Health Information (HIM) Tech II

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Job ID: 56864
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: Mons 12a-8a, Tues-Fri 8a-4:30p, rotating holidays
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:

General Summary

Under direct supervision, ensures all patient records and loose documents are scanned into the Electronic Patient Folder with the highest level of quality possible. The Health Information Technician II is also responsible for indexing all documents to the appropriate patient folder and for ensuring each document is assigned to the appropriate document name. Analyzes inpatient records for deficiencies and enters data into deficiency management system to conform to The Joint Commission standards.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  • Reviews all Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Department records and all loose work that has been scanned into the document imaging system for quality of the scanned image. Ensures that all images are of high quality and that the readability of the image is at the highest level.
  • Identifies poorly scanned documents and ensures that they are rescanned properly into the document imaging system.
  • Indexes all scanned documents to the appropriate patient folder in the document imaging system.
  • Reviews each document to verify the assignment of the correct document name in the Electronic Patient Folder.
  • Reassigns any incorrectly named documents in the Electronic Patient Folder.
  • Utilizes DVI system, searches for episode to see if Discharge Summary has been dictated and if not, enters deficiency into the deficiency management system. Also searches for History and Physicals and Operative note completion.
  • Searches the deficiency management system to see if a typed discharge summary has been completed. Enters deficiency into the deficiency management system if not completed.
  • Follows UMMS and departmental policies and procedures, as well as, relevant medical record regulations, with particular respect to medical records and release of patient information.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.  RHIT or similar credential preferred.
  • Two (2) years medical records experience with one year performing record analysis or a similar function in a Health Information Management Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the use of applicable personal computer systems and related software. Ability to learn specific software applications related to document imaging, the Master Patient Index and chart tracking systems required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of applicable medical terminology preferred. Ability to learn medical terminology required.
  • Ability to operate routine office equipment such as, photocopy and fax machines, PC’s and peripherals.
  • Effective oral communication skills are necessary to interact and work with various levels of hospital staff in a courteous and effective manner.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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