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Samaritan Health Services HIM Coder II in Corvallis, Oregon

SHS Corporate * SHS Health Information Mgmt

Corvallis, OR

Clerical/ Trade

1.0 (80 hrs/pp), Day,

  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

  • Applies the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes for hospital ancillary, outpatient/physician office, professional fee, emergency department, ambulatory surgery and/or observation accounts as assigned for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. With the appropriate education and training, this position may also be assigned the coding of uncomplicated obstetric, newborn, medical and/or surgical inpatient records.

  • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

  • The Health Information Management (HIM) department manages health information systems and medical records to ensure we meet medical, legal and ethical standards. HIM staff work with Samaritan Health Services patients, staff and providers as well as numerous external entities to maintain the accuracy and completeness of the medical record; provide coded data for evaluation of services and reimbursement; and ensure authorized access to patient medical information in accordance with privacy and confidentiality requirements.

  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Certification status as RHIA, RHIT, CCA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC or CIC required.

  • Two (2) years coding experience in a hospital, physician office or ambulatory care setting required.

  • Experience and/or training in medical terminology, anatomy/physiology and disease processes and pharmacology required.

  • Experience and/or training in the following preferred:

  • Computerized coding/abstracting systems and encoders.

  • Applicable coding rules and compliance guidelines.

  • Billing functions.

  • Components of a charge description master.

  • Functions of an HIM department.

  • Electronic health record.

  • ICD-10-CM.

  • All candidates will be required to satisfactorily pass a coding assessment to verify minimum coding skills.

  • Coding experience in physician E/M levels preferred.

  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the importance of confidentiality.

  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work, as well as concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

  • Ability to anticipate, recognize and identify issues.

  • Ability to communicate information verbally and in writing so others will understand. Ability to understand information and ideas presented verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work as part of a team or on your own.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Rarely (1 - 10% of the time)

Occasionally (11 - 33% of the time)

Frequently (34 - 66% of the time)

Continually (67 – 100% of the time)

CLIMB - STAIRS

LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

BEND FORWARD at waist

KNEEL (on knees)

STAND

WALK - LEVEL SURFACE

ROTATE TRUNK Standing

REACH - Upward

PUSH (0-20 pounds force)

PULL (0-20 pounds force)

SIT

CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

REACH - Forward

MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists

FINGER DEXTERITY

PINCH Fingers

GRASP Hand/Fist

None specified

Posted: 04/05/2019

Req #: 44018

Start Time: 0800 (8:00 am)

Weekend Required: None

Overtime Rule: 40

End Time: 1630 (4:30 pm)

Salary Range: $21.34 - $31.33

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