HIM Technician II
Employment Type: Full-Time
The HIM Tech is responsible for assisting the director by pulling, copying/scanning, filing, assembling and retrieving patient records. Responds to releases for medical information including phone and written requests. Completes incoming correspondence requests for medical record information according to Federal/State law and hospitals policies and procedures and all other jobs as assigned by the HIM Director.
Good interpersonal skills are very important, must be mature, professional, and responsible. Must be organized and pay attention to detail.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs duties related to the receipt, intake, scanning, indexing, quality control, destruction, and transfer of health and administrative information.Knowledge and ability to process requests for health/administrative information presented in person, by mail, fax, telephone, or E-mail.Responsible for pulling and retrieving medical records for other indirect patient care activities, i.e., research, quality management, utilization reviews, etc.Assists in the audits of medical records including admission and discharge audits and/or audits as assigned by the HIM Director.May perform additional administrative duties and other duties as assigned by supervisor. WORKPLACE BEHAVIORS I. RESULTS ORIENTATION - Meets current objectives and positions the organization for future growth. Completes daily tasks and assignments and processes large volumes of work associated with the operation of the department. II. SOCIAL SENSITIVITY - Builds positive relationships based on respect for others. Demonstrates a helpful, positive attitude. Maintains effective communication with pees, medical staff, patients, visitors, and families. III. QUALITY OUTCOMES - Meets and exceeds expectations of internal and external customers. All organizational and departmental standards regarding quality of performance are met. Demonstrates a strong commitment to confidentiality. Participates in quality improvement programs as directed. IV. SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT - Demonstrates an awareness of and adherence to safety and legal requirements established at the facility with an emphasis on maintaining a safe environment for all persons working in the facility. A. Accident/Injury Reporting - Reports any accidents, injuries, and unsafe equipment and conditions to supervisor by the end of the shift and reports any pre-existing conditions as identified by the ADA. B. Unsafe Conditions - Immediately reports and corrects, if possible, unsafe conditions or equipment. C. Workplace Standards - Compiles with relevant regulations, standards and policies governing safe workplace environment (OSHA, Accreditation, etc.) D. Safety Techniques - Maintains current knowledge of all aspects of the facility's safety program by attending safety-related training as mandated upon hire and thereafter as required by facility. E. Modified Work - Accepts modified work assignments after receiving the physician's release to return to work following an accident/ injury. F. Follows Prescribed/Recommended Treatment - Follows the prescribed/recommended treatment given by treating physician(s) after an accident/injury. V. EDUCATION - Participates in required inservice and educational programs on an ongoing basis. VI. ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY - Follows all facility guidelines outlining standards of attendance and punctuality. Responsible for reporting to and completing work at assigned times.