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HIM Specialist I

Company: Family Health Centers of San Diego
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Impact Lives, Impact Community Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is passionate about providing exceptional health care to all, especially underserved communities with limited health care options. Founded by a Latina grandmother/community advocate over 50 years ago in Barrio Logan, FHCSD has grown into one of the largest community health systems in the country. With over 62 sites, over 227,000 patients, and over 417,000 visits last year, we provide a wide variety of health care and outreach services to a very diverse patient population. We are proud of our mission, our lasting community impact, and the cultural and individual diversity of our staff. Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is looking for a HIM Specialist I. The DM/SPT HIM Specialist I perform day-to-day tasks of the Health Information Management department, creating optimal customer service for the department, patients, and clinic sites alike. Under the supervision of the HIM DM/SPT Supervisor, performs a broad range of preparation, retention, destruction, document upload and quality assurance activities for patient documents that are received in the HIM Department. Tasks include sorting, prepping, purging, archiving, scanning documents, as well as uploading records, linking records to encounters and orders, sending records for interpretation, data entry, and ensuring added records meet documented standards and regulations. Responsibilities:

  • Sorting, scanning, and uploading of medical records to EH R system.
  • Navigate internal systems in the course of work completion.
  • Master standardized documentation and template rules and protocols for electronic health records to include document naming, filing, and uploading records.
  • Link and closely associated orders and encounters in the course of uploading records when such orders or encounters are directly related to the records obtained.
  • Produce accurate and precise work in a fast-paced and high-volume environment.
  • Provide paper medical records inventory, sorting, filing, purging, shredding, storage, and retention.
  • Meet daily productivity requirements based on assigned goals and metrics.
  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes in priority work demand.
  • Adhere to established protocols for reviewing medical records and determining what records necessitate interpretation by the ordering or requesting provider and sends them in a timely manner.
  • Apply broad knowledge of HIPAA and Privacy rules and regulations, in particular for sharing PHI.
  • Communicate significant findings in the course of daily work duties, including potential risk management issues, to leadership and other members of the team.
  • Work closely with the entire HIM management team to identify process issues related to E-HR and HIM work flow and offer recommendations for resolutions or modifications particularly as it relates to the paper/electronic interface and the daily work flow. Requirements:
    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • Intermediate Medical Terminology knowledge preferred.
    • RHIA or RHIT certification preferred.
    • At least one year work experience in the HIM services in a clinical or hospital setting preferred.
    • At least one year experience with an Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management system preferred.
    • Basic computer literacy (i.e., Excel, Outlook Word, Adobe Acrobat, eFax Systems, Share Drives)
    • Basic skills in medical computer applications and software preferred.
    • Intermediate knowledge of medical terminology and record content preferred.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.
    • Other languages such as Vietnamese, Persian, Farsi, or Somali highly desirable.
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in team environment.
    • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with patients and family members who speak English as a second language.
    • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, time-management skills, and strong motivation to meet deadlines and achieve goals.
    • Ability to work well independently without a great deal of direction.
    • Ability to accurately complete data entry at relatively high speed, utilizing grammar and spell check software. Rewards:
      • Job type: Regular Full Time
      • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
      • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
      • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays
      • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance
      • Employee Discounts and Wellness Programs
      • Sponsoring Employer with an Equity Investment Company that can assist you with your down payment for purchasing a homeFHCSD was founded by community activists working towards a common goal: caring, affordable, high-quality medical care for all. We are proud to continue this mission today as we provide accessible services to over 210,000 patients across San Diego County. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to community medicine and providing culturally competent care to the medically underserved.In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the base range for this position, exclusive of fringe benefits or potential bonuses.$18.50 - $20.00 If you are hired at Family Health Centers of San Diego, your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, jurisdictional requirements, skills, education, and/or experience. In addition to these factors - we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the range mentioned above is what we reasonably expect to pay for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future and continued salary growth. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package (more information on our benefits offerings is available here: FHCSD Wellness - Employee Hub ( About UsAbout UsFounded in 1970, Family Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to providing caring, affordable, high-quality health care and support services to all people, with a special commitment to the uninsured, low-income and medically underserved. We are the largest community clinic provider of health care to the uninsured in Southern California and one of the top 10 largest community clinic organizations in the country. Anti-Discrimination Statement
        Family Health Centers of San Diego complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, sex, including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, genetic information, language preference/ability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, AIDS/HIV, medical condition, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, assault, or stalking.

Keywords: Family Health Centers of San Diego, Chula Vista , HIM Specialist I, Other , Chula Vista, California

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