor/report
effectiveness of improvement initiatives.
Serves as a laison with the physicians and Medical
Staff Services to ensure accurate and timely completion of medical records.
Identifies and appropriately resolves conflicts,
handling difficult and sensitive situations tactfully and responsibly.
Demonstrates flexibility on shifting priorities as
needed and performs other related duties as assigned.
LEVEL OF EDUCATION:
Associates Degree in Heath Information Management, with
preference to a Bachelor's in a related healthcare discipline.
RHIT or RHIA
Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to
maintenance of health records and confidentiality of patient information in an
acute care setting.
Demonstrated ability to manage and use interpersonal
skills effectively to build and maintain cooperative working relationships with
staff, administrators, physicians, nursing, co-workers, and other healthcare
computer applications including Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
Preferred: Knowledge of HIM system applications for electronic medical records, chart
management and transcription functions.
YEARS OF RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Five years in an acute care HIM setting with at least
two years supervisory experience. Preference to One year management experience
in an acute care HIM setting.