Job Description Performs chart processing function for the patient medical record; such as prepare, scan, index, and quality review of the scanned medical record. Works in various EMR's reviewing release information with a high level of accuracy and documents appropriately for an accounting of disclosure. Reviews the legal components of the medical record, ensuring that release of information activities are performed with the highest level of accuracy. Uses knowledge and training of regulatory compliance and RCW, as it relates to patients right to restrict and amend their record. Follows record retention guidelines, including Kootenai Health's policy for records destruction and age of retention, also outlined in RCW 70.41.190. Manages the patient identity in accordance with the red flag rules and regulations. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. High School diploma or equivalent required 2. Degree in Health Information Management or RHIT certification preferred. 3. Two years previous medical office or medical record experience preferred. 4. Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge of office operation and proficiency in computer applications related to position duties with a variety of software.
Essential Job Functions (Physical Requirements): · Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function. · Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. · No or very limited physical effort required. · No or very limited exposure to physical risk. · Communicate with patients, physicians, families, and co-workers in person and on the telephone. · Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc.
Work Environment: · Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year; operational needs of departments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients. · Kootenai Health Clinic locations have operation hours based on locations and patient needs. Therefore, availability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays as appropriate for the location will be expected and required. · Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment
About Kootenai Health
Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. Providing a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and includes a 292-bed community-owned hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community. Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should!
· 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award - Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!
· Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network - in 2014 Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain locally-owned and independent health care provider.
· 3 Time Magnet Designated since 2006 - This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.
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