Job Posting: The Health Information Specialist provides oversight of the operational, legal and regulatory aspects of running medical records departments across multiple ambulatory care sites. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. A. Provides evaluative and consultative role about medical records to Operation Managers in each site. Review current policies and procedures to assure conformity and consistency within each Medical Records Department. B. Assists in development and implementation of medical records policies and procedures with guidance from MMI Team (including Risk Management, Quality Management and Operations). C. Assesses and determines skill set and staffing needs for medical records employees. Communicates findings to appropriate managers. Helps to facilitate needed classes, continuing education, etc. D. Provides education, training, and cross training to the Medical Records employees in areas relevant to health information management policies and procedures. E. With Operation Managers helps to assure that general compliance needs are met within medical records departments. Works with Risk Management, Quality Management and Operations to meet regulatory requirements affecting patient medical records. F. Develops auditing tools to assist the Medical Records Departments in establishing quality control programs. G. Assess work sites to assure appropriate systems, tools and equipment are in place to perform daily job responsibilities. H. Reviews current medical records systems, making suggestions for improvement in formatting, flow, forms, documentation, etc. I. Serves as a liaison with other departments as needed. Serves as a member of the MMI Team. J. Serves on designated committees, and attend meetings as requested. K. Establishes and maintains courteous and cooperative relations when interacting with other personnel, providers, and the public. L. Works in conjunction with the Medical Records Departments consistent with medical, ethical and legal requirements within the CSHS organization. M. Contributes to the development of annual goals and objectives for the departments, provides reports on the outcome of results. N. Performs related duties as required. Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE A. High School Diploma or GED, and certification as a Registered Health Information Technician or Administrator (RHIT or RHIA) strongly preferred. B. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with medical record personnel, clerical and clinical staff, administrative personnel, providers, public and other departments; must have strong verbal and written English communication skills. C. Must have thorough knowledge of Health Information Systems in the Medical Records Departments. D. Minimum of three years in a Medical Records Department performing a variety of tasks, including serving in a lead capacity, orienting and training other staff, developing, implementing and auditing medical record systems and policies. Supervisory experience preferred. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires the ability to distinguish letters or symbols. Requires the use of office equipment (i.e., computer terminals, telephones, and photocopiers). Requires normal vision range and the absence of color blindness. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office environment and requires both desk and counter work. Frequent contact with employees, physicians and outside agencies.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.