HIM Director job opening in a small hospital located in North Central, New Mexico. The Director will oversee 6 FTEs.
Job Summary: Directs the Health Information Management (HIM) department’s activities and resources to achieve departmental and organizational objectives. Guides the HIM’s department’s processes to include Concurrent Documentation Improvement and Privacy.
The Director of Health Information Management is responsible for being the primary departmental expert on maintenance, support functions, and implementation of systems and devices used in the Health Information Management Department; works in collaboration with the MIS Department with the implementation, maintenance and support of systems and devices used in the Health Information Management Department; utilizes the philosophy of the Medical Center as a framework from which all goals and objectives are derived; and coordinates and maintains the hospital’s Charge Master by reviewing new and/or updated charges for CPT codes. Additional responsibilities include the following: maintains quality and ethical coding standards through DRG validation. Directs, coordinates, implements, trains, and evaluates the Health Information Management Analysts, Health Information Management Charge Analysts, Health Information Management Coders, and the Health Information Management Coding Supervisor; directs, coordinates, and monitors the quality of documentation, signatures, and scanned documentation; monitors performance and quality; plans, organizes, manages and facilitates various budges including: Capital Budget, Operating Budget, Personnel Budget and Position control; Chairs the Medical Record Review Committee and performs as an active member of the Information Management team, Medical Staff By-Laws Committee, Meditech Core Group as a systems super-user, Performance Improvement, and Corporate Compliance by developing and maintaining a Corporate Compliance Plan, monitoring and reporting compliance with the plan; serves as Privacy Officer for the hospital; and maintain knowledge in areas of compliance, government rules and regulations, CMS, HIPAA, RAC, TJC, OIG, LCD, and NCD’s.
This is a full-time position. The selected candidate for this position will report to the Chief Financial Officer.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Records required
- Experience: HIM Director level experience required (3 or more years)
- Skills: Regulatory and accreditation standard familiarity. Meditech skills and/or knowledge preferred. Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be skilled in delegating, decision making, team building, and managing change. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- Certification: RHIA, Registered Health Information Administrator
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