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Director of Health Information Management

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by Dunes Surgical Hospital

North Sioux City, SD 57049
Health Care
8 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Description: The incumbent has primary responsibility for the functions of Health Information Management (HIM) which includes: budgeting, monitoring, planning, and directing. Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of H.I.M. is responsible for affecting the ongoing quality and efficiency for all areas and processes of the department. In accordance with regulatory bodies, the incumbent must provide systems for acquiring, analyzing, storing and retrieving information so that it can be readily available when needed. Important factors to the success of this position are strategic planning for process improvement and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with other key leaders, staff, and physicians. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ensures all department and facility guidelines are followed.Manages systems for continuously monitoring, evaluating, reporting and improving the departmental functionsRepresents facility as Privacy Officer and responds appropriately to reported HIPAA Privacy violations as per facility guidelinesOversees implementation and adherence to the HIM compliance and clinical documentation improvement programs Data Analysis/Modeling experienceMonitors key performance indicators on a routine basis (daily, weekly, monthly).Reports key performance indicators on a routine basis as requested by local administrative leaders.Receives, investigates, and reports HIM compliance violations to the Compliance Officer.Ensures the appropriate dissemination and communication of all regulation, policy and guideline changes to affected personnel.Serves as a subject matter expert for department managers, staff, physicians and administration for obtaining information or clarification on documentation standards, state and federal law and regulatory requirements relating to HIM.Develops specific departmental performance improvement plans.Facilitate activities to meet identified learning needs of staff.Coaches and counsels staff as required; ensures written documentation is provided to support coaching and/or corrective action as appropriate.Plans, directs, organizes and manages the activities of the HIM department according to facility guidelines and Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations.Prepares and submits the proposed annual operating and capital budgets for designated cost centers by the specific deadline.Maintains accountability for budget compliance and budget variance.Ensures completion of employee evaluations within prescribed timeframe.Facilitate staff involvement in management of processes.Involve staff in decision making within unit when possible.Facilitate involvement on project/PI teams.Strives to maintain adequate staffing to ensure accurate and timely processing of records.Identify, communicate and coordinate activities to address opportunities to improve processes.Initiate process improvement in collaboration with leaders of affected unit(s)/dept(s).Monitor process improvements in the department.Facilitate collaboration with other departments or disciplines to achieve desired outcomes.Responsible for periodic review and revision of the departmental guidelines. Provide progress updates to staff in a timely manner. Hold regular dialogue with staff and peers.Utilize effective communication methods to deliver information and share responsibility for effective internal communications through a team approach.Sets an example to all staff in their daily activities.Demonstrated analytical thinking, adaptability, enthusiasm and motivation.Ability to work independently as well as in a team settingStrong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the HIM staff. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, QUALIFICATIONS and EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's degree Health Information Management or related field.RHIA Certification RequiredMinimum of five years business Health Information Management experience.Exceptional written and verbal communication skillsExceptional project management and organizational skillsAbility to work well independently and as part of a teamAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environmentStrong interpersonal and presentation skillsMust be able to act calmly and effectively in a busy or stressful situation.Ability to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing.Excellent telephone skills.Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage interactions with difficult people.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, management and peers.Ethical ConductTime ManagementOrganization Skills.Financial ManagementProject ManagementPersonal Effectiveness/Credibility PHYSICAL DEMANDS Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.Must possess and demonstrate critical thinking skills.Dexterity: Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination..Will be working in a clean, well-lighted areaMay be required to deal with unpleasant environmental situations resulting from patient care or patient activity. Hazards and Risks: Direct patient contact with possible exposure to communicable diseases and CRT. USPI'S EDGE™ (Every Day Giving Excellence) USPI'S EDGE™ is the key to the differentiation of USPI as a customer-focused company. The process of completing EDGE™ requirements establishes processes and measurements that are collected, assimilated, and shared throughout USPI. All employees are involved with EDGE™. The involvement can range from doing their jobs to taking on the role of gathering and/or entering data into the computer. All employees shall at some time during their employment be required to participate in the EDGE™ program. HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996 Responsible for knowing the processes involved assuring the standards established by HIPAA, and ensuring they are followed including the practices and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information. WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE Must be authorized to work in the United States. AAP/EEO STATEMENT Dunes Surgical Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer Location: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Healthcare Information Services Director

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