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HIM Tech

Company: Valley Presbyterian
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Status:Part Time II (Less than 48 Hours Per Pay Period)Job Category:Clerical/AdministrativeJOB SUMMARY:* The Health Information(Birth Certificate Specialist)Technician is responsible for interviewing new moms, gather data required for completion of birth certficates. Prepare and submit electronic birth certificates to electronic birth certificate system within 24 hours. This position ensures the quality of the birth certificate by verifying the completeness and accuracy, proper entry into available systems, and storage. The position requires frequent collaboration with staff, social workers, and nursing to ensure efficiency and precision and well as communication with patients' and new fathers seeking informtion related to the overall birth certificate process. Assigned tasks will ensure legal and regulatory standards are completed for patient's health information.EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:* Previous medical records experience in an acute care general hospital strongly preferred* Some general education college courses preferred* Good organization skills with attention to detail* Customer-oriented attitude required* Intermediate proficiency level with medical terminology strongly preferred* Intermediate Microsoft Excel experience strongly preferredEDUCATION:* High school graduate or equivalentLICENSURES/CERTIFICATION:* Must successfully complete and maintain LA City Fire Card certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of employment* RHIT or eligible strongly preferredDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (These are the essential job functions for this position. The essential functions of this job include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential function of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others):* Complete birth certificates and assist in completion of declaration of paternity forms* Scans medical record information to convert paper-based forms into electronic data * Scan medical records into the Meditech Electronic Health Record (EHR)* Create batches of the picked up records in the scanning system* Assemble/prepare chart in designated order* Look up, sign-in and sign-out records in the chart locator and deficiency system* Utilize computerized health information system to obtain information related to patient encounters* Release confidential patient information as governed by state and federal laws* Complete outpatient visit/analysis* Register and assist patients in Hospital Patient Portal* Monitor the mail in the automatic email / fax system, Forward Advantage* Answer telephones and direct caller appropriately* Perform related duties as assignedThe following job accountabilities are not unique to this particular job but are common to all jobs at VPH:Complies with VPH policies and procedures on customer satisfaction and service excellence. Demonstrates professionalism and cultural sensitivity in coordinating activities and communicating with all customers, peers, and the community at large. Conducts self in a professional, respectful and courteous manner during all interactions. Works effectively and collaboratively with others toward common goals.Communicates accurately, honestly, supportively and in a timely manner with department and interdepartmental team members. Demonstrates effective business writing and oral communication skills, handwriting is clear and legible.Participates in operational aspects of the department, and maintains/participates in performance improvement activities within the department.Participates in all departmental specific training, Environment of Care (injury/illness prevention, fire/life safety, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, utilities management, medical equipment management, safety and security management), infection control (standard precautions, TB Exposure Control Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan).Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices. Understands the importance of safety, including patient safety in the work place. Maintains a safe environment for self and others.Actively participates in the Patient Safety Program, including event reporting. Identifies sentinel events/near misses and responds per defined organization processes. Participates in education activities and process implementation. Demonstrates advocacy for the patient/customer and appropriately acknowledges patients, customers and visitors.The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job.WORK ENVIRONMENT:* Primarily an inside building/office environment, well lighted and ventilated, which may consist of multiple treatment and/or work sites.* Fast and continuous work pace with variable workload.* Frequent contact with staff and public under a variety of circumstances.Requires ability to communicate clearly (in English) verbally and in writing for effective communication with other staff members, physicians, vendors, community members, patients and patient families, employees and applicants of all socio-economic levels from a diverse cultural and ethnic population.* Subject to many interruptions from multiple calls and inquiries and potentially emotional situations involving accidents, injuries, illness and/or death.* Handles emergency/crisis situations in accordance with Hospital policy.* Answers phones or pages; may carry a beeper/pager, and/or use a two-way radio.* Occasional travel may be required.* Potential risk of exposure to hazards from chemicals (toxic and non-toxic), flammable materials, gas or electrical or radiant energy or equipment with/without moving parts.Back Share Apply Now

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