Kaiser Permanente Manager HIM Coding in Oakland, California

The incumbent is responsible for managing local coding operations, assessing staffing requirements based upon the local needs, making adjustments as necessary and ensuring the coding function is complete, accurate and timely while meeting compliance requirements. The incumbent also works closely with the HIM Director and regional coding leadership regarding the development of short and long range department goals and objectives and functions as the liaison to other local departments regarding coding issues.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages the coding operations in order to ensure quality and/or quantity goals are met. Identifies, coordinates, and implements projects and/or programs to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of coding operations.

  • Ensures projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules. Estimates personnel needs and assigns work to meet completion dates. Reviews department performance. Ensures compliance with department and organization policies and procedures.

  • Manages, coordinates and provides leadership to the coding supervisor and staff.

  • Provides training, coaching, and professional development. Interviews and recommends candidates for employment or termination.

  • Conducts performance evaluations for assigned staff. Resolves grievances.

  • Assists the HIM Director and regional coding leadership with the development of short and long range department goals and objectives. Accountable for non-payroll budget expenses.

  • Participates in the budget planning and preparation process of assigned work units to meet fiscal goals.

  • Provides support and advice to management. Serves as a liaison between management, other departments, subordinates and/or members.

  • Resolves problems and complaints from other departments, other managers. Conducts analyses and produces reports for management.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience supervising a multidisciplinary coding staff of non-exempt and entry level employees.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience of coding procedures, policies and regulations.


  • Associate's (or higher) degree required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • RHIA or RHIT, or CCS

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficient in a variety of software applications.

  • Ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects, use time management skills and independent judgment.

  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities; team player, tactful and diplomatic.

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with all levels of management internal/external.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting training programs.

  • Experience with budget management.

  • Bachelor's degree in health information management, healthcare administration or related field preferred.

  • Associate's degree in health information management preferred.


TITLE: Manager HIM Coding

LOCATION: Oakland, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.