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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk - Temp> Perm

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Title: Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk
This clerical/service position requires an employee who will aid in the smooth operations of the Health Information Management Department. They must be able to respond and interact with physicians, the public, and patient care team members in a courteous and collaborative manner. The clerk will perform a wide range of duties, including chart retrieval, assembly, scanning, indexing, assigning physician deficiencies and filing; maintaining the physician delinquency notification system, release of information, overseeing the chart copying service, scanning loose documents and other duties as assigned. The clerk must ensure that confidentiality of patient information is observed.

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Licensure/Certification: None required.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year hospital or clinic medical record department experience.

    Essential Functions:

  • Prepares records to be converted to an electronic format by assembling, scanning, indexing, and assigning physician deficiencies.
  • Assists Concierge and copying service with release of information requests to always ensure confidentiality.
  • Maintains a record (along with copying service) of all completed requests and payments received for medical information.
  • Retrieves records for audit/review and release of information purposes.
  • Always answers telephone for chart requests, information, etc. in a pleasant tone.
  • Verifies daily on the computer that only one unit number exists for each patient with no more than three mistakes in a quarter.
  • Scans loose reports into appropriate record and visit.
  • Serves and performs duties of key operator for the photocopy machine.
  • Sorts and routes office mail daily within the department.
  • Independently orders office supplies and forms weekly for department.
  • Contacts physicians by mail and phone of charts requiring completion at least weekly.
  • Analyzes charts and updates computer daily regarding chart completion with 95% accuracy.
  • Files original paper charts into boxes by discharge date order for offsite storage to pick up.
  • Calls offsite storage to pick up charts once a month.
  • Observes confidentiality of all information at all times.

    At Bakersfield Heart Hospital, our patients are family. Healthcare is constantly evolving; our growing organization is devoted to ensuring that each person in our care feels safe. Our world-class team of driven, passionate healthcare professionals are always focused on service excellence and providing top quality care at the bedside. If you share our values, we want to hear from you!
    Competitive Pay. Full Suite of Benefits.
    Bakersfield Heart Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our team members and patients. Therefore, we require that all team members receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October - March each year), etc. as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.
    EducationHigh School (required)
    ExperienceMinimum of one year hospital or clinic medical record department experience. (required)

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Bakersfield , Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk - Temp> Perm, Executive , Bakersfield, California

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