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Director of Health Information Management (HIM) and Privacy (Santa Rosa)

Company: Sacramento Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Job Description:

This position reports to: Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive Officer Responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities concerning analyzing, compiling, abstracting, transcribing, coding, indexing and filing of patient records. Ensures that the hospital is in compliance with all federal and state regulations regarding patient privacy and HIPAA. Requirements * Develops and oversees processes in the HIM Department ensuring that HIM processes and controls are evaluated against the organizations internal and external information needs on an ongoing basis. * Actively participates in various committees such as, but not limited to, the Medical Staff/Medical Records Committee, hospital-wide Performance Improvement Committee, Documentation Improvement Committee, and enterprise-wide Electronic Health Record related Committees. * Responsible for initiating, reviewing, implementing, and maintaining contracts with vendors for outsourced HIM services. * Takes steps to actively move forward from paper-based health record to a fully integrated electronic health record environment. * Ensures that information systems support current and future needs of the department. Works closely with information technology in transition planning including, but not limited to, testing, installation and education of staff to produce and maintain high quality data integrity. Works with risk management, legal counsel, and administrative staff, key departments and committees to ensure that the organization has and maintains appropriate compliance including privacy and security and confidentiality policies, procedures, forms, information notices, and materials which reflect current organizational practices and regulatory requirements. * Ensures compliance with external agencies and state and federal regulations. Develops, maintains, and implements policies and procedures; evaluates and improves the effectiveness of policies and procedures and work flow. * Serves as an internal consultant on health information management and privacy issues including release of information, confidentiality, information security, information storage and retrieval, and record retention as well as authorship and authentication of health record documentation, standardization of medical vocabularies, and use of classification systems. * Crisis Intervention (NCI) (or equivalent as approved by CNO) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire. Knowledge and Experience: * High School or equivalent required; college degree preferred. * Experience in a psychiatric setting preferred; familiarity with psychiatric terminology and treatment modalities; college level reading, writing, and math skills; time management, and organizational skills; analytical evaluative, interpretive, and problem-solving skills; basic supervisory skills and fiscal management skills. Ability to maintain information as highly confidential; knowledge of and skills interpreting and applying laws, standards, and regulations affecting health information systems, specifically in mental health service areas. RHIA preferred, RHIT required. Skills and Abilities: * Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times. * Sensitivity to, and willingness to interact with, persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. * Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint). * Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work with people with a variety of background and educational levels. * Ability to work independently and as part of a team. * Good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills. * Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others. * Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following: * Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time. * Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population. * Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy. * Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information. * Vision: see details of objects at close range. * Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. * Reach forward, up, down, and to the side. * Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day. * Lift up to fifteen (15) pounds. Benefits Eligible employees receive holiday premium pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k), healthcare & dependent care spending accounts, generous paid time off, life insurance, company-paid short and long-term disability coverage. Whether you are in intern looking to earn licensing hours, a health care worker looking for PRN work or a professional looking for a career, the opportunities are abundant at Aurora Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

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