Health Information Specialist II

  • Location: Whittier, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76734

APR Consulting, Inc. has been engaged to identify a Health Information Specialist I
 
Location: Whittier, CA 90602
Position:  Health Information Specialist I
Pay Rate: $24.57/hr.
Duration: 13 weeks
Schedule: Monday to Friday  (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
 
Summary:

The Health Information Clerk (HIC) works under general supervision to process information into the patient’s health record. The HIC prepares, scans, indexes and quality checks medical records and documents. This position may be requested to float between departments and periodically travel offsite within the physicians group.

SPECIFIC SKILLS NEEDED

  1.  Knowledge of medical terminology.
  2. Ability to work effectively with others in an environment involving a high level of activity and in situations with tight deadlines.
  3. Adaptability, accuracy and efficiency.
  4. Strong computer skills (data entry and typing) and Office technology skills (Copier/Scanner/Fax)
  5. General knowledge of Electronic Health Record (EHR), computerized practice management and other record keeping systems.
  6. Honest, dependable, and conscientious.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING

  • High school graduate or equivalent with two (2) years of experience in an office setting or college degree with no experience.
  • Previous medical records department or medical office experience including knowledge of medical terminology

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Safeguards and preserves the confidentiality of patient’s protected health information in accordance with State and Federal (HIPAA) regulatory requirements, hospital and departmental policies.
  2. Ensures a safe patient environment and adherence to safety practices per policy.
  3. With consideration to age, employee utilizes the approved process to resolve biophysical, psychological, educational and environmental needs of patient/significant other when administering care.
  4.  Essential to the provision of community benefits as an expression of our charitable healthcare mission and purpose, each manager/supervisor is committed to the delivery of high quality, compassionate healthcare and is further committed to supporting the strategic direction of community benefits within PIH Health and its affiliates. (Applies to management positions.)
  5.  Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the practice management computer system and the EHR computer system functionality.
  6. Print, verify and pull appointment charts by assigned time.
  7. Maintain competency with the established filing system and assist with filing of charts.
  8. Scan and index charts into EHR system by assigned appointment time per set guidelines.
  9. Scan and index paper documents that are received in department per set guidelines.
  10. Ensures scanning equipment is properly cleaned and maintained.
  11. Sort incoming mail and scan/index documents per set guidelines.
  12. Performs quality check of scanned records/documents in the system. Ensures each document is present in the system and was scanned to the correct account number. Ensures each document in the medical record belongs to the correct patient being checked. Ensures each document is legible based on the legibility of the original document.
  13. Process back scanning in accordance with set timeframes.
  14. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of department locations throughout the organization.
  15. Maintain control of records at all times using the log-in/log-out system.
  16. Meet Meaningful Use (MU) requirements set by the organization by performing specific job functions.
  17. Operates the office equipment and software normally used in routine daily work including the photocopy machine, facsimile equipment, computers, printers and telephones. Software includes chart tracking programs and electronic health information either in a database or scanned.
  18. Demonstrates a consistent level of performance; strives to maintain a steady level of productivity and provides consistent effort.
  19. Understands department operations, policies and procedures and can apply them to any situation.
  20. Abides by and strongly enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs his/her responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization values.
  21. Performs other related duties as needed/assigned or directed.

Our client is the one of the largest Healthcare Staffing Provider in the United States, to be assigned at one of their affiliated hospitals/healthcare facilities.
 
This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination. However, accommodations may be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.
 
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

 

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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.